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Ford tells U.S. business crowd Ottawa doesn't 'see eye to eye' with premiers

Ontario Premier Doug Ford pitted the provinces against the federal government Friday as he made his pitch to bolster cross-border trade during a visit to the United States.

Catholic teachers file complaint against Ont. govt over changes to class sizes

TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's Catholic school teachers has filed a complaint against the provincial government with the Ontario labour relations board over recent changes to class sizes.

Toronto cop found guilty of sexually assaulting two women in cruiser

TORONTO — A Toronto police officer has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two women in his cruiser. It was the second trial for Sgt.

Ontario Human Rights Commission to unveil policy to tackle racism in law enforcement

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario's Human Rights Commission plans to unveil a new policy to tackle racial profiling in law enforcement. The commission says it also plans to announce recommendations to help address the issue.

Nearly 1,500 die from opioid overdoses last year in Ontario, up from 2017

TORONTO — Newly released numbers show nearly 1,500 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses last year, a fact some harm-reduction workers are attributing to an increasingly tainted supply of street drugs.

Man charged for allegedly trying to kill raccoon with garden tools

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — Police in Elliot Lake, Ont., have charged an elderly man for allegedly trying to kill a trapped raccoon with a pitch fork and pail of water. They say a neighbour heard screeching coming from a backyard and saw the scene unfold.

TTC settles lawsuit, apologizes to black man pinned to sidewalk by fare inspector

Toronto's transit authority has apologized to a black man who was pinned to the ground and forcibly detained by fare inspectors last year, pledging Thursday to "do better" when it comes to battling conscious and unconscious racial bias.

Cops give new fishing rod to 11-year-old who broke his while skipping school

GUELPH, Ont. — Police in Guelph, Ont., are reporting a "catch and release." They say an officer gave a new fishing rod to an 11-year-old boy who skipped school to go fishing earlier this week.

Man in his 30s dead after being struck by a vehicle in Brampton, Ont.

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say a man in his 30s is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in Brampton, Ont., Wednesday night. Peel Regional Police say they were called to the scene near the corner of Wanless Drive and Queen Mary Drive at 8:39 p.m.