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All four of Ontario's major teacher unions have now announced job action over what they say are stalled contract talks with the province.

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Lots of drugs, some jewelry and furs and a celebrity rapper made the list of Top 10 unique seizures and arrests by the Buffalo Field Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2019. The seizures represent the array of threats encountered in passenger and commercial traffic.

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Senator Charles Schumer appeared Monday morning at the Niagara Falls rail station, which he stated was designed to handle pre-clearance for rail passengers heading into Canada. He's urging government and customs officials in Canada to move forward and implement such a program.

The Greater Toronto Area, including Hamilton, has very little time to develop a plan to deal with greenhouse gas emissions. That finding comes in a report by an agency tasked with the job of fighting climate change.


Flags have been lowered across the Greater Toronto Area to remember the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran. All 176 people on board were killed and 63 were Canadians. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, more than a dozen were from Ontario.


A new ban on the promotion of vaping products in Ontario is now in effect for convenience stores and gas stations. The regulations were announced by the Ontario government several months ago to try to stem the increase in vaping among young people.

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Ontario residents who spend the winter in Florida or head to the Adirondacks for skiing are totally on their own now when it comes to any medical costs that might occur during their trip.

Union workers in Ontario are more restive than festive in the lead-up to Christmas. A coalition of ten unions is challenging the Ford government’s new law capping public sector wage increases for the next three years.


Hundreds of thousands of Ontario students stayed home one day this week, as teachers set up picket lines across the province. It’s the latest escalation as the teachers and the Ontario government remain far apart in contract talks.


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Ontario's auditor general says nearly 70,000 patients  - or six in every 100 - are injured while receiving care in Ontario's hospitals each year and called for immediate government action to help reduce that number.

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President Trump has responded to a video that appeared to show Justin Trudeau and other world leaders mocking him, calling the Canadian prime minister "two-faced."

Trump's remarks follow the president's Tuesday meeting with the Canadian leader in which the two men appeared to get along, though Trump needled Trudeau over Canada's defense spending.

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Are ranking lists a good or bad thing? This week, Maclean’s magazine - which is much like TIME or Newsweek in the United States - released a list of the most dangerous places for crime in the country. To American readers, Canadian crime might seem like an oxymoron, but the truth is, we have it, it’s often violent and it happens in places that seem least likely.

Scott Wheeler was born and raised in what's known as the Northeast Kingdom, the rugged and beautiful countryside where Vermont abuts Canada. Even so, he didn't realize he was supposed to check in with Canadian immigration authorities when driving across the border recently.

Two polite, officious Mounties tell him to make a U-turn and follow them back to the port of entry where he's questioned about his intentions inside Quebec. He explains his mistake, and eventually, the Mounties return his identification and he's free to go.

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Winter has arrived early in much of Canada. In eastern Ontario, schoolchildren have already had snow days, and the grass is barely visible. Politically, it also feels like this winter could be one of discontent in Canada.

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Ontario is starting to merge the province's major health agencies such as Cancer Care Ontario and eHealth under one umbrella and firing the CEOs of nine Local Health Integration Networks.

New restrictions on the use of cellphones in classrooms across Ontario go into effect Monday.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will carry on with his progressive agenda despite the rebuke voters delivered in a national election this week that robbed his Liberal Party of its parliamentary majority.

Saying he hoped to move beyond the "divisive and challenging" campaign, Trudeau ruled out a coalition, saying he would instead govern from a minority position while working with other parties. He also pledged a tax cut for the middle class as "the very first thing" his new administration would put forward.

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Canada's Liberals appear to have won the most seats in Parliament — a result likely to hand Justin Trudeau a second term as prime minister despite a series of scandals that have rocked his government.

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The polls indicate a close race in today's general election in Canada. That assessment is shared by Professor Munroe Eagles, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University at Buffalo. Conservatives and Liberals will share most of the seats in the House of Commons, but neither is likely to gain a clear majority. With other minor parties winning some seats, Eagles expects a minority government to emerge. Who will have minority control, Eagles says, is anybody's guess.


In Canada, campaigning for Monday's election is going down to the wire with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fighting the battle of his political life.

His rise to power as Liberal Party leader four years ago on a message of hope and change now seems a long way off. He has since been implicated in a series of scandals that have him locked in a virtual tie with the opposition Conservative Party in a race that has some distinctly American overtones.

With just days before Canadians go to the polls for a national election, the political parties and their leaders are pulling out all the stops to corral last-minute undecided voters. It has been a short 40-day campaign, and a tough one. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party and the opposition Conservatives began the contest neck-and-neck, and not much has changed.

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Ontario's provincial government has eked out a deal with the union that represents education workers, avoiding a strike deadline by just hours.

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The city of Toronto has voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. The city joins 800 other communities around the world that have made similar declarations.

A coroner's panel reviewing the suicides of nine Ontario police officers last year has issued new recommendations designed to help improve the mental health of first responders across the province.

Dangerous drinking on the rise, especially among young women

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Several studies show alcohol-related harms have sharply increased in many high-income countries, including the United States and Canada, and the sharpest rise was seen in young women. Marguerite Gallorini reports on what that means for public health and for the alcohol industry across the border in Ontario.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for having worn brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party.

"I should have known better then, but I didn't and I did it and I'm deeply sorry," he said to reporters in his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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American travelers filling up at gas stations in Ontario will likely see a sticker at the gas pumps. It outlines the cost to Ontario taxpayers of the federal carbon tax.


Good morning from Toronto, where the NPR Movies team has decamped for the next seven days or so, as we attend the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film festival in North America.

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Ontario's highest court has ordered a new trial for two men found guilty of terrorism charges in connection with a plot to derail a passenger train bound from Buffalo to Toronto several years ago.

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Another strategy has been announced in the fight against guns and gangs in Toronto. This time it is coming from Doug Ford, the premier of the province of Ontario.

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