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Man charged with sexual assault after alleged break-and-enter in Toronto

TORONTO — A man faces numerous charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman after breaking into her Toronto home. Police allege the man tried to break into two west-end houses starting at 5:30 a.m.
Fee opt-out a Ford government attack on student unions, court hears

Fee opt-out a Ford government attack on student unions, court hears

TORONTO — The Ontario government's order that made certain student fees optional was a politically motivated attack on student unions and services that threatens university independence, Divisional Court heard on Friday.

Three bodies found in eastern Ontario home; no danger to public safety

MALLORYTOWN, Ont. — Provincial police say they found three bodies in an eastern Ontario home on Friday morning. They say they found the bodies after being called to a residence in Mallorytown, Ont.

Prosecutors overstated penalties Linda O'Leary faces if convicted in boat crash

Federal prosecutors say they were wrong about the penalty Kevin O'Leary's wife could face if she's convicted of a Canada Shipping Act charge that stems from a fatal boat crash.

Court says Ontario broke law when scrapping cap-and-trade system but no change expected

TORONTO — An environmental group that accused the Ontario government of breaking the law when it scrapped the province's cap-and-trade system claimed a symbollic victory on Friday as a court decision validated the allegation without changing the stat
How to handle hot-potato election issues at Thanksgiving dinner

How to handle hot-potato election issues at Thanksgiving dinner

TORONTO — Politics will likely be on the table when Nick Difruscio joins his family for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, and that has the Ryerson University student bracing for heated discussions alongside turkey and gravy.

Judge dismisses advocacy group's bid to speak on behalf of animals in court

TORONTO — An Ontario judge has dismissed an advocacy group's bid to secure the right to speak on behalf of animals in legal settings.
'Putting out a fire you set:' critics wary of Tories' reduced deficit projection

'Putting out a fire you set:' critics wary of Tories' reduced deficit projection

TORONTO — Ontario's 2019-20 deficit will be lower than the $10.3 billion the Progressive Conservative government projected in their spring budget, Finance Minister Rod Phillips said Thursday.

Ontario names adviser to lead consultations on public health amalgamations

TORONTO — Ontario has appointed a special adviser to lead cross-province consultations on the government's planned health unit amalgamations.

Police seek witnesses after alleged hit-and-run in Hamilton leaves man dead

HAMILTON — Police in Hamilton are searching for witnesses after a pedestrian died in an alleged hit-and-run. Investigators say the incident happened shortly after 11 p.m.