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."
Selling legal pot somewhere other than government-run stores in Ontario would be "reckless," the province's premier said on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, slamming comments from Tory leader Doug Ford, who said he'd be open to greater privatization of cannabis sales.
Doug Ford, who narrowly won the Progressive Conservative leadership late Saturday, laid out his plans to topple the governing Liberals during an unannounced first visit to the province's legislature on Monday, where he met with his new staff.
Patrick Brown’s quest to regain the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives cleared a key hurdle Wednesday when the 39−year−old politician, who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, received the party’s stamp of approval for a run in the spring election.