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Economy

Toyota to build Lexus NX compact luxury SUV in Canada

In welcome news for Canada’s struggling auto making industry, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada says it will start producing its top-selling Lexus NX SUV in its Cambridge, Ontario plant starting in 2022. The plant will produce both a standard and hybrid» 

Environment, Society

No respite from flooding in Quebec and Ontario, but waters begin to recede in New Brunswick

Thousands of people across Quebec and Ontario face flooding for several more days, while floodwaters in New Brunswick have finally begun to recede. Authorities in southeastern Ontario along the border with Quebec are bracing for even more flooding as water» 

Environment, Society

Eastern Canada braces for more floods

Several communities in eastern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are bracing for more floods as municipal authorities in Ottawa declared a state of emergency, while across the Ottawa River in Quebec officials are warning of a possible dam failure. Ottawa» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Huge First Nations land claim in court

A court case begins in Toronto today pitting two aboriginal groups against the federal, provincial, and several municple governments in Ontario. The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) first filed the claim over 20 years ago. They say the various levels of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Toronto wants to revoke bar licences where violence occurs

Toronto, Canada’s largest and most culturally diverse city, has seen a very significant increase in gang violence and shootings in the past couple of years. Although not always, these incidents and tragedies have often occurred in or near establishments where» 

Politics, Society

French-speaking Ontarians ‘losing a pillar’: report

French-speaking people are a  minority in the province of Ontario and, as of May 1, 2019, they will no longer have an independent commissioner to advance their language rights. The current French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario Francois Boileau has» 

Economy, Politics

Ontario budget: deficit, booze and new licence plates

Canada’s largest province won’t have a balanced budget for the next five years, but Ontarians will have to get used to some gradual fiscal belt-tightening even as the provincial Progressive Conservative government relaxes Ontario’s restrictive alcohol rules. The budget presented» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Vehicle licence plate; Change coming in Ontario

The U.S and Canada seem to be unique and among the very few countries in the world with slogans on their vehicle licence plates. Now Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, is about to change the slogan on their plates. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

Ontario: No phones in classrooms

In an announcement Tuesday, Ontario’s Education Minister said mobile phones will not be allowed in school classrooms starting in September which is the beginning of the next school year. The reason is the claim that cell phones are a distraction» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

Ontario may ban plastic straws and single use plastic

Canada’s most populous province is exploring a ban on plastic straws and other single use plastics such as plastic untensils like those often found in fast food outlets. A document was released this week called, Reducing Litter and Waste in»