Premier Doug Ford to lay out plan today to reopen Ontario economy

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected today to lay out his plan for reopening the province's economy, which has been largely locked down...

Crisis lines face volunteer, cash crunch even as COVID-19 drives surge in calls

OTTAWA — Despite a surge in demand due to COVID-19, many distress centres across Canada are dangerously close to folding thanks to major declines...

Application process for emergency benefits for workers begins this morning

OTTAWA — Applications open today for the new federal emergency aid benefit for Canadians who lost their income because of COVID-19. The Canada Revenue Agency...

Trudeau: U.S. standing down plan to send soldiers to backstop northern border

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S....

New Funding Will Support Municipalities, Food Banks, Homeless Shelters and Individuals

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $200 million in social services relief funding to help protect the health and safety of the province's...

Ontario elementary teachers plan new strikes in two weeks if no deal is reached

TORONTO — The president of Ontario's elementary teachers' union says if there is no deal with the government in two weeks they will start...

Champagne discusses coronavirus response, evacuation with China counterpart

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has spoken to his Chinese counterpart about the coronavirus outbreak, a day after the World Health Organization...

Big oil, big banks and environment leaders link up to solve climate crisis

OTTAWA — Some of Canada's biggest oil companies are joining forces with environmentalists to develop policies for both the economy and the climate. The Energy Future Forum,...

Canada’s treatment of Indigenous women not a ‘genocide’: Andrew Scheer

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says "genocide" isn't the right word to describe what's been done to generations of Indigenous women and girls...

Ontario to tie post-secondary funding to grads’ employment and earnings

TORONTO — Ontario's minister responsible for post-secondary education says institutions' future funding will depend on metrics such as graduates' earnings. The Progressive Conservative government announced...