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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.

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.

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.

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