May 13, 2014 6:50 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak makes an announcement at a packaging plant about creating 40,000 jobs in Ontario with affordable energy during a campaign stop in Smithville, Ont., on Monday, May 12, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO – The three main party leaders have a relatively light day of campaigning planned.

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at the Bloomberg Economic Summit in Toronto this morning and visits a Mississauga business in the afternoon.

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is at the Canada 2020 #OnVotes Speaker Series in Ottawa, while the NDP’s Andrea Horwath has two events in Toronto.

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And Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner is to launch the party’s platform for the June 12 election today at Queen’s Park.

WEATHER

Cloudy. Showers with a few thunderstorms beginning early this morning and ending late this morning. High 21 except 15 near Lake Ontario. UV index 5 or moderate.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.

Sports:          

Blue Jays:

Mark Buehrle gutted  it out through six-plus innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 at the Rogers Centre.

IN THE NEWS…

There’s hope today that a young Beeton, Ont. girl’s fight for a life-saving drug could finally be over.

Police are searching for suspects after a vehicle was found flipped on its side in downtown Toronto overnight.

The Crown prosecutors office says three people and a train company will face criminal negligence charges stemming from a railway disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Que.

VIDEO: A house in Brentwood, New Hampshire exploded on live television.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Lynne Yelich, minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular Services), delivers remarks at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School about Canada’s continued commitment to improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in the developing world. (9 a.m. at 45 Walmer Road)

Lawyers to appear for Alexander Lisi, friend of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, at court date for extortion and drug charges against him. (10 a.m. at Old City Hall, 60 Queen St. W., courtroom 117)

Thirty members of the Toronto Police Service will be recognized for bravery, humanitarianism, superior investigative work and overall outstanding police skills as they receive awards for 2013 Police Officers of the Month. (1:30 p.m. at Toronto Police Headquarters, Main Lobby, 40 College St.)

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