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Ontario ignored its own experts in building Highway 413 and Bradford Bypass: AG

Ontario ignored its own experts in building Highway 413 and Bradford Bypass: AG

TORONTO — Ontario ignored its own experts when it decided to prioritize building eight highways, including Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, the auditor general said Wednesday.
Ontario auditor general finds COVID-19 vaccine wastage, unco-ordinated bookings

Ontario auditor general finds COVID-19 vaccine wastage, unco-ordinated bookings

TORONTO — Ontario wasted 38 per cent of COVID-19 vaccine doses between February and June because it overestimated demand for boosters, said the province's auditor, who also found the government ran a disorganized booking system and doesn't fully trac
Ontario government spent $13M on 'partisan' ads, auditor general says

Ontario government spent $13M on 'partisan' ads, auditor general says

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government spent about $13.75 million last year on ads the auditor general believes are partisan, she said Wednesday in her annual report.
Ontario spends $4 million fighting invasive species, a $3.6 billion problem: AG

Ontario spends $4 million fighting invasive species, a $3.6 billion problem: AG

TORONTO — Ontario only spends $4 million annually to fight invasive species despite the $3.6 billion economic impact they create, the province's auditor general said in her annual report.
Ontario auto insurance premiums rose 14% since 2017, are highest in the country: AG

Ontario auto insurance premiums rose 14% since 2017, are highest in the country: AG

TORONTO — Average auto insurance premiums in the province increased by 14 per cent between 2017 and 2021, to $1,642, the province's auditor general said Wednesday.
Highlights from the Ontario auditor general's 2022 report

Highlights from the Ontario auditor general's 2022 report

TORONTO — Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk released her annual report Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights from her findings: - About $3.

Strong winds forecasted across southern Ontario as winter storm hits the north

A large part of Ontario is under weather alerts as Environment Canada forecasts strong winds in the south and a continued winter storm in the north.
Winter closing of Toronto shelter hotel causing 'chaos' for some, advocates say

Winter closing of Toronto shelter hotel causing 'chaos' for some, advocates say

TORONTO — With a week to go before homeless residents have to leave a Toronto hotel-turned-shelter, some say they don't know where they'll end up once they have to move out while advocates say the timing means many could be left to fend for themselve
Ontario court strikes down wage-limiting law for public sector workers

Ontario court strikes down wage-limiting law for public sector workers

TORONTO — An Ontario court has struck down a law that limited wages for public sector workers, who hailed the decision as a "historic victory" while the province said it plans to appeal the ruling.
Integrity commissioner asked to investigate Ford's Greenbelt development plan

Integrity commissioner asked to investigate Ford's Greenbelt development plan

TORONTO — Ontario's integrity commissioner is being asked to investigate whether Premier Doug Ford's plan to open parts of the protected Greenbelt for development broke any ethics rules.