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Action needed as inmate deaths rise, Ontario report says

Action needed as inmate deaths rise, Ontario report says

TORONTO — Urgent action is needed to fix systemic issues in Ontario's correctional facilities, an expert panel with the chief coroner's office said as it found the number of inmates who died in custody had almost doubled in recent years.
Ford eyeing provincial moves on bail reform while calling for Criminal Code changes

Ford eyeing provincial moves on bail reform while calling for Criminal Code changes

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he has met with the province's attorney general and solicitor general on ways to "support" the bail system.

Former CBC journalist dies after random assault in Toronto's east end

A longtime former CBC producer has died after a random daytime assault in Toronto's east end. The broadcaster says Michael Finlay, who worked with the network for 31 years, died Monday, a week after the attack.

ServiceOntario expanding online options, soon to include marriage licences

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario is expanding digital options at ServiceOntario locations, including video health-card renewal appointments and applying for marriage licences online. Premier Doug Ford says the moves will save people time and money.
Online tool helping thousands of students, Indigenous community members learn Ojibwe

Online tool helping thousands of students, Indigenous community members learn Ojibwe

Mike Parkhill remembers receiving a call from a community leader in a northern Ontario First Nation about three years ago asking if he had a tool that might help students learn Ojibwe.
Toronto vulnerable to legal challenge after precedent-setting encampment ruling

Toronto vulnerable to legal challenge after precedent-setting encampment ruling

A precedent-setting ruling in Ontario could place pressure on cities to address the crisis of homelessness with better shelters and housing, experts say, while giving encampment residents more defined protections against evictions.
No interest in 'watering down' LTC standards to meet national ones: Ontario minister

No interest in 'watering down' LTC standards to meet national ones: Ontario minister

TORONTO — Ontario will take a look at new national standards for long-term care, the minister responsible for the sector said Tuesday, but wouldn't want to "water down" what the province is already doing to improve care.
Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner not ruling out Liberal leadership bid

Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner not ruling out Liberal leadership bid

TORONTO — Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner isn't ruling out a bid for the leadership of the Ontario Liberals.
Ontario judge denies request to clear Kitchener encampment citing Charter violation

Ontario judge denies request to clear Kitchener encampment citing Charter violation

KITCHENER, Ont.
David Onley, former Ontario lieutenant-governor, remembered as role model, family man

David Onley, former Ontario lieutenant-governor, remembered as role model, family man

TORONTO — David Onley, a former lieutenant-governor for Ontario, was remembered Monday as a tireless advocate, a role model, a man of faith and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.