Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- Voters across Ontario head to the polls today to decide whether or not the battered minority Liberals deserve a fourth mandate, and with pre-election polls showing the governing party was in a virtual tie with the Progressive Conservatives, there’s a good chance the $90-million snap election will produce another minority government.
- A Lispop.ca aggregation combining several polls conducted between June 4 and 11 – including the new Ipsos-Reid poll – that looks at decided voters, whether or not they’re likely to vote, shows a seven seat Liberal lead and a 1.5 per cent lead in popular vote.
- Okay, so you slept through the leaders’ debate and also the rest of the campaign. Don’t fret: We have a quick-and-dirty guide to where the parties stand on the major issues.
- Provincial police say 68 people died in more than 8,400 collisions involving large commercial vehicles the force investigated last year. In 2012, the OPP investigated almost 13,500 commercial vehicle collisions and the number of fatal crashes was a five-year high at 99.
- The problem-plagued preparations have been well chronicled, with critics condemning the range of issues from budget blowouts to construction delays. Organizers need Brazil to kick off the tournament with a win over Croatia on Thursday to shift the focus back to what the host nation really cares about: winning a sixth World Cup.
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h late this morning. High 23 except 18 near Lake Ontario. UV index 6 or high.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
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Stanley Cup Final:
Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves as the New York Rangers staved off elimination with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup final.