TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index rallied Friday to end a second strong week on growing signals of a potential resolution in the trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. North American markets reacted positively Friday to reports that China has offered to eliminate the annual U.S. trade deficit by 2024 by gradually increasing U.S. […]

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has appointed former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as a special adviser. McCallion served as mayor of the city west of Toronto from 1978 to 2014.  In a release, the provincial government says McCallion will advise Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark on a range of municipal issues and will receive […]

TORONTO — The Latest on Canada (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all countries should be concerned about Beijing’s blending of its commercial interests with threats of consequences if Canada doesn’t do what China wants. China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor an apparent attempt […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index rallied for a second week as the price of crude rose to its highest level in nearly two months. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 92.61 points to 15,303.83. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 336.25 points at 24,706.35. The S&P 500 index was up 34.75 points […]

OTTAWA — Diplomacy needs more time before the prime minister tries personally to settle the fight between Ottawa and Beijing that has left two Canadians detained in China and another facing the death penalty, Canada’s ambassador to China said Friday after appearing at a Commons committee. “The prime minister calling the (Chinese) president is essentially the last arrow […]

Toronto police say the alleged ringleader of an international sex trafficking operation was arrested in Ontario and faces extradition to the United States. Officers say they began working with the FBI last August to investigate the organization and the 46-year-old Toronto-area man who allegedly headed it up. They allege the accused operated a criminal enterprise that recruited women […]

KINGSTON, Ont. — A 36-year-old man is facing charges after police in Kingston, Ont., say he tried to initiate a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl through social media. Police say their investigation found the man sent the teen numerous messages on social media starting in December in an attempt to begin a sexual relationship with her. They […]

TORONTO — A 94-year-old man found to have lied about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad has launched yet another appeal of the government’s decision to strip him of his Canadian citizenship. In his latest development in a now-decades-old case, Helmut Oberlander argues among other things that a Federal Court judge who affirmed […]

LOYALIST TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Provincial police have charged a man with possession of child pornography after a drug raid in Loyalist Township, Ont.  Police say officers seized electronic devices and other items related to the drug investigation on Thursday. They say some of the devices were found to contain images of child sexual abuse. Police say a […]

Hamilton’s Forge FC has made Cameroon international defender Bertrand Owundi its first international signing. Owundi, 25, signed with Minnesota United last February but didn’t see time with the MLS club, instead playing for its USL affiliate, the Charlotte Independence. “Bertrand is a very good addition to our ongoing roster build. He brings a solid mentality to […]

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