Ontario consumers will get some relief from skyrocketing electricity rates under a Liberal government initiative to remove the provincial portion of the harmonized sales tax from hydro bills, which the Opposition calls a Band-Aid solution.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is proroguing the legislature so that her government can deliver a new throne speech Monday, pressing the reset button to outline a new set of priorities less than two years away from the next provincial election.
All Ontario high school, college and university students will have to participate in work co-op programs if the government keeps its promise to implement the recommendations from a panel of business and education experts.
Premier Kathleen Wynne promoted seven backbenchers to an expanded 30-seat Ontario cabinet table Monday while demoting the minister responsible for the autism file that created a public relations nightmare for her Liberal government.
Ontario's auditor general opened the education ministry's books to examine $3.8 million in payments to unions, but was "surprised" to find an additional $80 million in funding, about a quarter of that with "no strings attached."