‘Unethical breeders’ leaving dogs to die. Ontario city wants tougher law

Mike Mulick knows all about the ongoing issue of pet abandonment in Canada. The manager of animal services with the City of Brampton says the number of animals coming into its shelter remains steady, but the amount of people willing to adopt is dwindling. However, as he recently told Ontario lawmakers, a “threshold” is being … Read more

Doug Ford stands behind controversial remarks: ‘I stick with what I said’

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Friday he is standing behind controversial remarks he made the day prior despite facing calls to apologize. On Thursday, Ford accused people of bringing “problems from everywhere else in the world” to the province after a recent shooting at a Toronto Jewish girls school. Toronto police told Global News on … Read more

Ford says ‘enough is enough’ after Toronto Jewish school shooting

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Thursday accused people of bringing “problems from everywhere else in the world” to the province after a recent shooting at a Toronto Jewish girls school. Ford made those sharp comments alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference in the city, days after students and staff at Rabbi Yaacov … Read more

Financial literacy test will be mandatory to get Ontario high school diploma: Lecce

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 30, 2024 9:54 am Updated May 30, 2024 10:10 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario students will soon be required to pass a financial literacy test as part of a number of changes coming to the requirements needed to earn a high … Read more

Government by Gmail: Doug Ford’s chief of staff used private email for ‘political discussions’

The Chief of Staff to Ontario Premier Doug Ford routinely relied on a personal email address to facilitate government-related communications, Global News has learned, despite his assertions to Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner that government work is always conducted using an official email address. Global News has viewed dozens of emails sent to and received from Patrick … Read more

Ford calls drug decriminalization a ‘nightmare’ that will ‘never’ happen in Ontario

Drug decriminalization is an “absolute nightmare” that will “never” happen under Ontario’s Progressive-Conservative government, Premier Doug Ford says. Ford made the comments to reporters on Friday amid a national debate over the policy, which was recently rejected in Toronto by the federal government. “It’s an absolute nightmare. It would be a disaster,” Ford said. “As … Read more

Federal government rejects Toronto’s request for drug decriminalization

The federal government has rejected a request from Toronto to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use after an increasingly bitter public spat over the city’s ask. On Friday afternoon, Health Canada issued a statement confirming the request had been refused, something the Ontario provincial government asked the federal body to … Read more

Ontario Premier Doug Ford asks feds to pause safe supply programs

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2024 10:33 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario Premier Doug Ford has asked the federal government to put a pin in approving new sites that supply safe opioids. Ford has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking the … Read more

Ontario warns Toronto Public Health to drop drug decriminalization application

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 16, 2024 10:31 am Updated May 16, 2024 10:47 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario has warned Toronto Public Health’s top doctor to drop the city’s drug decriminalization application with Health Canada. Health Minister Sylvia Jones and Solicitor General Michael Kerzner … Read more

Lifetime ban? License suspension for car thieves could be coming to Ontario

The Ford government says it plans to suspend some driver’s licenses for people found guilty of auto theft offences in legislation set to be tabled later in the week. Transportation Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria, along with Solicitor General Michael Kerzner, teased the proposed new law Tuesday, which could lead to repeat vehicle thieves having their licenses … Read more