Tag: Ontario’s

Ontario’s quantum computing edge at risk amid Ford government funding squeeze

Ontario spent tens of millions of dollars to establish a quantum computing institute in Waterloo as a world-leading research hub. But industry watchers worry the province could squander its head start after the Ford government let its funding for the institute lapse. Quantum computing is still an emerging technology, but has attracted enormous attention and…

PC MPP who referees Ontario’s legislature wants to see better behaviour

The Progressive Conservative who referees Ontario’s legislature is asking fellow MPPs — including in his own party — to dial down confrontational behaviour when they return from an extended summer break or risk alienating voters. Without naming names or parties, Speaker Ted Arnott singles out “repeated and contrived standing ovations” in the legislature’s daily question…

Ontario’s minimum wage is frozen at $14. Could Ottawa set its own?

Less than a year after Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives cancelled a scheduled minimum wage bump to $ 15, an expert panel is preparing to publish a report on how the federal government can better protect vulnerable workers — including the possibility of a federally mandated minimum wage. The report, expected to be released publicly this…

Revealed: Ontario’s Top 10 highest-billing doctors

They are a select all-male group. All are doctors who billed the Ontario Health Insurance Plan more than $ 3 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year, making the Top 10 list of OHIP billers in the province — and whose names the Star can finally reveal after a five-year battle to get access to the…