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Ontario political parties promise help on opioid crisis as election looms

Ontario political parties promise help on opioid crisis as election looms

PARIS — Paolo Dinola doesn't really care who wins the provincial election so long as the next government tries to save others from the fate of his son, who became another statistic last year in Ontario's surging opioid crisis.
Ontario Greens pitch voters on their costed climate plan

Ontario Greens pitch voters on their costed climate plan

TORONTO — Ontario's Greens pitched their party as the sole ballot option offering a realistic plan to tackle climate change as they unveiled a costed platform Thursday that includes a $65-billion, four-year pathway to a "new climate economy.
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 12: Build an 18-kilometre highway between Kitchener and Guelph.
Ontario parties offer visions of how to best prepare for a future pandemic

Ontario parties offer visions of how to best prepare for a future pandemic

TORONTO — The sixth wave of COVID-19 is starting to recede and as the warm weather is buoying hopes of a low-COVID summer, Ontario's political parties are offering ideas for how best to prepare the province for a future pandemic.
Ontario's top doctor predicts 'calm summer' for COVID-19, worries about BA.4, BA.5

Ontario's top doctor predicts 'calm summer' for COVID-19, worries about BA.4, BA.5

TORONTO — Ontario's COVID-19 indicators are heading in the right direction ahead of what looks to be a "calm summer," potentially followed by another round of vaccinations for people at high risk in the fall, the province's top doctor said Thursday.
Toronto planning to hire private security to prevent encampments in parks

Toronto planning to hire private security to prevent encampments in parks

TORONTO — The City of Toronto is planning to hire private security guards to monitor certain parks and prevent large homeless encampments from cropping up as they did earlier in the pandemic.
Doug Ford says he supports Lecce after candidate apologizes for frat 'slave auction'

Doug Ford says he supports Lecce after candidate apologizes for frat 'slave auction'

KITCHENER, Ont.
Where the Ontario leaders are on the campaign trail for May 12

Where the Ontario leaders are on the campaign trail for May 12

Here's where the leaders of Ontario's main political parties are today: ____ Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford Kitchener : Makes an announcement. 9:30 a.m. ____ NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Paris: Announces details of mental health plan. 9:15 a.
Ontario party leaders stopping across southern Ontario today

Ontario party leaders stopping across southern Ontario today

Ontario's main party leaders are making stops across southern Ontario today as they campaign for votes. Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford is set to make an announcement in Kitchener, then head west to London and the Windsor area.

Ontario Liberals drop candidate over scientifically baseless views on homosexuality

The Ontario Liberals have dropped a candidate who published a book detailing scientifically baseless views on homosexuality.