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OTTAWA — The company behind the second machine that could be approved for roadside drug tests in Canada says its product is faster and easier to use for police wary about the technology. Six months after the federal government legalized cannabis for recreational use, officers have expressed wariness about the one testing machine currently approved, called the […]

TORONTO — Ontario’s education minister will issue a directive to school boards Friday about $1.6 billion being put toward ensuring no teachers are laid off because of larger class sizes, The Canadian Press has learned. Boards will also learn their funding allocations for the next school year. The funding, known as Grants for Student Needs, will […]

TORONTO — Lawyers representing the Ontario government are asking a judge to lift a stay on legal proceedings against three major Canadian tobacco companies so the province can pursue a lawsuit to recover billions in smoking-related health costs. Ontario launched its lawsuit against a dozen Canadian firms and their parent companies roughly a decade ago […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index fell for a second day since breaching a new high as Bombardier Inc.’s weakened outlook weighed on the key industrials sector. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 10.42 points at 16,576.10 as shares of Bombardier lost 15.1 per cent on heavy trading. The Montreal-based transportation company warned Thursday that its full-year revenues will […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say an unlicensed masseur has been charged with sexual assault. Peel Regional Police say that last month, a 48-year-old woman went for a massage at a health and wellness spa in Brampton, Ont. They say that during the massage, she was allegedly sexually assaulted. Investigators say a 62-year-old man who was […]

TORONTO — An elderly man who has had his Canadian citizenship revoked for lying about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad has lost yet another bid to have his case revisited. In the latest such ruling in a case that dates back to the 1990s, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an attempt […]

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has declared a state of emergency over flooding along the Ottawa River and other waterways. In the declaration, the mayor’s office says the water levels pose “an ongoing threat” to property, health and safety of nearby residents. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement forecasting up to 35 millimetres of rain in the capital region by […]

TORONTO — Once again, Marc Gasol can expect to be a key figure for the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The seven-foot-one centre played a big role in Toronto’s Round 1 victory over Orlando, holding Magic all-star centre Nikola Vucevic to an average of 11.2 points (and 36.2 per cent shooting) in the five-game victory. […]

OTTAWA — Almost 7,000 Canadians have received medical help to end their lives since Canada legalized assisted dying three years ago. According to the latest interim report compiled by Health Canada, 6,749 people have received medically assisted deaths. That amounts to roughly one per cent of all deaths in Canada. Health Canada says assisted deaths were provided […]

Toronto police say a doctor has been charged with sexual assault. They say the charges stem from an incident involving a patient that allegedly happened four years ago. Police say a doctor allegedly sexually assaulted a 40-year-old woman while conducting a physical examination. Investigators say that after a months-long investigation, they arrested 59-year-old Romeo Tan of […]

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