Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed to stand up for the province's farmers during a briefing on NAFTA talks in Washington this week, saying on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, that any version of the trade pact had to protect the agricultural sector.
Police and courts in Toronto will receive $25 million from the Ontario government to bolster efforts to fight guns and gangs, Doug Ford announced on Thursday, August 9, 2018, saying the funds would give authorities the tools needed to deal with a recent rise in violence.
Ontario residents, and not the newly elected Progressive Conservative government, will receive the proceeds of a carbon price imposed on the province by the federal government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Vowing to stand with the federal Liberals, Ontario's Progressive Conservative premier-designate said he will travel widely in the United States in a bid to help bolster continuing and complex NAFTA talks.
Doug Ford is blaming the "mess" he inherited from his predecessor for his controversial decision to appoint about a dozen Tory candidates in ridings across Ontario, while critics pounced on the new leader's decision, accusing him of going back on his promise to clean up the troubled Progressive Conservative nomination process.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, whose Liberals face an uphill battle in the spring provincial election after 15 years in office, countered her opponents' election promise of change with one of her own on Monday, March 20, 2018, saying only her party can deliver "big change."