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Toronto city councillor Jaye Robinson has died, her office says

Toronto city councillor Jaye Robinson has died, her office says

Toronto city councillor Jaye Robinson has died. A statement from her office says the councillor for Don Valley West died Thursday surrounded by family members.
Ontario warns Toronto Public Health to drop drug decriminalization application

Ontario warns Toronto Public Health to drop drug decriminalization application

TORONTO — Ontario has warned Toronto Public Health's top doctor to drop the city's drug decriminalization application or prepare for the province to "explore all options" available. But Dr.
Faqiri family calls out Ontario gov't for lack of action on inquest recommendations

Faqiri family calls out Ontario gov't for lack of action on inquest recommendations

TORONTO — Five months after a coroner's inquest into the death of a mentally ill man at an Ontario jail, his family said Thursday the province has failed to implement any of the dozens of recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths in the futu
New way of funding $10-a-day child care in Ontario coming in 2025

New way of funding $10-a-day child care in Ontario coming in 2025

TORONTO — Ontario has told child-care centres that it will implement a new way of funding the national $10-a-day program — something operators have urgently called for — starting in 2025.
Sex assault survivors livid with Ontario over delays to proposed justice bill

Sex assault survivors livid with Ontario over delays to proposed justice bill

TORONTO — Sex assault survivors and the opposition are livid with the Ontario government for what they call procedural games over a proposed justice bill.
Impaired drivers in Ontario to face tougher penalties including lifetime suspension

Impaired drivers in Ontario to face tougher penalties including lifetime suspension

TORONTO — People in Ontario convicted of impaired driving would have to install an ignition interlock device in their car and wouldn't be allowed to drive again if they kill someone while impaired behind the wheel, under upcoming legislation.
Toronto's top doc, Dr. Eileen de Villa, stepping down at the end of the year

Toronto's top doc, Dr. Eileen de Villa, stepping down at the end of the year

Toronto's top doctor, who played a central role in the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is stepping down. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, says her resignation takes effect on Dec. 31.
Toronto mayor says raising Israeli flag at city hall ceremony is 'divisive'

Toronto mayor says raising Israeli flag at city hall ceremony is 'divisive'

Toronto's mayor said she decided not to attend a city hall ceremony marking Israel's national day on Tuesday because an event where the Israeli flag is raised is currently "divisive" due to the war in Gaza.
'Devastating': 11-year-old cyclist dead after school bus crash in eastern Ontario

'Devastating': 11-year-old cyclist dead after school bus crash in eastern Ontario

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND, ONT. — An 11-year-old boy riding his bike died after a crash with a school bus on Monday, police said, calling it a tragic loss that has shaken a tight-knit eastern Ontario community.
Ontario to suspend driver's licences for convicted car thieves for at least 10 years

Ontario to suspend driver's licences for convicted car thieves for at least 10 years

TORONTO — Ontario says it will suspend driver's licences for at least 10 years for those who have been convicted of stealing a car.