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Ontario’s strongest mayors? The leaders making the most of enhanced powers

The election of former Mississauga councillor and Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish as the city’s new mayor in June has been hailed by local leaders as a shift for the area. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Caledon Mayor Annette Groves and Parrish herself are proclaiming a new era of advocacy for the …

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What to know about insurance claims after Ontario’s flash flooding

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 17, 2024 6:28 am Updated July 17, 2024 9:25 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size As people in southern Ontario survey the damage done by intense flash flooding on Tuesday, the Insurance Bureau of Canada says residents need to …

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Toronto daycare rolls back staff wage raises, blames Ontario’s funding model

A large Toronto child-care operator is rolling back raises for staff, laying the blame on how the Ontario government is funding the national $10-a-day program. The Learning Enrichment Foundation, which has 25 centres across the city, told parents in a recent letter that it had made the difficult decision to reduce pay …

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Farmers warn of ripple effect of strike at Ontario’s largest beef processing plant

A strike at the province’s largest beef processing plant is having a domino effect in Ontario’s beef farming industry, experts warn. Employees at Cargill in Guelph, Ont., have been on the picket lines as the strike goes into its second month. Joe Hill, a producer north of Fergus and a …

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Toronto staff looking into Ontario’s legal duties, if any, to operate science centre

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 28, 2024 1:22 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto city staff are looking into what legal requirements the province may have to operate or maintain the Ontario Science Centre, after Premier Doug Ford’s government abruptly shuttered the …

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Ontario’s open single-game sports-betting industry continues to thrive

Ontario’s single-game sports betting industry is on a winning streak. On Wednesday, iGaming Ontario (iGO) released a report that states the industry contributed $2.7 billion to Ontario’s gross domestic product in 2023. That’s up roughly 70 per cent from $1.58 billion in 2022, its initial year of operation. The industry opened up …

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Disagreement over ‘made-up numbers’ and Ontario’s ‘billion-dollar booze boondoggle’

As politicians and newly-minted cabinet ministers leave Queen’s Park for an extended summer break, arguments over the cost of delivering a signature Ford government policy early continue. In late May, Ontario Premier Doug Ford held a news conference at an increasingly familiar location: a Toronto gas station with temporary shelves …

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Ontario’s self-proclaimed ‘Crypto King’ arrested by Durham police

Descrease article font size Increase article font size An Ontario man who reportedly proclaimed himself the “Crypto King” has been arrested by Durham Regional Police. In a news release Wednesday, Durham police said a 25-year-old Whitby man and a 27-year-old Oshawa man are facing charges after a 16-month investigation. Police …

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Ontario’s freedom of information system is ‘broken,’ critics say

Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles says the province’s access to information system is “broken” after two Ford government ministries made contradictory decisions over the release of health-care staffing information to two media outlets. In 2022, Global News filed a freedom of information request for health-care staffing information. The government released …

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What we know — and don’t — in Ontario’s deadly Highway 401 police pursuit crash

There are still plenty of unanswered questions surrounding a crash on Highway 401 Monday evening that resulted in the deaths of four people and involved a wrong-way police pursuit. The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which investigates the conduct of officers in serious incidents, including those that have resulted in …

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