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A Toronto-area settlement worker could face jail time in the United States after attempting to smuggle a failed refugee claimant across the border in the trunk of her car. Court documents show Donna Pham pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., an offence that carries a maximum sentence of […]

A police force in southwestern Ontario says it will start releasing the names of those charged with buying sex in a bid to curb human trafficking. The announcement came at a meeting of the Police Services Board in London, Ont., following a presentation outlining why the city is considered a hub for the sexual exploitation […]

Another Celine Dion biopic is in the works. A publicist has confirmed that Quebec director Marc-Andre Lavoie is set to oversee the English-language film, “Celine Before Celine,” tracking Dion’s rise to musical superstardom. The feature, slated for a 2020 production, has been sanctioned by Dion’s family, according to the Hollywood Reporter, who first revealed the plans. Her nephew, Jimmy […]

OTTAWA — Eight days after Chinese authorities imprisoned Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, a senior Canadian foreign ministry official urged Canadian students to apply for a program to study in China. Sarah Taylor, the director-general of the north-Asia bureau at Global Affairs Canada, made the pitch for the 45-year-old Canada-China Scholarship Exchange Program during a Dec. 18 […]

TORONTO — Despite suffering a humiliating 4-0 loss to Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera in Panama, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says his MLS side can rebound in the return leg of the CONCACAF Champions League round-of-16 game Tuesday at BMO Field. Vanney says his players will have to up their intensity to get out of […]

TORONTO — The Canadian Premier League’s opening weekend will feature matches in Hamilton and Langford, B.C. The new men’s pro soccer league had already announced its season opener — with York 9 FC heading down the highway to face Forge FC on April 27 at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field. On Friday, the league released the remaining home openers […]

TORONTO — Seven months after a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Toronto’s Greektown, survivors and victims’ loved ones called on Ottawa to ban private ownership of handguns and assault rifles across the country. The group that gathered Friday at a concert venue just blocks away from where last summer’s violence took place read an open letter sent to Prime […]

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s intention was to do his two year’s time in Toronto then hightail it to another NBA team. And so he barely spoke to DeMar DeRozan during those two years. Lowry was unhappy with the Raptors. And he and DeRozan just didn’t hit it off. But an unlikely friendship eventually developed, and when team president Masai Ujiri […]

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have traded centre Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ottawa receives prospects Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson, a first-round pick and another first-rounder if Duchene re-signs in Columbus. Duchene will become an unrestricted free agent after this season. Minor-league defenceman Julius Bergman also goes to the Blue Jackets. The trade came […]

OTTAWA — Conservative Sen. David Tkachuk says he won’t apologize for comments he made at a pro-pipeline rally in Ottawa, calling criticism that he was inciting violence “manufactured outrage.” Tkachuk spoke Tuesday to the United We Roll convoy, which left Red Deer, Alta. on Feb. 14 and expressed a wide variety of demands, some related to […]

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