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Cannabis store licence lottery process kicks off

TORONTO—Ontario kicked off its application process yesterday for the first 25 cannabis retail licences in the province, with the results of a lottery expected later this week.

The government said the firm cap on the number of stores that will open this spring was needed due to what it called serious cannabis supply issues that had to be addressed by the federal government.

Union leader hits back at Ford's 'false hope' charge

TORONTO—Union leaders and politicians who talk about saving a General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont. are selling “false hope,” Doug Ford said yesterday, as the leader of the union representing the affected autoworkers accused the premier of undermining efforts to fight the job cuts.

Ford held a news conference after an emergency cabinet meeting on the GM closure yesterday afternoon.

Tories 'may' balance budget in last year: Ford

TORONTO—Days after his government delivered its first major fiscal update, Premier Doug Ford said his government “may” balance the province's budget in the final year of its mandate.

Ford made the comments during a “fireside chat” with Toronto Sun editor-in-chief Adrienne Batra at the Ontario Progressive Conservative policy convention in Toronto on Saturday.