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NDP increase ODSP campaign pledge, promise to double current rate in second year

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario's New Democrats say they'll boost their planned increases to the province's disability support program.

Liberals, New Democrats promise to bolster investments in arts and culture

Ontario's Liberals and New Democrats are promising to bulk up spending on the arts sector, whose funding they say was already being whittled away before the COVID-19 pandemic closed galleries and cancelled concerts.

Hundreds ordered to leave homes in Kenora, Ont., as floodwaters continue to rise

KENORA, Ont. — A city in northwestern Ontario has issued an evacuation order in response to a flood risk that's expected to grow in the coming days. Officials in Kenora, Ont.
Ontario Liberals and NDP offer different rent control promises

Ontario Liberals and NDP offer different rent control promises

TORONTO — Ontario's Liberals and New Democrats are both pledging to reintroduce rent control, taking slightly different tacks on the policy they say would help lifelong renters and would-be homeowners alike.
Ontario NDP, Liberals eye four-day work weeks in proposed pilot projects

Ontario NDP, Liberals eye four-day work weeks in proposed pilot projects

TORONTO — Two Ontario political parties are promising to explore a four-day work week if they form government, an idea that has met with great success in one southwestern township, but business groups are wary.
Ontario Tories tout accelerated transmission line projects to southwest

Ontario Tories tout accelerated transmission line projects to southwest

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Second GTA man charged in London, Ont., woman's death, investigation continuing

LONDON — Police in London, Ont., have charged a second man with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in the city last year. Lynda Marques, a 30-year-old nurse, was shot while parked in the driveway of her northwest London home on Sept. 10.
Ontario NDP pledge to allow property tax deferrals for seniors if elected

Ontario NDP pledge to allow property tax deferrals for seniors if elected

CHATHAM, Ont. — Ontario's New Democrats would implement property tax deferrals for seniors if elected next month, Leader Andrea Horwath said Friday.
Promise tracker: What the Ontario parties are pitching on the campaign trail

Promise tracker: What the Ontario parties are pitching on the campaign trail

TORONTO — A running list of election promises announced by the Progressive Conservatives, NDP, Liberals and Greens in Ontario since late March: Progressive Conservatives May 13: Continue to accelerate five electricity transmission lines to southweste

Ontario reports 18 new COVID-19 deaths, slight decrease in hospitalizations

Ontario is reporting 18 new deaths linked to COVID-19 today, after reporting 14 new deaths on Thursday. The province says there are 1,453 people hospitalized with the virus today, up slightly from 1,451 the previous day.