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February 24, 2018 9:00 PM Why Darkest Hour won’t win the Oscar for Best Picture

We’re handicapping the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the March 4 Academy Awards, starting with the longshots. Today: Darkest Hour. We’re handicapping the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the March 4 Academy Awards. Today: Darkest Hour. Give Gary Oldman his glittering gold statue now. He’s the overwhelming favourite to win Best Actor 18

February 23, 2018 6:04 PM PC party in ‘crisis,’ says Caroline Mulroney

Leadership hopeful calls on Patrick Brown to ‘do the right thing’ and leave the race, calling the ongoing chaos ‘distractions’ that hurt the party. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party is in “crisis,” leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney warned Friday as she called on Patrick Brown to do “the right thing” and leave the race amid new revelations 17

February 19, 2018 9:00 AM Governments of the past have been able to provide proper veteran care. So what's changed?

Are veterans asking too much? Well, let's look at what past Canadian governments have been able to scrounge up So, are veterans asking too much? Well, let's look at what governments of the past have been able to scrounge up. For at least the last 200 years, whenever veterans required care, government provided, sometimes begrudgingly, regardless of its economic 19

February 15, 2018 7:02 PM Patrick Brown says he's suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations

'My lawyers are talking to CTV' former Ontario PC leader says in Facebook post. Patrick Brown says he’s suing CTV for airing a story detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him involving two young women — accusations he has called lies. “… Right now, everyone is asking me two questions: 1) Am I suing CTV? And 2) What are my future plans,” he wrote 10

February 15, 2018 6:49 PM Canada weighing contribution to expanded NATO training mission in Iraq

Once planning is complete, Canada will have a better idea of what it can contribute, says defence minister Canada is considering how it can contribute to an expanded NATO training mission in Iraq, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Thursday. The military alliance, which already has a small team in Iraq instructing local security forces in bomb disposal 60

February 15, 2018 3:32 PM Happy-go-lucky Hudec gets ready to ski off into the sunset

Veteran downhiller who won bronze for Canada in Sochi to make super G his final race — as a member of the Czech team PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Manny Osborne-Paradis, the Canadian downhiller, was spinning a yarn about his old friend Jan Hudec. At a World Cup ski race years ago, the story goes, Hudec was late going to the hill. “He came running into my room. And he’s like, ‘I can’t 12

February 14, 2018 9:00 PM Patrick Brown attacks CTV News and his accusers — three weeks after allegations surfaced

Former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says in a Facebook post that CTV News “fabricated a malicious and false report about me from two anonymous accusers.” CTV News stands by its reporting. Former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown is fighting back against CTV News — three weeks after the network’s reporting cost him his job. “CTV News fabricated 7

February 14, 2018 12:57 PM Billions pledged for Iraq’s reconstruction after war with Daesh, but still short of goal

The biggest pledge came from Turkey, which announced $5 billion, while Kuwait’s ruling emir said his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq. KUWAIT CITY—Billions of dollars were pledged Wednesday at a donor conference for Iraq’s reconstruction after the country’s devastating war with Daesh 16

February 3, 2018 5:52 PM Pilot killed after Syrian rebels down Russian warplane

Plane crashed close to key highway connecting Damascus and Aleppo A Russian pilot who ejected from his fighter jet after it was shot down in northwestern Syria on Saturday was killed by militants after he landed alive on the ground and resisted capture by an al-Qaeda-linked group, Syrian monitors and a Syrian militant said. The Russian news agency TASS quoted 22

January 21, 2018 10:32 AM Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Target is militia known as People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers a terror group Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region. Turkish officials said the troops entered the enclave of Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish 35