June 17, 2014 5:36 am
Updated: June 17, 2014 5:38 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Madi Vanstone (right) and her mother Beth (left) speak to reporters at Queen's Park on March 3, 2014.

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TORONTO – Madi Vanstone, the young girl who lobbied the Ontario government to cover her expensive cystic fibrosis treatment, may soon get coverage from OHIP.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced Monday it signed a letter of intent with the pan-Canadian Pricing Alliance that will enable provincial health insurance to pay for Kalydeco.

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Vanstone had been lobbying Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario government to cover the cost of the expensive drug since March. Treatment can reportedly cost more than $300,000 annually.


Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the afternoon on Tuesday. Temperatures could reach a high of approximately 23 degrees Celsius.

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The Toronto Blue Jays are beginning a three game series against the New York Yankees Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The Jays could take a nine game lead over the Yankees if they sweep the series and currently sit atop the AL East with a record of 41-30.

In the news

A man was seriously injured Monday night after a steel beam at a construction site in Mississauga collapsed and pinned him underneath. He was eventually rescued by Ornge Air Ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital.

The Progressive Conservative party of Ontario is reeling after a stunning loss to Kathleen Wynne’s scandal plagued Liberals in Thursday’s election. Tim Hudak has said he will resign as leader when a new leader is found – but some say that’s not soon enough.

Enjoy golfing? Here’s a list of Canada’s most exclusive golf courses that you may never get to play.

The Los Angeles Kings celebrated their Stanley Cup victory Monday in a parade through L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, dressed in a Kings sweater, shared a few choice words for the crowd:

“There are two rules in politics,” the usually soft-spoken mayor told the Kings and their fans. “They say never ever be pictured with a drink in your hand. And never ever swear.

“But this is a big f—ing day. Way to go, guys.”

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