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What is the best Canadian city for a woman? Toronto is ranked 10th

58 min 25 sec ago

The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives suggests Victoria is the best city.
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Conservatives, NDP call for an ethics probe in finance minister’s holdings

1 hour 38 sec ago

The parties are calling for an investigation into revelations that Bill Morneau didn’t disclose for two years that he and his wife own a private corporation that controls a villa in France.
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25 per cent hydro rebate could cost an additional $4B over next 30 years

1 hour 22 min ago

Auditor general Bonnie Lysyk warns Liberals’ 25-per-cent hydro rebate could cost an additional $4B over the next 30 years.
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Toronto shelter services under pressure from surge of refugee claimants

1 hour 40 min ago

City looking to expand contracts with housing agencies to accommodate more refugees.
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Top court in Spain officially rules Catalan independence referendum illegal

2 hours 23 min ago

A court ruled Tuesday that Catalan regional parliament passed the so-called “self-determination referendum law” in early September.
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Highway 401 westbound closed at Guelph Line after crash

2 hours 39 min ago

A transport truck involved in the collision spilled diesel all over the highway, making it "very slippery."
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Florida declares state of emergency ahead of Richard Spencer speech, white nationalist rally

3 hours 11 min ago

Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence in August.
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New report highlights precarious work place for hotel housekeepers

6 hours 44 min ago

A new report by Oxfam Canada, exclusively shared with the Star, found that hotel housekeeprs have jobs are both dangerous and precarious.
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Mother of ex-hostage Amanda Lindhout speaks out on ‘victim shaming,’ Joshua Boyle and her ‘disgust’ with Ottawa

12 hours 44 min ago

Speaking to the Star Monday, Lorinda Stewart revealed behind-the-scenes details of how it took ransom and the help of a private security firm to free her daughter — a task Ottawa could not achieve.
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Woman whose complaint started Marcel Aubut sexual harassment scandal speaks out

13 hours 35 min ago

Leanne Nicolle filed a complaint against the former Canadian Olympic Committee's president for sexual harassment, which led to a formal investigation and his resignation in 2015.
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Top McGuinty aide dismissed gas plant concerns as "political bull----"

15 hours 47 min ago

The bombshell testimony from one-time cabinet secretary Peter Wallace, now city manager for Toronto, came Monday at the criminal trial of David Livingston, chief of staff to Dalton McGuinty.
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Toronto tells province that clear planning reforms are needed as soon as possible

16 hours 48 min ago

City officials praised the province’s plan to reform the OMB at a committee hearing while asking for a clear transition plan as the city sees an uptick in development applications.
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Prosecutors allege Toronto murder victim was silenced over previous killing: DiManno

17 hours 27 min ago

The two murder victims, Nighisti Semret and Rigat Ghirmay, knew each other. They also knew Adonay Zekarias.
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‘A nuclear war may break out any moment,’ North Korea says

17 hours 33 min ago

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned that “the entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range” and if the U.S. invades “it will not escape our severe punishment in any part of the globe.”
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Quebec to vote on bill that would bar face-coverings for those receiving public services

18 hours 15 min ago

The proposed law has been vigorously opposed by Muslim advocacy groups in the province who say that it will unfairly target women who wear Islamic face coverings such as the niqab.
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Ontario employers won’t be able to make workers wear high heels if proposed bill passes

18 hours 27 min ago

'Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act' would prohibit companies from requiring inappropriate shoes.
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Province will fund Sarnia health study after investigation into potential toxic leaks

19 hours 12 min ago

Sarnia and its environs are home to 57 polluters. Yet the government has never done a baseline study to see how residents are affected and its reporting system on chemical leaks appears lax.
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Ontario colleges preparing for a long strike

19 hours 14 min ago

Around 12,000 instructors, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, are off the job, cancelling classes for hundreds of thousands.
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Police seize 42 kilograms of deadly opioid carfentanil from Pickering home

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:40

Police say a 33-year-old Oshawa, Ont., man is charged with possession of carfentanil for the purpose of trafficking.
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Wynne is ready for her close-up in Liberals' ad campaign

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:13

Kathleen Wynne is putting her best face forward in the Liberals’ first campaign ad for the June election.
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