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VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario’s Human Rights Commission plans to unveil a new policy to tackle racial profiling in law enforcement. The commission says it also plans to announce recommendations to help address the issue. Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane will unveil the policy and recommendations at a gathering of senior members of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. […]

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Toronto today, hoping to take back control of his re-election campaign after spending yesterday apologizing for donning blackface when he was younger. He scrapped his plans on a visit to Winnipeg, instead using the time to call supporters and leaders in minority communities, after images came out […]

OTTAWA — Britain’s envoy to Canada says her government wants to avoid a no-deal Brexit departure from the European Union, and its presentation of documents to Brussels on Thursday was a step towards a last-ditch agreement. High Commissioner Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque said in an interview that a negotiated departure, not the so-called hard Brexit that […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Philip Tomasino scored twice, including the eventual winner, as the Niagara IceDogs doubled the Sudbury Wolves 6-3 on Thursday in the first Ontario Hockey League game of the season. Kyen Sopa and Oliver Castleman both had power-play goals for Niagara (1-0-0), while Jake Uberti and Andrew Bruder also found the back of […]

TORONTO — Paul Beirne is stepping down as president of the Canadian Premier League at the end of the season. The league said Beirne will be leaving in November “to pursue a club opportunity.” It did not elaborate. “Paul has been an integral part in building our new league and bringing it to its successful […]

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s privileged upbringing created a “massive blind spot” when it came understanding how dressing in blackface could be harmful, he said Thursday. But the Liberal party leader, seeking re-election as prime minister and getting exactly the wrong kind of global attention, asked Canadians to consider him a man changed by more than a decade […]

TORONTO — A British Columbia man apologized to a judge on Thursday for stripping naked and jumping into a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium last year only to moments later say outside court that he did not regret his actions.  David Weaver, of Nelson, B.C., was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto on Oct. 12, bought a […]

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada has appointed Toni Gravelle as its new deputy governor. The central bank says that effective Oct. 1 Gravelle will replace Lynn Patterson, who retired over the summer. Gravelle will join the governing council, which is the policy-making body for the bank and determines its strategic direction. For the last four years, Gravelle has […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index set a new record high on a broad-based rally led by materials and financials. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 59.48 points at 16,859.77, after going as high as 16,913.49 earlier in the trading session. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 52.29 points at 27,094.79. The S&P […]

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — Police in Elliot Lake, Ont., have charged an elderly man for allegedly trying to kill a trapped raccoon with a pitch fork and pail of water. They say a neighbour heard screeching coming from a backyard and saw the scene unfold. Const. Phil Young says officers aren’t sure whether the animal […]