Daily digest: five things you need to know

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. Kathleen WINS

Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne celebrate what looks to be a Liberal victory in Toronto, Ont. on Thursday June 12, 2014. Craig Robertson/QMI Agency

What scandals? It appears Ontario voters were willing to give Kathleen Wynne and her Ontario Liberals another shot, voting them in to Queen's Park with their second majority in four tries — carried on the shoulders of Greater Toronto Area voters.

Tim Hudak immediately announced he would step down as leader of the Progressive Conservatives, although he would stay on as the MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who won her seat, but saw many of her colleagues lose theirs will likely be forced to explain her decision to run on a middle class-friendly platform that didn't go over well in downtown Toronto.

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2. Cup starts with controversy

Brazil forward Fred is fouled by Croatia defender Dejan Lovren (right) resulting in a penalty kick during their Group A World Cup match at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 12, 2014. (DAMIR SAGOLJ/Reuters)

Croatian coach Niko Kovac warned on Thursday the World Cup could become a “circus” after Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura awarded a penalty to hosts Brazil in the opening game of the tournament.

Neymar scored his second goal of the game from the spot to put Brazil 2-1 ahead, and they went on to win 3-1.

“This was ridiculous today, and if we continue in this way we will have a circus,” he told reporters at a post-match press conference dominated by questions about the penalty.

“If that’s a penalty, we don’t need to play football any more. Let’s play basketball instead. The lads played their hearts out but that was outright thuggery by a referee who was just out of his depth for a game of this magnitude.”


3. May the Force be with Ford

Harrison Ford was injured on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” on Thursday and taken to a hospital for treatment, a Disney representative said.

Ford, 71, hurt his ankle while filming at Pinewood Studios, located on the outskirts of London, Disney spokesman Paul Roeder said. Filming will continue on schedule while Ford recovers.

We suspect foul light saber play.


4. Where's the beef?

Mounties and a Calgary-area landowner are scratching their heads after 59 mixed-breed heifers were stolen from a rural property near Czar, Alta., about 360 km northeast of Calgary.

Police say the cows, worth about $80,000 at today's cattle prices, were noticed missing during a monthly headcount.

The owners searched land and air for the cows, which roamed free on an 80-acre parcel of land, but came up empty

"All the cattle are tagged and bearing HOBBS brand so it would be difficult for someone to market them at any of the inspected markets," RCMP said in a release.


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