Kathleen Wynne

Thomas slams 'political theatre' at Queen’s Park

Toronto – Provincial legislation aimed at forcing striking college faculty back to work is “the worst kind of political theatre” that pits workers …

Canada

Scott Thompson: College strike about politics, not students

It looks like Ontario college students could’ve been back in class for Monday, but the NDP has dashed that hope.<p>Premier Kathleen Wynne, acting more …

Education

The week ahead: Nebraska votes on Keystone XL; Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping season

Noah Zivitz<p>Managing Editor, BNN<p>Follow|Archive<p><b>Monday, November 20</b><p>-Nebraska Public Service Commission holds vote on Keystone XL pipeline route …

Business (Canada)

When students are the only adults in the room: Cohn

The college strike no one cared about is now big news. Suddenly.<p>Turns out you can't ignore the plight of up to 500,000 students for five weeks and …

Canadian News

Evening Brief: Skywriting, glass houses and the groper-in-chief

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Cameco.</b><br>_____________________<p>Good evening to you.<p><b>The Lead:</b><p>We begin tonight with money talk. Fed up to …

Gord Downie

NDP vow to stall colleges’ back-to-work bill until Sunday

The New Democrats will use procedural tactics at Queen’s Park to delay until Sunday the passage of back-to-work legislation ending the five-week-old …

Canadian News

Ontario NDP blocks back-to-work legislation to end college strike

Ontario’s New Democrats have blocked an attempt by the Liberal government to table back-to-work legislation today to end a nearly five-week strike by …

Canadian News

Algonquin College tells students to prepare for classes on Tuesday

Back-to-work legislation expected to pass over the weekend to end college strike<p>The president of Algonquin College has told students to get ready to …

Canada

Surprise, Wynne starts to turn the corner: Hepburn

Barring a major mistake, the Conservatives and their leader Patrick Brown are likely to win the 2018 Ontario provincial election.But with less than …

Canadian News

EDITORIAL: Students the victims in college strike

Everything that is wrong and unjust with public sector strikes has been demonstrated by the labour dispute between the College Employer Council and …

Canadian News

Back-to-work legislation to end Ontario college strike delayed until Friday

Ontario’s Liberal government is moving to introduce back-to-work legislation that would end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty, though …

Canada

Gas plants accused decline to call witnesses, closing arguments start Wednesday

The deleted documents trial of two former Dalton McGuinty aides will wrap up next Wednesday now that the defence has decided not to call any …

Canadian News

Former Wynne staffer was involved in Meilleur's selection as languages commissioner, documents show

OTTAWA — A former staffer in the office of Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne who now works for federal heritage minister Mélanie Joly was involved in …

Canadian News

Ontario’s college strike; Zimbabwe’s difficult path to democracy

Good morning,<p>These are the top stories:<p><b>Ontario is tabling back-to-work legislation to end a five-week college strike</b><p>Roughly 500,000 students have been shut out of classes since early October when 12,000 college workers went on strike. With colleges and the union unable to reach a deal, Kathleen …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Will a lawsuit help Ontario students get their money back after college strike?

Frustrated students seek tuition refunds as government tries to open classrooms by Monday<p>Frustrated and financially burdened students affected by the …

Education

Reevely: Wynne’s intervention in college strike comes late, but better than staying silent

Ontario’s colleges and their faculty union must soon start negotiating again, now that Premier Kathleen Wynne has finally told the administrators to …

Canadian News

Students fear losing semester as college faculty reject offer

Mohawk College students are worrying about losing their semester or seeing the quality of their education compromised even if the Ontario government …

Canadian News

Editorial: Time to help students hurt by striking teachers

It’s time for the province and community colleges across Ontario to explain to the half-million students who are out of classes how they are going to …

Canadian News

Politics Briefing newsletter: Mugabe ends reign in Zimbabwe

<b>Good morning,</b><p>A leader and his political supporters arrested. Military vehicles on city streets. A state broadcaster seized and a senior military official addressing a nation. But is it a coup d'etat? It depends on who you ask in <b>Zimbabwe</b>.<p>The military is vehemently denying that its actions constitute …

Canada

Disband the College Employer Council: OPSEU to Wynne

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to disband the College Employer Council, which …

Education

Algonquin students relieved that classes expected to resume, worry about workload

Algonquin College students expressed relief Thursday that the five-week college strike was being legislated to an end — while also fretting about how …

Canadian News

Kathleen Wynne says she never received Grassy Narrows mercury report

Ontario's government has had a report in hand about mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation for more than a year, but the premier says she didn't see it.<p>Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer said this week the report was received by the government …

Canada

Small business tax cut never promised to offset minimum wage hike: Wynne

TORONTO — Ontario’s premier says a tax cut for the province’s small businesses is intended to support them but may not fully offset the impact of an …

Canadian News

Ontario Liberals accused of using cannabis legislation to trap Conservatives

Naqvi, who is also attorney general, added he is “interested” to see how the Conservatives vote on the cannabis reforms, with the drug becoming legal …

Cannabis

The $15-an-hour minimum wage emerges as key in 2018 election

Yakabuski said “a slightly slower rollout of the $15 minimum wage would get employees their pay raise and save their jobs and the businesses they …

Minimum Wage

Train all Ontario judges on handling sex assault cases, bill urges

Women need reassurance they won’t be revictimized in court, says Progressive Conservative MPP Laurie Scott.

Politically, Wynne's in a hole. But she's changing Ontario.

A year from now, Kathleen Wynne may no longer be the premier of Ontario.<p>But many of the measures she’s been putting in place — from pharmacare to a …

Canada

$15-an-hour minimum wage? Not so fast, Tories say

An Ontario Progressive Conservative government would delay the $15-an-hour minimum wage until the year 2022.<p>The Kathleen Wynne government is raising …

Canadian News

Opinion: Lib’s economic statement an election ploy

VIC FEDELIThe Liberals’ Fall Economic Statement represents nothing more than a pre-election Hail Mary pass from an out of touch government, flailing …

Canadian News

Ontario marijuana bill includes school bus safety law that has 'nothing to do with pot'

Liberals deny they're playing games with new legislation to control retail sale of cannabis<p>What does passing a stopped school bus while its lights …

Cannabis