Majority of Toronto councilors reject minority-rule mayor

Majority of Toronto councilors reject minority-rule mayor

In a rare public rebuke for Toronto Mayor John Tory, a majority of his city council colleagues are publicly urging the Ontario government to deny him the “strong mayor” powers that he sought and is expecting to get this week. Fifteen of 25 councilors issued a joint letter Tuesday, as Tory was meeting with his … Read more

Majority of Toronto councilors reject minority-rule mayor

Majority of Toronto councilors reject minority-rule mayor

In a rare public rebuke for Toronto Mayor John Tory, a majority of his city council colleagues are publicly urging the Ontario government to deny him the “strong mayor” powers that he sought and is expecting to get this week. Fifteen of 25 councilors issued a joint letter Tuesday, as Tory was meeting with his … Read more

With few PHEVs for sale near me, how do I buy one in another province?

With few PHEVs for sale near me, how do I buy one in another province?

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. I’m interested in a Subaru Crosstrek PHEV [plug-in hybrid electric vehicle] but there is a limited number of these vehicles available and most are in Quebec. If I can find a Subaru dealer in Quebec willing to sell me one, what are the tax and insurance implications of driving the … Read more

Ottawa approves new Ontario critical minerals mine in bid to claw back Russian dominance in palladium

Ottawa approves new Ontario critical minerals mine in bid to claw back Russian dominance in palladium

Pebble Beach on the shore of Lake Superior in the town of Marathon, Ont. Toronto-based Generation Mining Ltd. has received provincial and federal approval to proceed with its Marathon palladium and copper project in northwestern Ontario.David Jackson/The Globe and Mail The federal government is giving the go-ahead to the construction of a new Ontario critical … Read more

Province to cover part of Toronto’s $700M shortfall

Province to cover part of Toronto’s 0M shortfall

Toronto got a lifeline Wednesday as it struggles to shore up its budget against ongoing damage from COVID-19 and the unexpected fallout from the province’s new housing bill. Premier Doug Ford’s government announced Wednesday it would fund one-third of the provincial capital’s 2022 pandemic-related operating budget shortfall, which the city’s latest estimates peg at more … Read more

Ontario court strikes down Bill 124, law limiting public sector wage increases

Ontario court strikes down Bill 124, law limiting public sector wage increases

Nurses and their supporters protest against Ontario’s Bill 124 in front of the constituency office of PC MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean Jeremy Roberts in Ottawa, on March 4.Justin Tang/CP An Ontario court has struck down the province’s wage cap law, ruling it in violation of collective bargaining rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms … Read more

Doug Ford’s controversial wage-cap law ruled unconstitutional

Doug Ford’s controversial wage-cap law ruled unconstitutional

A court has struck down Premier Doug Ford’s controversial Bill 124, which limited most public sector workers in Ontario to annual pay increases of one per cent and has been blamed for an exodus of health-care workers in the pandemic. A ruling from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday found the wage restraint … Read more

After criticism, European developer submits new Ontario Place design with more parkland

After criticism, European developer submits new Ontario Place design with more parkland

The European company set to build a spa and waterpark complex at Ontario Place says it has enlarged the planned parkland that would surround its facility.Therm Group The European company chosen to build a spa and waterpark at Ontario Place says it has listened to local concerns and enlarged the proposed parkland that would surround … Read more

A dealer is trying to charge me thousands more than the advertised price of an SUV. Is that legal?

A dealer is trying to charge me thousands more than the advertised price of an SUV.  Is that legal?

I was looking at dealer websites and one showed a new SUV available for around the same price I’ve seen for a three-year-old used model with more than 75,000 kilometers on it. But when I went to the dealership, the salesman told me that there would be two other charges that aren’t shown on the … Read more

Why Rocket Doctor and other Ontario virtual care sites face a crash

Why Rocket Doctor and other Ontario virtual care sites face a crash

During the pandemic, Rocket Doctor appeared to be on an upward trajectory. About 250 physicians in Ontario were using the company’s cloud-based system to provide virtual appointments. On weekends doctors saw 600 to 1,000 patients and the virtual spots would be booked by Friday afternoon. The emergency department at Georgian Bay General Hospital was using … Read more