Tentative deal reached between province, Educational Workers’ Alliance of Ontario

A tentative agreement has been reached between the province and the Educational Workers’ Alliance of Ontario (EWAO), Global News has learned. The EWAO is composed of several unions representing approximately 6,000 educational workers. READ MORE: Ontario spending could fall far…

Ontario government cancels future legal aid funding cuts, but 2019 reductions remain

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 9, 2019 3:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario’s attorney general is partly backing down on planned cuts to legal aid…

Ontario government to provide annual fall economic statement Wednesday

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 6, 2019 6:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario is releasing its fall economic statement this afternoon amid concerns of potential…

Ontario’s financial watchdog says deficit ‘was never $15 billion’ as Doug Ford previously claimed 

Peter Weltman, Ontario’s financial accountability officer, says the province recorded an actual deficit in 2018-19 of $7.4 billion. Shortly after Premier Doug Ford was elected he claimed the province was strapped with a staggering $15-billion deficit because of the previous…

Ontario’s financial watchdog says the deficit was never $15 billion

The province’s financial watchdog says Ontario has a $7.4-billion deficit. It confirms numbers put out by the provincial government last month, but the figure is vastly different from the $15-billion amount the government was stating for months. Travis Dhanraj reports.

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…

Local OPSEU branch to hold rally in Ottawa calling for increased autism services

Members of Ontario’s public service union will be holding a rally in Ottawa on Thursday calling for the province to increase public autism services. “The Ford government’s changes to the Ontario Autism Program [have] caused enormous distress to families and…

Legal aid cuts prompt Ontario-wide day of action

A province-wide day of action saw many Ontarians rallying against cuts against legal aid services, announced by the Ford government earlier this year. More than 40 events took place on Tuesday — ranging from protests to events discussing the changes…

Federal justice minister swats back at Ontario attorney general over legal aid spending

OTTAWA – Federal Justice Minister David Lametti says the Ontario government’s rejecting shared responsibility for legal aid as an “excuse for spending cuts” will leave many of the province’s most vulnerable at greater risk. In a letter sent today to…

Fedeli, Mulroney and MacLeod demoted after Ford shuffles cabinet

Vic Fedeli has been removed as Ontario Finance Minister in one of the many major changes to come out of Premier Doug Ford‘s cabinet shuffle Thursday. The reset comes just after Ford and his Progressive Conservatives marked the one-year anniversary of…