Your morning briefing

Your morning briefing


The new Canadian Free Trade Agreement* will be unveiled today in Toronto. Can you now hit a Costco in Quebec to legally bring a bunch of Budweiser 60-packs back to Ontario? No, not yet. But it will  begin addressing regulations for coffee creamer containers, our other long, national nightmare. Progress, people!

How much of a subsidy the UP Express requires won't be revealed until the summer, the Toronto Sun reports. It's been more than a year since the one-way fare for the airport train was cut from $27.50 to $12. More people started riding the shuttle, but the trade-off was the drop in per-ride revenue.

Our stories from yesterday:

A case set to go before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal next month could have a big impact on the level of autism services that school boards must provide for their students, the Star reports.

A PC MPP's private member's bill would require most buildings to post signs that indicate if they were constructed with lightweight trusses. It's a big deal for firefighters, the Star reports, who need to make quick decisions about whether or not to enter a burning building.

*Well, it's getting there.

In the opinion pages:

  • Chris Selley takes on Justice Tulloch's recommendations for police oversight reform in Ontario
  • The Toronto Star sees the Tulloch report as a road map it should start following ASAP
  • David Reevely points out the need for better police services boards


9:00 a.m.

Han Dong, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, will make an announcement about supporting college students in Sault Ste. Marie. Sault College, 443 Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie.

10:30 a.m.

Minister Brad Duguid to Respond to March Job Numbers. Queen's Park.

1:00 p.m.

The Honourable Brad Duguid, Chair of the Internal Trade Renewal Negotiations and also Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Growth, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Roger Melanson, Chair of the Committee on Internal Trade and also New Brunswick President of Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Trade Policy, will release the completed Canadian Free Trade Agreement. Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 35th Floor, 250 Yonge Street, Toronto.

Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, on behalf of Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport, will make an announcement. Lakeside HOPE House, 75 Norfolk St., Guelph.

To contact the reporter on this story:
Twitter: @geoffzochodne

Geoff Zochodne

Geoff Zochodne joined QP Briefing in 2014 after working as a reporter, photographer and editorial writer for The Oshawa Express weekly newspaper. He is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. To contact Geoff: 905-926-8026 Twitter: @geoffzochodne

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