Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Ont-Elxn)

The three main party leaders will be doing most of their campaigning for the June 7 election in the Greater Troonto Area today.

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is to make an announcement in Toronto and visit Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Mississauga before heading to Kanata to address an Iftar dinner tonight.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford will make a morning announcement in Oakville, then go to Mississauga for a tour of Fielding Environmental before attending an evening rally.

N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath is spending the day in Toronto, with stops at a childcare centre and a restaurant.

Compensation at Hydro One was a major issue on the campaign trail yesterday as Wynne slammed raises for the company's board of directors, while Ford and Horwath blamed them on the Liberal government's privatization of the utility. (The Canadian Press)

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(OREA)

The Ontario Real Estate Association is pulling four election-focused billboard advertisements.

The association says four billboards supporting two candidates in the provincial election were put up "in error" and will be removed.

It says the signs were erected after Outfront Media, a marketing company hired by the association, missed an email requesting that they not be posted.

The Toronto Real Estate Board President had slammed the association for endorsing politicians with "member dues without member's knowledge and buy-in." (The Canadian Press)

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(Opioid-Prescriptions)

Researchers say nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April of 2015 to March of 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced last year.

They say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligram morphine equivalents.

That's more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch. …

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