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No regrets, Wilson-Raybould, Philpott say

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a first-hand glimpse of the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair when he addressed young women staging a mock Parliament in the House of Commons yesterday: about four dozen of them turned their backs on him while he tried to explain why he had booted Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott out of the Liberal caucus the day before.

Online misinformation stoking fear of vaccines

TORONTO—Doctors in Ontario are warning that misinformation being spread online is undermining public trust in vaccines.

The Ontario Medical Association, which represents about 31,500 doctors in the province, has launched a public awareness campaign through Twitter, Facebook and traditional media in a bid to combat myths around vaccines.

Minimum wage hike has more benefits than tax credit

TORONTO—Ontario's financial watchdog says a planned minimum wage increase scrapped by the Tory government would have benefited workers more than a tax credit brought in to replace it.

Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman said in a report today that the tax credit will benefit only 38 percent of minimum wage workers since many already pay no provincial tax.