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May 18, 2018 2:06 PM YouTube picks Toronto-raised Jessie Reyez to launch new marketing blitz platform

YouTube says it will launch a marketing campaign for each Artist on the Rise that includes commercial spots before YouTube videos, physical advertisements on billboards and public transit, and clips about the artist produced by the streaming company. Each chosen performer will also appear in ads on social media and in-person for fan events held at YouTube’s 11

May 17, 2018 9:25 PM Ethics commissioner launches investigation into Brampton MP Raj Grewal’s India trip invite

OTTAWA—The federal ethics commissioner is formally investigating whether a Liberal MP from Brampton broke Parliament’s conflict of interest code by inviting a construction executive who pays him for legal services to events with Canadian officials during the prime minister’s trip to India earlier this year. Commissioner Mario Dion said he decided to launch 10

May 13, 2018 12:02 AM Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

There was a strong field of contestants at Eurovision 2018, which largely shed its traditional hallmarks of glitz and glitter in favour of a more restrained tone. LISBON, Portugal - Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song "Toy." Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, saw off competition 11

May 11, 2018 2:00 PM Hands-on science hits the streets Saturday with Science Rendezvous

From robots to coding to chemistry, Canadians are invited to take part in science weekend All across the country, from Nunavut to British Columbia to Newfoundland, people are invited to participate in hands-on science during this year's Science Rendezvous taking place this weekend. The annual events are held at locations — primarily universities — across 10

May 10, 2018 12:41 AM Meghan Markle wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds ahead of royal wedding

LONDON—Madame Tussauds London has unveiled a waxwork of Meghan Markle as it prepares for events marking her May 19 marriage to Prince Harry. The likeness of the American actress sports the emerald green P.A.R.O.S.H. dress she wore for the couple’s engagement announcement. The waxwork will be placed beside one of Harry, which has been updated to add a beard 10

May 9, 2018 9:48 PM Brampton’s Rose Theatre unveils first season under Brendan Healy

Former Buddies in Bad Times artistic director aims to capture city’s ‘eclectic dynamism’. The music series will include “American Pie” songwriter Don McLean; “Queen of Reggae” Marcia Griffiths; India’s Amjad Ali Khan and Dr. Subramaniam; and a number of Canadian artists, including Holly Cole, Michael Keashammer, Jim Cuddy, Kardinal Offishall, Exco Levi, Nana McLean 12

May 7, 2018 8:37 PM Trudeau names new national security adviser from cyberspy agency

Greta Bossenmaier will replace Daniel Jean, who announced his retirement before being embroiled in a controversy surrounding the prime minister’s trip to India this year. That assertion followed the revelation that Jaspal Atwal — a British Columbia Sikh convicted of attempting to assassinate an Indian minister in 1986 during a visit to B.C. — had been invited 10

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 6

May 4, 2018 8:00 AM If there's more to MP Erin Weir's expulsion than the public knows, the NDP should say so: Robyn Urback

Without further details, this case is sure to become Exhibit A of the #MeToo movement going too far The NDP has provided #MeToo skeptics with a handy new case study: the expulsion of Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir from caucus. As of Thursday, the NDP hadn't revealed the exact nature of the allegations against Weir — only that a third-party investigator had found 23

May 1, 2018 2:17 PM 'Smoking gun' or 'warmed-over noodles'? Either way, Netanyahu's Iran show seems aimed at Trump alone

Israel's diplomatic attack comes as worries grow that military confrontation with Iran lies ahead Now that the binders and computer discs filled with stolen documents have been safely locked away in the vaults of Israel's intelligence agency, the conclusion many nuclear experts and diplomats have come to is there was no "smoking gun" in Benjamin Netanyahu's 41