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Ontario Liberals, NDP insist they can deny Doug Ford his majority in campaign’s final stretch

Ontario Liberals, NDP insist they can deny Doug Ford his majority in campaign’s final stretch

Just nine days remain in the Ontario election campaign, not a lot of time for the race to shift dramatically, but Liberal and NDP strategists claim it’s enough time. Both those parties hoped that they would have definitively left the other in the dust by this point in the campaign, …

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Roommate or tenant? The question is at the heart of Ontario rental dispute that led to viral video

Roommate or tenant? The question is at the heart of Ontario rental dispute that led to viral video

A bitter dispute between two people who were living in the same London, Ont., house has become the subject of a viral video, fuelled by resentment and anger directed at landlords in Ontario’s highly competitive housing market. Mikayla Koevoets rented part of a three-bedroom house in east London with a …

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This Ontario election is about many things. Indigenous issues aren’t among them, observers say

This Ontario election is about many things. Indigenous issues aren’t among them, observers say

Over the last three weeks, Ontario election campaign leaders and candidates have addressed a range of issues — including affordability, housing and health care — and offered promises leading up to the vote next month.  But there has yet to be substantive conversation about Indigenous people and issues, say several current and former …

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Particularly in the north, the opioid crisis is top of mind this Ontario election

Particularly in the north, the opioid crisis is top of mind this Ontario election

When Felicia Fahey heads to the ballot box June 2, her cousin, Steven Legault, will be top of mind. In September 2020, Legault died of an accidental overdose. “It just rocked our entire family. He was just like a brother to me. … to see him succumb to something that was so …

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Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath tests positive for COVID-19 just ahead of election

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath tests positive for COVID-19 just ahead of election

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has tested positive for COVID-19 just two weeks ahead of the provincial election.  Horwath said she tested positive on a rapid test Thursday morning. “Like many others in this pandemic, this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” Horwath said in a tweet. “We’re doing our best to …

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‘Protect your wallet and your heart,’ warns woman after finding Ontario beau’s romance scam links

‘Protect your wallet and your heart,’ warns woman after finding Ontario beau’s romance scam links

A man from Waterloo region in Ontario who was found guilty of scamming multiple women out of over a reported $150,000 some 15 years ago is once again facing fraud charges — after one of his former flames took the investigation into her own hands. In 2006, Jivesh Jagota was dubbed the Online Casanova and …

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Thunder Bay leads Ontario in opioid deaths per capita. Here’s how 2 organizations handle the crisis

Outside the entrance to the community warming shelter on the north-side downtown core in Thunder Bay, Ont., paramedics respond to a suspected overdose. Staff at Elevate NWO, a community-based harm reduction organization in northwestern Ontario, had called 911 after an individual was non-responsive in its lobby. At the same time, staff …

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What the Ontario leaders’ debate means for the rest of the election campaign

The sharpest blows in the Ontario leaders’ debate came from the candidate with the least chance of winning the provincial election. Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner, who went into the debate with the least to lose, unsettled Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford in their direct exchanges with an approach that …

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Families in Ontario grieve with Buffalo, N.Y., after ‘heartbreaking’ mass shooting

Sherri Darlene says her father Robert Ford visits Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., nearly every day, just to pickup “little things.” It happens so often that it’s become a bit of a family joke. The 74-year-old was on his way there Saturday when he stopped to see if his friend Larry wanted to join him, …

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Jagmeet Singh verbally harassed during Ontario election campaign stop in Peterborough

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the aggressive verbal harassment he endured outside a campaign event in Peterborough, Ont. was one of the most troubling experiences of his political career. Singh was accosted Tuesday by protesters before and after a rally at the campaign office of provincial NDP candidate Jen Deck. …

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