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Ontario labour leaders celebrate court decision that struck down Bill 124

Labour leaders in Ontario are celebrating after a court ruled the Ford government’s controversial wage restraint law — Bill 124 — unconstitutional. That decision could be subject to an immediate appeal from the province, which said its “intention is to appeal” the Superior Court of Ontario ruling. However, even as …

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Ontario auditor general’s annual report to be released today

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 30, 2022 6:56 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size COVID-19 contracts and vaccinations, urban flooding and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation are among the various subjects of the provincial auditor general’s annual report today. Bonnie Lysyk is set to deliver …

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This remote First Nation pays lofty power costs. Forced to use U.S. source, they want to be on Ontario grid

Despite the approaching dusk, there aren’t many lights turned on in Harvey Powassin’s home on Windigo Island, a remote community of about 50 people that is part of Animakee Wa Zhing 37 in northwestern Ontario.  As the mercury continues to drop, Powassin is getting ready for the return of winter …

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Wealthy Ontario developer close to winning long battle to build homes on protected Greenbelt

Almost 20 years after taking the province to court, attempting to embarrass a former premier and pushing to change local zoning rules, a prominent Ontario developer may now finally be set to cash in on his multi-million dollar gamble involving the Greenbelt. In 2003, Silvio De Gasperis of the Tacc Group of companies started …

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Hope for the slopes: Ontario ski industry looking to bounce back after 2 difficult years

This week’s snowfall has southern Ontario’s skiers and snowboarders getting ready for a new season and experts say this could be a banner year on the province’s slopes. Paul Pinchbeck, president and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council (CSC), says he expects an exceptional season after the last three were disrupted by the …

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He abused dozens of Indigenous children in Ontario. But did Jesuit priest’s painful legacy begin in Montreal?

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. As a Jesuit priest in Ontario, George Epoch sexually abused dozens of children in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. But Epoch’s abuse allegedly dates back even earlier, to the 1950s, when he taught at Loyola High School, a private Catholic school in Montreal. Two …

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This Ontario family wants a needle-free flu vaccine but can’t find it anywhere

A southwestern Ontario family is calling for a needle-free flu vaccine to be publicly funded again so that it’s a real option for children this flu season. Ryan McClanahan has been trying buy a nasal spray, such as FluMist, but says it’s impossible to find for his nine-year-old son who has a …

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Ontario just got 14,000 hectares of land to develop — so why does Doug Ford want the Greenbelt too?

On the same day the government of Premier Doug Ford said it wants to open up parts of Ontario’s Greenbelt for housing construction, it also approved more than 14,000 hectares of land for urban development in municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.  Put together, the newly approved urban land …

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Ontario presenting ‘improved offer’ to education workers as bargaining resumes: Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government will present an “improved offer” when bargaining resumes with a union representing 55,000 education workers, who are back on the job after a walkout that closed schools across the province. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Ford declined to provide any specific details about …

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55,000 Ontario education workers walk off the job as indefinite strike begins

Ontario education workers hit the picket lines Friday morning in the first day of an indefinite strike as the education minister takes them to the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) were picketing at politicians’ offices, including hundreds outside the education minister’s …

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