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OTTAWA — Brampton Centre MP Ramesh Sangha has been kicked out of the Liberal caucus. Government whip Mark Holland says in a statement that Sangha was removed from caucus after making what he calls “baseless and dangerous accusations” against a number of fellow Liberal MPs. He does not specify what accusations Sangha made. Holland says […]

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd. says there haven’t been any major business changes to account for a trading frenzy that drove its share price higher today. Toronto-listed shares rose as high as $26.51 apiece by mid-afternoon, up more than 48 per cent from Friday’s closing price of $17.86. Within the past year, the shares have […]

OTTAWA — New documents show Canada’s cyberspy agency was so alarmed by the potential fallout from an alleged secrecy breach by a senior RCMP employee that it revised a damage assessment to “severe” from “high” in the days after his arrest. Cameron Jay Ortis was taken into custody in September 2019 for allegedly revealing secrets […]

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government is “looking seriously” at tougher travel measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory hotel quarantines for air travellers returning from non-essential trips abroad. Freeland’s remarks build on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leaving the door open earlier this month to tighter restrictions, sparking questions […]

MONTREAL — Mayors in regions of Quebec where the COVID-19 infection rate is low are calling on health authorities to ease restrictions after they are set to expire Feb. 8.  Marc Parent, the mayor of Rimouski, Que., about 540 kilometres northeast of Montreal, said his region shouldn’t be treated like Montreal, which reports hundreds of […]

TORONTO — Dance your cares away, “Fraggle Rock” fans — the fluffy-haired creatures are back in Canada for a new show. The Jim Henson Company says production has officially started in Calgary on a reboot of the original 1980s children’s puppet series, which was filmed in Toronto. Last April a new U.S.-shot limited series of […]

OTTAWA — Ontario Sen. Lynn Beyak is leaving the upper chamber three years before her mandatory retirement and defiantly standing by her views on residential schools on her way out. Named to the Senate on the advice of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper in 2013, she says she was committed to serving just eight years. […]

TORONTO — Ontario public health units are taking extra infection control measures as a more contagious COVID-19 variant that emerged in the United Kingdom is detected across the province.  Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health has found a case of the variant and is advising anyone who has travelled or had visitors from outside […]

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed American defensive back Cariel Brooks. The 29-year-old started 17 regular-season games at defensive halfback for the Tiger-Cats in 2019, tying a career-high with 57 defensive tackles and adding one special teams tackle, one quarterback sack, two interceptions, seven pass knockdowns and one tackle for loss.  The five-foot-10, 200-pound […]

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who has been suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse violations. NFL.com reported in July that multiple teams had expressed interest in Bryant, but that the Clemson product had not applied for reinstatement after being handed […]