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Premier Doug Ford tells Ontario auditor general to 'stay in her lane' after casino sting operation

Ontario's premier says the province's auditor general should "stay in her lane" after she hired undercover operatives to test money laundering protections at casinos. But Bonnie Lysyk says it was a "worthwhile exercise."

Ontario asks family medical clinics to work nights, weekends to help overwhelmed hospitals

Ontario has asked thousands of family health-care workers to work evenings and weekends to help ease the burden on overwhelmed children's hospitals.

Create non-profit surgical centres to tackle backlog, Ontario doctors' group says

Ontario doctors pushed lawmakers this week to create specialized non-profit clinics to tackle a massive surgical backlog that worsened during the pandemic.

Ontario's health minister says masking 'a personal choice,' a day after top doctor urges public to do so

A masked Sylvia Jones is defending the majority of her Progressive Conservative colleagues who did not wear masks in the legislature today — including Premier Doug Ford.

Ontario government repeals anti-strike law for CUPE education workers

Ontario repealed a law Monday that imposed a contract on education workers and banned them from striking.

Ontario premier announces plan to extend provincial gas tax cut for 1 year

A temporary tax cut intended to help Ontario residents save money at the pumps will be extended for another year, the province's premier announced on Sunday.

Ontario's top doctor to ask public to begin masking — but won't issue mandate, sources say

Two government sources say Ontario's top doctor will recommend the public begin masking on Monday in an effort to help overwhelmed children's hospitals.

Ontario hospitals asked to treat kids 14+ who need ICU care as pressures mount on pediatric hospitals

The head of Ontario's critical care COVID-19 command centre has asked the province's hospitals that treat adults to also accept children 14 and older in need of intensive care to relieve pressure on pediatric hospitals.

Housing, health care, economy top priorities as Ontario legislature resumes

Overwhelmed emergency departments, ambulance scarcity, sky-high grocery bills, unrelenting inflation, a housing crunch and a possible educator strike all hang over lawmakers as they return to Queen's Park.

Ontario and its doctors reach virtual-care billing deal, but only for specialists

Ontario has reached a deal with doctors that saves specialists who treat patients virtually from having their fees slashed, but leaves other physicians out in the cold, The Canadian Press has learned.