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December 11, 2018 11:37 PM Jayne Eastwood is ACTRA Toronto’s pick for its 2019 Award of Excellence

She is also a voice and theatre actor. She was part of the cast of a legendary Toronto production of Godspell that brought together future comedy stars Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner and Eugene Levy in 1972. She won a Gemini Award in 1998 for the TV movie Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story as well as the Earle Grey Award for lifetime 5

December 11, 2018 10:59 PM Hockey Night in Canada’s relationship with Huawei to continue

“Awkward is awkward,” said Chris MacDonald, an associate professor at Ryerson University specializing in business ethics. “I can imagine Rogers execs keeping a close eye. There’d have to be something pretty close to a smoking gun before you’re going to kill that kind of a deal. “It’s OK to be uncomfortable with something without saying it’s unethical 9

December 11, 2018 6:40 PM Mikael Kingsbury wins Lou Marsh trophy as Canada’s top athlete of 2018

The award, voted on by a panel of sports editors and broadcasters, is given annually to Canada’s outstanding athlete by the Toronto Star and named after the former sports editor. A spirited debate among the voting panel of sports media surrounded the inclusion of ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who captured their eighth national title at the Canadian 5

December 11, 2018 6:22 PM David Shoemaker named chief executive officer of Canadian Olympic Committee

“It is a dream job and a homecoming too, to be able to come back to Canada after spending so much time abroad in sport and be able to contribute to Team Canada.” Prior to joining the NBA, Shoemaker served as WTA president from 2009 to 2011. He was promoted to that position from Beijing where he’d spent almost two years heading up the WTA’s Asia-Pacific 6

December 11, 2018 6:01 PM Postal union takes Trudeau government to court over back-to-work bill

The union’s lawyer said the back-to-work legislation was passed after Canada Post created a “false emergency” over a backlog of parcels at the Crown corporation’s sorting plants. “The Liberal government’s legislation, just like the previous Conservative’s, unilaterally prohibits any lawful strike,” Paul Cavalluzzo said in a statement. “This legislation 6

December 11, 2018 3:24 PM Bombardier to unveil its biggest luxury jet next week

Montreal-based Bombardier is counting on the Global 7500 to generate at least $2.5 billion of annual sales by 2020 as the company trims its commercial-plane operations to focus on business jets and trains. Canada’s largest aerospace company needs the boost from the long-range plane as it grapples with $9.5 billion in adjusted debt and bond maturities 9

December 11, 2018 2:48 PM Former Canadian diplomat detained in China amid rising tensions, reports say

In a statement, the organization says it’s doing everything possible to obtain additional information about Kovrig’s whereabouts and that it will work to ensure his prompt and safe release. News of Kovrig’s detention comes after China warned Canada of consequences for its recent arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver’s airport — but it is unclear 9

December 11, 2018 3:37 AM Star goalie Mike DiPietro gets second chance at world juniors dream

While Ottawa got the OHL’s No. 1-ranked goalie, Windsor took forward Egor Afanaseyev and a series of draft picks. The move gives DiPietro a shot at Memorial Cup run with the streaking 67’s, but leaving his family, friends and the team he’s grown up with isn’t easy. “I’m just approaching this as a really long road trip,” he said. “It’s something that’s 6

December 10, 2018 9:57 PM Lawmakers urge Canada to impose Magnitsky sanctions against Iran

Canada passed a law last year named for late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, whose arrest and death in prison drew international attention. It allows sanctions to be applied broadly in human rights cases, and was used last month to charge 17 Saudi officials in the aftermath of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. “2018 has seen an unprecedented assault on human 7

December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 7