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Ontario to ban tolls on all provincial highways

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario Transportation Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria has announced that the province would ban tolls on all provincial highways, including the recently uploaded Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway in Toronto.

Ontario signs $3B health-care deal with Canada to increase access to doctors, reduce wait times

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario Premier Doug Ford has signed a $3.1-billion health-care deal with the federal government to increase access to primary care and reduce wait times.

Ontario announces new rules to ‘improve integrity’ for international students

Toronto/IBNS: Following Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller's announcement of a cap on international study permits last week, the Ford government is introducing new rules to help improve Ontario colleges’ and universities’ integrity.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reports six tax hikes for Ontarians at federal level

Toronto/IBNS: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has reportedly outlined in its annual report six tax hikes Ontarians face at the federal level.

Ontario elementary teachers reach tentative contract deal with provincial govt

Toronto/IBNS: A new tentative deal between the Ontario Government with English-language public elementary teachers had been reached averting a possible strike, Education Minister Stephen Lecce confirmed it in a social media post on Tuesday.

Ontario to introduce credit, debit payment on Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto/IBNS: Transit riders in Ontario can use credit or debit cards to pay fares, including cards on a smartphone or smartwatch on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) starting Tuesday, a news release has said.

Canada: Ontario to build 49 affordable homes near Brantford city

Brantford/IBNS: On behalf of Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for Ontario, an announcement of a combined $3 million investment to fund 49 new affordable homes in Paris, near the City of Brantford was made earlier this week, a news release has said.

Canada: Ontario grants expanded strong mayor powers in 26 municipalities

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario has announced to grant expanded strong mayor powers in 26 municipalities, a news release has said.

Canada: Ontario MP Erin O’Toole talks about social media perils in his last House of Commons address

Ottawa/IBNS: Erin O’Toole, the former Conservative leader and Ontario MP reportedly warned members of Parliament in his last address to the House of Commons on Monday to avoid the dangers of “performance politics” and chasing “likes” on social media.

Canada: Ontario's Project Foxtrot leads to human trafficking investigation

Toronto/IBNS: A human trafficking investigation by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) allegedly led to four residents facing charges for forcing four victims to pay for their own accommodations in an accused's basement.

Canada: Ontario to provide more nutritional food choices to long-term care residents

Ottawa/IBNS: An investment of an additional $32 million this year, a 15 percent or over $40 million increase from last year is being made by the government of Ontario to expand healthy menu options for long-term care residents, including a broader range of culturally inspired meals, a news release has said.

Canada: Ontario plans to dissolve Peel Region, to make cities independent by 2025

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario government's recently introduced Hazel McCallion Act, which, if passed, would begin the process of dissolving the Regional Municipality of Peel and make the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent, a news release has said.

Canada: Ontario scraps tuition fees, post-secondary education requirement for new police recruits

Ottawa/IBNS: The Ontario government is boosting police recruitment numbers by eliminating tuition fees of police training, and scrapping a post-secondary education requirement to be hired as an officer.

Canada: Volkswagen’s new EV battery plant in Ontario's St.Thomas to create thousands of new jobs

St. Thomas/IBNS: A historic investment of $7 billion from Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker, was secured last month by Ontario in Canada, to establish its first overseas electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in St. Thomas, a news release has said.

Train derails in Canada’s Ontario province: Authorities

Ottawa/UNI: A train has derailed in the city of Port Colborne, located in the south of Canada’s Ontario province, the city authorities inform.