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Students head back to college and university amid cuts to loan program

Sep 1 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario college and university students are heading back to school with lower tuition fees, but accompanying cuts to government assistance mean many will have both less help paying for school and more debt. The Progressive Conservative government announced a 10 per cent tuition cut earlier this year while also saying the Ontario Student Assistance Plan […]

Students head back to college and university amid cuts to loan program

Sep 1 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario college and university students are heading back to school with lower tuition fees, but accompanying cuts to government assistance mean many will have both less help paying for school and more debt. The Progressive Conservative government announced a 10 per cent tuition cut earlier this year while also saying the Ontario Student Assistance Plan […]

Ontario to partly fund dialysis for travellers after program cancellation outcry

Aug 8 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontarians with kidney failure will get some funding for dialysis services while travelling abroad, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced Thursday, following concerns over the cancellation of provincial out-of-country health insurance. The government announced earlier this year that it was ending the insurance program, saying it didn't provide value to taxpayers and provided only limited […]

Ontario to partly fund dialysis for travellers after program cancellation outcry

Aug 8 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontarians with kidney failure will get some funding for dialysis services while travelling abroad, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced Thursday, following concerns over the cancellation of provincial out-of-country health insurance. The government announced earlier this year that it was ending the insurance program, saying it didn't provide value to taxpayers and provided only limited […]

Ottawa pledges to spend $15 million to restore Ontario’s tree-planting program

Jun 5 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — The federal government promised Wednesday to spend $15 million over four years to save a tree-planting program in Ontario cancelled by Premier Doug Ford's government. Forests Ontario was informed in the wake of the Progressive Conservative government's first budget in April that the program, with an annual budget of about $4.7 million, was being eliminated. […]

Ottawa pledges to spend $15 million to restore Ontario’s tree-planting program

Jun 5 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — The federal government promised Wednesday to spend $15 million over four years to save a tree-planting program in Ontario cancelled by Premier Doug Ford's government. Forests Ontario was informed in the wake of the Progressive Conservative government's first budget in April that the program, with an annual budget of about $4.7 million, was being eliminated. […]

Ottawa pledges to spend $15 million to restore Ontario’s tree-planting program

Jun 5 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — The federal government promised Wednesday to spend $15 million over four years to save a tree-planting program in Ontario cancelled by Premier Doug Ford's government. Forests Ontario was informed in the wake of the Progressive Conservative government's first budget in April that the program, with an annual budget of about $4.7 million, was being eliminated. […]

Ontario cancels program that aimed to plant 50 million trees

Apr 25 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the day after the Progressive Conservative government delivered its budget this month that the 50 Million Tree Program […]

Ontario cancels program that aimed to plant 50 million trees

Apr 25 2019 — Allison Jones , The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the day after the Progressive Conservative government delivered its budget this month that the 50 Million Tree Program […]