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News Government General
December 8, 2020  

Ontario lays out priority COVID-19 vaccine list and rollout

New details on the imminent arrival of the first doses released by the federal government.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 6, 2020  

Ontario government presents $187B pandemic era budget

Will spend $45 billion over the next three years to respond to the global health crisis.

News Government General
October 7, 2020  

Diagnostic tech shortage contributing to Ontario’s testing backlog: Ford

Province reported 615 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 5, and five new deaths due to the virus.

News Government General
September 16, 2020  

Ford promises fines for breaking social gathering rules

Province expects a deal with thousands of pharmacies that will allow them to provide COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic people.

News Government General
June 11, 2020  

Doug Ford tested for COVID-19 after Elliott in contact with case

Health minister had come in contact with someone who had come in contact with someone with COVID-19.

News Government General
May 21, 2020  

Ford ‘shocked’ by COVID-19 testing numbers, vows they’ll increase

Ontario reported 390 new COVID-19 cases May 20, and 43 more deaths.

News Energy Government General
March 10, 2020  

Doug Ford vows to keep election promise to cut hydro rates by 12%

The government had budgeted $4 billion for the 2019-2020 fiscal year to keep hydro prices stable

News Manufacturing General
January 31, 2020  

Doug Ford to travel to Washington with new Ontario-US trade strategy

Premier and Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli are set to attend the winter meeting of the National Governors Association.

News Transportation General
October 17, 2019  

Ontario drops plan to upload Toronto subway as city supports Ford plan

Mayor John Tory said leaving the subway system under city ownership was a key requirement of council when it entered into discussions with the province.

News General
June 27, 2019  

Ontario’s top court to rule on constitutionality of federal carbon tax

Doug Ford said if carbon tax opponents lose in the courts, they will win at the ballot box in October, as Andrew Scheer has promised to scrap the tax.

News Government General
June 20, 2019  

Fedeli, Thompson, MacLeod demoted in Doug Ford’s cabinet shuffle [UPDATED]

The shuffle comes as Ford is falling in the polls.

News Government General
June 6, 2019  

Ontario marks a whirlwind year since Doug Ford’s election

He has undone many of the Liberals’ signature policies.

News Government General
May 28, 2019  

Ontario’s Tory government cancels retroactive cuts to municipalities

Premier Doug Ford said he heard from municipalities that they could find savings in their own budgets, but they needed more time to do so.

News General
April 11, 2019  

Ontario’s path to a balanced budget will be responsible, Ford says

Premier Doug Ford has promised to eliminate a $13.5 billion deficit.

News Automotive General
January 14, 2019  

Union president says Ford to fight for workers at GM plant slated for closure

Ontario’s premier will sit down with GM executives Tuesday for his first face-to-face meeting since the company announced the Oshawa plant closure in November.

News General
January 9, 2019  

Washington State regulator denies bid to reconsider Hydro One-Avista deal

The regulator is worried about interference from Ontario’s Ford government.

News Energy General
December 18, 2018  

Hydro One, Avista say Washington State regulator erred; request rehearing

Washington state regulators had said they would not allow Ontario’s largest utility to buy Avista for fear the provincial government might meddle in its operations.

News Government General
December 17, 2018  

Next OPP commissioner returns to old job with Toronto police

The choice of Ron Taverner as the province’s top cop has drawn ire from within the OPP and from Doug Ford’s political opponents.

News Food & Beverage General
December 17, 2018  

Only one buck a beer option still available for Ontarians

Cool Brewery, in Doug Ford’s own neighborhood, is the last brewer standing.

News Government General
December 13, 2018  

Ontario government stands by OPP commissioner appointment, Horwath demands probe

Acting OPP Commissioner Brad Blair sent a letter to ombudsman Paul Dube on Tuesday night asking him to probe the hiring of Ron Taverner, a Ford family friend.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
November 29, 2018  

Labour movement is in the fight for its life: experts

Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.

News General
November 29, 2018  

Ontario’s Ford government set to release climate change plan

The plant won’t include putting a price on carbon.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
November 29, 2018  

Union leaders, politicians selling ‘false hope’ on GM: Premier Ford

Ford said the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming Oshawa plant closure will be to find new jobs.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 22, 2018  

Ontario passes sweeping labour reform law, rolls back many changes made by Liberals

The measures were applauded by some in the business community but condemned by anti-poverty activists.

News Government General
November 19, 2018  

Doug Ford, in fireside chat, says PC government ‘may’ balance budget by year 4

His government has said the shortfall they inherited from the Liberals was $15 billion.

News Government General
November 15, 2018  

Ontario to announce tax exemption for low income workers in fall fiscal update: sources

Workers earning less than $30,000 will no longer have to pay provincial income tax starting next year.

News Government General
November 15, 2018  

Ford says sexual misconduct allegations against minister are ‘smear campaign’

Patrick Brown resigned as PC leader in January over sexual misconduct allegations, but now he’s levelled the same charge against Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.

News Government General
November 13, 2018  

How Ontario isn’t really ‘open for business’

The Ford government’s branding as a free market crusader may be off base, and their policies could stifle certain businesses.

News Government General
November 6, 2018  

Doug Ford shuffles cabinet months into mandate

The move comes extremely early on in the Ford regime, and the opposition is painting it as a sign of weakness.

News Government General
November 5, 2018  

Ontario Proud’s arrival on federal scene renews fears about third party collusion

Worries exist over whether political advocacy groups will collude with parties.

News Energy General
November 1, 2018  

Ontario government passes legislation to scrap cap and trade

Doug Ford’s government has already cancelled most programs financed through cap and trade revenues.

News Government General
October 11, 2018  

First Ontario, now Quebec: The notwithstanding threat

Ontario and Quebec not playing by the rules.