Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Afghanistan-Missing-Couple)

The father of an American woman who was freed along with her family after five years in captivity in Afghanistan is expressing anger at her Canadian husband.

Caitlan Coleman, her husband Joshua Boyle and their three young children born in captivity were rescued by Pakistani forces from Taliban-linked extremists.

Coleman spoke to her parents today for the first time in five years and her father Jim Coleman later said it was "unconscionable" that Boyle had taken his pregnant wife to a very dangerous place.

The couple was abducted in October 2012 while on a backpacking trip and Boyle's parents have said the family will be returning to Canada and staying at their home in Smith's Falls while they decide their longterm future. (The Associated Press, The Canadian Press)

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(Doctor-Assault-Appeal)

A Toronto anesthesiologist convicted of sexually assaulting 21 sedated women during surgery has lost his appeal of his conviction.

Doctor George Doodnaught was convicted in November 2013 of assaulting the women, who ranged in age from 25 to 75, while they were semi-conscious at North York General Hospital.

The defence had suggested the complainants may have been hallucinating while under anesthetic and argued the evidence at trial did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the offences actually happened.

But the Ontario Court of Appeal rejected that argument today -- finding that the judge who convicted Doodnaught had carefully looked at the expert evidence. (The Canadian Press)

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(Ont-Auto-Insurance)

The latest figures show auto insurance rates have decreased by a meagre 0.14 per cent after two straight quarters of increases.

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario posted the approved rates for the third quarter this year today.

Rates went up by an average of 1.24 per cent in the first quarter and 0.76 per cent and in second quarter.

A report earlier this year by Ontario's auto insurance adviser found that the province has the most expensive auto insurance premiums in Canada despite also having one of the lowest levels of accidents and fatalities. …

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