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TORONTO — Strength in financial and technology stocks helped lift Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 60.67 points at 21,378.75. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 129.07 points at 39,198.18. The S&P 500 index was up 4.21 points […]

A new study suggests a small insect encroaching on Quebec’s strawberry fields could help forecast some major impacts of climate change on agriculture. Researchers out of Laval University say migratory leafhoppers, a small cicada-like insect, appear to be arriving earlier in the season and dominating fields around Quebec City. Not only that, they say leafhoppers […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is defending his government’s appointments of two former staffers to a committee that helps select provincial judges, saying he’s not going to put Liberals or New Democrats in those roles. The Toronto Star first reported that Matthew Bondy, a former deputy chief of staff to Ford, is the […]

TORONTO — An Ontario public sector wage-restraint law that advocates and opposition critics blamed for heightening a health-care staffing crisis is now officially off the books after it was twice declared unconstitutional. The province’s top court ruled recently that a law that capped salary increases for broader public sector workers at one per cent a […]

TORONTO — Two Indigenous development corporations and one First Nation have partnered with Scotiabank to create a new Indigenous-owned investment dealer.  Cedar Leaf Capital Inc., which still needs regulatory approval, will be majority-owned by Nch’kay Development Limited Partnership, Des Nedhe Financial LP and Chippewas of Rama First Nation. Together they will own a 70 per […]

Toronto FC has reacquired Canadian international fullback Richie Laryea from England’s Nottingham Forest. The 29-year-old from Toronto moved to Forest in January 2022, but was loaned back to Toronto seven months later. Laryea returns to Toronto via transfer on a contract through 2026 with an option for 2027. He joined the Vancouver Whitecaps last August […]

TORONTO — Onex Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit of US$373 million, down from US$435 million a year earlier. The investment firm and asset manager, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the profit amounted to US$4.81 per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31.  The result compared with a profit of US$5.32 per […]

TORONTO — Few TV franchises are as cherished as “Law & Order,” and the stars of its new Canadian spinoff learned of its deep resonance firsthand when they were cast on the Toronto-based show. As word spread last year that “Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent” was headed into production, several of its lead actors […]

TORONTO — The case of an Ontario man who carried out a deadly attack on a Muslim family was the first to recognize terrorism on grounds of white supremacist ideology and further emphasized that terrorism isn’t limited to those who belong to specific groups, experts and observers said after the landmark trial ended this week. […]

TORONTO (AP) — Scottie Barnes had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors beat Brooklyn 121-93 on Thursday night, spoiling the debut of interim Nets coach Kevin Ollie. Immanuel Quickley had 24 points and RJ Barrett added 12 points and matched a season high with seven assists […]