Toronto officials respond to provincial budget cuts

After staving off retroactive cuts to public health in May, Toronto City Hall has once again found itself in the crosshairs of provincial budget cuts. While the province announced it will change its approach to funding municipal public health units…

Municipal funding takes centre stage at mayors’ meeting

August 19 2019 5:50pm Premier Doug Ford spoke to leaders from municipalities from across Ontario at their annual gathering in Ottawa Monday. He says his government will help with transitional funding in the wake of budget cuts. Travis Dhanraj reports.…

Horwath says Ford taking things from ‘bad to worse’ with municipal funding cuts

August 19 2019 2:08pm Ontario’s NDP Leader Andrea Horwath responded to Doug Ford’s announcement of municipal funding cuts saying he’s taking things from “bad to worse.” ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Ontario premier announces funding plan for municipalities after announcing cuts to public health, child care

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Aug. 19 in Ottawa a decade-long investment plan to give $144 billion in local projects across the province over time. This announcement came hours after Ontario said it would move ahead with some of…

Doug Ford moves ahead with Ontario municipal funding cuts in 2020

TORONTO – Ontario will move ahead with its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year. Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the announcement later today at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. His…

Ontario high school teachers will be in class for first day of school, union leader says

TORONTO – The head of Ontario‘s high school teachers’ union says his members will be in the classroom on the first day of school, despite not having a new contract by then. However, Harvey Bischof says he’s not optimistic about…