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Beyak irked by committee ouster

OTTAWA—Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak says her party's decision to sanction her for comments about Canada's residential school history amounts to a threat to freedom of speech.

In a statement released yesterday, Beyak, who was removed Wednesday from the Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples, says political correctness is “stifling opinion and thoughtful conversation.”

LCBO strike vote set

TORONTO—Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be holding a strike vote April 24 and 25.

The union long has railed against the government's move to sell beer, wine, and cider in grocery stores, calling it “creeping privatization.”

Rent control proposal coming soon: Wynne

TORONTO—Ontario's premier says she isn't buying an argument from the development industry that stricter rent control will do more harm than good for renters in the province.

Kathleen Wynne's comments Tuesday came amid reports of some residents in Toronto seeing their rents double—a situation the premier called “unacceptable.”