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TORONTO — Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems” when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk. The Safdies like to capture as much authentic New York energy as possible in their films and frequently plant their […]

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 deal comes after years of intense negotiations marked by bickering, threats and frustration. “This has been a long, arduous and at times fraught […]

TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu had her season-ending tournament cut short due to a left knee problem. She’s hoping the injury won’t curtail the start of her 2020 campaign. With award season at hand, the Canadian teenager is still basking in the glow of her remarkable year on the WTA Tour. Andreescu, the winner of the Lou Marsh […]

OTTAWA — High-profile, personal-data violations by Facebook, Equifax and others have highlighted like never before the urgent need to update Canada’s aging laws, the federal privacy czar says. In his annual report to Parliament, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said Tuesday the government must give Canadians the assurance that legislation will protect their rights in the swiftly evolving digital age. Therrien wants new authority […]

TORONTO — Linda and Clayton Babcock have known for two years that their daughter suffered a horrific death — her body burned in an animal incinerator —  but they have finally received an official document that proves the 23-year-old is dead. Two men were convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2017 in Laura Babcock’s shooting death, but her body was never found and the coroner […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index dipped slightly despite the signing of a revised North American free trade deal. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 0.15 of a point at 16,950.70. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 27.88 points at 27,881.72. The S&P 500 index was down 3.44 points at 3,132.52, while the […]

TORONTO — The president of the union representing Ontario’s high school teachers says there is almost no chance to avoid a one-day strike set for Wednesday. Harvey Bischof says the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government have not met this week to continue contract negotiations, making the job action likely. The one-day strike […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say 18 staff and students of a high school west of Toronto had to deal with irritated eyes and throats on Tuesday after someone allegedly released an unidentified spray in the cafeteria. The Peel District School Board says the incident took place at around 12:45 p.m. at Castlebrooke Secondary School in Brampton, Ont. Peel Regional […]

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 first reached last year. The amended deal comes after years intense, at times bitter, negotiations to update the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. “This […]

Provincial police say three brothers are among those facing charges in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving three government-funded solar energy projects across the province. Det. Const. John Armit says the alleged fraud, believed to have taken place in 2012 and 2013, involved a family-run construction company refusing to pay subcontractors involved in the solar projects. Armit declined to estimate […]