Tag: Ontario’s

Ontario’s front-line workers getting pay hike of $4 an hour during pandemic

Front-line workers, including long-term-care home staff, personal support workers and shelter employees, will get a financial boost after the province announced a pandemic pay raise Saturday — money to acknowledge the risk each worker is taking in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. “It’s our way of saying thank you to over 350,000 front-line, long-term-care workers,…

Ontario’s public secondary teachers hit the picket lines, closing hundreds of high schools across province

Ontario’s public secondary teachers will hit the picket lines on Wednesday — shuttering hundreds of schools across the province — after last-ditch talks with the government over the last four days failed to reach a deal. Harvey Bischof, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, said before the union’s midnight deadline that no progress…

Ontario’s quantum computing edge at risk amid Ford government funding squeeze

Ontario spent tens of millions of dollars to establish a quantum computing institute in Waterloo as a world-leading research hub. But industry watchers worry the province could squander its head start after the Ford government let its funding for the institute lapse. Quantum computing is still an emerging technology, but has attracted enormous attention and…

PC MPP who referees Ontario’s legislature wants to see better behaviour

The Progressive Conservative who referees Ontario’s legislature is asking fellow MPPs — including in his own party — to dial down confrontational behaviour when they return from an extended summer break or risk alienating voters. Without naming names or parties, Speaker Ted Arnott singles out “repeated and contrived standing ovations” in the legislature’s daily question…