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OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti is being asked to move quickly to respond to a court ruling that Canada’s law on doctor-assisted death is too restrictive, but he says the Liberal government is open to reforming the law in an even bigger way than the judge ordered. On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index capped a good week by closing up as crude oil prices hit their highest level in nearly three months on optimism about demand flowing from a partial trade truce between the world’s two largest economies. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 56.23 points at 17,003.13 on support from technology, materials and financials. In […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued marching orders to his cabinet on Friday. While many of the instructions come straight from the Liberal campaign platform, there are a few things that are new, or more detailed than what’s been public before. Here are five things of note from the ministers’ mandate letters: Cell service […]

Volkswagen’s attempts to plead guilty to all 60 Canadian charges it faces in an international emissions scandal were put on hold Friday as an environmental lawyer argued the court should hear victim impact statements. The federal government charged the behemoth this week with 58 infractions of the Environmental Protection Act, as well as two counts of […]

HAMILTON — Prosecutors have withdrawn a first-degree murder charge against an 18-year-old man in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed to death outside his Hamilton high school. A lawyer representing the man says her client now faces three new charges that include assault with a weapon, and he’s been released on bail. […]

TORONTO — High school teachers in 10 school boards across Ontario will hold a one-day strike next week — the third in a series of strikes amid contract talks. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation says the job action will take place on Wednesday in certain boards. Members in other boards will hold information pickets in front […]

OTTAWA — Federal regulators are hoping a wave of new air passenger rights arriving this weekend will take the humbug out of holiday travel. New rules will take effect on Sunday affecting flight delays and cancellations, including requiring airlines to seat parents beside or near their children at no extra cost, and compensate flyers for delays and […]

Lawyers for Volkswagen say the German auto giant intends to plead guilty to all 60 charges against it in an Ontario court today on allegations that the company broke numerous environmental laws. The Canadian government announced Monday it was charging the behemoth with 58 infractions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, as well as two counts […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up slightly while U.S. markets dipped after the U.S. and China reached an initial trade deal. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 6.70 points at 16,953.60 on mixed results as financials and materials rose while energy and consumer staples were down. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 63.38 points at […]

TORONTO — New provincial data shows more than 400 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses during the first three months of this year. Public Health Ontario has released updated statistics that indicate 435 people died from opioid-related causes from January to March 2019 — up from 307 deaths during the same period in 2018. The data also shows there were 3,420 emergency […]