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Doug Ford says he won’t use notwithstanding clause after court rules against wage-cap law

The Ford government says it will appeal the ruling against Bill 124, which capped public-sector compensation increases at 1 per cent for a three-year period → Read More

Ford government ignored own experts and prioritized Highway 413, Bradford Bypass: auditor

Transportation Minister overruled bureaucrats who had put other projects ahead of plans PCs would champion during election campaign → Read More

Ontario Housing Minister won’t say if he tipped off developers over Greenbelt changes

NDP, Green Party demand probes of whether large landowners got advance notice of windfall → Read More

New Ontario Place design contains more parkland

After criticism, European developer Therme pledges four more acres of public land around its spa facility, with fountains, a pier, and a 200-metre beach → Read More

Ontario tweaks sweeping housing legislation Bill 23

But critics say changes do little to fix draft legislation, which if passed would cost municipalities billions in developer fees → Read More

John Tory says he will make limited use of strong-mayor powers

Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe rules out using province’s proposed powers that would allow some mayors to force through decisions with just one-third of council in support → Read More

Ontario boosts ‘strong mayor’ powers to fast track housing development in Toronto and Ottawa

Opposition criticizes moves as ‘anti-democratic’; Municipal Affairs Minister says reforms are needed to speed home building → Read More

Ontario expects lower $12.9-billion deficit even as economic clouds gather

The province’s fall economic statement proposes expanding small business tax cut, contains no new healthcare money → Read More

Unions planned nationwide protests to counter Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

Union leaders discussed temporarily shutting ports, Confederation Bridge, before Ontario Premier backed down → Read More

Ontario brings CUPE education workers ‘improved offer,’ Premier Doug Ford says

Contract negotiations resumed Tuesday as the union returned to work after a two-day walkout → Read More

Doug Ford’s Ontario government willing to repeal legislation banning CUPE strike if education workers end walkout

Premier Doug Ford announced the about-face Monday morning as many school boards shut their doors for a second day → Read More

Talks break off between Ontario, CUPE education workers

Schools are poised to close Friday, despite government bill that would bypass Charter to ban strike → Read More

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce calls on CUPE to withdraw strike notice

Wants students in class while the parties negotiate a counteroffer from union representing education workers → Read More

Ontario debates fast-tracking strike ban for CUPE education workers

The Ontario government’s bill would suspend the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and impose a contract on 55,000 education support workers who have threatened to walk off the job on Friday → Read More

Ontario’s reserve funds ‘not transparent’: watchdog

Financial Accountability Office report finds billions in unallocated funds, predicts six years of surpluses → Read More

John Tory warns cut in development fees will cost Toronto hundreds of millions

The mayor said the Ontario government’s move to cut development charges on lower-priced housing could be a good idea to encourage construction, but that Toronto can’t be made to bear the financial shortfall → Read More

Ontario government introduces sweeping new housing plan

Changes would cut fees for rental and affordable projects, boost density near transit stations → Read More

Ontario elections: Who’s been elected where

A look at the results of some of the major mayoral races across the province → Read More

Premier Doug Ford to fight summons to testify at Emergencies Act Commission

Province seeking a judicial review of the summonses to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his former solicitor-general Sylvia Jones to appear before Emergencies Act Commission → Read More

Ontario municipal elections 2022: How to vote and key races to watch

Voters in all 444 of Ontario’s municipalities head to the polls Monday to choose their local leaders and school-board trustees → Read More