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Health, Society

Trudeau faces growing calls to release projections on COVID-19 spread in Canada

As the global and Canadian tallies of COVD-19 infections reached the symbolic mark of 1 million and 10,000 cases respectively on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a growing chorus of questions about why Ottawa isn’t releasing expert projections on »

Health

Ontario schools move online as school closures are extended 

Ontario schools won’t be open for students until at least May 4 to fight the spread of COVID-19, Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford announced in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. “The decision to extend school closures was not made lightly,” »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

A fifth person is dead from COVID-19 in Canada

Health officials in Ontario on Monday reported the first death from the coronavirus outside of British Columbia, where four people have now died as a result of COVID-19. They said the person who died was a 77-year-old man from the »

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Think tank backs PM on massive tree planting possibilities

A prominent green economy think tank is backing the federal government’s promise to plant two billion trees over the the next 10 years to combat climate change, saying the plan is feasible. A new study by the Smart Prosperity Institute »

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Ontario electric vehicle sales take a huge dive

To no one’s surprise, sales of electric cars are plummeting in Ontario. Citing figures from Electric Mobility Canada, the Canadian Press reports that sales in Canada’s largest province fell more than 55 per cent over the first six months of »

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Three premiers announce nuclear reactor development deal

Three provincial premiers have announced an agreement to develop nuclear reactor technology as a means to reduce carbon production. Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe, Ontario’s Doug Ford and New Brunswick’s Blaine Higgs made the announcement yesterday in Toronto, as provincial and territorial »

Politics

Ontario premier urges national unity after ‘phenomenal’ meeting with Trudeau

Canadians need to put aside their differences and focus on things that unite them Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford said Friday after meeting with Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. It was the first meeting between the premier »

Economy, Politics

Bombardier plans to lay off 550 workers trigger political sniping

Federal Liberals and the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario took pot shots at each other Wednesday over looming layoffs at Bombardier’s railway car plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., that could see nearly half of the employees lose their jobs. The »

Economy, Politics, Society

Ford halves funding for Ontario public library services

During the campaign that saw him win Ontario’s provincial election last June, Doug Ford took dead aim at government spending. It wasn’t just talk. Courtesy of Maclean’s magazine, here is a brief look at the cost-cutting measures Ford has taken »

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 »