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TORONTO — The three major junior leagues making up the Canadian Hockey League will name their top goaltenders at seasons end with individual awards, but only one can be crowned the best in Canada. The Western Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League will recognize the top goalie in their leagues while the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League awards the netminder […]

Ontario’s premier told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the American government hurt the U.S. more than Canada. Doug Ford made the comments during an fireside chat with Kelly Craft, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, at an event organized by the Canadian American Business Council. “To be very frank, it’s hurting the U.S. […]

TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay Co. says it will close its Home Outfitters business and estimates it will shutter 20 of its U.S. Saks Off Fifth locations. The Toronto-based retailer says the moves are part of plans to reduce costs, simplify the business and improve overall profitability. HBC says the shutdown of all 37 Home Outfitters locations […]

KENORA, Ont. — Police say a man has been found dead inside a burning cottage on Lake of the Woods, near Kenora, Ont. Provincial police say emergency crews were called Monday afternoon to a fire on Kendal Inlet Road. They say the fire marshal’s office has been called to investigate. The man’s identity is not being released […]

OTTAWA — One week after losing his right-hand man Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top political aide — chief of staff Katie Telford — faces allegations she intentionally inflicted mental suffering on an ex-ambassador. The allegation is contained in a lawsuit filed by Vivian Bercovici, a former Canadian ambassador to Israel, who was appointed by the […]

OTTAWA — The country’s road to higher interest rates is “highly uncertain” as the Bank of Canada monitors evolving unknowns related to indebted Canadians, stricter mortgage rules, business investment and global trade, governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday. In a speech in Montreal, Poloz said he expected the benchmark rate to eventually rise above its current level of 1.75 per cent, but how […]

Newly released court documents show Toronto police linked serial killer Bruce McArthur to three missing men with ties to the city’s gay village years before he was charged with killing them and five others. The documents, submitted to the court by officers seeking search warrants, show investigators interviewed McArthur in late 2013 as a witness in the disappearance […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s top bureaucrat launched a blunt and vigorous defence Thursday of the government’s handling of the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, declaring allegations of political interference to be false and even defamatory. Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, took opposition MPs to task for jumping on the anonymously-sourced allegations to accuse the government of obstructing justice. […]

The Canadian government is promising more than $10 million to build new homes, repair others and put portables in place in a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario where substandard mould-infested housing has sparked a health crisis, according to a framework agreement signed on Thursday. The interim deal, signed in Thunder Bay, Ont., by Indigenous […]

OTTAWA — Two Quebec MPs added their names to a growing list of NDP caucus members who will not be seeking re-election later this year. In separate statements Thursday, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet and Anne Minh-Thu Quach announced they would not to seek a third mandate but will remain as MPs until the election. The decisions represent the latest […]

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