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WestJet pilot's eyes burned by laser on flight from Newfoundland to Florida

A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials says.

Ontario's highest court rules doctors must give referrals for services they oppose

Ontario's highest court ruled Wednesday that doctors in the province must give referrals for medical services that clash with their religious beliefs, calling it a compromise that balances the rights of physicians and the interests of patients.

Ontario court upholds stay of legal proceedings against 3 tobacco companies

An Ontario court has upheld an order that suspended legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies, rejecting arguments from lawyers representing Quebec smokers.

Court extends order suspending legal proceedings against big tobacco companies

An Ontario court has extended an order that suspended legal proceedings against three big tobacco companies.

Legal battle continues between smokers, tobacco companies and provinces

The companies — JTI-Macdonald Corp., Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. — were granted protection from their creditors last month after they lost an appeal in Quebec.

Man sentenced to life in prison for shooting woman in the head in her home

An Ontario man who shot a woman in the head several times in her apartment and left her body to decompose there has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Engineer says plans for Radiohead stage that collapsed had 'sloppy' mistakes

An engineer who approved the plans for a stage that collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto says the drawings contained "very sloppy" mistakes.

Five losing jobs as Ontario's environment commissioner's office folds in with auditor

Five people employed by Ontario's environmental watchdog are losing their jobs as a result of the government's decision to merge the office with that of the province's auditor general.

Lindsay Shepherd says she had to record meeting that spurred Peterson lawsuit

In a statement of defence, lawyers argue former Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd had to record her meeting with two professors over her showing a controversial video featuring Jordan Peterson in class.

Man convicted of sexually assaulting woman after Kitchener wedding gets new trial

A Toronto man convicted of sexually assaulting a friend after a wedding in Kitchener, Ont., will get a new trial after the Court of Appeal for Ontario found the judge erred in his instructions to the jury.

Toronto man killed, dismembered woman then dumped her remains in trash, Crown alleges

A Toronto man lured a woman into his apartment where he killed her, cut her body into pieces and dumped them in the trash in an effort to cover up his crime, prosecutors alleged Monday.

Transgender girl says sex-ed repeal made her nervous about returning to school

A transgender girl fighting the Ontario government's repeal of a modernized sex-ed curriculum says she felt nervous about returning to school last fall after the policy change was announced.

Ontario pot consumption bill passes, cannabis available through online store

Ontario passed its cannabis legislation Wednesday, firmly establishing the right to smoke marijuana in public in the province hours after recreational use of drug became legal across Canada.

PCs will upload TTC to province, Ford says, but will consult first

The Ontario government says it would be a benefit to Toronto if the province took over the city's transit system, something Premier Doug Ford promised to do during the spring election campaign.

Man found guilty of assault, theft, abducting homeless couple's baby

For decades, a Toronto man took advantage of a man with limited intelligence, treating him like a servant, taking his disability cheques and eventually stealing his baby in order to raise the child as his own, an Ontario judge has found.