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  • Canada ‘clear, strong’ with Saudi Arabia on human rights, Trudeau says

    October 12, 2018 3:34 PM 11

    WASHINGTON—Justin Trudeau says Canada has been and continues to be clear and strong with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia about defending human rights. The prime minister also says Canada has “serious issues” around reports about the disappearance of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although he says there is still more to learn before he’ll comment further

  • Ford freezes beer taxes set to rise a penny a bottle in November

    October 12, 2018 2:54 PM 13

    Bottled beer by the major breweries is even more heavily taxed at 89.74 cents per litre. It had been planned to increase to 92.74 cents a litre. At the current rate, beer drinkers are paying almost 30 cents a bottle in provincial taxes. That’s one reason why Ford’s much-hyped “buck-a-beer” campaign pledge fizzled. The premier lowered the legal minimum

  • Two men charged with first-degree murder in slaying of Quebec college student

    October 12, 2018 2:50 PM 8

    MONTREAL—Two men are facing first-degree murder charges in the slaying of a 19-year-old Quebec woman whose death may be linked to the discovery of two more bodies, provincial police said Friday. Rene Kegle, 38, and Francis Martel, 31 — both from Quebec’s Mauricie region — appeared in court in Trois-Rivieres late Friday in connection with the killing

  • You’ve got mail: Canada Post to handle weed deliveries in Ontario

    October 11, 2018 10:12 PM 11

    The GTA location of the giant distribution centre that will feed the province all of its legal pot products come Wednesday is being kept a dark secret. While details of the centre’s size and address are being withheld for security reasons, its Ontario Cannabis Store owner has revealed several key aspects of it’s new online service — which will be the sole source

  • Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

    October 11, 2018 6:42 PM 9

    Forest-Niesing is from Sudbury, where she has specialized as a trial lawyer dealing with family, civil litigation and employment cases while also serving as an active member and volunteer in the local francophone community. Francis is the high-profile chief of the Abegweit First Nation on PEI’S northern coast and has served in a variety of positions

  • Mother of Kaden Young, toddler swept away in Grand River, charged in his death

    October 11, 2018 6:04 PM 12

    The mother of 3-year-old Kaden Young has been charged by Dufferin OPP in connection to her son’s death, nearly eight months after he was swept away in the fast-moving Grand River. Michelle Hanson, 35, of Amaranth, was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death. “Police will not comment

  • U.S. border ban on Canadian cannabis workers lifted

    October 11, 2018 4:55 PM 9

    VANCOUVER—Canadians who work in the domestic cannabis industry will be allowed free entry to the United States according to an update made quietly on Tuesday to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s policy on cannabis and the border. The update came with little fanfare but it indicates an enormous shift in a policy stance that had generated fears

  • LIVE: John Tory takes your questions at the Star

    October 11, 2018 12:43 PM

    During municipal elections, the Star’s editorial board meets with mayoral candidates to find out where they stand on the issues most important to Torontonians. It helps the Star determine who, if anyone, it will endorse. Email us your questions at or post them to us on Facebook or Twitter. Then tune in live at thestar

  • Justin Trudeau praises Michaelle Jean at Francophonie summit

    October 11, 2018 12:10 PM 11

    YEREVAN, ARMENIA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Michaelle Jean in his speech at the opening of the summit of la Francophonie on Thursday in Armenia, just hours before the former governor general finds out whether she’ll be able to continue on as secretary general. Jean, who has been in the top job at the organization of French-speaking

  • 2019 Overwatch League season, with Toronto and Vancouver, to kick off Feb. 14

    October 11, 2018 3:25 AM 9

    Toronto and fellow expansion sides Paris, Washington D.C. and Atlanta will join the Atlantic Division, while Vancouver and China’s Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou will join the Pacific Division. The esports league season starts Feb. 14 with each of the league’s 20 teams playing 28 matches over four five-week stages at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles