Thursday, April 15

Ontario

Hamilton hitman sentenced for attempted murder of Hells Angel at Vancouver airport

Hamilton hitman sentenced for attempted murder of Hells Angel at Vancouver airport

British Columbia, CFSEU-BC, Conviction, Ferguson, Hamilton, Hitman, Knowah Ferguson, News, Ontario, setencing, Vancouver International Airport, YVR
Knowah Ferguson, 21, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, minus time already served.Given the credit for time already served, he’ll spend six more years behind bars.Ferguson pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Damion Ryan of the Hells Angels at Vancouver International Airport on April 10, 2015, and conspiracy to commit murder of a man who has not been identified. READ MORE: Westdale woman awoken by stranger in her room In a statement, the Combined Forces and Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. said investigators believe the incident was a highly planned and targeted attempt that saw contracted hitmen travel to British Columbia from Ontario for the purpose of killing the intended target.It added, the attempt was unsuccessful and the intended
Judge rules in favour of Tesla in Ontario rebate dispute

Judge rules in favour of Tesla in Ontario rebate dispute

News, Ontario
Tesla has secured a minor legal victory in Ontario in its push for equal treatment as the company looks to defend its direct-to-consumer business model in numerous markets.The Ontario case comes as Tesla struggles to move ahead with its retail model in the U.S. where it has not used franchised dealerships.Numerous U.S. states including Michigan, New Jersey and Missouri have passed laws in recent years to prevent Tesla from selling vehicles directly to consumers following pressure from automobile dealership associations.Ontario Superior Court judge Frederick Myers ruled Monday that the provincial government’s decision to exclude Tesla from a grace period for an electric vehicle rebate program was arbitrary and had singled out Tesla for harm. The ruling requires the government to r
Ford to Tory: Focus on fighting crime, not saving council size

Ford to Tory: Focus on fighting crime, not saving council size

Crime, News, Ontario, Toronto & GTA
Rather than meeting to find ways to save a bunch of their jobs, Premier Doug Ford suggests Toronto councillors use the time to try to save lives.In an open letter Friday from the premier’s office to Mayor John Tory, Ford strongly suggests council move on from the debate about the reduction of city councillors and put its priorities on the deadly issue of guns and gangs.“I implore you, along with Toronto city council, to address this critical issue at your meeting on Aug. 20 and add funding for guns and gangs to the city council agenda. The people of Toronto, and by extension Ontario, need and deserve to feel safe in the city and our great province,” Ford wrote.The premier was commenting on a special meeting council has scheduled for what he understands is “to discuss the Better L
Sask. teens arrested in Ont. for cross-country joyride in stolen truck

Sask. teens arrested in Ont. for cross-country joyride in stolen truck

Crime, News, Ontario, RCMP, Regina, Saskatchewan, Teens, Theft
An 18-year-old man and 16-year-old girl from Saskatchewan are accused of going on a lengthy joyride after stealing a truck in Alberta.The pair ended up being arrested in Ontario last week following a gas theft in the northern community of Beardmore.Police say the driver of the truck refused to pull over but it was ultimately found about 30 kilometres north of Hornepayne.Police say the man is facing nine charges including dangerous driving, while the girl is charged with eight offences including theft.
Audit to get to government’s bottom line

Audit to get to government’s bottom line

Auditor General, News, Ontario
Do numbers – especially government numbers – lie?One of two audits ordered by Premier Doug Ford’s ministers this week is supposed to settle a long-standing dispute as to the true state of Ontario’s finances.A second line-by-line budget audit is expected to come with a path back to balanced books by offering up savings or cuts, depending on one’s point of view.Peter Bethlenfalvy, president of the Treasury Board, said the line-by-line audit will provide an “open, thorough and transparent” look at all the ways the government spends money.“All provincial programs, including provincial agencies and transfer payment programs are within the scope of the review,” Bethlenfalvy said. “The results of the line-by-line review will be used to develop a responsible plan to achieve efficiencies