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Ontario allows auto insurance companies to provide rebates due to pandemic

Ontario is making a regulatory change that will more easily allow auto insurance companies to provide breaks to their customers because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Give drivers a break on auto insurance during COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario finance minister says

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips said Thursday he wants to see insurance companies giving drivers breaks on their premiums that reflect the "devastating impact" of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police adjust non-emergency services to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario's largest police services are adjusting how they interact with members of the public in non-emergency situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some even closing their facilities.

Ontario reports more cases of COVID-19, announces $100M contingency fund

Ontario reported four more cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total to 42, as the government announced a $100-million contingency fund to deal with the global pandemic in this province, where it will likely continue spreading.

A former government mediator explains the Ontario teacher bargaining process

Reg Pearson, a former Ontario government mediator involved in public sector bargaining who now has his own mediation company, explains the process and how to get parties back to the table.

Sales of electric vehicles plummet in Ontario now that province has cancelled rebate

Sales of electric vehicles in Ontario have plummeted since the Progressive Conservative government cancelled a rebate last year, hampering progress toward a national target.

SNL spoofs Justin Trudeau's candid comments about Donald Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent candid comments about U.S. President Donald Trump received the Saturday Night Live treatment, with some big-name comedians dropping in to portray Trudeau and other world leaders as cool kids teasing a clueless Trump.

Elementary teachers to halt field trips as work-to-rule campaign ramps up

Ontario's elementary teachers will kick off the second phase of their work-to-rule campaign on Tuesday, as the union representing high school teachers plans a one-day strike for the same week.

Ontario elementary, high school teachers start work-to-rule campaigns

Ontario's public elementary and high school teachers start work-to-rule campaigns on Tuesday, saying months of contract talks have produced little progress.

Premier Doug Ford filmed Ontario News Now videos at least 100 times

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.

Province's cuts to OSAP mean more debt, stress as students head back to school

Ontario college and university students are heading back to school with lower tuition fees, but accompanying cuts to government assistance mean many will have both less help paying for school and more debt.

Ontario elementary students' math scores declining: EQAO

The number of elementary students in Ontario who are meeting the provincial standard in math is declining.

Union questions new policy forcing incoming Ontario teachers to score 70% on math test

New teachers in Ontario will soon have to pass a math test by scoring at least 70 per cent — a process their unions say will do nothing to improve students' math skills.

Doug Ford calls mental health patient detained for killing roommate an 'animal'

Ontario's premier says a patient who fled a mental health hospital where he was detained for killing his roommate is an "animal" and that politicians need to stop being politically correct about it.

Ontario to partly fund dialysis for travellers after program cancellation outcry

Ontarians with kidney failure will get some funding for dialysis services while travelling abroad, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced Thursday, following concerns over the cancellation of provincial out-of-country health insurance.