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September 20, 2018 10:00 AM Council candidates asked to sign affordable housing pledge ahead of planned Oct. 22 election

Candidates for Toronto city council are being asked to pledge their commitment to the preservation and creation of more affordable housing, in the run-up to the October election. The pledge has been backed by 55 associations and agencies invested in helping renters and marginalized people, including Parkdale Community Legal Services, Sistering, Parkdale 10

August 25, 2018 2:25 AM Passenger ship runs aground near Kugaaruk, Nunavut

It says the nearest vessel, the Akademik Ioffe’s sister ship the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, is providing support and assistance. “We regret the inconvenience to our passengers and are working closely with the captain, ship owner and all relevant agencies to resolve the situation as quickly and safely as possible. We will provide updates as they become 10

August 17, 2018 10:06 PM Hundreds of Ontario patients weren’t given full doses of cancer drug, agency finds

The agency says 35 hospitals reported back saying they found issues with how three drugs were being given to cancer patients. Cancer Care Ontario said 28 of those hospitals found nearly 1,000 patient records where they believed patients didn’t receive proper dosing of those three drugs. Two of the drugs are for immunotherapy, where they boost a patient’s 13

August 15, 2018 4:26 PM Ontario freezes broader public sector executive pay

Ontario has frozen executive pay across the public sector as it reviews how salary increases are granted to top earners at agencies that include the school boards, universities and hospitals. In a directive issued to public-sector agencies, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy says all base salaries for executives cannot increase beyond their 12

August 4, 2018 1:05 PM Trump may want a ‘Space Force’ but the Pentagon has a different idea

Trump’s focus has generated an unusual level of talk about space, but with little clarity. “At the moment, there is no concrete proposal on the table for what a Space Force will look like or what it will do,” said Brian Weeden, an Air Force veteran who is director of program planning at the Secure World Foundation, which promotes peaceful uses of outer 17

July 31, 2018 1:28 AM U.S. senators want investigations into allegations of immigrant abuse

WASHINGTON—The Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee want federal investigators to examine allegations that immigrants have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse at two government agencies’ detention centres. Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and California’s Dianne Feinstein have written to the inspectors general 21

June 5, 2018 4:38 PM Mueller’s team accuses Manafort of witness tampering

WASHINGTON—Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal case, prosecutors said as they asked a federal judge to consider jailing him while he awaits trial. In a court filing , prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one of his associates “repeatedly 23

May 28, 2018 12:30 AM Bombay Bhel owners grateful the 15 victims of bomb explosion released from hospital

The family behind a bombed-out Mississauga restaurant at the centre of a police manhunt is speaking out with relief and gratitude over the speedy treatment and release of all 15 victims, saying it has been deeply moved by a global “outpouring of love and solidarity.” After a lengthy interview Saturday with investigators with Peel Police 12 Division 37

April 27, 2018 7:18 PM GOP-led House panel officially clears Trump in Russia probe

The committee’s Republicans didn’t let the President’s campaign completely off the hook, citing “poor judgment” for taking a June 2016 meeting with Russian operatives. The report’s conclusion is fiercely opposed by committee Democrats, who accused their Republican colleagues of playing “defence counsel” for the White House throughout the investigation 24

April 18, 2018 12:21 PM Trump calls California’s sanctuary laws a ‘ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept’

The president and his administration contend California’s laws are too friendly to undocumented immigrants. Trump tweeted “There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State 28