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OTTAWA — A former federal consultant has been charged with fraud for overbilling the government by $25,000. The RCMP say Clara Elaine Visser faces one charge of fraud over $5,000, following an investigation first launched by Public Services and Procurement Canada three years ago. The RCMP say the charge was laid based on evidence showing […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a loss on Tuesday as weakness in energy and industrial stocks led the market lower, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 83.63 points at 22,042.50. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 52.82 points at 39,291.97. The S&P 500 […]

Ontario’s top doctor says nine people in the province have become sick with listeriosis and five have been hospitalized in an outbreak that triggered a national recall of certain plant-based milks. While the cases reported so far are all in Ontario, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is urging people across the country not to drink […]

TORONTO — Henoc Muamba didn’t have much use for his degree in information systems over the course of his 12-year CFL career. Now that he’s retired from playing, he’s finally getting to put his education to use. Muamba was a speaker at Toronto’s Collision tech conference last month, an annual networking event that will be […]

TORONTO — B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is the top-rated offensive player on the CFL’s honour roll for a second straight week. He earned a player grade of 93.6 to lead the Week 5 list announced Tuesday. Adams was 26-of-36 passing (72.2 per cent) for 383 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday’s 44-28 road […]

GUELPH, Ont. — Pro-Palestinian protesters who set up camp at the University of Guelph more than a month ago say they will pack up and leave by next Monday. The demonstrators say in a written statement that they will be leaving on their own timeline, which will give them the chance to do so safely […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — This little piggy is going to market. Maple Leaf Foods is spinning off its pork business into a new publicly traded company, the firm announced Tuesday. It’s something that’s been in the works for a little while, but the time is now right, said chief executive Curtis Frank in an interview. That’s […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The union representing Ontario liquor store workers has ramped up pressure in a five-day-old strike, with no talks planned to hammer out a deal. Thousands of workers at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario walked off the job Friday. Ontario’s main liquor retailer has closed its stores for two weeks, but had […]

TORONTO — Ontario municipalities have been forced to turn down thousands of child-care spaces in the $10-a-day system because of a limit on the percentage of for-profit spaces in the province’s deal with the federal government, the provincial government says. The province has so far created less than a third of the new spaces it […]

OTTAWA — The man who was chosen by Green Party members to be co-leader with Elizabeth May says he’s resigning. Jonathan Pedneault says he is leaving for personal reasons and that it’s been an honour to serve beside May and the party’s other member of Parliament, Mike Morrice. Pedneault, who does not have his own […]