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Former Ontario official resigns over deficit disagreement; Ford blamed in Hydro One buy fail

Deficit disagreement leads to resignation of provincial chief accountant

Ontario’s former chief accountant claims the province is exaggerating the deficit.
The Toronto Star reports the provincial official resigned after she wouldn’t sign off on a $15 billion deficit report from Finance Minister Vic Fedeli. The Tories have also reportedly blocked NDP efforts to have the accountant speak before a transparency committee reviewing the provincial books.

Doug Ford blamed in $6.7 billion buyout fail

Hydro One has lost out on a $6.7 billion deal with the finger being at Doug Ford.
The Ontario company was expected to buy US business Avista. But officials across the border denied the sale with concerns Ford would meddle in business affairs. This comes after the premier forced out Hydro One’s CEO.

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Premiers primed to face off with Trudeau over pipeline, carbon tax

Justin Trudeau is reportedly preparing to take on heavy fire from Canada’s premiers.
On Friday, the PM is set to meet with provincial and territorial leaders to speak about bringing down interprovincial trade barriers. But, reports suggest the focus may quickly shift to frustration over issues like pipelines and carbon tax. Trudeau is also set to meet with Doug Ford privately today.

Day School victims may receive compensation next year

Former Day School attendees may soon receive compensation for years of abuse.
Ottawa is set to provide compensation for these victims in the New Year. Much like in Residential Schools, Indigenous attendees of nearly 700 Day Schools were reportedly victims of sexual and physical abuse. However, victims were left out of Residential School compensation because they were able to go home at night.

Gold particles at the heart of new 10-minute cancer test

The world’s most useful precious metal may have a new life-saving method.
Australian researchers have reportedly developed a ten-minute early cancer test using gold particles to test blood samples. The particles change colour if cancer cells are present anywhere in the body. Scientists say the test has been right 90 per cent of the time.

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