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Justin Trudeau warns of China’s growing threat as detained Canadians formally arrested

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:25

Experts in Chinese law and politics say Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor face a perilous, uncertain future as “bargaining chips” for Beijing’s interests.
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Heather Scoffield: Scheer’s big ideas still need numbers to back them up

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:41

The Conservative leader differentiates his party from the Liberals with an emphasis on energy independence, market-driven growth and smaller government, but details remain scarce on how much his plan would cost, Heather Scoffield writes.
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Anti-poverty advocates shaken by cuts contemplated by Ford government

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:04

Leaked draft cabinet document “huge insight” into Ford government thinking, anti-poverty activists say.
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'Mission: Possible' — Green Party unveils 20-point climate change plan

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 23:54

Green Leader Elizabeth May says cross-party co-operation not seen since the Second World War is needed to address a looming catastrophe.
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Chantal Hébert: Trudeau has a choice to make about Quebec’s secularism debate

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:08

Premier François Legault’s legislation to forbid public-sector workers from wearing religious symbols gives Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the option of making it an election issue or leaving the fight to the courts, Chantal Hébert writes.
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School administrators on leave as TDSB investigates allegations of racist bullying

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30

Mother says daughter, 12, was subjected to racial slurs and punched by fellow student.
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‘Limited evidence’ that new legislation will accelerate housing developments, city report says

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:33

Proposed provincial changes to the development process will likely have ‘significant impacts’ on Toronto’s finances and ‘undermines’ the city’s ability to build livable communities, a new city staff report says.
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This violin teacher touched his young students’ breasts. Will his acquittal make it OK for other teachers to do the same?

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:30

Several of 73-year-old Claude Trachy’s former students were at a Toronto court Tuesday to hear the Crown’s appeal of his 2018 acquittal on several sexual offences. “It’s honestly crazy to me now to think any of this would be considered OK,” one former student told the Star.
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‘You are at the mercy of nature’: Experts warn of float plane risks after latest deaths in Alaska

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:23

About half of people who survive the impact of float plane crashes cannot exit the aircraft and end up drowning, according to Canada’s Transportation Safety Board.
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Here's what you need to know about the WhatsApp hack — and how to protect yourself

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 23:28

The encrypted messaging service owned by Facebook acknowledged that a security flaw allowed hackers to install spyware on mobile phones.
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Stem cell research institute latest victim of Ford government cost cutting

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 21:12

Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine told its funding won’t be renewed when it runs out next March.
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City manager says Toronto homeowners could get ‘second tax bill’ due to Ford government cuts

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 18:19

City manager Chris Murray says meeting the provincial government’s demands for budget cuts can’t be done through “efficiencies.”
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