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Feds give Ontario $54M to help fight guns, gangs

TORONTO—The federal government is giving Ontario $54 million over the next three years to combat illegal gun and gang activity, with the funds earmarked for specialized prosecutors, policing projects and intelligence-gathering efforts in jails.

Federal Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, who made the announcement yesterday, said the funding is aimed at preventing further violence.

Ford to decide on carbon tax challenge after fall election

TORONTO—Doug Ford says the fate of Ontario's carbon tax court challenge will be decided after the federal election, raising the possibility that his government could end up abandoning the legal action.

When asked Friday what he would do if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals are re-elected on Oct. 21, the premier said he would have to re-assess Ontario's position.

Supports coming for autistic kids

TORONTO—Ontario will establish a needs-based program for autistic children, the government said yesterday, firmly reversing course on a revamp that drew months of backlash from parents earlier this year.

Social Services Minister Todd Smith made the commitment while apologizing for the earlier version of the program, which based funding solely on age and family income.