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Ford's lawyer suspects 'political motive' in subpoena timing
The Globe and Mail
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has not yet been subpoenaed to testify in an extortion case involving his former friend Alessandro Lisi, according to the mayor's lawyer — who accused police of having "political" motives. A report in the Toronto Star said that Toronto Police are ready to subpoena Mr. Ford in the case involving Mr. Lisi, who allegedly made threats to attempt to obtain the video purportedly showing the mayor smoking crack cocaine.
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$801 million funding pledge won't go to community housing repairs in Toronto
Toronto Star
The federal and provincial governments have announced $801 million over the next five years for new and affordable housing in Ontario. But not a dime of the money can be used to cover the massive backlog of repairs at Toronto Community Housing, Municipal Affairs Minister Ted McMeekin acknowledged.
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Police urge calm after bomb squad investigates threat to Toronto City hall
The Globe and Mail
Toronto Police urged the public not to panic after Mayor Rob Ford announced that City Hall had been the subject of a bomb threat. Police bomb squad officers and a bomb-sniffing dog combed through Mayor Rob Ford's office and elsewhere in City Hall, finding no evidence of explosives after the mayor reported receiving a threat to "blow" the building if he did not resign as chief magistrate.
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Poll shows most want Fennell to step down
Brampton Guardian
Seven in 10 Brampton residents want Mayor Susan Fennell to resign, and half believe crimes were committed, following the scathing results of a forensic investigation of her lavish spending. A Forum Research poll also shows that Fennell's chances of winning a fifth straight term in the Oct. 27 election are not good.
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Highway 401 construction plans concern Chatham mayor
CBC News
The mayor of Chatham-Kent's says he has some concerns about the province's plans to reconstruct the a stretch of the 401 Highway through his municipality. The Ministry of Transportation has launched a detailed design phase for the project, which would have 60 kilometres of the road reduced to a single lane each way for up to three years.
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Taxi rates increasing by 11 per cent in Greater Sudbury
Northern Life
If ratified by city council, the price of taking a taxi in Greater Sudbury is about to increase by 11 per cent, making cabs in the city the priciest of any major city in northeastern Ontario. However, this is the first time in six years local rates have increased, and that increase — back in 2008 — was 12 per cent.
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Toronto's medical officer recommends city-wide e-cigarettes ban
CTV News
Toronto's board of health is considering a city-wide ban on electronic cigarettes if the Ontario government doesn't restrict use across the province by February. A report written by Toronto Medical Officer of Health David McKeown recommends that the Ontario Ministry of Health amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to prohibit of use of e-cigarettes, as well as a ban on the sales of flavoured e-cigarette products. McKeown also recommends the province ban e-cigarette displays in stores.
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Smart meters that started fires in Saskatchewan not used in Ontario
Toronto Star
After 12 days of checking while homeowners waited uneasily, Ontario officials have finally confirmed that no homes or businesses in the province have the same model of smart meter blamed for eight unexplained fires in Saskatchewan. The Ontario Energy Board said that 77 local utilities have finished their checks and determined that none has installed the Sensus Corporation Generation 3.3 meters installed by SaskPower, which has decided to remove them as a precaution.
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Protesters halt work at Enbridge pipeline site in north Toronto
National Post
A group of protesters is interrupting work at an Enbridge pipeline site in north Toronto. The blockade at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West is the latest in a series of actions to protest the company's controversial Line 9 project. A spokesman for the group, dubbed the Community Response Unit for Decontaminating our Environment, says the protesters are attempting to stop the project and stand in solidarity with previous demonstrations.
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Ontario teachers to head back to the bargaining table, but Kathleen Wynne's Liberals have little they can offer
National Post
September stands for most parents like a promise of future peace; it's an oasis after a summer with housebound kids. But this year, expect the celebrations in Ontario to be a bit subdued. Because when school comes back this fall, so too will labour talks with the provincial teachers’ unions, and with them, as always, the possibility of a strike, or other job disruption.
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Ontario reaches tentative agreement with civil servants' union
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Ontario's new majority Liberal government has brokered its first deal with a major union, a bellwether for difficult labour negotiations in the months ahead. While the terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed, observers say its details will be studied closely by other workers — teachers, jail guards, bureaucrats — whose own contracts are up for negotiation.

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Efforts afoot to bring head gear safety front of mind for many
Cambridge Times
Under Ontario law, anyone younger than 18 years old is required to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. The law is actually older than legislation prohibiting minors from playing the lottery or using tanning beds. It's also the least enforced, according to Patti Lehman, executive director of the Waterloo-Wellington Brain Injury Association. The reason isn't a lack of infractions. Take a walk through any local park or community space at this time of year and it doesn't take long to spot a young cyclist without proper headgear.

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Report says pension plans for Ontario hydro workers are unsustainable
CTV News
Ontario taxpayers are putting in almost $5 for every $1 employees are putting into unsustainable pension plans at Ontario's energy agencies, costs that pose a "significant risk" to electricity prices, according to a government-commissioned report. Employees at the provincial transmission utility Hydro One provided a scant 12 per cent of contributions to their pension plan, compared to 81 per cent forked over by the Crown corporation, the report found.

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