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Ford government sets out new rules for people guilty of impaired driving in Ontario

Ontario is planning to bring in a series of new measures for those found guilty of impaired driving in the province, including ignition interlock devices and lifetime driving bans. The Ford government unveiled the proposed new measures Wednesday as part of a crackdown revolving around licence suspensions, which will also …

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Ontario NDP sets ultimatum for legislature keffiyeh ban, threatening to defy rules

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles is promising to escalate her party’s attempts to overturn a ban on wearing the keffiyeh inside Queen’s Park when legislators return at the beginning of May. In a video posted to social media, Stiles said that if …

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Ford government unveils sweeping new changes to housing rules

The Ford government has unveiled a new omnibus bill focused on streamlining home building and approvals in the province. The new Cutting Red Tape to Build More Housing Act includes a reduction in the amount of parking developers need to build, special rules to fast-track the construction of student accommodation …

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Most international students to be allocated to public institutions under new Ontario rules

The Ford government has announced it will be allocating almost every international student to public universities and colleges, with private career colleges set to receive no international student places at all. The new policy — which will see 96 per cent of international students going to public post-secondary institutions — …

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Did you co-sign your kid’s mortgage? There are new tax reporting rules to know – National

If you’re part of a joint bank account or have co-signed a mortgage, you might be part of something called a “bare trust” agreement that many Canadians will have to file a tax return for in the coming weeks. Bare trusts aren’t new, but this year is the first time …

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Calgary city councillors debate rules around remotely attending meetings – Calgary

New rules aimed at limiting how often elected officials can remotely attend public meetings will now go to Calgary city council for a final decision. Council members on the city’s executive committee debated the proposed rule changes Tuesday and voted 12-1 in favour of endorsing the recommended changes to both …

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Supreme Court rules in favour of Ford government in mandate letters battle

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of the Ford government in its battle to keep its 2018 mandate letters filed away from public disclosure and under rules protecting the details around cabinet meetings. The decision from the Supreme Court of Canada was unanimous, finding Ontario’s Information and …

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Ontario sets out new rules after international student cap

Days after the federal government capped the number of international students coming into the country, Ontario is rolling out new guardrails to “protect the integrity” of colleges and universities. The new measures include a review of some programs with a focus on pipelines from education to work, a pause on …

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Ontario’s next cannabis frontier. Focus shifts to new rules and new cities

The beginning of 2024 has been a period of change for Ontario’s cannabis industry, still in its early years. New Year’s Day saw regulations introduced that doubled the number of stores an operator could run, with the cap shooting up from 75 to 150. The change shocked many smaller cannabis …

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Grocery giant Loblaws pushing Ford government to change cannabis retail rules

As the Ford government ushers in new cannabis regulations that could dramatically scale up the number of licensed pot shops in Ontario, Global News can reveal that grocery store giant Loblaws has been pushing the province for legal changes that would allow the supermarket giant to enter the bud business. According …

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