Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is predicting next year’s federal election campaign could be the nastiest one yet. The P-M told a Liberal party fundraiser in Toronto Tuesday night that he and his party won’t indulge in mudslinging in the coming campaign. He said he plans to take the same positive and inclusive approach as he did in 2015, when his Liberals upended the long governing Harper Conservatives and won a majority government.
The province is defending its decision to allow the display and advertising of vaping products in thousands of convenience stores across Ontario, saying it’s still committed to keeping such products out of kids’ hands. A spokeswoman for the minister of health says that while the new regulation acknowledges that smoking and vaping products are different, the government won’t let youth access potentially harmful products. This comes after a coalition of health groups warned that allowing the products to be advertised in corner stores would lead to increased nicotine addiction among teenagers. Ontario was set to ban the promotion of vaping products in convenience stores under the previous Liberal regime but the new Progressive Conservative government paused regulations that were to come into effect on July 1st.
Health officials say one person from Ontario has become ill because of salmonella outbreak linked to 10-dollar Loblaw brand chicken fries. The fries have since been recalled by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says four people in total got sick, but none had to be hospitalized and nobody has died. The agency says anyone who purchased the affected products should throw them out or return them to the store where they purchased them.
Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement today. He’s holding a news conference this afternoon with Health Minister Christine Elliott. The government didn’t say what the announcement will be about, but the chair of the council on improving health care and ending hallway medicine will also be in attendance.
A bilingual meeting in Alfred Plantagenet with all candidates from wards one and 2 will take place tonight from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Community Centre at 220 Main Street in Plantagenet.