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  • Companies building Eglinton Crosstown LRT sue Metrolinx for breach of contract

    July 11, 2018 10:46 PM 9

    In a five-page notice of action filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday, Crosslinx claims it’s owed compensation because it has incurred damages and increased costs as a result of Metrolinx’s failure to live up to the project’s contract. The notice doesn’t specify how much the consortium believes it’s owed. Crosslinx is also seeking

  • Ted Arnott is the new Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly

    July 11, 2018 2:58 PM 11

    McKenna (Burlington), returning to Queen’s Park after a four-year hiatus, had hoped to make to make history as the first woman to become Speaker. She was elected in 2011 and then defeated in 2014 before making a comeback on June 7. Nicholls (Chatham-Kent-Leamington), a former deputy speaker, had wanted to bring his experience as a baseball umpire and basketball

  • Trudeau announces new Canada led NATO training mission in Iraq

    July 11, 2018 9:39 AM 8

    BRUSSELS— The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the deployment of as many as 250 Canadian

  • For now, Ford government will not be firing Hydro One boss

    July 10, 2018 8:36 PM 8

    Promised three months ago as the “first act” of a Doug Ford government, the firing of Hydro One boss Mayo Schmidt — whom the new premier dubbed the “$6 million man” — has fallen down the priority list. “We are working on that issue right now,” Government House Leader Todd Smith said Tuesday in outlining the new Progressive Conservative administration’s

  • Two people charged in shooting and collision in the Annex

    July 10, 2018 7:51 PM 8

    A white sedan was also seen fleeing the area, police said in a news release Tuesday. The 23-year-old man was arrested around 10:30 p.m., and the woman was taken into custody shortly after 1 a.m. The shooting victim, taken to the hospital with serious injuries, is expected to recover, police said. Jermaine Hall, 23, and Drucella Oduro, 21, are each charged

  • Do some nations plain dislike children?

    July 10, 2018 6:58 PM 7

    My joy at the rescue of 12 young boys and their football coach in northern Thailand was mountain-high, valley-deep, and river ... that’s enough Tina Turner triumphalism, we get it, you and the planet were thrilled. It was an unadulterated good thing. Meanwhile, the snatching of small children from their asylum-seeking parents at the U.S. border is a continuing

  • Ottawa to spend $70 million on Atlantic health information service

    July 10, 2018 6:47 PM 10

    SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.—The federal government will spend up to $70 million to create a new electronic health prescription service across Atlantic Canada. The money will be invested by Canada Health Infoway, an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes digital health solutions across Canada. The plan is to modernize the management of health information

  • Trudeau won’t double defence budget despite calls from Trump

    July 10, 2018 3:51 PM 7

    Canada did agree to the two per cent benchmark, but the Trudeau government’s spending projections show plans to reach only 1.4 per cent of GDP by 2024. Trudeau says that while the two per cent target remains an “important metric” for commitment to NATO, he considers tangible and consistent resources and leadership, which Canada continues to demonstrate

  • MPPs electing new speaker by secret ballot Wednesday

    July 10, 2018 2:34 PM 6

    Burlington MPP Jane McKenna, who has returned to Queen’s Park after a four-year hiatus, would like to make history as the first woman to become speaker. McKenna, elected in 2011 then defeated in 2014 before returning after the June 7 vote, said she’s seen the highs and the lows of politics. “I remember how I felt the first time I entered the Legislature

  • Two victims injured after shooting and collision in the Annex

    July 10, 2018 3:36 AM 8

    Police have found an abandoned vehicle in a nearby location, as well as a firearm. They said the vehicle in the collision hit a tree as well as the pedestrian. They also said two occupants of the vehicle ran south toward an alley. Police arrested one man around 10:30 p.m., but no charges have been laid. They are still searching for the other occupant