2 staff members at Mt Sinai Hospital inappropriately accessed Rob Ford’s records. Tory leads in another new poll out this morning. TTC subway service resumes after heavy rainfall in Toronto. Electricity prices to rise next month in Ontario. New polls show Crombie and Jeffrey leading in Mississauga and Brampton.
2 STAFF MEMBERS AT MT SINAI INAPPROPRIATELY ACCESSED ROB FORD’S RECORDS
The hospital treating Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is released a statement yesterday, saying that two staff members inappropriately accessed his medical health records. It is unclear what they did with the information. Officials at Mount Sinai hospital say that they are taking action against the suspected employees, who they confirm were not part of the mayor’s medical team, and therefore had no authorization to access the information. The hospital has not yet said what course of action exactly has been taken against the employees. The mayor has been at Mount Sinai, undergoing multiple rounds of chemotherapy to combat a tumor in his abdomen following his diagnoses of pleomorphic liposarcoma. The statement says that the Mayor has been notified. Statement below:
TORY LEADS IN ANOTHER NEW POLL
Another poll has found John Tory is still in the lead in Toronto’s mayoral race. The Mainstreet Technologies poll has John Tory out front with 38% support. He leads Doug Ford by nine points who sits at 29%. Olivia Chow is in third with 22% and 8% were undecided. Among decided voters, Tory leads Doug Ford by 11 points at 43% compared to 32%, with Olivia Chow at 24%. The poll surveyed 2,265 respondents.
TTC SERVICE RESUMES AFTER HEAVY RAIN IN TORONTO
Subway service is back to normal this morning. After the TTC had to shutdown Lawrence station last evening due to flooding. Heavy rain and thunderstorms soaked Toronto with up to 40mm of rain in just one hour. Most of the rain has drained off but there are still a lot of puddles on the roads.
ELECTRICITY PRICES TO RISE IN ONTARIO
Just as the cold weather sets in, and furnace units are kicked into high gear, the Ontario Energy Board has approved a rate hike. Prices for most households and small business will see an increase starting on November 1, with the average bill jumping $2 per month. The price peak period usage is soaring 3.7%. Mid-peak rates will be upn 1.8% and off-peak hours are jumping 2.7%.
POLL: BONNIE AND CROMBIE LEAD IN MISSISSAUGA AND BRAMPTON
Bonnie Crombie has taken a huge lead on Steve Mahoney after she was endorsed by outgoing Mayor Hazel McCallion over the weekend. Crombie now has a commanding lead, with 56 per cent support compared with 31 per cent for Mahoney. In the Last Forum poll Mahoney led 40 to 36 but McCallion’s announcement has Crombie out front with a 25 point lead. In Brampton Linda Jeffrey has 42 per cent support while Josh Sanderson is second at 27 per cent while Mayor Susan Fennel trails in third at 14 per cent.