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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 18

September 25, 2018 6:21 PM Mayoral candidates including Tory, Keesmaat square off in first broadcast debate Tuesday

Monday’s debate focused on arts funding and access to programming. It saw Keesmaat attacking Tory on housing and transit promises and Tory boasting that under his leadership council met a $25 per capita arts funding target for the first time. Top candidates were invited to a transit-focused debate in Scarborough on Wednesday, the third debate this week, but Tory has declined 28

August 16, 2018 3:53 PM A new era for international tennis as Davis Cup gets extreme makeover

Grand Slam federations were split on the vote: France and the United States voted for it, while Australia and Britain voted against it. Those countries held the most power, with 12 votes each in the ITF’s weighted system. Many countries did not make their final decisions until the days and even hours before Thursday’s vote. The Lawn Tennis Association 24

May 7, 2018 10:13 AM Ontario leaders to hold first of three debates ahead of June election

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will face off in Toronto. University of Toronto professor Nelson Wiseman says debating two seasoned politicians like Wynne and Horwath will provide new challenges for Ford, who is a former Toronto city councillor. Horwath has led the NDP since 2009, and is trying 27

March 14, 2018 7:40 PM Toronto transit plans get major boost from federal, provincial governments

After balking at city’s request to match federal transit funding, Queen’s Park pledges $4 billion The federal money includes $1.24 billion Ottawa had previously earmarked for Tory’s SmartTrack plan, as well as $660 million already committed to the Scarborough subway extension, which is currently estimated to cost $3.35 billion. Tory had pressed the federal 38

February 16, 2018 6:01 PM Pot Pharm: Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines

Canopy Growth Corp., one of the world's biggest medical marijuana producers, now wants to take on the world's pharmaceutical giants. The Canadian firm launched Canopy Health Innovation in late 2016 to build a portfolio of patented and federally approved cannabinoid-based medicines. The venture is one of a small but growing number of companies here aiming 51

January 31, 2018 5:27 PM House of Cards adds Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear as it resumes production

The hit Netflix show moves on with its sixth and final season after ousting Kevin Spacey last year. With the longtime House of Cards star and executive producer fired from the show following multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment, the Netflix political drama is beefing up its cast with A-listers Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear, the streaming 45

November 1, 2017 7:03 PM They went to New York to celebrate their 30-year high school reunion. Five were killed in Tuesday’s bike path attack

A friend had chipped in with expenses so that the men, former classmates from an Argentine high school, could travel to New York together, the son of one victim, Alejandro Pagnucco, said. The childhood friends from Argentina had been planning the trip to New York City for years. The men all hailed from Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city, about 300 kilometre 49

October 29, 2017 10:12 AM Kenney win of United Conservative Party leadership means clear choice for NDP

Jason Kenney's ascension to the leadership of a newly created United Conservative Party in Alberta isn't likely a nightmare scenario for Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and the NDP government, even as ghosts and goblins haunt their doorway come Monday morning. Halloween isn't until Tuesday, but the Alberta legislature resumes sitting Monday for the first 42

October 12, 2017 12:21 PM Politicians take a negative view on trade deals — even the ones they voted for

With the next round of North American Free Trade renegotiations underway, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in D.C. today to lobby hard on all the NAFTA benefits — targeting vocal critic President Trump but also the broader American public. Trump speaks loudly and frequently about trade matters — and is negative on trade. He’s not alone 31