Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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A Toronto police spokeswoman says "items of interest" have been found at a property where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper.

Meaghan Gray said that she could not confirm exactly what the items might be.

She said they've been taken for testing by the coroner's office.

Police had previously found the remains of seven men buried in planters at the property but returned to do more excavations yesterday.

McArthur has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of eight men who had ties to Toronto's gay village. (The Canadian Press)



A second P-C legislator is joining the race to be Speaker of the House.

Rick Nicholls has joined Randy Hillier, who announced his plan to run for the position earlier yesterday.

A third Tory legislator, Bill Walker, says he's considering a possible run for the job.

The legislature is expected to be recalled for a brief summer session next week, and Premier Doug Ford is expected to give a throne speech laying out his government's priorities. (The Canadian Press)



A research report by C-I-B-C says U-S tariffs on auto imports could send Ontario into a mild recession.

The C-I-B-C Capital Markets report says a 25 per cent tariff on all foreign imports could cut Canadian automobile production by more than 400-thousand units a year

It says if the tariffs are only on Canadian imports, U-S buyers would look for other imports and that would lead to production in Canada being cut by almost 900-thousand vehicles.

However, C-I-B-C says the most likely scenario is widespread tariffs with a temporary exemption for Canadian producers due to pressure from major U-S auto producers with cross-border operations. (The Canadian Press)



The chief of Attawapiskat First Nation says illegal drugs are destroying his small community in northern Ontario and he's tired of waiting for someone to deal with the problem. …

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