Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Toronto-Shooting)

Two men are dead and two others are in hospital following an overnight shooting in northwest Toronto.

All of the victims are reportedly in their 20s.

Paramedics say the two wounded men were being treated for life-threatening injuries.

All four men were found inside a car (near Rathburn and Martin Grove) at about 1 a-m. (The Canadian Press, 680News)

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(Gas-Plants-Verdict)

A verdict is expected to be delivered today in a case related to Ontario's gas plants scandal.

David Livingston and Laura Miller -- who were senior staff to former premier Dalton McGuinty -- are charged over the destruction of documents.

Prosecutors alleged that the two illegally destroyed records to save the Liberal party embarrassment over a decision to cancel two gas plants in 2011.

Defence lawyers argued the pair had been trying to delete personal data, not documents that had to be kept. (The Canadian Press)

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(Ont-Liberals-Sorbara)

Premier Kathleen Wynne says high-profile Liberal Pat Sorbara will not be on her campaign team for this spring's election.

Wynne said the full organizational structure of the campaign will be announced in "the near future" but Sorbara will not be the managing co-chair.

Sorbara, who had been Wynne's deputy chief of staff, was acquitted of Election Act bribery charges in October, along with local Liberal fundraiser Gerry Loughheed.

Sorbara and Lougheed were accused of offering a would-be candidate a job or appointment to step aside for Wynne's preferred candidate in a 2015 byelection in Sudbury.

The judge dismissed the charges and the Liberals say Sorbara did not return as the premier's deputy chief of staff following the trial. (The Canadian Press)

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(Pig-Deaths)

An Ontario man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after more than 15-hundred pigs died at a farm southeast of London.

Animal welfare authorities say Ben Stein of Tavistock pleaded guilty to multiple charges -- including permitting an animal to be in distress -- and is to be sentenced in April.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says officers were called to a pig farm in Langton last February due to concerns about the welfare of pigs on the property. …

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