National Newswatch

Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum similar to scrapped version

Aug 21 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Ontario's new sex-education curriculum retains many elements of a previous Liberal government document that the Progressive Conservatives had slammed as ideological, leading critics Wednesday to accuse them of playing politics with students' health. When in Opposition the Tories largely stayed away from naming specific concepts in the curriculum that they had an issue with, […]

Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum similar to scrapped version

Aug 21 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Ontario's new sex-education curriculum retains many elements of a previous Liberal government document that the Progressive Conservatives had slammed as ideological, leading critics Wednesday to accuse them of playing politics with students' health. When in Opposition the Tories largely stayed away from naming specific concepts in the curriculum that they had an issue with, […]

Ottawa to fund Ontario refugee and immigration legal aid after provincial cuts

Aug 12 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — The federal government will spend $26 million this year on Ontario refugee and immigration legal aid services after the province cut funding, the prime minister announced Monday, while taking partisan pre-election digs at the premier. Premier Doug Ford's spring budget slashed Legal Aid Ontario's budget by 30 per cent, including eliminating funding for […]

Ottawa to fund Ontario refugee and immigration legal aid after provincial cuts

Aug 12 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — The federal government will spend $26 million this year on Ontario refugee and immigration legal aid services after the province cut funding, the prime minister announced Monday, while taking partisan pre-election digs at the premier. Premier Doug Ford's spring budget slashed Legal Aid Ontario's budget by 30 per cent, including eliminating funding for […]

Ontario appoints special adviser on flooding

Jul 18 2019 — Allison Jones — Ontario has appointed a special adviser on flooding to recommend ways the province can reduce the impacts of flooding and help communities deal with them. Doug McNeil is a former Manitoba deputy minister of infrastructure and transportation and held senior positions at the Manitoba Floodway Authority. He will be paid up to $60,000 and will […]

Ontario appoints special adviser on flooding

Jul 18 2019 — Allison Jones — Ontario has appointed a special adviser on flooding to recommend ways the province can reduce the impacts of flooding and help communities deal with them. Doug McNeil is a former Manitoba deputy minister of infrastructure and transportation and held senior positions at the Manitoba Floodway Authority. He will be paid up to $60,000 and will […]

Ontario prepares for ‘very difficult’ flu season, health minister says

Jul 15 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — This year's flu season will likely be a bad one, Ontario's health minister said Monday, and the province is stocking up on extra high-strength vaccines in preparation. "We expect that it's going to be a very difficult year," Christine Elliott said after an unrelated announcement. "Based on what's happening in Australia we sort […]

Ontario prepares for ‘very difficult’ flu season, health minister says

Jul 15 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — This year's flu season will likely be a bad one, Ontario's health minister said Monday, and the province is stocking up on extra high-strength vaccines in preparation. "We expect that it's going to be a very difficult year," Christine Elliott said after an unrelated announcement. "Based on what's happening in Australia we sort […]

Ontario legislature to get airport-style security, new visitor screening centre

Jul 14 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — The Ontario legislature is introducing airport-style security next year, as it becomes one of the last provinces to start making all visitors pass through metal detectors — upgrades being made in the wake of two deadly attacks in Toronto last year. Currently, visitors to Queen's Park can enter through several doors, staffed by legislative security […]

Ontario legislature to get airport-style security, new visitor screening centre

Jul 14 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — The Ontario legislature is introducing airport-style security next year, as it becomes one of the last provinces to start making all visitors pass through metal detectors — upgrades being made in the wake of two deadly attacks in Toronto last year. Currently, visitors to Queen's Park can enter through several doors, staffed by legislative security […]

Government appointee with reported ties to Dean French resigns

Jul 11 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — The head of a committee that helps appoint justices of the peace has resigned after reports that he has ties to the premier's former chief of staff. Premier Doug Ford's office said it had been reviewing lawyer Andrew Suboch's appointment as chair of the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee and that he […]