May 8, 2014 7:06 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leave his home early Thursday May 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford can’t seem to please anyone these days, even with those at a rehab facility he’s in, after being reprimanded for speaking to the Toronto Sun while seeking treatment for alcohol abuse.

“I got into major s— for talking to you, so I can’t talk to you,” Ford told Toronto Sun‘s Joe Warmington.

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The mayor got into hot water with staff at the treatment centre after making comments to the newspaper about his “amazing” rehab experience and how is continuing to field calls from his constituents.


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Blue Jays:

Mark Buehrle was in top form again Wednesday night, throwing seven innings of three-hit ball in a 10-0 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies at Rogers Centre.


After fighting in court for six years only to get shot down by three unanimous decisions involving a total of 13 judges, Ontario’s corrections ministry gave Global News a database of sex offenders by postal code last week, shortly after a Supreme Court ruling ordered them to do so.

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader is expected to reveal details of his plan to create one million jobs during a campaign stop today north of Toronto.

An employee was injured after several propane cylinders exploded at a Brampton facility Wednesday night.

Canada’s military will be kicking up the dust on Parliament Hill today in preparation for Canada’s National Day of Honour.

Oscar Pistorius’ defence team called an anesthetist to testify at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial Thursday in an attempt to counter prosecution claims that Pistorius is lying about the timeline of events.


Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory to discuss his jobs and growth plan in a speech to the Economic Club of Canada. (11:45 a.m. at Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom B, 225 Front St. W.)

The Ontario Provincial Police announces the launch of a science-based, standardized mental health screening form which will be used by frontline OPP officers across Ontario. (1:30 p.m. at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 618 Applewood Crescent)

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