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Wynne says $100,000 a lot of money to earn

TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says the Liberal government has no plans to raise the $100,000 threshold for Ontario’s so-called sunshine list of public sector workers.

The list comes out later today, and will provide salaries and benefits for tens of thousands of workers, including police, firefighters, nurses, teachers, librarians and civil servants.

Ontario bans random street checks by police

TORONTO—Ontario has released its final regulations to ban police from randomly stopping people to collect personal information, a practice known as carding or street checks.

The regulations, which were first posted last October for public comment, set out what the government calls “clear and consistent rules” for voluntary police-public interactions.

Ford succumbs to cancer

TORONTO—Rob Ford, the pugnacious, populist former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died today after fighting cancer, his family says.

He was 46.

Ford rode into office on a backlash against urban elites. He cast an image sharply at odds with Canada’s reputation for sedate, unpretentious politics.

Boy causes police chase

DODGE CENTER, Minn.—Authorities in Minnesota say an 11-year-old boy is in custody after stealing a cement truck from a contractor and leading officers on a chase.

Sheriff’s officials say the chase started about 3 p.m. Sunday in Dodge Center when the boy drove the truck onto Highway 14 toward Byron.

A State Patrol helicopter tracked the truck by air.

UN refugee chief lauds program

OTTAWA—The head of the United Nation’s refugee agency says he’d like to see Canada’s private sponsorship program exported around the world.

Filippo Grandi said while it is important for governments to show leadership by resettlement programs, having private citizens also engaged encourages a feeling of solidarity for the world’s most vulnerable.