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July 18, 2018 12:01 PM Trudeau poised to shuffle cabinet with focus on Liberals’ team for 2019 election

The shuffle appears designed to ensure deft communicators are well-placed to spell out the government’s positions and defend policies on hot political issues leading up to the 2019 election campaign. Insiders have indicated there’s a possibility Ottawa will appoint a minister dedicated to seniors, a post that once existed in past federal cabinets 7

July 13, 2018 5:57 PM Canada Post supervisor says sorry to woman after mail carrier eats her tomatoes

CTV Montreal broadcast footage earlier this week from a security camera showing the mail carrier eating the fruit, and resident Paula Habib told the TV network she initially thought squirrels were responsible for the larceny. Habib called the postman’s behaviour “rude” but said Friday she is happy with the way Canada Post has dealt with the matter 13

July 13, 2018 2:13 PM Alberta United Conservatives hold on to two ridings with byelection wins

Alberta’s Opposition United Conservatives won two byelections Thursday, maintaining hold of ridings the party represented before the vote was called. In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, United Conservative candidate Devin Dreeshen took about 80 per cent of the vote with the NDP’s Nicole Mooney running a distant second. The United Conservative margin of victory 11

July 12, 2018 5:18 PM Canada Post ‘hellbent’ on labour dispute as talks continue, union president says

OTTAWA—The president of Canada Post’s biggest workers’ union says the Crown corporation is spoiling for a labour fight as more than 50,000 employees prepare for a summertime strike-vote amidst ongoing talks. Mike Palecek, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, accused Canada Post management of stubbornness at the bargaining table, where talks 12

July 10, 2018 7:06 PM Soulpepper Theatre features female, minority artists in 2018-2019 season

Soulpepper reported more than $12.5 million in revenues in 2017, around 16 per cent of which came from grants, according to an annual report released in June. After an embattled year, the theatre’s lineup for next season will showcase female and minority playwrights, directors and characters. Productions include Oraltorio: a Theatrical Mixtape, which 12

July 4, 2018 4:39 PM Tunisia’s capital elects first female mayor

TUNIS, TUNISIA—A woman from Tunisia’s moderate Islamic party was elected on Tuesday as mayor of the capital city, Tunis, the first time a woman holds the post. Souad Abderrahim, a 54-year-old pharmacist of the Ennahdha party, won the post in the second round of voting by the municipal council. She defeated her top rival, Kamel Idir, of the party Nida Tounes 12

July 4, 2018 2:45 PM Andersson the understated symbol of post-Zlatan Sweden at World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA—A merry band of about a thousand yellow-clad Sweden fans stayed after the game, singing in a stand behind the goal and ignoring repeated requests from the stadium announcer to make their way out. Their team had just reached a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time in 24 years, and they were going to enjoy the moment. “It feels 13

June 30, 2018 8:19 PM Uruguay knocks Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out of World Cup

Uruguay, a two-time champion that reached the semifinals at the 2010 World Cup, will next face France on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod. There was no goal from Ronaldo this time. Everywhere he went, the Portugal great was hounded by two or three Uruguayan defenders. It was Cavani who instead took the spotlight. He combined with Luis Suarez to compete a series 10

June 29, 2018 9:27 PM Trainer Graham Motion eyes Queen’s Plate victory

Motion said with such a big field, a horse and jockey will need a little racing luck to win. “I think Strike Me Down will lie close to the pace while my other horse, I’d imagine, will come off the pace,” he said. “I’m lucky to have both Jose and Rafael riding them, to be honest.” Say the Word was third in his last start — missing second by a head — an allowance 10

June 22, 2018 5:41 PM Ahmed Musa scores twice to give Nigeria win over Iceland

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA — Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year’s World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift. Musa scored two second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland 2-0 Friday and move into second place in the group behind already-qualified Croatia. Nigeria will face Argentina in its final group match on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. If Nigeria 11