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Risks high when leaving abusive relationships

TORONTO—The case of an Ontario woman who was murdered by her husband days after she filed for divorce underscores that victims of domestic violence face even greater danger when they try to leave their abuser, experts say.

Elana Fric Shamji, 40, stayed with her abusive husband for more than a decade before serving him with divorce papers in November 2016, a court heard.

Regulator won't probe doctor's advocacy work

TORONTO—A Toronto doctor says Ontario's medical regulator has decided not to investigate dozens of complaints made about her push for stricter gun laws.

Dr. Najma Ahmed, a trauma surgeon who treated victims of a fatal mass shooting in Toronto last summer, said the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario told her of its decision Tuesday.

Bill tabled to prevent OPG strike

TORONTO—The Ontario government introduced legislation yesterday that would prevent a strike or lockout at one of the province's major power utilities—a move its said was necessary to avoid power outages over the holidays.

Labour minister Laurie Scott said that if passed, the bill would send the dispute between the Power Workers' Union and Ontario Power Generation to arbitration.