Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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Almost nine-thousand Canada Post workers are walking off the job today in the country's largest city.

The walk-off will include the Greater Toronto Area, with the exception of Scarborough, and most of the 9-0-5 region.

Today is the second day of postal disruptions across the country, after Canada Post announced a rotating strike on Sunday.

The walk-offs began yesterday in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax. (The Canadian Press)



Months after sexual misconduct allegations forced him to step down as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, Patrick Brown made a political comeback yesterday -- this time as a city mayor.

The embattled politician defeated Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, a former provincial Liberal cabinet minister who was backed by several high-profile politicians.

Jeffrey, who called Brown a political opportunist during the campaign, appeared shocked at her loss.

Brown -- who represented residents of Barrie municipally and federally before becoming a provincial legislator for an area north of the city -- recently moved to Brampton with his newly wed wife. (The Canadian Press)



John Tory has been re-elected mayor of Toronto, easily beating a challenge from Jennifer Keesmaat -- a former city planner.

The city's campaign saw unprecedented interference from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who mid-race cut the number of Toronto council seats.

In Thunder Bay, former municipal affairs minister Bill Mauro seemed poised to become mayor after incumbent Keith Hobbs, caught up in extortion and obstruction-of-justice charges, announced he would not seek re-election.

Also, former Liberal Speaker Steve Peters succeeded in his bid to secure a council seat in St. Thomas, where previous Conservative M-P Joe Preston was elected mayor. (The Canadian Press)



The sexual assault trial of a high-ranking former gymnastics coach gets underway in Sarnia today. …

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