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105.9 The Region

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TORONTO — A change affecting pharmaceuticals in the updated North American free trade agreement will mean cost savings for Canadians, but big drug companies say it could affect investment. Final terms in the trade deal remove a provision that would have increased protections to 10 years around a category of drugs called biologics. It means Canada, which had come under some criticism […]

TORONTO — The organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival has released its annual top 10 list of the year’s best Canadian features and shorts, half of which are directed or co-directed by women. Among the 10 features on the 2019 TIFF list is the drama “Antigone” by Quebec writer-director Sophie Deraspe, which is Canada’s entry in […]

TORONTO — High school students at nine Ontario school boards will be out class today as their teachers hold a one-day strike to protest the lack of progress in contract talks with Premier Doug Ford’s government. The Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation, which represents public high school teachers, says it will move ahead with the job action […]

OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Pavel Gogolev scored four times, and the Guelph Storm held on to beat the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Tuesday in Ontario Hockey League action. Gogolev scored twice in the first to put his club up 2-0, then added another in the second and the eventual winner in the third to […]

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard left a lasting imprint on Toronto Raptors fans when he helped the team win its first NBA Championship in franchise history this summer. Some fans took that imprint a lot more literally than others. Sean Martin of Perfect Image in Waterloo, Ont., was one of many tattoo artists in the south-western region of the […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s fledgling minority government has survived its first test of confidence in the House of Commons. The Liberals — with the support of opposition MPs other than the Conservatives — have passed “supplementary estimates” to ensure previously planned government programs get the funding they need. Any vote involving money is traditionally considered a […]

OTTAWA — Canada joined the United States and Mexico in heralding a new era of North American prosperity on Tuesday as they formally agreed to changes to the new continental free trade deal. The amended pact comes after years of intense negotiations marked by bickering, threats and frustration. “This has been a long, arduous and at times fraught […]

OTTAWA — Both Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the federal Liberal government are describing a meeting Tuesday between Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a frank and realistic discussion. But after the meeting, Kenney said the next few weeks will be a critical time for Trudeau to prove it’s not just talk, and the Liberals […]

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Embattled cannabis company CannTrust Holdings Inc. says it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that its shares are too low to continue to be listed on the stock market. The U.S. stock market requires the closing price of a listed company’s common shares to be at least US$1 per […]

OTTAWA — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he plans to keep building economic ties between his province and China, even though he opposes its ongoing detention of two Canadians. McNeil says he raised his recent trip to China when he sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Tuesday, one of a series of […]