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Toronto police have charged three teenage boys in a series of alleged robberies on the city’s east side. Police say two 16-year-olds were arrested at the last alleged robbery on April 7, near the corner of Broadview and Mortimer avenues. The third boy, who is 17, was arrested this Wednesday following an investigation. The boys […]

OTTAWA — Big business leaders worried about Canada’s aging demographics have been urging political parties to avoid inflaming the immigration debate ahead of this fall’s federal election. The head of the lobby group representing chief executives of Canada’s largest corporations said he’s already raised the issue with political leaders who are shifting into campaign mode for the October vote. With signs of public concern about immigration, Business Council […]

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Jeremy Lapointe had a pair of goals as the Cantonniers de Magog downed the Toronto Young Nationals 4-1 on Thursday at the Telus Cup. Isaac Belliveau broke a 1-1 tie at 11:12 of the third period, and Lapointe added his second of the game less than two minutes later to help secure first place with one […]

SUDBURY, Ont. — Anna Leschyshyn used the final game of round-robin play to etch herself into history at the Esso Cup. Leschyshyn produced single-game tournament records with five goals and eight points as the Saskatoon Stars downed the Halifax Fire 11-1 on Thursday to head into the semifinals of the national women’s midget championship as the top seed. […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart said major shortcomings were uncovered in Facebook’s procedures. It […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A boy at the centre of an Amber Alert has been found safe near Windsor, Ont. Peel Regional Police say the five-year-old was found Thursday with his mother in Tilbury, Ont., nearly 300 km from where they were last seen.   The news came just hours after investigators issued an Amber Alert for the […]

TORONTO — With their playoff and Stanley Cup dreams dashed for another spring, here are five burning questions facing the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into the off-season:   WHAT WILL MITCH MARNER’S CONTRACT LOOK LIKE? General manager Kyle Dubas said in his press conference that getting a new contract done with the star restricted free agent winger is […]

TORONTO — Forcing gas station operators to display Ontario government stickers on the federal carbon tax violates their rights and freedoms, the province’s chamber of commerce said Thursday as it asked the Progressive Conservatives to reverse their decision. In a letter Thursday to the Energy Minister Greg Rickford, chamber president Rocco Rossi said the group’s members are concerned about the […]

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri insists the Maple Leafs can trust him to keep his cool moving forward. Whether or not Toronto management truly believes the hot-headed centre remains to be seen. Kadri’s future with the Leafs was one of a number of talking points as players went through exit meetings and spoke with the media for a final time following […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding the social-media giant’s lax practices allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A long-awaited joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart, Michael McEvoy, uncovered major shortcomings in Facebook’s procedures and called for stronger laws to protect Canadians. The commissioners expressed dismay Thursday that Facebook had […]


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