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.
Ontario government presents $187B pandemic era budget
Will spend $45 billion over the next three years to respond to the global health crisis.
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.
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.
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.
Ford ‘shocked’ by COVID-19 testing numbers, vows they’ll increase
Ontario reported 390 new COVID-19 cases May 20, and 43 more deaths.
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
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.
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.
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.
Fedeli, Thompson, MacLeod demoted in Doug Ford’s cabinet shuffle [UPDATED]
The shuffle comes as Ford is falling in the polls.
Ontario marks a whirlwind year since Doug Ford’s election
He has undone many of the Liberals’ signature policies.
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.
Ontario’s path to a balanced budget will be responsible, Ford says
Premier Doug Ford has promised to eliminate a $13.5 billion deficit.
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.
Washington State regulator denies bid to reconsider Hydro One-Avista deal
The regulator is worried about interference from Ontario’s Ford government.
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.
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.
Only one buck a beer option still available for Ontarians
Cool Brewery, in Doug Ford’s own neighborhood, is the last brewer standing.
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.
Labour movement is in the fight for its life: experts
Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.
Ontario’s Ford government set to release climate change plan
The plant won’t include putting a price on carbon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ontario Proud’s arrival on federal scene renews fears about third party collusion
Worries exist over whether political advocacy groups will collude with parties.
Ontario government passes legislation to scrap cap and trade
Doug Ford’s government has already cancelled most programs financed through cap and trade revenues.
First Ontario, now Quebec: The notwithstanding threat
Ontario and Quebec not playing by the rules.