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January 18, 2018 10:00 PM Trudeau continues cross-country town hall tour with stop in Quebec City

PM has touted tour as a chance to escape 'Ottawa bubble' and meet with Canadians After a swing through Nova Scotia and Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Quebec City tonight for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour as he looks to meet with Canadians ahead of Parliament's return later this month. Trudeau embarked on a similar 8

January 17, 2018 11:26 PM Liberals devote $20M to gender-based violence services in vulnerable communities

Status of Women Canada says the money will go to developing services for survivors in Indigenous, LGBTQ and immigrant populations. OTTAWA—The Liberal government is devoting $20 million to develop projects aimed at preventing gender-based violence in vulnerable communities that have a shortage of support for victims and their families. Status of Women 10

January 17, 2018 3:10 PM Liberals to invest $20 million to tackle sexual violence against Indigenous, LGBT, immigrant populations

Status of Women minister to announce details of plans to support "underserved" survivors of abuse The Liberal government is announcing $20 million in funding for organizations to support what it calls "underserved" survivors of sexual violence. That includes programs targeting Indigenous, immigrant and LGBT populations, as well as seniors and disabled 12

January 15, 2018 12:32 PM ‘I learned I’m capable of loving more than one woman,’ says ‘Bachelor’ Arie Luyendyk Jr

The Star caught up with Luyendyk Jr. to ask him whether he beat the odds and finally found the one. PASADENA, CALIF — Arie Luyendyk Jr. is known as the race car driver who got his heart broken by Emily Maynard in the 2012 season of The Bachelorette. The 36-year-old Scottsdale, Ariz., man now sells real estate for a living. And he’s looking to settle 9

January 11, 2018 9:59 PM Roger Federer's bid for 20th Grand Slam could include matches vs. Raonic, Djokovic

Canada's Milos Raonic will open the Australian Open against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko on Sunday, while compatriot Denis Shapovalov makes his tournament debut when he takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw. A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer 8

January 10, 2018 7:38 PM Male MPs, staff are often bystanders to sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill, former staffer says

Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a women’s rights advocate, who worked for the federal NDP, says men yield enormous power, adding the issue of sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill is rampant. OTTAWA—A former political staffer and women’s rights advocate says male MPs and staff on Parliament Hill are often bystanders who do nothing to help create a safe workplace 13

January 10, 2018 4:08 PM Canada projected to win 33 medals at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: analytics company

The 33 forecasted medals would wallop Canada’s previous top total of 26 claimed at Vancouver 2010. The projection put Canada third in a virtual medal table behind Germany and Norway. The 33 medals forecasted for the Canadian team (seven gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze) would wallop the country’s previous top total of 26 claimed by the host team at the 2010 Winter 9

January 10, 2018 6:14 AM Christine Sinclair clarifies response to Herdman's move

Canadian captain was informed by former coach before announcement went public Canadian captain Christine Sinclair clarified her response to John Herdman leaving the women's national soccer team for the men's squad in a tweet on Tuesday night. Herdman, who led the Canadian women to back-to-back Olympic bronze medals, took over Canada's men's program on Monday 7

January 8, 2018 6:18 PM 64 migrants feared dead after traffickers’ overcrowded boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea: UN

Since trafficking dinghies are often crammed with far more than 100 migrants, fears quickly arose that dozens more could be missing in the sinking. UN officials said Monday that accounts from survivors bore out those fears. ROME—As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned 11

January 2, 2018 5:47 PM Dave Chappelle jokes about Louis C.K. accuser in latest Netflix special

Comedian mines showbiz sexual-misconduct scandals for laughs in Hollywood set released on New Year’s Eve. Dave Chappelle has found laughs in the fall of his fellow standup comedian. In his new Netflix special, The Bird Revelation, Chappelle jokes about Louis C.K., who was accused of masturbating in front of multiple women. “I shouldn’t say this, but f--k it, (his) 11