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OTTAWA — An MP from Nova Scotia says he won’t take his seat in the House of Commons right away after the death of his newborn daughter. Sean Fraser says he is taking time away from his duties in Ottawa and his Central Nova riding to spend time with his family “at this time of unspeakable […]

TORONTO — High school teachers at nine Ontario school boards are conducting their second job action in as many weeks, as the province’s education minister urges them to return to the bargaining table. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the government has reached out to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation through a mediator to offer new […]

Ottawa says New Brunswick’s proposed carbon tax passes the federal smell test. Today’s decision by the Trudeau Liberals means as of April, New Brunswick consumers will stop paying the federal carbon tax and instead pay an equivalent provincial version. However, the province is also cutting the gas tax to minimize the cost on consumers. As part […]

TORONTO — Strength in the materials sector helped lift Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets put in a mixed showing. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 17.79 points at 16,968.49. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 38.75 points at 27,842.97. The S&P 500 index was […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will move quickly to approve the updated North American free trade deal. Trudeau says he has given his personal promise to U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador the Canadian ratification process will proceed as fast as possible. The three countries put the final touches […]

HALDIMAND COUNTY, Ont. — Provincial police say a man is dead after he was hit by a pickup truck on a highway in southern Ontario. The incident happened just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the 35-year-old man was walking on a rural highway in Haldimand County. Police say the driver of the pickup truck, a 42-year-old man, remained at the […]

TORONTO — Proxy advisory service Glass Lewis is recommending that Hudson’s Bay Co. shareholders accept a takeover offer by a group led by the retailer’s executive chairman. The firm says the proposal offers shareholders certainty of value for their HBC shares at a sizable market premium and a relatively attractive valuation. The recommendation stands in […]

TORONTO — Brent Butt is trepidatious about the streaming era. While the Canadian comedy star says he’s excited about the “palpable opportunities” that exist as more streamers enter the market here, he also finds it “a little frightening.” “It’s also kind of a scary time, because none of us knows how any of this is going […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say one man is dead after his car crashed into the back of a bus. Peel Regional Police say the incident happened just before 6:15 p.m. in Mississauga, Ont. They say the 45-year-old man was rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police say the bus was fully stopped […]

TORONTO — Canadians got on board with their sports champions this year, and data collected by Google suggests the nation became curious to learn more about those athletes than any other person. Former Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard and U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu were named Canada’s top trending people of 2019 in Google’s annual Year in Search list released Wednesday. Leonard was No. 1 on the list while Andreescu was […]