It's a constituency week, which means MPPs have returned home to get an earful from residents in their ridings.
Speaking of, Liberal MPP Bob Delaney is having an issue with a Mississauga mom, the Toronto Sun reports. The woman reportedly told Delaney's staff that she intended to hang outside his office, "handing out flyers to protest against new provincial autism rules that mean her six-year-old son Xavier can no longer qualify for intensive behavioural intervention (IBI)." The next morning the police were at her door. And we're off, as a group of parents are now taping up "Wanted" posters of Liberal cabinet ministers and MPPs.
A Northern Ontario mayor feels like he's getting mixed messages about the Liberal government's plans for natural gas. The leak of a draft of the government's climate change action plan has left East Ferris Mayor Bill Vrebosch wondering about the work they'd done with the province and Union Gas to bring natural gas to their community. “We deserve the right to have natural gas in the country," he told the North Bay Nugget.
Greenstone, a community about 260 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, has been under a state of emergency because of forest fires. The fires have also shut down highways.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is nearly ready to deliver its final report on the 2013 crash of an Ornge air ambulance helicopter in Northern Ontario, the Toronto Star reports.
Development of Toronto's waterfront light-rail transit line is going slowly, if at all, the Star notes.
A Hong Kong private school that can grant Ontario high school credits is apparently dealing with governance problems, the Ottawa Citizen reports. This follows allegations that students at another offshore school, in Shanghai, were paying for higher marks.
Former Liberal MPP and current Niagara Falls councillor Kim Craitor has been pretty quiet since the Premier told reporters that sexual harassment allegations had been made against him.
Niagara regional council is asking for a police investigation of a now $91-million bridge replacement project. The Burgoyne Bridge fix-up was initially estimated to cost $59 million, which is no longer the case. One councillor says they received a tip about a "really serious fiduciary issue," that ultimately led to council calling for the Ontario Provincial Police or RCMP to investigate.
The City of Barrie wants its neighbours to start chipping in for the local rail service.
Oakville youths are "assassinating" each other. It's not quite what you think; otherwise, you probably would have heard about it already.
The chairman of the CRTC and the Ontario commissioner aren't seeing eye-to-eye.
Could looser regulations for growing hemp reignite dreams for Ontario-based production and processing of the crop? The Canadian hemp industry thinks it just might.
Well, this just sucks: Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
In the opinion pages:
- Jeffrey Simpson profiles Glen Murray, the "true believer" in charge of Ontario's climate change plan
- The Toronto Star agrees with banning corporate and union donations for municipal elections
Premier Wynne to tour and meet with representatives of Toronto Western Hospital to highlight an Ontario-Israel Life Sciences partnership. Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto.
Premier Wynne to meet with Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India. Queen's Park.
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