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Ontario voters have elected a majority Progressive Conservative government and Doug Ford will be their next premier. His party captured 76 seats, but only needed 63 to form a majority government.


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Residents of Ontario go to the polls Thursday for a provincial election. The month-long campaign has been full of twists and turns, the biggest coming from Liberal party leader and premier Kathleen Wynne.


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Doug Ford, a candidate in the race to become the leader of the Province of Ontario, is claiming that Canada has lost thousands of jobs to Western New York. But that's not how the leader of the region's economic development organization sees it.


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Ontario’s provincial election campaign begins Monday, with the first of three debates among the candidates, but it already feels like it’s been in full swing for two months. Provincial elections in Ontario used to be one of the most mundane events in Canadian politics, but a few things have changed that. Ten years ago, the province started having a fixed, four-year election cycle. That’s intensified the perpetual campaigning and fundraising by political parties.

The Ontario government is pushing back against New York State's Buy American law by limiting public sector procurement with suppliers in the state.

Ontario's Liberal government has rolled out a spending package that targets nearly every demographic while plunging the province back into deficit -- but said the books will be balanced in six years.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced what she says is the biggest single investment in mental health care in Canadian history.

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Ontario's Liberal government says it will expand its pharmacare program, offering free prescription drugs to people 65 and older.

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Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike.

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Ontario's premier has drawn sharp criticism over her recent announcement to significantly increase the minimum wage in the province. Some business leaders and political opponents say the move is nothing more than electioneering.


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Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne recently announced a high-speed rail link from Toronto to Windsor. The issue has been talked about for decades, but previous governments had backed away because of the high costs.


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A pilot project in Ontario could have big implications for the social welfare system. Three cities, including Hamilton, will begin an experiment providing a basic income for low-income residents.


Ontario is proposing new rules for the bottled water industry. The move comes after a water bottling company outbid a small community in its attempt to buy a well to secure a water supply for its fast-growing population.


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Across the border in Niagara Falls, an estimated 200 business leaders had lunch yesterday with the Ontario Premier, during which she admitted receiving a loud-and-clear message about soaring hydroelectric rates in the province. They are costs that have risen sharply in the decade since Ontario enacted legislation that seeks more renewable energy production.


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Ontario is backing the use of electric cars and it's offering incentives to people who buy them. Current subsidies, in effect since 2010, could, in many cases, double.


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Ontario's premier Kathleen Wynne was on hand at a Toronto supermarket this week to buy a small case of beer, the first to be sold in grocery stores in the province. At the same time, she is also being criticized for a comment she made about Ontario government liquor stores being the best place to one day sell legal marijuana. 


Canada has pledged to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. That means in December, hundreds will arrive every day. But since the militant attacks in Paris, some political leaders in the country have voiced concern and, in some regions, there has been a backlash against Muslims.


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A major change in beer retailing in Ontario will bring the province closer to the American model. Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says beer will be available in some grocery stores by Christmas, with more stores being added in the coming years. 


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It's a huge shakeup to Ontario's liquor laws, some say the biggest since the end of  prohibition nearly 90 years ago. Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that beer would now be for sale in hundreds of grocery stores across the province. Most people favor the decision.

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Ontario's premier, Kathleen Wynne, has signed a cap and trade deal on emissions with the province of Quebec. The deal brings about 75 percent of Canada's population living in jurisdictions with a price on carbon emissions.

It's the last week of campaigning in Ontario's provincial election with the Liberals and Conservatives are running in a virtual dead heat. Their platforms present voters with a starkly different approach to what each party says the province needs from a new government

An election campaign is underway in Ontario.  Premier Kathleen Wynne called for the dissolution of the legislative assembly on Friday after support for her minority government collapsed.