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Former Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty is expected to resign as MPP Wednesday. Image via flickr /  Heather McCall

LOCAL

Jaye Robinson blasted Rob Ford Tuesday for not telling her in person she’d be removed from his executive committee. Mayor Ford, who Robinson said should either address the allegations he smoked crack or step aside, claimed to have tried to contact her no less than six times, but alleges she was unavailable. [National Post] 

Sources say former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is set to resign as an MPP for Ottawa South Wednesday. McGuinty, who didn’t show up for a key vote Tuesday, has been very low key in the wake of the power plant scandals. [Toronto Star]

The David Bowie exhibit that has wowed Londeners is coming to Toronto’s AGO this fall. The show focuses on Bowie’s approach to theatre. [CBC]


NATIONAL

Health Canada records reveal that two dozen Canadian women, several of them teenagers, have died after taking the controversial birth control pills YAZ, or Yasmin. Among those who died were two 14-year-olds, two 15-year-olds, and two 18-year-olds, but Bayer Canada, the manufacturer, continues to stand by its product. [Toronto Star]

Ottawa has unveiled plans for a massive new national park to be neighbours with a regional airport located on thousands of acres of federal land in Pickering. But not for a while: a report states that the airports in and around Toronto will have reached capacity by 2027-2037, and it takes 10 years to build an airport. [Globe and Mail]

Police believe that a Cape Breton man was killed in a violent confrontation on a lobster boat at sea. Witnesses heard gunshots and a gun was found in the home of Joseph Landry, one of the three members of the lobster boat Twig Maggies, who has been charged for second degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Philip Boudreau. [CBC]

INTERNATIONAL 

Almost four years after their debt crisis began, Greece is completely abolishing a high-profile government agency in its first mass firing. Its state broadcaster, known as ERT, will be no more by Tuesday night, leaving 2,500 people out of work. [Globe and Mail]

Turkish police used teargas and water cannons against protesters after the Prime Minister demanded an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations. Huseyin Avni Mutlu, Istanbul’s governor, said the police would continue operations until the square, the epicentre of the Turkish protests, was cleared. [The Guardian]

Riot police raided the central London headquarters of anti-G8 protestors in advance of next week’s G8 summit. Squatters inside the building, fittingly an old police building, accused officers of heavy handed tactics while they were led out after a tense standoff lasting more than three hours. [The Guardian]

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