Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- The Ontario Liberals have won the provincial election and will form a majority government. Polls near the end of the campaign showed the Liberals and Tories neck-and-neck, but Kathleen Wynne managed to connect with voters in her first election as premier.
- Tim Hudak is stepping down as Progressive Conservative leader after a disappointing second place finish in the provincial election. Hudak said he plans to speak with his caucus to discuss the selection of an interim leader. It appears he will keep his seat as MPP for Niagara – West Glanbrook.
- Unofficial results say voter turnout for Ontario’s 2014 elections was 51.7 per cent. That is 3.5 percentage points higher than the 2011 elections, which brought out the lowest voter turnout Ontario has ever seen, with 48.2 per cent.
- Ontario Election 2014 results: Find out who won in your riding using our interactive map.
- Durham CUPE Local 1764 has informed region officials it will give 48 hours notice before taking strike action as a result of an ongoing labour dispute.The union is in a legal strike position as of Friday, June 13 at 12:01 a.m. Daycare workers will remain on the job today as well as paramedics, health inspectors and other staff.
Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing late this afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h this afternoon. High 24 except 19 near Lake Ontario. UV index 7 or high.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.
World Cup 2014: The big rematch between Spain and Netherlands has come around quickly. The teams that played in the final of the last World Cup meet again on Day 2 in Brazil.