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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 5

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 13

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 22

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 34

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 28

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 34

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 29

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 20

October 11, 2017 10:55 PM First came acceptance of gay and transgender Scouts. Now girls can be Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for teenage girls, a move that marks a historic shift for the organization founded for young men more than a century ago. Citing years of research and feedback from Scouts nationwide, officials from the group said that Cub Scout 21

October 6, 2017 10:44 AM Most Canadians Open To Voting For A Sikh Party Leader If Policies Are Right, Poll Suggests

But half say their friends and family members might not. Most Canadians would consider voting for a federal party led by Sikh man who wears a turban and carries a kirpan, but apprehensions to the idea are strongest in a key battleground for Jagmeet Singh's New Democrats, a new poll suggests. The Angus Reid Institute tested early views of the NDP's electoral 39