Northern Policy Institute

Revitalizing Governance and Economic Development

This new commentary by Northern Policy Institute shows that there are areas of economic and governing weakness in Northern Ontario that need to be...

NDP Carol Hughes takes big lead in the polls

Incumbent MP Carol Hughes and the NDP sit at a comfortable lead in the latest poll for the riding conducted by 338Canada.com . According to...

Ontario government gives small and medium-sized hospitals more funding

TORONTO — Ontario is giving small and medium-sized hospitals across the province more money to help address deficits and other funding challenges. Health Minister Christine Elliott...

Leaders make for hotly contested seats in Quebec, Ontario, N.S. as clock ticks

OTTAWA — After spending Wednesday wooing voters in Quebec, the leaders of the three biggest parties are separating, only Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau staying...
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Elementary teachers’ union says talks with Ontario government have stalled

TORONTO — Elementary school teachers in Ontario have asked for a conciliation officer to step in to resolve contract talks with the province. The Elementary...

Lawyers for ‘Snowden refugees’ demand Trudeau grant asylum before election

OTTAWA — Vanessa Rodel arrived in Canada with her seven-year-old daughter last winter, granted refugee status in Canada as one of seven people who...

Canadian annual inflation rate 1.9% last month as lower gas prices weigh on rate

OTTAWA — The annual inflation rate was 1.9 per cent in September for a second-straight month, keeping the indicator close to the Bank of...
Ontario Cannabis Store

Ontario Cannabis Store considers private sector involvement in pot distribution

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says it will launch consultations later this month in an effort to get the private sector involved in...
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Ontario high school teachers to hold strike vote

TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's high school teachers says it will hold strike votes among its members in the coming weeks. Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation president...

Comedy and political correctness: Canadian comics on the impact of ‘woke culture’

TORONTO — In a social media age, more voices than ever are critiquing comedy projects through a socially conscious lens, but "Corner Gas" creator Brent...