TORONTO—The OPP yesterday laid criminal charges against two top aides to former premier Dalton McGuinty in a gas plants scandal that cast a cloud over his final days in power.
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TORONTO—A newlywed medical technician was remembered yesterday as a “vibrant, happy, and glowing person” after police identified her as the victim of an apparently random stabbing in the city’s financial district that has sent shockwaves through Toronto.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberal government is sending a controversial memorial to victims of communism back to the drawing board, citing flaws in the location and design approved by the Harper Conservatives.
TORONTO—Ontarians with complaints about services within their municipalities soon will have recourse to the province’s chief watchdog.
Acting Ombudsman Barbara Finlay says her office will have new powers to investigate complaints against municipal councils effective Jan. 1.
PHILADELPHIA—Four Canadians are among 24 people being honoured with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.
They include Helen Goulet of Courtenay, B.C., who saved her 89-year-old friend from a house fire in January.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a self-confessed “Star Wars” geek and says fans are going to be very happy about the latest incarnation of the saga, which he saw Tuesday evening.
At a Maclean’s magazine-sponsored, town-hall-style meeting at the National Arts Centre yesterday, the PM faced a question from an eight-year-old in the audience.
VANCOUVER—Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is urging a developer to drop Donald Trump’s name from a downtown tower project, saying the U.S. presidential hopeful’s “hateful positions” have no place in the city.
Robertson has sent a passionate letter to the Holborn Group, which is building the 63-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower on West Georgia Street.
NEW YORK—Merriam-Webster has picked a small but powerful suffix as word of the year: “ism.”
But not just any “ism.” The top “isms” to earn high-traffic spikes and big bumps in look-ups on the dictionary company’s website in 2015 over the year before are socialism, fascism, racism, feminism, communism, capitalism, and terrorism.
OTTAWA—When Justice Murray Sinclair formally ended the six-year Truth and Reconciliation Commission late this morning with the release of its final report, he set a high bar for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne made history today simply by buying a six-pack of beer at a Toronto grocery store—something that hasn’t been legal in Ontario since prohibition.
Wynne was carded by the cashier when she bought beer at a Toronto Loblaws store, starting the long-promised roll out of beer sales in select grocery outlets across the province.