Month: December 2019

Auditor general’s report finds Ontario not using ‘sound evidence’ in climate change plan

Ontario’s auditor general says the Ford government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and battle climate change is not supported by sound evidence. Bonnie Lysysk’s 2019 report found that Ontario is overestimating the potential impact of its new environmental plan. She said the government has also miscalculated some estimates and made policy changes that could […]

Ontario Takes Action Against Opioid Manufacturers and Wholesalers

TORONTO — Attorney General Doug Downey issued the following statement regarding legal action to address Ontario’s opioid crisis: “Legislation to hold opioid manufacturers and wholesalers accountable for their role in our province’s opioid crisis has passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. The opioid crisis has cost the people of Ontario enormously, in lives lost […]

Ontario high school teachers to hold another one-day strike next week

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario’s public high school teachers will hold another one-day strike next week at select school boards amid an ongoing contract dispute with the Progressive Conservative government. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) said the one-day walkout will take place on Dec. 11 and will affect nine school boards – including the Toronto District […]

LifeLabs pays ransom after cyberattack exposes information of 15 million customers in B.C. and Ontario

The Canadian laboratory testing company LifeLabs says it made a payment to criminals to retrieve the sensitive information of millions of customers after a cyberattack on its computer systems. In a letter to customers, LifeLabs president Charles Brown wrote that information related to about 15 million customers, mainly in B.C. and Ontario, may have been accessed during the breach. […]

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Ontario’s Farmers, Farm Animals and Food Supply

Toronto – Later today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will introduce legislation entitled, Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019 in the Ontario Legislature. The proposed legislation, if passed, will better protect farmers, their animals, livestock transporters and the province’s food supply. It would also require explicit prior consent to access […]

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