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Ontario, B.C. mortgage-holders increasingly missed payments in Q4, Equifax says

Consumers in Ontario and British Columbia increasingly missed payments on mortgages and credit cards in the fourth quarter of 2023, Equifax Canada said. The fourth quarter saw a continuation of what’s been happening for a while now as the impacts of higher interest rates and inflation continue to weigh on …

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No home. No options: Ontario Indigenous kids ‘damaged’ by system sending them south

As Megean Taylor walks along the main gravel road of Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation, she stops and flinches in front of a white home with broken windows, covered in plywood. She lived alone in the home when she was a teenager in the First Nation, also known as Grassy Narrows, in …

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Child-care wait lists balloon in many Ontario regions amid $10-a-day program

Child-care wait lists have ballooned across Ontario since the province signed on to the national $10-a-day program, as demand due to the lower fees appears to be far outpacing the creation of new spaces in many regions. In Kawartha Lakes, one of several municipalities with a central wait list, children are now …

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Ontario parents facing 1st degree murder charges in death of 12-year-old: police

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A pair of Burlington, Ont., parents have been charged with first-degree murder, more than a year after the death of a 12-year-old, police say. Investigators say the charges against the two “prospective adoptive parents” dates back to a December 2022 emergency call …

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Credit rating agency says new funding for Ontario universities a ‘stop gap’

Ontario’s recent post-secondary funding announcement is only a “stop gap” that will still leave universities struggling, and which may end up hurting the student experience, a global credit rating agency said Wednesday. DBRS Morningstar wrote in a commentary that the three-year, $1.3-billion package announced this week by Colleges and Universities …

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Public Health Ontario staff awarded retroactive pay as Bill 124 compensation

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 28, 2024 4:41 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Employees of Public Health Ontario labs are set to receive an additional 5.25 per cent in pay increases to compensate for a provincial wage restraint law that was …

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Responsible Gambling Council issues praise, warning for Ontario sports betting market

Shelley White applauds officials for their management of Canada’s only open market single-game sports betting industry. However, the CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council cautions against complacency in an ever-changing marketplace. The industry opened fully in Ontario on April 4, 2022. The province’s regulated market generated total gaming revenues of just over …

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Chair of Ontario judicial appointments advisory committee also lobbying government

The newly appointed chair of Ontario’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is a registered provincial lobbyist, raising fresh concerns as Premier Doug Ford “triples down” on his government plans to appoint “like-minded” judges in provincial courtrooms. Publicly available records show a second appointee, with ties to the Progressive Conservative government, also …

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Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to cover cost of take-home medication

Kirsten Watson was weeks away last year from losing access to potentially life-saving medication — a situation she found herself in because Ontario does not cover the cost of take-home cancer drugs. The 43-year-old is on medication to help prevent a recurrence of breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2020. She lost …

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Death in eastern Ontario ruled a murder, suspect charged

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The death of a 32-year-old man in eastern Ontario has been ruled a murder and a suspect has now been charged, provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police said officers and paramedics responded to a home on County Road 17 in the Township …

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