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Patrick Brown disqualified from Conservative leadership race

The Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership election organizing committee says it has disqualified candidate Patrick Brown from the race. Election committee chair Ian Brodie says in a statement the party became aware of “serious allegations of wrongdoing” by Brown’s campaign that appear to violate financing rules in the Canada Elections Act. The statement did not […]

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Patrick Brown disqualified from Conservative leadership race

The Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership election organizing committee says it has disqualified candidate Patrick Brown from the race. Election committee chair Ian Brodie says in a statement the party became aware of “serious allegations of wrongdoing” by Brown’s campaign that appear to violate financing rules in the Canada Elections Act. The statement did not […]

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Woman lit on fire on bus near Kipling station has died, police say

A woman, set on fire in what police described as a random “hate-motivated” attack on a TTC bus last month, has died. The attack occurred June 17 near Kipling Station in the city’s west end around 12:30 p.m. A man doused the woman with an unknown liquid before igniting it. The victim, who was in […]

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City apologizes, seeks to rectify job loss after ‘clean-shave’ policy under fire by Sikh advocacy group

First came the Tuesday afternoon phone call and apology from Toronto Mayor John Tory. Now, Birkawal Singh Anand wants his job back. Anand was one of more than 100 Sikh guards laid off from the security companies contracted to staff City-operated shelters and respite sites after the guards refused to follow a City mandate requiring […]

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Michener Awards Foundation to honour the Star’s John Honderich

Former Toronto Star editor and publisher John Honderich will be posthumously awarded the 2022 Michener Awards Foundation’s Michener-Baxter Award. The award, which acknowledges outstanding contributions to Canadian journalism, was also given to the former managing editor of the Montreal Gazette, Norman Webster, and the international media development organization Journalists for Human Rights. Coming from a […]

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Leafs to begin pre-season with doubleheader against Senators

The Maple Leafs released their seven-game pre-season schedule on Tuesday and it includes a unique feature: a doubleheader. The Leafs will host the Ottawa Senators in an afternoon game, then again in the evening, on Sept. 24 to open the exhibition schedule. It’s a move that should save some travel costs, while allowing the sometimes […]

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In America, the shock of violence is wearing off but the terror is growing

WASHINGTON— Alexander Sandoval brought his five-year-old son to witness a patriotic parade and wound up putting him in a garbage dumpster in a desperate attempt to keep him safe. Is there a more evocative image of what unfolded in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park during Independence Day celebrations on Monday than that? “I thought […]

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Convoy leader Tamara Lich discussed a strategy to ‘gridlock’ Ottawa, court told

OTTAWA—Convoy protest leader Tamara Lich discussed a strategy to “gridlock” the capital in the early days of the protests that paralyzed the streets around Parliament Hill for three weeks this winter, according to evidence presented in court Tuesday. Crown lawyer Moiz Karimjee submitted the evidence, which was obtained through a police search of a cellphone […]

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Jeremy Diamond asks to retract professional misconduct admission, slams ‘unfair’ Law Society panel

Combative and defiant, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jeremy Diamond accused a Law Society tribunal of being “biased” and “unfair” Tuesday while demanding that he be allowed to retract his admissions of professional misconduct relating to his firm’s advertising. “There are major issues of bias. I’m not going to get a fair hearing with this panel. […]

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Violence is driving female hospital workers to quit, union says

An “exodus” of staff from hospitals will worsen unless the Ontario government tackles a growing problem of violence and attacks against their mostly female workers by hiring more employees, the Canadian Union of Public Employees says. “The pandemic has brought about a further erosion in our working conditions,” Sharon Richer of CUPE told a news […]