Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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The Ford era is set to begin at Queen's Park today.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford will be sworn in, alongside his cabinet, during a ceremony at the provincial legislature.

He'll then hold a second, public ceremony outside the building, where he's expected to reaffirm his oath of office and give a speech.

Ford led the Tories to victory in this month's provincial election on a largely populist platform of lower taxes offset by finding billions in unspecified "efficiencies." (The Canadian Press)



Niagara Region police have made a second arrest in an ongoing investigation of historical sexual assaults.

Officers say a 52-year-old man from Port Colborne was arrested on Thursday and charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.

He's due to appear in court in St. Catharines for a bail hearing today.

Another suspect was arrested on Sunday and faces a total of 40 charges, including sexual assault, sexual interference and forcible confinement. (The Canadian Press)



Police in Toronto have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man.

Brent Young of Toronto was found in a residential building on the city's east side early Monday and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they've charged a 26-year-old Toronto man with first-degree murder.

He's due in court this morning.

They're also looking for a second man in connection with the homicide, and they're appealing for anyone with information to contact them. (The Canadian Press)



Students from a Toronto school are calling for the resignation of a principal who compiled a list of black students to track their performance.

Peggy Aitchison, the principal at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, has said she compiled the list and circulated it among teachers in an attempt to categorize students with opportunity gaps. …

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