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Ontario legislature returns as teachers strike

TORONTO—The Ontario legislature resumes today after a winter break that's been consumed by an escalating conflict with the province's public school teachers.

Contract talks between the Progressive Conservative government and the four major teachers' unions have largely stalled, and a co-ordinated provincewide strike set for Friday will see about two million students out of class.

Front-runner emerges in Ontario Liberal race

TORONTO—Former cabinet minister Steven Del Duca has emerged as the clear front-runner in the Ontario Liberal leadership race, according to new data released by the party.

Del Duca has secured the support of 1,173 delegates out of the 2,724 who will select the party's replacement for former premier Kathleen Wynne at a convention on March 7.