Former cabinet minister Steven Del Duca running for Ontario Liberal leadership
Details surrounding the leadership race will likely be finalized at the Liberal’s annual general meeting in June.
Wynne to testify at trial of two Liberals facing bribery charges
Pair accused of offering a would-be candidate a job or appointment to get him to step aside in a 2015 byelection.
Ontario has been transparent on cap and trade costs, Wynne says
Costs won’t be a separate line item on energy bills because they’re considered a cost of doing business.
Ontario considering flexible rate electricity plans
Liberals say they want to be “technology agnostic” when they sign contracts for new electricity.
Two Ontario Liberals charged under Election Act
Allegations suggest the pair offered a would-be candidate a job or appointment to get him to step aside in a 2015 byelection.
Liberals spent $11.7M on consultants, media for hydro rebate plan, Tories say
About 137,000 of an estimated 500,000 families have been approved to get up to $50 a month taken off their hydro bills.
Ontario proposes new rules for bottled water companies
Stricter water taking permit requirements would include studies on the cumulative impact on local supplies.
CUPE sues Ontario to try to block sale of Hydro One shares
The province raised $3.2 billion from selling 30% of Hydro One so far.
Wynne won’t guarantee release of climate change plan before legislature rises
Leaked plan would eliminate natural gas for heating and provide handsome incentives for electric car purchases.
More deficits, debt coming in Ontario, financial accountability officer warns
Accumulated deficits and infrastructure plans could add $54 billion over five years to the province’s net debt.
Ont. Liberals won’t confirm Climate Change Action Plan details
Report suggests government would spend $3.8 billion on grants, rebates and subsidies to retrofit buildings.
Ontario changes EV program after Porsche buyers get $5,000 rebate
Spyder Hybrid sells for $1.1 million; only vehicles under $150,000 will be eligible for electric vehicle incentive.
Ont. opposition parties say corporate grants should be made public
Province defends grants as necessary to attract new business investment and expansions.
Ontario to tighten rules on corporate and union political donations: Wynne
There will also be new rules on so-called third party advertising.
Ontario to test guaranteed minimum income
Proponents say the program would be more efficient and less costly than existing social programs.
Ont. cap and trade details give big emitters four-year “holiday”
Price on carbon will be about $18 a tonne; emissions allowances to be capped at roughly 142 metric tonnes per year in 2017.
Ontario offering up to $14K in incentives to electric car buyers
For higher-end vehicles, such as Tesla’s Model S, the incentive is capped at $3,000.
Ontario adds 19,800 jobs in January, only province to show gains
Work remains scarce in stubborn pockets of the province, including the Windsor region.
OPG to announce $12.8B refurbishment of Darlington nuke reactors
Utility estimates it would need between 7.2 cents-to-8.1- cents-per-kilowatt-hour to recover the total cost of the refurbishment.
Former McGuinty aide crowdfunding legal expenses for gas plant scandal defence
Miller has been charged with breach of trust and mischief over the deletion of emails relating to the cancelled gas plants.
Ontario spends $20M to build EV charging stations
Funding will come from the province’s $325 million green investment fund.
Bruce Power plans $13B refurbishment of six Kincardine, Ont. reactors
15-year project is delayed until 2020, an agreement that will save $1.7 billion from the Ontario government’s original plans.
Ontario projects $7.5B deficit in 2016
Province also downgrades 2015 growth expectations, dropping projected real GDP growth to 1.9% from 2.7%.
Ontario long-term climate strategy short on details, critics say
Five-year plan aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 15% from 1990 levels by 2020.
Ont. preps cap and trade system to put a price on carbon, reduce CO2
Province wants to reduce GHG emissions to 15% below 1990 levels by the year 2020.
Sale of 15% of Hydro One shares, special dividends net over $5B
Ontario Liberals raises about $1.8 billion from the sale; will be used to pay down stranded debt from Ontario Hydro.
Wynne optimistic Trudeau Liberals will work with provinces
Ontario premier says she is confident the new federal government will enhance the Canada Pension Plan.
Updated Hydro One prospectus estimates share price at $19 to $21
Ontario Liberals hope to raise $9 billion by selling 60% of the utility to pay down its debt and fund a $30 billion infrastructure fund.
Growing number of Ont. municipalities oppose Hydro One sale
More than 30% of the province’s municipalities have passed resolutions opposing the Liberal’s plans to sell the transmission utility.
Large employers want more clarification on Ontario pension rules
Chamber of Commerce warns the pension plan will cause almost half its members reduce their payroll or hire fewer workers.
Ontario takes next step to sell Hydro One
A filing prospectus values the utility’s total assets at $22.6 billion.
Liberals defend Hydro One sale they opposed when PCs tried it
Premier Wynne claims privatizing 60% of the utility would raise $9 billion for provincial infrastructure development.