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  • Peel paramedic charged with impaired driving, victim identified after car crashes into Lake Ontario in Oakville, killing one

    November 6, 2018 4:45 PM 18

    A new Peel Region Paramedic has been charged with impaired driving causing death following a bizarre crash that sent a car into Lake Ontario in Oakville in the early hours on Monday, killing one. The Peel Region Paramedics union confirmed in a tweet Tuesday morning that Aaron Dobbs, 22, is a new member. “We can confirm that the accused in yesterday’s

  • Trudeau says Canada could ratify new NAFTA even if U.S. tariffs stay put

    November 6, 2018 2:43 PM 13

    WASHINGTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t ruling out the possibility that Canada will ratify its new North American trade deal with the United States and Mexico even if U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum exports are still in place. In an interview with CNN, portions of which are airing as U.S. voters cast ballots in pivotal midterm elections, Trudeau

  • Canada Post rotating strikes continue in five southern Ontario communities

    November 6, 2018 2:03 PM 10

    OTTAWA—The union representing Canada Post employees says workers in five Ontario southern communities have walked off the job as rotating strikes across the country enter the third week. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the workers in Amherstburg, Delhi, Owen Sound, Sarnia and St. Thomas began striking just after midnight today. CUPW says employees

  • Man accused of Fredericton murder spree says he wants different lawyer

    November 5, 2018 7:40 PM 15

    FREDERICTON — A Fredericton man accused of murdering two police officers and two civilians in an August shooting spree has told a judge that he wants a new lawyer. The court was to have heard the Crown’s application today for a psychological assessment, but that’s on hold until Raymond’s lawyer issue is settled. During two previous court appearances

  • ‘This is what extinction looks like’: Mountain caribou in lower 48 states being sent to Canada

    November 5, 2018 5:59 PM 11

    SPOKANE, WASH.— The six mountain caribou remaining in the lower 48 states will be relocated farther north into Canada, a move that ends decades of efforts to reintroduce the large animals into Idaho and Washington state. The Spokesman Review says biologists hope to breed the few survivors of the South Selkirk herd in captivity north of Revelstoke, British

  • Canada Post employees continue rotating strikes in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador

    November 5, 2018 2:08 PM 9

    OTTAWA—The union representing Canada Post employees has launched a new round of rotating strikes in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the latest Ontario operations targeted for job actions are in Toronto’s east end, as well as London, Barrie, Brantford, Fort Erie, Guelph, Simcoe, St. Catharines, and Welland

  • The left has yielded language to the right

    November 5, 2018 11:00 AM 9

    Historically in North America, populism has had both left and right variants. Some were anti-immigrant and racist. But the most successful, such as the People’s Party of the late 19th century or the Progressives of the early 20th were left-leaning. In Canada, right-populist Social Credit controlled Alberta’s government for decades. At about the same time, the left-populist

  • Premier Doug Ford shuffles cabinet after Jim Wilson’s departure

    November 5, 2018 4:14 AM 11

    Rookie Premier Doug Ford is shuffling his cabinet just 129 days after being sworn in, the Star has learned. Reeling from the departure of Jim Wilson, his most senior minister who quit suddenly Friday to tackle addiction issues, Ford will make a slew of changes early Monday. “It’s crazy,” said one worried Tory, mindful that the moves so soon after the government

  • Law society program sees spike in harassment complaints in wake of #MeToo movement

    November 4, 2018 1:35 AM 10

    Twenty-eight of those 34 complaints, representing 80 per cent, were made by women, more than half of whom identified as racialized and/or a person with a disability. Six of the 34 complaints were made by men, all but one of whom identified as “being racialized, and/or of a minority religion, gay or a man with a disability,” according to the report

  • Vancouver won’t ‘bust heads’ over illicit pot shops, small grows

    November 2, 2018 9:10 PM 11

    Many dispensaries have chosen to keep their doors open while waiting for their licence applications to be processed, and since they lack access to the legal supply chain controlled by the province, they’re selling black-market cannabis. Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart says the phrase “black market” sounds nefarious but it also includes people growing pot in their