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Ontario marks whirlwind, 'lightning speed' year since Premier Doug Ford's election

Ontario has seen a whirlwind of a year since Doug Ford was swept to power, leaving in his wake a path of dismantled environmental and social programs, a bounty of beer and a swath of cuts.

Ontario plans to eliminate enhanced driver's licences used at border crossings

Ontario is proposing to eliminate an enhanced driver's licence that allows people to enter the United States at land and water border crossings without a passport.

Ontario cuts conservation authority funding for flood programs

Conservation Ontario, which represents the province's 36 conservation authorities, said impacts of the cuts will be felt immediately, particularly in smaller and more rural areas.

Ontario may let pharmacists prescribe treatments for minor issues like pink eye

The Progressive Conservative government says in its recent budget that it intends to expand the scope of practice for certain regulated health professionals, such as pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dental specialists and optometrists.

Ontario gas stations could be fined $10,000 a day for missing anti-carbon-tax stickers

Buried in Ontario's budget bill are fines of up to $10,000 per day for gas station operators who don't display government-mandated stickers about the price of the carbon tax.

Few Ontario high school students currently enrolled in e-learning courses: report

Just five per cent of students on average per high school in Ontario are currently enrolled in online courses, and some have trouble learning so independently, says a report released Monday.

Boards tell minister larger class sizes could mean arts, trades classes are axed

Some Ontario school boards have written to the education minister with concerns that planned increases to class sizes will mean they can offer fewer elective courses, such as in the arts and skilled trades.

Former cabinet minister Steven Del Duca running for Ontario Liberal leadership

Former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister Steven Del Duca is launching a leadership bid as the party seeks to recover from last year's electoral decimation.

Internal poll finds voters have negative opinion of PCs environmental policies

Ontario's government sought the pulse of the public on environmental issues shortly after releasing its climate plan — and the results were not a ringing endorsement.

Ford government orders Hydro One to cap CEO pay at $1.5M

Ontario issued a directive Thursday to Hydro One, ordering it to pay its CEO no more than $1.5 million per year — substantially less than the partially-privatized utility had proposed.

Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year

Cellphones will be banned in Ontario classrooms during instructional time, starting in September.

Fired OPP deputy alleges reprisal for speaking against Doug Ford friend's appointment to force

A high-ranking Ontario Provincial Police officer who was fired Monday alleges it is reprisal for waging a legal battle over the appointment of a friend of the premier's as commissioner.

Court dismisses charter challenge against Ontario sex-ed curriculum

An Ontario court has dismissed a legal challenge from elementary teachers and a civil liberties group over the province's sex-ed curriculum.

Ford won't guarantee future of full-day kindergarten after next year

Premier Doug Ford isn't guaranteeing that full-day kindergarten will continue beyond the next school year.

More than half of Ontario municipalities opt in as willing cannabis store hosts

More than half of Ontario's eligible municipalities have opted in as willing hosts to cannabis stores as the first locations are set to open in a little over two months.