Doug Ford filmed at least 100 taxpayer-funded Ontario News Now videos

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford took time out of his work days to film taxpayer-funded videos that have been criticized as partisan propaganda on at least 100 occasions during his first year in power. A Canadian Press analysis of…

Ontario government’s cannabis Crown corporation lost $42M in latest fiscal year

TORONTO – Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp. lost $42 million in the latest fiscal year, according to newly released public documents. The provincial Crown corporation tasked with online sales and wholesale distribution of recreational pot reported revenues of $64 million for…

Ontario to review vaping amid rising concerns, health minister says

The Ford government says it is “actively looking” to find solutions to rising health concerns around vaping products. In a statement to Global News, Health Minister Christine Elliott said she is “increasingly concerned about the prevalence and health consequences of…

Ontario government lowers its deficit from $11.7B to $7.4B

TORONTO – Ontario’s deficit now stands at $7.4 billion, down from the $11.7 billion stated in the spring budget. The government says the 2018-19 deficit improved due to higher-than-expected tax revenues and lower spending. The deficit is still projected to…

Doug Ford dodges questions about Andrew Scheer by sneaking past media into cabinet meeting

Ontario Premier Doug Ford attended a cabinet meeting Thursday afternoon at Queen’s Park but avoided awaiting media by secretly being rushed into the executive council chamber. The premier dodged questions about the election and why federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer…

Ontario’s top judges criticize Ford government cuts to legal aid

Ontario’s attorney general defended controversial cuts to legal aid on Wednesday after some of the province’s top judges said the move, which the government said was aimed at saving taxpayers money, would end up costing more down the road. Doug…

Ontario government invests $3M in pilot project to end youth suicide in Mississauga

September 10 2019 6:11pm The provincial government is partnering with community organizations in Mississauga to tackle youth suicide. However critics say the initiative does not go far enough ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Ontario government makes announcement in Mississauga for World Suicide Prevention Day

Members of the Ontario government are in Mississauga to make an announcement in relation to Tuesday’s World Suicide Prevention Day Minister of Health Christine Elliott, alongside Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Todd…

Student editors unite to save campus papers after Ontario government changes tuition fees

TORONTO – Editors at campus newspapers across Ontario say government-mandated changes to tuition fees have forced them to look for creative ways to deal with the funding shortage – a reality that mirrors the broader media landscape. Story continues below…

Ontario post-secondary school food banks could lose money after tuition fee changes

TORONTO – Changes to post-secondary tuition fees in Ontario have sparked concern that school food banks could lose money, which could lead to some students going hungry. The so-called student choice initiative, announced by the provincial government in January, allows…