Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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The Ontario P-C party will hold a leadership race sometime before March to replace Patrick Brown, who resigned this week in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.

Party president Rick Dykstra says the executive has not yet established a firm timeline for the race.

But he acknowledged things will happen very quickly in order to have a leader in place to fight the upcoming spring election.

The party's caucus named Tory finance critic Vic Fedeli as interim leader yesterday.

Fedeli says he will be a candidate for the permanent leadership position. (The Canadian Press)



The children of Barry and Honey Sherman say Toronto police have confirmed what they always suspected -- that their parents were victims of a double murder.

The children of the billionaire couple released a statement yesterday saying they continue to support the police in their efforts to find those responsible.

Detective Sergeant Susan Gomes says no suspects have been identified.

The Sherman family -- upset by initial media reports that the deaths were a murder-suicide -- had hired their own team of investigators.

Gomes said she understood the family's concerns and frustrations during what has been a highly complex investigation. (The Canadian Press)



Bell Media has suspended a C-T-V News reporter who works at the Queen's Park bureau.

The company's vice president of communications says Paul Bliss has been suspended and an investigation is underway following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Scott Henderson says the allegations made by Bridget Brown are being taken very seriously.

Brown, who made the allegations in a blog post, says she was a former employee with the broadcaster.

Bliss did not immediately respond to requests for comment and the allegations have not been verified by The Canadian Press. …

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