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October 15, 2018 8:26 PM Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances, Harvard legal team claim

BOSTON—Harvard University intentionally uses a vague “personal rating” to reject Asian-American applicants in favour of students from other racial backgrounds, according to a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard’s legal team denied any discrimination in its opening statement at Boston’s 6

October 1, 2018 2:29 PM The road to a NAFTA deal was a roller-coaster. Here were the milestones along the way

That fall, negotiators responsible for more than 30 “tables” of talks flew north and south across the continent, between Washington, Mexico City, Ottawa, back to the U.S. and back to Mexico, where it became clear the deadline for a new NAFTA deal would have to be extended into 2018. In the early rounds, Canada and Mexico put up a friendly front, but the body language 5

October 1, 2018 9:00 AM Child poverty plagues every corner of Toronto, census data shows

Ten city wards — almost half in the new 25-ward system — have child poverty rates between 30 per cent and 45.2 per cent. But at the census tract level, rates soar as high as 72.3 per cent. The report shows children in Indigenous, racialized and newcomer families are struggling the most, with child poverty rates of 84 per cent, 33 per cent and 40 per cent respectively 6

September 27, 2018 2:56 PM Gillian Apps and Meghan Duggan turn Olympic hockey rivalry into married bliss

Just ask former Canadian women’s hockey team forward Gillian Apps and American forward Meghan Duggan, who married this past weekend in Pownal, Maine. “True love overcomes even the largest of rivalries,” the U.S. Olympic Committee tweeted with a picture of the happy couple. Canada and the U.S., have squared off in five of six Olympic finals since the sport 7

September 26, 2018 8:15 PM Death toll for flu in U.S. last winter hit 80,000

NEW YORK—The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter—the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. “That’s huge,” said Dr. William 14

September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 9

September 17, 2018 12:00 PM Quebec’s Hubert Lenoir breaks through with genre-bending album Darlène

Woe to thee if you think you’ve come up with a surefire winner for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, because I’ve done time in that grand-jury room myself and, believe you me, this year could go anywhere. If you want to single out the artist who’s benefited most from his nomination, though, the answer is easy: Hubert Lenoir. A generous “guesstimate” would 15

September 16, 2018 11:21 PM Evian victory gives Angela Stanford her first major win

Playing in the second-last group, Stanford went eagle-double bogey-birdie from the 15th, then saw her birdie chance brush the hole on No. 18. She crouched with her hands on her head, tapped in for par, then went to sign autographs out of sight of the playing area. Seeking a first LPGA title, Olson teed off two shots ahead of Kim and then gave one back at the par-3 2nd hole. The leaderboard 14

September 7, 2018 9:39 PM Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal 11

September 5, 2018 1:31 AM Democrats love Canada. Republicans, not so much, U.S. poll finds

WASHINGTON—Americans of all political stripes still like Canada. But Democrats are currently much fonder than Republicans, a new poll has found. In a Pew Research survey in August, 63 per cent of Democrats said their feelings toward Canada were “very warm.” Just 39 per cent of Republicans said the same. Eleven per cent of Democrats said they were somewhat 24