TORONTO, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Ontario’s Liberal government
with its newly minted female premier pledged on Tuesday to work
with its opposition parties to bring its spending under control.
Ontario, Canada’s richest province, kicked off its new
legislative session with a traditional speech from the throne
that outlined the priorities of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s
government that could soon face a vote of confidence.
Jan 24 (Reuters) – Canadian native leaders vowed on Thursday
to carry on the fight for better living conditions as a chief at
the center of a simmering aboriginal protest movement was
hospitalized after ending her six-week hunger strike.
Chief Theresa Spence, from a remote northern Ontario
reserve, ended the strike after holding negotiations with other
aboriginal leaders and opposition lawmakers in the Canadian
TORONTO, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Canadian natives slowed traffic
on a bridge crucial to U.S.-Canadian trade on Wednesday as
aboriginals across the country staged a “National Day of Action”
to protest their living conditions.
Hundreds of natives, some wearing colorful dress and banging
drums, blocked an access road leading to the Ambassador Bridge,
according to the Globe and Mail, slowing traffic on a major
trade artery that connects Windsor, Ontario, with Detroit,
TORONTO, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Canada will spend C$330.8
million over the next two years to improve water systems on
aboriginal lands, as the Conservative government tries to deal
with growing unrest on native reservations.
The government said it will improve water systems in more
than 50 First Nation communities on reserves where residents
often complain of deplorable infrastructure and housing.
TORONTO, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Ontario’s government said on
Thursday it will impose labor contracts on tens of thousands of
teachers in Canada’s most populous province as part of its
controversial push to reduce a large budget deficit.
Education Minister Laurel Broten announced contract terms
covering some 130,000 teachers that included a broad wage
freeze, a reduction in the number of sick days and limits on the
number of sick days teachers are allowed to cash out when they
TORONTO (Reuters) – Barry Fenton walked to the bank of floor-to-ceiling windows in his 30th-floor uptown Toronto penthouse suite and declared, “This is the best view of the city.”
To the south, a mass of steel-and-glass skyscrapers glinted in the bright autumn sun. Several cranes were in motion on unfinished buildings, a common sight in a city in the midst of a residential building boom.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada wrested “significant” commitments from China’s CNOCC on issues of corporate governance and transparency as part of its approval of the acquisition of a swath of Canada’s valuable oil sands reserves, Industry Minister Christian Paradis said on Sunday.
Defending the $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen, one of Canada’s largest independent oil companies, in the face of grumbles from the left, Paradis said that Canada won “significant undertakings” from CNOOC.
TORONTO, Oct 30 (Reuters) – A humorist, travel writer and
novelist who penned a fictional tale about the inner workings of
Nigerian email scams won Canada’s most prestigious and lucrative
literary prize on Tuesday.
Will Ferguson won the C$50,000 ($50,000) Scotiabank Giller
prize for his novel “419,” published by Penguin Canada.
TORONTO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
announced on Monday he was resigning as head of Canada’s most
populous province just one year after winning a third successive
term, saying it was time for a renewal in leadership.
McGuinty said he would stay on until his Liberal party found
“After 16 years as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and
after nine years as premier, it’s time for renewal, it’s time
for the next Liberal premier,” McGuinty said.
TORONTO, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The company responsible for one
of the biggest beef recalls in Canadian history on Sunday said
it was recalling 800 workers just a day after a mass layoff had
jeopardized its efforts to resume production.
XL Foods said on Saturday it was laying off 2,000 workers at
its Brooks, Alberta plant, prompting the Canadian food
regulatory agency on the same day to announce it could not
complete its safety assessment if the plant was not in