Allison Jones

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Ontario elementary teachers holding strike votes

Teachers in Ontario's public elementary schools are set to start voting today on whether they want to give their union a strike mandate.

Cut Ontario's retail winery tax, NDP and winemakers say

Ontario winemakers have long raised concerns about the province's tax regime. Advocates say the tax cut would help the industry, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario proposes letting pharmacists prescribe flu meds, give RSV vaccines

Ontario is planning to allow pharmacists to prescribe flu medication, administer flu shots to babies and administer RSV vaccines, when available, ahead of an expected fall viral surge.

Ontario eyes potential tax changes to spur rental construction

Ontario's municipal affairs and housing minister says he is looking at potential tax changes to spur the creation of rental units.

Ontario offers money to public-health units that voluntarily merge

Ontario will be offering funding to public health units that want to merge as the province works on a "longer-term" approach to public health that clarifies roles and responsibilities, Health Minister Sylvia Jones said Tuesday.

Former Ontario Lt.-Gov. James Bartleman, remembered for 'profound dedication,' dies at 83

Former Ontario lieutenant-governor and diplomat James Bartleman's career took him to nearly every corner of the world, but it seemed he was never far from his impoverished Port Carling, Ont., upbringing and pride in his Indigenous roots.

Colleges, universities have role to play in solving Ontario's housing crisis: report

All levels of government need to collaborate to get more housing built in Ontario, but that work also needs to include the post-secondary education sector, says a report published Thursday by a University of Ottawa-based think tank.

NDP adds to Greenbelt complaint to integrity commissioner in light of auditor report

Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles is asking the province's integrity commissioner to consider within his Greenbelt investigation the premier and government staffers' reported use of personal phones and emails.

Ontario elementary, secondary teachers to hold strike votes, province says talk of strikes 'unnecessary'

Public elementary school teachers in Ontario are taking a step toward a strike, with the union announcing Monday that it will be asking members to vote for a strike mandate.

Most kids with autism won't get core therapy funding soon: Ontario ministry document

Most of the children in Ontario waiting for publicly funded core autism therapy will not receive it any time soon, the government says in an internal assessment obtained by The Canadian Press.