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September 17, 2018 11:51 AM Quebec party leaders face off in first-ever televised debate in English

The candidates will debate topics including education, health, economy, identity, the environment and relations with the English-speaking community. While the themes are similar to those of last week’s debate in French, this time the candidates will have the added challenge of expressing themselves in their second language. The English-speaking community 10

September 16, 2018 8:51 PM Canadian women fall to France in world basketball preview

“There are a number of things that are completely under our control that we know we can clean up for next time,” Thomaidis said after the game. “It was a great opportunity to play them and get an advanced look before we play for keeps.” Canada jumped out to an early advantage, leading by eight points midway through the second quarter, before France tracked 8

September 10, 2018 3:53 PM Petanque players in Paris praised for ‘courage and reactivity’ in stopping knife attack

PARIS—Petanque players in Paris who helped in the apprehension of a knife-wielding man have been lauded Monday for their bravery as French authorities opened a murder investigation into the attacks that saw seven people injured. According to police, witnesses at the scene of Sunday night’s attacks in the northeast 19th district helped disarm and arrest 9

September 8, 2018 6:19 PM John C. Reilly glad to star in The Sisters Brothers, based on ‘great piece of Canadian literature’

The big-screen adaptation of Canadian author of Patrick deWitt’s acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers began in Toronto. Actor John C. Reilly, who stars in the comic western and is a producer on it, says he and French director Jacques Audiard first discussed the project at a restaurant in the city a few years ago. The Sisters Brothers is screening at the Toronto 10

September 7, 2018 10:09 PM Quebec’s Coalition leader promises to expel immigrants who fail to learn French

Legault’s proposal was panned by Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, who accused his rival of fear-mongering and wanting to “break up families.” He argued that Quebec’s immigration policy has been a success, noting that about 50 per cent of all jobs in recent years have been filled by immigrants. “Immigrants are learning French, and you know where they learn 22

August 25, 2018 3:31 AM Alouettes kick late field goal to beat Argos, snap six-game losing streak

Tommie Campbell stripped the ball from Declan Cross and ran it to the Toronto 24 on the final play of the first quarter, leading to a 31-yard Bede field goal. The French kicker added another from 29 yards at 4:55 after Pipkin’s 52-yard completion to Ernest Jackson. The crowd of 16,480 booed when Montreal opted to punt on a third-and-one and Martese Jackson 13

August 23, 2018 8:53 PM Williams sisters on early collision course after U.S. Open draw

NEW YORK—Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That section of the women’s bracket, and a possible Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal 12

August 22, 2018 3:22 PM Germany arrests Russian national over alleged extremist plot

BERLIN—German authorities on Wednesday arrested a Russian national suspected of plotting an Islamic extremist attack in Germany along with an alleged accomplice detained last year in France. Federal prosecutors said the 31-year-old, identified only as Magomed-Ali C. because of German privacy rules, was arrested in Berlin. They said they believe that, in Oct. 2016, he stored 14

August 20, 2018 12:27 AM Trudeau says 2019 Canada election is fight against polarization

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau said the 2019 Canadian election will be a contrast between his Liberal Party’s push for a cleaner environment and fighting inequality, and Conservatives who’ll attempt to exploit divisions created by a global wave of populism. The prime minister made the remarks late Sunday afternoon in his home district in Montreal, turning attention 13

August 4, 2018 2:58 PM Serena Williams withdraws from Rogers Cup

“Of course, we are disappointed that Serena will not be joining us. Fans were very much looking forward to seeing her in action,” said Eugene Lapierre, tournament director of the women’s side of the Rogers Cup. “But beyond the disappointment, the tournament, as a whole, remains a high-level competition. The entire Top 10 is here, along with 22 of the Top 25. There 14