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TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack is looking to bring New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams to Canada. Majority owner David Argyle confirmed Thursday that the transatlantic rugby league team has had “active negotiations” with the agent for Williams, a powerful back who has excelled in both rugby union and league. “The club continues to have a […]

TORONTO — The CFL has announced it’s awarding the 2020 Grey Cup to Regina and 2021 contest to Hamilton. The 2020 Grey Cup will be played at the new Mosaic Stadium. It returns to Regina for the first time since 2013 when the hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 for their most recent CFL […]

OTTAWA — Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, appeared at the House of Commons justice committee Thursday, to answer questions about his knowledge on the SNC-Lavalin affair and whether former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured not to prosecute the company. Wernick predicted Wilson-Raybould will express concerns about three meetings when she appears at the committee next […]

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. says it will soon sell its prepared food offerings in some Walmart Canada locations in Ontario its first partnership with a major grocer. The Toronto-based company that markets its meals as healthier meal options says its products will be in 100 Walmart Canada stores by the end of April as well as online. The news comes as […]

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government faced fresh fire over its treatment of disabled veterans on Thursday after a new analysis by Parliament’s budgetary watchdog found an incoming system of benefits will shortchange some of the most severely injured former service members. The report by parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux also appeared to confirm what many […]

KITCHENER, Ont. — A woman in Kitchener, Ont., has been charged with criminal negligence in the death of a 20-month-old girl. Police say there were called to a home around noon on Thursday for reports of a child in distress. They say officers found the baby without vital signs and started performing CPR, which paramedics continued […]

TORONTO — The B.C. government is considering a mandatory vaccination registration program similar to that in Ontario in the wake of an outbreak of measles in Vancouver, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday. Such a system would be aimed at boosting the proportion of residents in the province who are vaccinated against the highly contagious disease, he said. “While there are some people […]

TORONTO — Huawei Technologies Inc. is adamant that it won’t abandon Canadian consumers, telecommunications companies and universities, even if the country’s government bans its 5G technology. Speaking through a translator at a media roundtable Thursday, the technology giant’s chairman Liang Hua stressed that he believes there is a way for the business to forge ahead in […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index closed lower along with U.S. markets as key commodities fell, while the loonie slipped lower as the Bank of Canada governor gave mixed commentary on the economy. The general pullback in markets comes after a significant rise in recent weeks, said Allan Small, senior investment adviser at HollisWealth. “I think it’s just a […]

Toronto is often an outlier in terms of public opinion across the province on various topics, such as immigration and climate change, a survey has found. Research conducted on behalf of the Mowat Centre, a think tank at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, found that otherwise, there are not many general differences […]

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