Ontario's projected deficit will grow to a record $38.5 billion this year, as the province takes a significant financial hit from the effects of COVID-19, forcing the government to increase its pandemic rescue package to $30 billion in 2020-2021.
The Ontario government says it will invest $83 million to support Royal Canadian Legion branches, non-profit organizations and child and youth programs as the province reopens following months of shutdown due to COVID-19.
Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has officially launched a commission of inquiry into how COVID-19 was able to grip the province's long-term care homes leading to more than 1,800 resident deaths during the pandemic.
Ontario's Progressive Conservative government spent nearly half-a-billion dollars less on healthcare than it originally planned last year, affecting the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Public Health units and long-term care ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios says she was "disappointed" but not surprised after Premier Doug Ford ejected her from the Progressive Conservative caucus for voting against legislation that gives the government new pandemic-related powers.
With eleven days left in July, Premier Doug Ford has yet to announce the details of an independent commission into Ontario’s long-term care homes — despite promising to launch the commission this month.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's recent announcement to build nearly 8,000 new long-term care beds is a re-commitment of promises made by the former Liberal government, CTV News Toronto has learned, despite the premier presenting it as new information.