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UPDATED: Missing 10-year-old girl Toronto found

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/26/2013 9:25:00 PM

Toronto Police say a missing 10-year-old girl has been found

Sierra Stephen was last seen Saturday afternoon near Burnhamthorpe Rd & Kipling Ave.

She was found at 9:30pm that night.

Congratulations Roll In For Wynne

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 1/26/2013 9:27:00 PM

It didn't take long for the well wishes to come in for Premier elect Kathleen Wynne.

The Provincial Progressive Conservatives sent out a release, saying Wynne 'inherits and must now confront, many urgent challenges in her new role. Our province has lost precious time - more than 14 months since the last election. The Legislature was shuttered by prorogation, and government ground to a halt as successors to the outgoing Premier focused exclusively on internal Liberal Party politics. The deep fiscal hole they have dug has grown deeper still, and the business of the people remains neglected. '

But Leader Tim Hudak went on to say 'Better days can still be ahead for Ontario, but only if we make difficult and necessary decisions to get our fiscal house in order and enable job creation - and make them now.'

A similar release was put out by the Ontario NDP's and ...

Wynne wins Ontario Liberal leadership

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/26/2013 6:03:00 PM

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario's new premier.

The Don Valley West MPP beat out ex-cabinet minister Sandra Pupatello on the 3rd ballot of voting at the Liberal leadership convention at the Old Maple Leaf Gardens.

Wynne becomes not only Ontario's 1st female premier, but also its 1st openly gay leader.

She addressed her sexuality in her speech to delegates Saturday: “I don’t believe the people of Ontario judge their leaders on the basis of race, colour or sexual orientation, they judge us on our merits.”

The 59-year-old has served in the McGuinty cabinet as Minister of Education, Transportation, Municipal Affairs & Housing, & Aboriginal Affairs.

Wynne has vowed to recall the lesgislature February 19th. 

The Harvard-trained mediator is anxious to mend fences with teachers unions, angry at having contracts forced on them under the McGuinty administration.

VIDEO: Unions Protest Outside Liberal Leadership Convention

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/26/2013 2:01:00 PM

Thousands of protesters jammed the streets outside the Ontario Liberal leadership convention Saturday afternoon as delegates voted for the party's next leader and the province's new premier.

Police officers stood behind a barricade and let delegates in and out of the former Maple Leaf Gardens in downtown Toronto while the crowd of public school teachers, union members and their supporters jeered.

Some delegates smiled as they walked by the spirited wall of protesters. Others were met with loud boos.

One Kathleen Wynne supporter gave an apple, coffee and bag of chips to an older protester leaning over the chest-high barricade while police looked on.

Charter buses dropped off demonstrators earlier in the day for a protest at a nearby park.

The crowd roared as labour leaders took to the stage ahead of the march, condemning the government's decision to impose contracts on public school teachers as a violation of workers' ...

VIDEOS: Wynne Gets Endorsements From Kennedy & Sousa Ahead of 3rd Ballot

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/26/2013 5:20:00 PM

Former cabinet minister Kathleen Wynne appears poised to win the Ontario Liberal leadership race and become the province's
next premier.

Third-place finisher Gerrard Kennedy joined fourth-place finisher Charles Sousa to endorse Wynne moments after the results of the second ballot was released.

While Sousa and Kennedy have both endorsed Wynne, Kennedy has however freed his supporters to vote as they wish on the third ballot.

If Wynne gets all those delegates, it would put her over the top with more than 50 per cent of the vote.

Sandra Pupatello led the second ballot with 817 votes while Wynne came second with 750 votes.

Former government services minister Harinder Takhar, gave Pupatello a major boost after the 1st ballot by bowing out of the race to throw his support to her. However, because he was late in taking his name off the ballot, he ended up coming in last with 18 ...

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old girls found

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/26/2013 11:45:00 AM

Toronto Police say 2 missing 12-year-old girls have been found.

Alivia Heath & Mandy Fauder hadn't been seen since Friday night near Gosford Blvd & Shoreham Dr.

AUDIO: Newstalk 1010 has coverage of Liberal convention

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/26/2013 9:58:00 AM

Stay tuned to Newstalk 1010 today for special coverage of the Liberal convention.

Reporters Katie Franzios, Russ Courtney and James Moore are giving updates every 15 minutes. Full coverage with our hosts and news team starts at 6 p.m.

More than 1,800 delegates and 420 ex-officio Liberals have gathered at the former Maple Leaf Gardens to choose a new party leader and premier, to replace Dalton McGuinty.

The morning has started off with speeches from all six candidates.

First-round voting results are expected to be announced just after noon, when the speeches are done.

Voting will then continue, round after round, until one candidate gets more than 50 per cent of the vote.

While the voting takes place inside, protestors have gathered outside, on Carlton St. A crowd of protestors made it difficult for delegates to enter the building as they arrived for the day.

The protests are expected to ...

Two women shot at Mississauga banquet hall

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/26/2013 9:49:00 AM

Peel police are investigating a shooting this morning in Mississauga.

Officers were called when shots were fired at a banquet hall near Derry and Tomken Rds overnight.

Const George Tudos says two young women were shot. Their injuries not life threatening.

"Our investigators are processing the scene and are in the midst of speaking to witnesses from this function in order to get some suspect information," Const Tudos says.

No arrests have yet been made.

Ontario Liberals choose a new leader today

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/26/2013 4:51:00 AM

The race to replace Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
kicks into high gear today as provincial Liberals cast their ballots
to pick a new leader.
   
Six candidates are vying for McGuinty's job, with the two
front-runners - Sandra Pupatello and Kathleen Wynne - heading into
the leadership convention in a virtual tie.
   
About 1,800 delegates and another 400 so called ``ex-officios'' -
party executives, current and former MPs and members of the
provincial legislature - already cast their committed first ballots
Friday, with the results expected early this afternoon.
   
Second-ballot voting will begin around 1 p.m. The last-place
candidate will be forced off each ballot until one of them gets over
50 per cent.
   
Political observers predict the Liberals are looking at a three-
or four- or even five-ballot convention, which means the race could
go on until late Saturday, or early Sunday.
   
The leadership convention was called after ...

Unions to protest outside Liberal convention

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/26/2013 4:48:00 AM

Thousands of union members from across the province are
set arrive in Toronto today to stage what they say will be a massive
protest at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention.
   
The Ontario Federation of Labour says 131 buses have been booked
to bring in teachers, other union members and their supporters for
an afternoon march to the convention at the former Maple Leaf
Gardens.
   
The labour group says more than 100 unions and community
organizations are expected to attend and show opposition to Bill 115
and budget cutbacks by the Liberal government.
   
The protest today is billed as the main event for union members
to send a message to delegates and leadership hopefuls.
   
Delegates arriving at the convention on Friday night got a taste
of what may be in store today, as more than 100 protesters thronged
the sidewalk outside the convention site, slowing down the ...

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