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Cornwall Seeks Answers As Hundreds Of Haitian Refugee Arrive

OTTAWA—As the surge of migrants pouring into Quebec hit 4,500 people — mostly Haitians — in the first three weeks of August, the federal government scrambled Monday to stem the tide with a sterner message to would-be asylum seekers and to accommodate hundreds more in the nearby Ontario border town of Cornwall. The office of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale acknowledged the RCMP had intercepted and arrested 4,500 irregular border crossers in Quebec so far this month — on top of 3,000 that crossed in July. They are mostly Haitian…

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Ontario Cannabis Store says 26 licensed producers will supply online

TORONTO – The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has partnered with 26 licensed producers for its online retail platform. The store, which will be Ontario’s only online retailer when recreational marijuana is legalized in the fall, says Monday that the supply agreements with Health Canada-authorized producers were competitive.   The online retailer says it will sell a variety of products, including dried flower, cannabis oil and cannabis seeds, to customers 19 and older when pot becomes legal on Oct. 17.   Supply agreements with cannabis accessory suppliers are also in the works,…

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Ford government jettisons Hydro One board

  Premier Doug Ford says his Progressive Conservative government has completed its promised overhaul of the management at Ontario’s largest utility company, Hydro One, ejecting all members of its board of directors. The company, partially privatized in 2015 by the former Wynne government, was a key target of Ford during the last election campaign that brought him to power in June, as he criticized rising electricity rates and high salaries of Hydro One executives. “A new day has dawned at Hydro One,” Ford told reporters at a press conference, accompanied…

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