Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, July 12

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, July 12

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Ontario News Advisory


Friday, July 12, 2013

As of 4 p.m.


Here are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces The Canadian Press News Budget.

Contact the Ontario Desk at 416-507-2159.



Calls for ombudsman to probe daycare policies


TORONTO -- Ontario's ombudsman should investigate whether the government is doing enough to protect children in unlicensed daycares after a toddler died at a home facility north of Toronto, the New Democrats said Friday. Other children have died in unlicensed daycares, including a baby who was shaken to death in 2011 and a toddler who was found at the bottom of a pool in 2010, said NDP critic Monique Taylor. AUDIO.


Ford willing to hike taxes to fund subway


TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he's willing to hike taxes to fund a subway extension in the city's east end. He says he could raise taxes by 0.25 per cent in 2015, even though the city manager says Toronto should start with a 0.5 per cent increase in 2014. AUDIO.


London police charge 2 with human trafficking


LONDON -- Two London residents are facing charges of human trafficking, the first time police in the city have laid that charge. Thirty-six-year-old Steven McDonald and 31-year-old Kristen MacLean are charged with trafficking in persons by exercising control, procuring illicit sexual intercourse, exercising control of a person for prostitution and living on the avails of prostitution. AUDIO.



Windsor woman charged after kids left in car


AMHERSTBURG -- A Windsor, Ont., woman is facing child abandonment charges after police allege four children were left in a car while their mother partied in a bar in nearby Amherstburg. …

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