National Newswatch

LCBO says distribution issues to be resolved by Civic Holiday weekend

Jul 24 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's liquor control board says a distribution delay that has left some store shelves bare will be resolved by Civic Holiday weekend, an estimate the head of the union representing its workers calls unrealistic. The LCBO is apologizing Wednesday to its customers for the lingering distribution problems that occurred after a technology update at the agency's Durham Retail Service Centre in mid-June. The government […]

LCBO says distribution issues to be resolved by Civic Holiday weekend

Jul 24 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's liquor control board says a distribution delay that has left some store shelves bare will be resolved by Civic Holiday weekend, an estimate the head of the union representing its workers calls unrealistic. The LCBO is apologizing Wednesday to its customers for the lingering distribution problems that occurred after a technology update at the agency's Durham Retail Service Centre in mid-June. The government […]

Government moves forward with school repair funding

Jul 22 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario is asking school boards across the province to submit funding requests for their most pressing repair projects as it restarts a key school infrastructure program that has been frozen for more than a year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Monday the province will begin accepting funding applications for its 2019-2020 Capital Priorities program and is asking school boards to […]

Government moves forward with school repair funding

Jul 22 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario is asking school boards across the province to submit funding requests for their most pressing repair projects as it restarts a key school infrastructure program that has been frozen for more than a year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Monday the province will begin accepting funding applications for its 2019-2020 Capital Priorities program and is asking school boards to […]

Former Ford chief of staff drops lawsuit against legislator Randy Hillier

Jul 22 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford's former chief of staff has dropped a libel lawsuit against a former Progressive Conservative legislator, with his lawyer saying his departure from the government made the legal action pointless. Dean French's lawyer Gavin Tighe confirmed Monday that the suit launched against Randy Hillier, who is now an independent legislator, has been dropped. […]

Former Ford chief of staff drops lawsuit against legislator Randy Hillier

Jul 22 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford's former chief of staff has dropped a libel lawsuit against a former Progressive Conservative legislator, with his lawyer saying his departure from the government made the legal action pointless. Dean French's lawyer Gavin Tighe confirmed Monday that the suit launched against Randy Hillier, who is now an independent legislator, has been dropped. […]

Chamber recommends online booze sales as province modernizes alcohol laws

Jul 22 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's chamber of commerce says the province should expand online alcohol sales, cut taxes for some wine producers and bolster efforts to curb social harms as it liberalizes booze laws. The chamber makes the recommendations in a report today about the future of beer, wine, cider, and spirits sales — called Refreshing the Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Ontario. […]

Chamber recommends online booze sales as province modernizes alcohol laws

Jul 22 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's chamber of commerce says the province should expand online alcohol sales, cut taxes for some wine producers and bolster efforts to curb social harms as it liberalizes booze laws. The chamber makes the recommendations in a report today about the future of beer, wine, cider, and spirits sales — called Refreshing the Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Ontario. […]

Christine Elliott downplays Premier Ford’s health-care promise

Jul 15 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — It will likely take longer than a year to end overcrowding in Ontario's hospitals, despite a promise from Premier Doug Ford to tackle the problem in 12 months, the health minister said Monday. Days after Ford's declaration, Health Minister Christine Elliott downplayed his remarks, saying he was articulating the government's "wishes" but the problem is more complex than that. "The […]