Category Archives: Ontario/Quebec

Ontario says it will protect green space for each fast-tracked development

Ontario promised Wednesday to add more protected land to the Greenbelt every time it employs a political tool that fast-tracks land development. Critics warned, however, that the move may signal the Progressive Conservative government's plans to push t...

Ontario says it will protect green space for each fast-tracked development

Ontario promised Wednesday to add more protected land to the Greenbelt every time it employs a political tool that fast-tracks land development. Critics warned, however, that the move may signal the Progressive Conservative government's plans to push t...

‘Alarming situation’ but help slow in coming for struggling Kashechewan, chief says

TORONTO — Help for the struggling James Bay community of Kashechewan has been slow in coming, as COVID-19 infections surge through overcrowded homes and isolation facilities remain non-existent, Chief Leo Friday said on Wednesday. The virus has attacke...

Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 200 as border with Ontario reopens

MONTREAL — There were fewer than 200 people hospitalized in Quebec with COVID-19 on Wednesday, as the province's land border with Ontario officially reopened. Overall, hospitalizations fell by 17 to 192, while the number of people in intensive care dro...

Delta variant threatens further reopening in Waterloo Region, top doctor says

A variant-driven surge in COVID-19 cases might prevent a southwestern Ontario region from easing pandemic restrictions with the rest of the province next month, and stronger public health measures may return if the situation doesn't improve, the area's...

Queen’s U staff, associates accused of falsely claiming Indigenous identity

Queen's University has become embroiled in an increasingly public dispute over whether some of its faculty and other associates are falsely holding themselves out to be Indigenous, thereby harming the cause of First Nations people. An anonymous report ...

Quebec long-term care homes free of COVID-19 as 105 new cases reported in province

MONTREAL — There were zero new or active cases of COVID-19 in Quebec's long-term care homes on Tuesday, as the province surpassed the million mark of second doses given. Thousands of people died in long-term care facilities during the pandemic's first

Ontario commits $10 million to investigate burial sites at residential schools

Ontario is committing $10 million over three years to identify, investigate and commemorate burial sites on the grounds of former residential schools in the province. The funds will also go toward culturally appropriate supports for school survivors, t...

What is the notwithstanding clause? An explainer on the rarely used provision.

The Ontario government has used the notwithstanding clause to restore parts of the Election Finances Act that had been declared unconstitutional.  A bill invoking the clause passed Monday and means third parties can only spend $600,000 in the 12 months...

Ontario passes election advertising bill using notwithstanding clause

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservatives employed a rarely used legislative power on Monday to pass a bill limiting third-party election advertising amid shouts of "shame" from the opposition. The government used the notwithstanding clause to pass...