Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Ontario News Advisory for Friday, May 5

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Ontario News Advisory for Friday, May 5

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Top Ontario News Advisory

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Good afternoon from the Ontario desk!

Here are the top Ontario news stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. ET. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts, timing of stories and updates are also subject to change.

Advisories will move on the wire around 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on weekdays and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list (or removed) please contact Merita Ilo, Ontario bureau chief, at or 416-507-2158, or Diana Mehta, Ontario news editor, at or 416-507-2067.

TOP NEWS

Many regions bracing for weekend flooding

WEA-Cda-Flooding

Persistent, steady rains soaking swaths of Central and Eastern Canada that have already endured record precipitation levels threatened to trigger widespread flooding Friday and put residents and governments on high alert.Environment Canada said a massive system is slowly drenching much of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, triggering everything from contingency plans and flood warnings to states of emergency in dozens of municipalities. PHOTO. 900 words. By Michelle McQuigge. Moved National and Ontario.

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Ontario may lower corporate taxes in response to US

Ont-Corporate-Taxes

TORONTO -- The Ontario government says it is prepared to lower corporate taxes, if necessary, in order to keep the province competitive with the U.S.Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid says the provincial government is paying close attention to U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to dramatically cut corporate taxes and is ready to respond should he succeed. 237 words. Moved National, Ontario and Business.

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Ontario's Liberal Speaker won't run again

Ont-Liberals

BRANTFORD -- The Liberal Speaker of Ontario's legislature won't run again for his Brant seat in next year's election.Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government has been struggling in the polls, but Dave Levac said Friday his decision is not an indictment of the party. …

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