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Michelle McQuigge

Special ed. students increasingly asked to stay home: report

TORONTO—An education advocacy organization says students deemed to have special needs increasingly are being asked to stay home from school in Ontario rather than remain in class with their peers.

The annual report from People for Education does not speculate on the cause of the trend, which it began documenting in 2014 after hearing anecdotes from parents.

Tories extend deadline to sign up to vote

TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative party, fending off criticisms about the system put in place to help select its new leader, has given members more time both to register for the right to vote and actually cast their ballots.

A senior party source confirmed Saturday the organization has extended the voting deadline, pushing it back from March 8 to noon on March 9.