Premier Doug Ford will make multiple public appearances at businesses today to thank Ontario workers for their service during the pandemic.Read more
OTTAWA — The Liberal government is planning a massive increase to its wage subsidy program but is providing few details about how the expansion will work.
Industry groups expressed frustration at the lack of details and urged Finance Minister Bill Morneau to provide more clarity.Read more
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to make an announcement Thursday afternoon alongside the province’s minister of education.Read more
Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed Wednesday to make air conditioning mandatory in the province’s long-term care homes, though critics say any change will come too late for many residents already suffering in the stifling heat. Ford’s announcement came the same day that opposition leaders called for concrete action from Ford, and a day after theRead more
Just days from entering its fourth week of existence, the illegal protest encampment in front of Toronto City Hall won’t go on forever, Toronto’s mayor says. Speaking Wednesday at the city’s thrice-weekly COVID-19 news conference, Mayor John Tory implied wheels are in motion to remove the nearly 50 tents that have camped out on NathanRead more
OTTAWA — The federal government expects to post a $343-billion deficit in 2021 as COVID-19 spending continues to mount, outpacing earlier estimates and reinforcing the depths of Ottawa’s weakened fiscal position.
In his fiscal update on Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau indicated that total government spending would balloon to $612 billion by 2021, nearly double the $346 billion spent in 2019.Read more