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Ontario throne speech: Could Ford's unfulfilled promises point to new ones?

Ontario throne speech: Could Ford's unfulfilled promises point to new ones?

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford will offer a fresh agenda Monday through a throne speech expected to focus on pandemic recovery, but may hint at new policies ahead of the next election, as some major promises from 2018 remain unfulfilled.

Strippers' challenge of Ontario pandemic measures to be heard in court

TORONTO — An advocacy group representing strippers will argue in Ontario court this week that provincial pandemic measures affecting strip clubs have targeted the workers and violated their charter rights.

Teen stabbed on Toronto bus, man in custody, police say

Toronto police say a teenager is in life-threatening condition after being stabbed while riding on a city bus. Const. David Hopkinson says police were called for reports of a stabbing on a Toronto Transit Commission bus around 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Ontario reports 704 new COVID-19 cases, seven new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 704 cases of COVID-19 today along with seven more deaths linked to the virus.
Toronto to ask feds to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use

Toronto to ask feds to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use

Toronto is preparing to ask the federal government to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs for personal use in the city, saying the move is needed as drug-related deaths reach record highs.
Ontario Tory stripped of legislative role for misrepresenting vaccination status

Ontario Tory stripped of legislative role for misrepresenting vaccination status

TORONTO — One of Premier Doug Ford's caucus members has been stripped of her parliamentary assistant role for misrepresenting her COVID-19 vaccination status.
Ontario is mandating vaccinations for long-term care staff

Ontario is mandating vaccinations for long-term care staff

TORONTO — Staff at Ontario long-term care homes must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the government announced Friday, reversing a previous vaccine-or-test policy it defended as recently as a few weeks ago.

No formal reports related to online allegations of sex assaults at Western: police

LONDON, Ont. — Police in London, Ont., say they have received no formal reports related to online allegations of drugging and sexual assaults at a Western University residence, but will keep the investigation open.
Supreme Court upholds Ontario law that slashed Toronto council during 2018 election

Supreme Court upholds Ontario law that slashed Toronto council during 2018 election

TORONTO — Canada's top court has upheld an Ontario law that slashed the size of Toronto's city council nearly in half during the last municipal election, with a narrow majority ruling the move was constitutional.
Ontario marks inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Ontario marks inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

TORONTO, Kan. — For residential school survivor James Bird, the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation represented an incredible moment to work toward healing, but he wanted Canadians to remember why it was being marked.