May 27, 2014 6:11 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

NDP of Ontario Leader Andrea Horwath speaks to media as NDP York West candidate Tom Rakocevic looks on at Nina D'Aversa Bakery in Toronto on Monday May 19, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

TORONTO – Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is staying in the north today to campaign in Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury following her debate Monday with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath in Thunder Bay.

Horwath has stops planned in Toronto, St. Catharines and Fort Erie, while Tory Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has a morning event in Pickering.

On Monday, Horwath went for the jugular as she and Wynne debated northern Ontario issues.

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Calling the Liberals corrupt and saying voters are fed up with their lies, Horwath said voters deserve a hard-working, honest government and that starts by cleaning up the corruption at Queen’s Park.


A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 28. UV index 8 or very high.

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Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

The ramp from eastbound Highway 401 to northbound Highway 427 will be closed for up to two days for  emergency repairs.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.


Blue Jays:

Edwin Encarnacion, Steve Tolleson and Dioner Navarro hit solo homers as Toronto  defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 for their 7th straight victory.


Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.


Police are hunting for a driver following a hit-and-run in North York overnight. A cyclist was struck on Leslie Street south of Highway 401 just after 11:30 p.m.

The Canadian Medical Association says drug shortages in Canada have become a big problem, and it seems to only be getting worse.

A 19-year-old man from Ottawa has been identified as one of the victims of Friday’s mass murder at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Hundreds of Canadian consumers have been left in the dark after ordering discounted computers through the Lenovo website, only to have their orders abruptly cancelled over a “pricing error.”


Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory will announce his One Toronto Transit Plan at the Canadian Club. (12 p.m. at Metro Toronto Convention Centre)

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