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Recent articles by Kristin:

Toronto Catholic students must be vaccinated for indoor sports

Move follows public board for indoor activities such as hockey, basketball → Read More

Laurentian University has created ‘culture of fear’ among staff, stymied value-for-money audit, says AG

The auditor general’s office says they have been denied access by Laurentian “to information we consider absolutely necessary for the conduct of our a... → Read More

Ontario NDP promises minimum wage hike of a buck a year

Andrea Horwath says Ontario’s minimum wage will be $20 by 2026 if she is elected premier. → Read More

Human rights commission supports firing school trustees who commit violations

Ontario’s human rights commission says it is concerned about reports of school board trustees who have made homophobic or racist comments, and wants r... → Read More

No vaccination? No sports, Toronto school board tells students

Students aged 12 and up will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play competitive sports in the new year, the Toronto District School Board says... → Read More

Public ignored on MZOs, Ontario’s auditor general says in new report on the environment

Bonnie Lysyk also says the provincial government needs to do better job of informing the public and that MZO’s should be subject to public scrutiny. → Read More

Ontario’s universities urged to move to in-person learning

Universities should move to more in-person learning given ongoing student frustration and lack of motivation with online learning — but keep remote op... → Read More

Ontario giving students rapid COVID-19 tests to take home over holiday break

The provincial government announced Thursday that it will send home five rapid test kits with every public school student — a total of 11 million test... → Read More

‘My work motivates me’: At 85, MPP Raymond Cho celebrates 30 years of elected service

As the province’s minister of seniors and accessibility, the long-serving elected official turns 85 on Thursday and says he also knows first-hand abou... → Read More

‘I took a leap of faith and here I am today’: Ontario program guides young people toward careers in skilled trades

The provincial government is spending some $43 million to boost youth training programs, including hiring youth advisers to provide teens with informa... → Read More

MPP Randy Hillier apologizes for baselessly linking deaths to COVID-19 vaccinations

Independent MPP Randy Hillier has apologized for a controversial social media post in which he used the names and photos of 11 Ontarians to wrongly su... → Read More

Catholic elementary teachers escalate job action, ban parent-teacher interviews

Union says it wants to pressure board in negotiations → Read More

Green party wants Ontario to cut emissions in half by 2030

Ontario needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and be net-zero by 2045, says Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner who plans to propose... → Read More

Elections Ontario asked to divulge MPP complaints that could muzzle community groups

Housing Minister Steve Clark asked for probe into actions of three groups under new election finances law. → Read More

Doug Ford slams former PC MPP for ‘disgusting’ claims about COVID-19 vaccinations

Eastern Ontario MPP posted photos of recently deceased Ontarians, suggesting vaccine was to blame → Read More

‘They are being excluded’: First Nations schools should receive free menstrual products as well, MPP says

It’s unfair to exclude students at First Nations schools from the province’s free period products program, especially given that those essential items can cost twice as much in northern Ontario as they do in the south, says New Democrat MPP Sol Mamakwa. Mamakwa told the Ontario Legislature Wednesday that the price gap “is even wider when you go to fly-in First Nations ... A regular box of… → Read More

‘She-cession’ still must be addressed, say groups urging Ontario to act

Group launches new campaign to bring issue to the forefront now that COVID rules are easing. → Read More

Minister in Ford government used controversial law to try to handcuff grassroots groups fighting to stop new prison

An Ontario cabinet minister used a controversial new election advertising law to try to handcuff at least three grassroots organizations — including two in his riding that are fighting the province’s decision to build a new prison. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark filed a complaint with Elections Ontario last month, targeting two small community organizations in Kemptville,… → Read More

Here’s how this eastern Ontario health unit hit a provincial vaccination high of 92 per cent

Today, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit remains the leader in Ontario, with 92 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated, an... → Read More

Free menstrual products coming to Ontario schools, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announces

Some six million menstrual products will be provided free of charge each year to Ontario schools as part of a three-year program announced Friday. → Read More