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August 25, 2018 2:25 AM Passenger ship runs aground near Kugaaruk, Nunavut

It says the nearest vessel, the Akademik Ioffe’s sister ship the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, is providing support and assistance. “We regret the inconvenience to our passengers and are working closely with the captain, ship owner and all relevant agencies to resolve the situation as quickly and safely as possible. We will provide updates as they become 10

July 10, 2018 8:36 PM For now, Ford government will not be firing Hydro One boss

Promised three months ago as the “first act” of a Doug Ford government, the firing of Hydro One boss Mayo Schmidt — whom the new premier dubbed the “$6 million man” — has fallen down the priority list. “We are working on that issue right now,” Government House Leader Todd Smith said Tuesday in outlining the new Progressive Conservative administration’s 15

June 11, 2018 5:57 PM Ontario PC party still sending text messages after winning election

'Do you support Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario PC plan to scrap the carbon tax?' asks one text Four days after the election campaign ended, the Ontario PC party is sending unsolicited text messages asking people whether they support some of premier-designate Doug Ford's key promises. The text messages refer to "Premier Ford" although he does not officially 31

June 9, 2018 9:00 AM Here's how Doug Ford's political views measure up against the PC voters who elected him

How conservative is the Progressive Conservative leader? And how conservative are his supporters? What kind of conservative is Doug Ford? That is the question on the minds of many voters in Ontario as the Toronto businessman and his Tories prepare to form a majority government at Queen's Park. The former city councillor is often painted with a populist 29

May 17, 2018 10:17 PM A defiant Wynne says the election campaign’s volatility makes room for any possibility

“I get the questions about ‘Are we frustrated, are we feeling dispirited,’ all of those things. All I can do is do the things that I believe are right and that’s what I’ve done all through my political career,” she said. “We’ve made a lot of decisions and the vast majority of them have led to real successes and then there have been some things that people 23

April 12, 2018 3:18 PM Doug Ford says he’ll fire Hydro One’s CEO if he wins election

Ford calls Mayo Schmidt’s salary “morally indefensible,” but did not explain how he would carry out the firing at the company, which is no longer under the province’s control. Doug Ford says he’ll find a way to fire Hydro One’s “six million dollar man” Mayo Schmidt along with the former Crown corporation’s board if elected Progressive Conservative premier 25

March 28, 2018 10:00 AM Jagmeet Singh's brother Gurratan shares passion for politics, is seeking NDP seat in Ontario

When Jagmeet Singh left the Ontario legislature to take over the federal NDP, he left a vacancy that his brother is now hoping to fill. Gurratan Singh announced Monday he is seeking the NDP nomination in Brampton East for the province's upcoming spring election. Gurratan Singh, the younger brother of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, is trying to keep a seat at the Ontario 30

March 23, 2018 4:12 PM OPG boss Jeff Lyash tops Sunshine List of public sector earners at $1.55 million

The annual list of Ontario public sector workers who make $100,000 or more grew by 8,331 people The man who keeps the lights on shines brightest on the new Sunshine List of Ontario public sector workers earning $100,000 or more, which grew by 8,331 people from last year. Jeffrey Lyash, the president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation, topped the annual 35

March 19, 2018 2:28 PM Ontario Liberals set to lay out priorities before election in speech from the throne

Speech will lay out the government's legislative priorities before the June 7 provincial election Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says today's throne speech is the only way her Liberal government can spell out its priorities ahead of the upcoming provincial election. Wynne prorogued the legislature last week to set the table for today's speech and has denied 31

February 13, 2018 5:26 PM Hydro One’s profit jumps, topping analyst expectations

Hydro One Ltd. topped expectations as it reported its fourth-quarter profit was up more than 20 per cent compared with a year ago. The parent company of Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility says it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $155 million or 26 cents per diluted share in the quarter ended Dec. 31. That compared 24