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Trudeau left detractors ‘in the dust’

LONDON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has used an interview with an influential BBC current affairs show in London to issue his most pungent retort yet to his Canadian detractors.

Trudeau, 43, endured more than two years of Conservative party attack ads declaring him “just not ready” before sweeping prime minister Stephen Harper from power in last month’s federal election.

Refugee funding questioned

Premiers across the country reiterated yesterday that their governments are prepared to accept thousands of Syrian refugees but some are raising questions about funding, particularly for housing.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark noted Metro Vancouver’s housing prices are the highest in the country and funding details still need to be worked out with the federal government.

Leafs blow chance at overtime win

TORONTO—Coach Mike Babcock went home last night thinking of ways to re-tool his power play.

The Toronto Maple Leafs battled to force overtime against the Boston Bruins after falling behind two goals early.

Then they had a great opportunity to win the game when Boston’s top penalty-killer, Patrice Bergeron, was assessed a minor for holding in the extra period.

Ottawa back in Grey Cup

OTTAWA—Henry Burris and Greg Ellingson ended their former team’s Grey Cup aspirations and sent Ottawa to its first CFL championship appearance since 1981.

Burris’ 93-yard TD strike to Ellingson with just over a minute to go rallied Ottawa to a stirring 35-28 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division final yesterday afternoon.