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OTTAWA — The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate. The legislation on the House of Commons notice paper would amend Criminal Code provisions around gambling on single games of football, hockey and other sports, an activity that is […]

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals will take small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week’s economic update will have money for a new federal child-care body. Sources with knowledge of the government’s plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to detail private conversations […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning trading as the financial, industrial and metals and mining sectors pulled back, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 2.94 points at 17,271.31. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 144.85 points at 29,901.39. The S&P 500 […]

Provincial police have charged a man with first-degree murder in a homicide case that dates back four decades in northern Ontario.  Investigators say DNA evidence helped lead them to the alleged killer of Micheline St. Amour, a 20-year-old woman who died in the North Bay area in July 1980.  They say the young mother was […]

OTTAWA — The Canada Games Council has adjusted age requirements to allow a similar cohort of athletes to compete in the Niagara 2022 Summer Games as would have been eligible in 2021. The Games, held every four years for Canada’s top young athletes, were pushed back to 2022 earlier this year because of the COVID-19 […]

OTTAWA — Irwin Cotler, a former Liberal cabinet minster and long-time advocate for human rights, has been appointed Canada’s first special envoy for Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing the appointment today, saying Jewish communities in Canada and around the world face rising anti-Semitism. Trudeau is affirming Canada’s solidarity with […]

Ontario is reporting 1,373 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 35 new deaths linked to the virus.  Health Minister Christine Elliott says 445 of today’s new cases are in Toronto, while 415 are in Peel Region. Eleven fewer people are hospitalized with COVID-19, according to today’s numbers, for a total of 523. The number in […]

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is blasting the prime minister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling Justin Trudeau’s pledge that vaccines will start to arrive in the coming months “unacceptable.” Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians yesterday even as he acknowledged that some other countries are likely to start inoculating their citizens first, citing […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in early trading, weighed down by losses in the financial, energy and metals and mining sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 4.55 points at 17,269.70. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 116.88 points at 29,929.36. The S&P 500 index was down 7.78 […]

TORONTO — Ontario’s auditor general says the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was slower and more reactive than that of other provinces, hampered by “delays and confusion in decision-making.” Bonnie Lysyk says outdated provincial emergency plans played a role in slowing down the provincial response in the winter and spring, as did systemic issues […]