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Ford Motor Company is planning to cut 600 jobs in Canada. (GETTY IMAGES/PHOTO)

Ford job cuts underline bigger issue

The announcement by Ford Motor Company that it would cut 600 jobs in Canada — less than two months after receiving just over $200 million in federal and provincial government grants — should accelerate an end to taxpayer-funded corporate handouts, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says.

Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau (ANTONELLA ARTUSO/Toronto Sun)

Autism program to offer direct funding

Ontario families of children with autism will be able to choose between using government-funded services or receiving funding to pay for private therapy, as part of an overhauled program, The Canadian Press has learned.

Ian Bush leaves the Elgin Street courthouse in the back of an unmarked police cruiser, Friday, February 20, 2015. MIKE CARROCCETTO / Postmedia

Bush guilty on 3 murder counts

Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome killings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

A Belleville mother holds her teenage daughter's post-surgery hydromorphone pills January 26, 2017. (Luke Hendry/Postmedia Network)

Calls to rein in opiod prescriptions unheeded

Almost two million Ontarians — or 14 per cent of the province’s population — filled prescriptions for opioids in fiscal year 2015-16, says a new report, suggesting that patients continued to be given the potent narcotics despite efforts to curtail what’s been called a national epidemic of overuse.

Carson Morin is charged with first-degree murder.

Grieving family pleads 'no appeal'

It’s pretty hard to persuade a jury that you didn’t mean to kill when you came in latex gloves, and armed with a knife.And on Friday, after a 14-week trial, a jury found Carson Morin guilty of first-degree murder in the throat-slitting death of Mike Wassill.