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Veteran Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan gestures during an interview in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New figures show the number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the past eight months, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo.Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press

Thousands of veterans waiting

The number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the last eight months, new figures show, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo.

Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk packs her the pages of her annual report as she prepares to leave a news conference in Toronto, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn ORG XMIT: FNG506

Auditor zaps power firm charges

Soaring power prices, wind farms imposed on places that don’t want them and now this: Ontario consumers being dinged by power companies for things such as raccoon traps, scuba gear and staff car washes.