Teacher unions are warning of mass job losses in the wake of the Progressive Conservative government’s overhaul of the education system, which introduces larger class sizes and mandatory online courses in high schools.
Premier Doug Ford is promising to sit down with ousted Progressive Conservative MPP Randy Hillier to “run through a few things” before deciding whether he should be allowed to return to the government benches.
Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives took a victory lap inside the legislature after throwing what the party is calling the largest fundraiser in Canadian history, raising an estimated total of $4 million dollars.
Fielding numerous complaints from exasperated applicants, the provincial government says an increase in volume is partly to blame for a months-long backlog in issuing birth, death and marriage certificates.
Ontario is considering having large industrial companies pay for pollution if they exceed emissions standards that will be established in the province -- a system critics say is the same as the federal carbon tax the government has railed against for months.
Minister Christine Elliott is coming under fire from front-line doctors and nurses who say they were never consulted on the sweeping health-care reforms being proposed by Premier Doug Ford’s government.