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OTTAWA — Negotiations have concluded on a proposed self-government agreement in Ontario that Ottawa says would be the first of its kind if ratified. Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the milestone shows groundwork has been laid for First Nations in Ontario to move beyond the Indian Act and toward the goal of self-government. Parliament passed […]

OTTAWA — Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Cody Ceci and his partner Jamie Thompson have filed a statement of defence against an $8.6-million lawsuit by a woman who was badly burned in an incident at Ceci’s home last year. In a document filed Tuesday with the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa, Ceci and Thompson deny any negligence […]

OTTAWA — The Liberal government’s representative in the Senate says changes aimed at making the upper chamber a more independent place have worked so well that they should stay. Sen. Peter Harder is urging parties vying for power in the Oct. 21 election to promise to change the law so that future prime ministers would also use an […]

OTTAWA — The upstart People’s Party of Canada is making another bid to get leader Maxime Bernier onto the official debate stage during this fall’s election campaign. The Leaders’ Debates Commission had asked the party to provide a list of three to five candidates it believed had the best chance of winning, which would help organizers decide […]

TORONTO — Shares of Toronto-based Entertainment One Ltd. soared more than 30 per cent after it struck a deal to be acquired by American toy giant Hasbro Inc. for US$4-billion. EOne shares gained about 1.42 British pounds or 31.94 per cent to 5.85 pounds on the London Stock Exchange. The boost came after Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro announced Thursday […]

Ottawa police are charging the driver of a city bus with more than three dozen offences after a deadly crash in January that killed three people and injured 23 others. Aissatou Diallo was initially arrested and questioned after the incident at a transit station in the city’s west end, but released without charges. Police say the 42-year-old […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have a tete-a-tete with President Donald Trump this weekend on the margins of the G7 summit in France. White House officials have confirmed the bilateral meeting between the two leaders. Officials say the two will discuss a wide range of issues, in particular their shared commitment to ratifying the […]

OTTAWA — An Ontario shipyard is accusing the federal government of trying to unfairly award Quebec’s Davie Shipbuilding potentially billions of dollars worth of work without a competition. The allegation is contained in a complaint filed by Hamilton-based Heddle Marine to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal this week. Last month, the government asked interested candidates […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Shares in Cargojet Inc. shot to a record high Friday after the company announced a new deal with Amazon.com that could see the online retailer acquire a stake in the company that provides overnight air cargo services. The company’s shares opened up more than 20 per cent and were trading up $12.10, or 13.3 per […]

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney doesn’t anticipate the Montreal Impact making a ton of changes on Saturday in the aftermath of an abrupt coaching shuffle. Wilmer Cabrera makes his debut as Impact coach in the latest edition of the 401 Derby at BMO Field, mere days after replacing the fired Remi Garde. “This is something […]