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Regulator won't probe doctor's advocacy work

TORONTO—A Toronto doctor says Ontario's medical regulator has decided not to investigate dozens of complaints made about her push for stricter gun laws.

Dr. Najma Ahmed, a trauma surgeon who treated victims of a fatal mass shooting in Toronto last summer, said the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario told her of its decision Tuesday.

Federal budget expected to have more wiggle room

OTTAWA—The improved economy is expected to give the Trudeau government more fiscal room than anticipated in next week's pre-election budget—but a wobbly economic finish to 2018 means conditions could look much different as the October vote approaches.

An abrupt deceleration in economic growth over the final three months of 2018 has dimmed the outlook for this year.

New autism supports for schools

TORONTO—School boards will get additional money to support students with autism, Ontario's education minister announced yesterday, as hundreds of kids soon may enter school because they will get less funding for therapy.

Autism and education advocates said the announcement does little to address a problem of the government's own making and attempts to turn teachers into therapists.

Sexual assault charge laid

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont.—A 26-year-old man whose four-year stint in solitary confinement sparked a public debate on the practice in Ontario jails has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

The OPP said Adam Capay is charged with one count of sexual assault with a weapon in relation to the alleged incident on March 6.