Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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Toronto police say a reported attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab that prompted widespread condemnation last week did not happen.

Police say in a news release that they reached the conclusion following a detailed investigation into events reported last Friday.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were among those who expressed support for the girl and condemned her alleged attacker after it was reported a man had used scissors to cut off the girl's Hijab as she walking to school.

The Toronto District School Board has issued a statement saying it's thankful the reported attack did not happen. (The Canadian Press, CP24)



The R-C-M-P has announced the arrest of a Toronto-area man in connection with the sale of billions of stolen personal identities through the website Leakedsource-dot-com.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill is charged with trafficking in identity information, mischief to data, unauthorized use of computers and possession of property obtained by crime.

The Mounties say they began their investigation in 2016 after receiving a tip that the Leakedsource website was being hosted by servers based in Quebec.

They say it offered about three-billion personal identity records and associated passwords for sale for a small fee and allege Bloom earned 247-thousand dollars from administering the website. (The Canadian Press)



Up to 100-million dollars in government grants to automotive parts maker Linamar are expected to create 15-hundred jobs in southern Ontario.

The federal and provincial governments say the funding for the Guelph-based company will also help maintain more than eight-thousand other positions.

The federal government will provide a grant of 49-million dollars to the company under the strategic innovation fund announced last year and Ontario will provide a conditional grant of up to 50-million to help Linamar develop its advanced manufacturing technologies.

Federal Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains and his Ontario counterpart Brad Duguid made the announcement today in Guelph. (The Canadian Press)



Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle has made another brief court appearance this morning on assault and other charges. …

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