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Six arrests confirmed in St. Michael's probe

TORONTO—Six teens were arrested and charged yesterday in connection with an alleged sexual assault at an all-boys' private school in Toronto as police said they were looking into more incidents and additional charges could follow.

Police said five teens, accompanied by their parents or lawyers, turned themselves in to police while a sixth student was arrested on his way to school.

Postal strikes roll on

OTTAWA—Canada Post proposed a “cooling off” period with its striking postal workers today as pressure mounts to resolve the ongoing labour dispute ahead of the busy Christmas delivery season.

In a statement, the Crown corporation agreed with a proposal from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to bring another mediator into the ongoing contract dispute—but with a catch.

Tories 'may' balance budget in last year: Ford

TORONTO—Days after his government delivered its first major fiscal update, Premier Doug Ford said his government “may” balance the province's budget in the final year of its mandate.

Ford made the comments during a “fireside chat” with Toronto Sun editor-in-chief Adrienne Batra at the Ontario Progressive Conservative policy convention in Toronto on Saturday.

Thousands turn out in support of Quebec farmers

MONTREAL—Half-a-dozen tractors rolled through the streets of downtown Montreal yesterday as thousands of people marched in support of farmers who say they're threatened by the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

Many in the crowd brandished signs and kitchen utensils, and pushed shopping carts, as they joined an hour-long march organized by Quebec's farmers' union.