Category: Local News

Ontario Launches Consultations on Expanding Cannabis Business Opportunities

The Ontario government is launching consultations in order to provide consumers more choice and convenience on cannabis while giving the private sector enhanced ability to compete against and combat the criminal market. “Ontario continues to take a responsible approach to cannabis retail sales across Ontario, allowing private sector businesses to build a safe and convenient […]

Activists Block Ontario Rail Commuters, Protest Indigenous-Backed Project

Several Via Rail trains between Montreal and Toronto were prevented from departing this evening after anti-pipeline activists used a vehicle to block the rail line at a level crossing near Belleville, ON. One passenger aboard one of the trains stated on social media that this evening’s action was “very frustrating for everyone on-board (including) one lady (who) has a medical […]

Historic Agreement for French-Language in Ontario

TORONTO — Today, Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs and Mélanie Joly, Federal Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, signed a historic funding agreement on behalf of the governments of Ontario and Canada to support the Université de l’Ontario français, the first French-language university governed by and […]

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 […]

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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