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OTTAWA — The federal ethics law has put a crimp in Jane Philpott’s plan to put her experience as a former minister of health and Indigenous services to work for the benefit of a northern Ontario First Nation. Just two weeks ago, Philpott announced that she was taking on a new role as special health adviser to the Nishnawbe Aski […]

TORONTO — Ontario’s four major teachers’ unions will hold a joint news conference this morning to give an update on their ongoing contract talks with the province. The unions — which represent both elementary and high school teachers in public, Catholic and French boards — have provided little detail about the planned announcement. But last month, the four […]

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Raptors 112-92. Maurice Harkless scored 14 points and Paul George had 13 as the Clippers evened their road record at 6-6. Before the game, Leonard received his […]

TORONTO — On a night Kawhi Leonard was celebrated by Toronto Raptors fans, he showed them just what they’re missing this season. In his first trip to Toronto since leaving for Los Angeles in the off-season, Leonard had 23 points to lead the Clippers to a 112-92 rout of his former team. Pascal Siakam had 24 points, while […]

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Cole MacKay scored two goals and set up another to lead the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to a 6-3 victory over the Sudbury Wolves on Wednesday in the Ontario Hockey League. Zack Trott, Rory Kerins, Jaromir Pytlik and Jaden Peca also scored for Sault Ste. Marie (14-15-2) and Billy Constantinou […]

TORONTO — Filmmakers Millefiore Clarkes and Anne Pick were the big winners at the Documentary Organization of Canada’s sixth annual awards event in Toronto. Clarkes took the BMO-DOC Vanguard Award for emerging creatives, while Pick got the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award at the DOC Institute Honours celebration on Wednesday. Clarkes, from Prince Edward Island, has produced […]

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard got his championship ring and a standing ovation Wednesday as Raptor fans showed him the love in his return to Toronto with the Los Angeles Clippers. It was back to the future as the Scotiabank Arena chanted MVP in his honour one more time. On the floor, Leonard exchanged greetings with […]

SUDBURY, Ont. — A Sudbury, Ont., woman faces 14 charges after allegedly forging hundreds of fentanyl prescriptions over two years. City police say they began investigating in May 2018 after receiving a complaint from one of her pharmacy co-workers. Police allege the woman forged 225 prescriptions, often while using the names of local doctors, and […]

OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti says the director of public prosecutions should be the one to decide whether a company should have access to a remediation agreement to avoid being pursued for corporate crimes — most of the time. The question of who has the final say on whether a company facing criminal trials should be […]

TORONTO — Raptors guard Fred VanVleet missed Wednesday’s game against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers with a right knee contusion. Toronto’s injury news wasn’t entirely bleak however — Patrick McCaw was scheduled to return Wednesday after missing 17 games following surgery on his left knee. VanVleet was injured during Sunday’s 110-104 loss in Philadelphia, and missed Monday’s […]