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NDP highlights clean drinking water issues, Greens vow to scrap Indian Act

Oct 5 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — With the front-runners catching their breath, the battle for third place seized the campaign spotlight Saturday as the NDP and the Green party each promised a new deal of sorts for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. In northern Ontario, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh assailed the Liberal record on improving the lives of First Nations […]

NDP highlights clean drinking water issues, Greens vow to scrap Indian Act

Oct 5 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — With the front-runners catching their breath, the battle for third place seized the campaign spotlight Saturday as the NDP and the Green party each promised a new deal of sorts for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. In northern Ontario, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh assailed the Liberal record on improving the lives of First Nations […]

Trudeau blackface images have tarnished Canada’s reputation: Wynne

Sep 20 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in blackface and brownface have tarnished Canada's international reputation and he should have confronted them long ago, former Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne said on Friday. Wynne, who supported and actively campaigned for Trudeau in 2015 when she was the Liberal premier, said in an interview that she was […]

Trudeau blackface images have tarnished Canada’s reputation: Wynne

Sep 20 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in blackface and brownface have tarnished Canada's international reputation and he should have confronted them long ago, former Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne said on Friday. Wynne, who supported and actively campaigned for Trudeau in 2015 when she was the Liberal premier, said in an interview that she was […]

Premier Doug Ford filmed Ontario News Now videos at least 100 times

Sep 15 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford took time out of his work days to film taxpayer-funded videos that have been criticized as partisan propaganda on at least 100 occasions during his first year in power. A Canadian Press analysis of a year's worth of Ontario News Now videos found that Ford filmed with them on close to […]

Premier Doug Ford filmed Ontario News Now videos at least 100 times

Sep 15 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford took time out of his work days to film taxpayer-funded videos that have been criticized as partisan propaganda on at least 100 occasions during his first year in power. A Canadian Press analysis of a year's worth of Ontario News Now videos found that Ford filmed with them on close to […]

Ontario lowers its deficit to $7.4 billion, half of what Premier Doug Ford originally claimed

Sep 13 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Ontario's budget deficit now stands at $7.4 billion, nearly half of the $15 billion Premier Doug Ford claimed he inherited last year from the previous Liberal government — a figure critics have said was vastly inflated. Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy and Finance Minister Rod Phillips gave a financial update Friday with the government's public accounts, saying the […]

Ontario lowers its deficit to $7.4 billion, half of what PCs originally said

Sep 13 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Ontario's budget deficit now stands at $7.4 billion, nearly half of the $15 billion Premier Doug Ford claimed he inherited last year from the previous Liberal government — a figure critics have said was vastly inflated. Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy and Finance Minister Rod Phillips gave a financial update Friday with the government's public accounts, saying the […]

Ontario school boards must develop policies for students’ service animals

Sep 9 2019 — Allison Jones — Ontario school boards must now develop policies to accommodate students with service animals in classrooms. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Monday that boards have until Jan. 1 to come up with their rules, saying only about half of school boards currently have policies on service animals. "Anything the province can do to create a framework, […]

Ontario school boards must develop policies for students’ service animals

Sep 9 2019 — Allison Jones — Ontario school boards must now develop policies to accommodate students with service animals in classrooms. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Monday that boards have until Jan. 1 to come up with their rules, saying only about half of school boards currently have policies on service animals. "Anything the province can do to create a framework, […]

Canadian officials monitor reports of vaping-linked illnesses in the U.S.

Sep 8 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Health authorities in Canada are closely monitoring increasing reports in the United States of respiratory illnesses in hundreds of people, mostly teenagers, potentially linked to vaping. There have been at least 450 possible cases, including five deaths, identified in the U.S. this year and many said they had been vaping THC, the chemical that […]

Ontario might let paramedics take patients to facilities other than ERs

Sep 6 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Proposed changes to ambulance rules in Ontario could see paramedics take patients to facilities other than a hospital emergency department, or treat them and release them on scene. People calling 911 for medical assistance could also be directed to other facilities in the community. The proposals, posted this week on the province's regulatory registry, are aimed at […]

Ontario might let paramedics take patients to facilities other than ERs

Sep 6 2019 — Allison Jones — TORONTO — Proposed changes to ambulance rules in Ontario could see paramedics take patients to facilities other than a hospital emergency department, or treat them and release them on scene. People calling 911 for medical assistance could also be directed to other facilities in the community. The proposals, posted this week on the province's regulatory registry, are aimed at […]