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Union leader hits back at Ford's 'false hope' charge

TORONTO—Union leaders and politicians who talk about saving a General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont. are selling “false hope,” Doug Ford said yesterday, as the leader of the union representing the affected autoworkers accused the premier of undermining efforts to fight the job cuts.

Ford held a news conference after an emergency cabinet meeting on the GM closure yesterday afternoon.

Tests ordered in grizzly attack

WHITEHORSE—Tests will be performed on the body of a grizzly bear to try to find out why it killed a woman and her 10-month-old daughter in Yukon earlier this week.

Environment Yukon spokeswoman Roxanne Stasyszyn said it's hoped the examination will offer some clues about what motivated the grizzly to attack Valerie Theoret and her baby on Monday near their cabin northeast of Mayo.

Alta. declares beer war with Ontario

EDMONTON—The Alberta government is opening a new front in its beer war with other provinces by targeting Ontario for what it says are its unfair trade barriers to Alberta-made suds and other alcoholic products.

The initiative emerged yesterday as Alberta announced a full retreat on its own craft beer subsidies that were found by a judge last spring to be unconstitutional.