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TORONTO — Star forward Christine Sinclair leads a list of nine Canadian internationals allocated to the NWSL in 2020. The Canadians are joined by 23 Americans as allocated or federation players who have their salaries paid by the Canadian Soccer Association or U.S. Soccer Federation, respectively. The Canadian allocated list is the same as last season with Houston’s Allysha […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index inched slightly higher while U.S. markets retreated from record highs on new concerns about the economic impact from the coronavirus. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 18.70 points at 17,944.06. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 128.05 points at 29,219.98. The S&P 500 index was down 12.92 points […]

TORONTO — A handful of independent theatres are accusing Cineplex Inc. of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by blocking their ability to screen some films. Vancouver’s Rio Theatre has outlined the allegations in a petition signed by nearly 8,000 people that calls for support for indie theatres. The petition claims that if a distributor tries to book a film with an […]

TORONTO — Malibu Mambo is the early 4-1 favourite for the 161st running of the Queen’s Plate. Woodbine Entertainment released its annual Queen’s Plate Winterbook on Thursday, with Malibu Mambo topping a list of 92 three-year-old thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown. The $1-million Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of the Triple Crown, will […]

OTTAWA — Veterans ombudsman Craig Dalton says the federal government should clearly explain how it plans to eliminate a backlog that is keeping thousands of former service members waiting to find out if they qualify for benefits and aid. The number of unaddressed applications for disability benefits and other assistance continues to grow despite repeated […]

TORONTO — Ontario’s public school teachers are planning a huge protest at the legislature on Friday to coincide with their provincewide strike. The job action by the four major teachers’ unions is expected to shut down schools across Ontario, leaving about two million students out of class. Teachers and education workers will be picketing at various schools and […]

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she wants to make Canada’s trade negotiations more “transparent,” by agreeing to proposals from the New Democrats to provide more details of future deals. Freeland offers that view in a Wednesday letter to the New Democrats, a promise that secured the party’s support for a speedier ratification of […]

ST-LAMBERT, Que. — Canadian National Railway says it has received a court injunction to end a rail blockade in a suburb south of Montreal. CN spokesman Olivier Quenneville confirmed the railway received the court order Thursday. Quebec Premier Francois Legault said earlier in the day police would dismantle the blockade in St-Lambert as soon as an injunction was granted. […]

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the RCMP in British Columbia has offered to move its officers to a town away from the area where traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have been opposing a pipeline project on their territory. Blair said Thursday he believes this move meets conditions set by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. “I […]

TORONTO — Brian Noble, who helped build the Toronto Wolfpack from the ground up, is stepping down as director of rugby of the transatlantic rugby league team. The Wolfpack said Thursday that Noble and the club “have mutually agreed to a release from the remainder of his contract with the club.” No reason was given. […]