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TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr., was named Blue Jays player of the year on Thursday in voting by the Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The all-star first baseman had a .274 batting average, smashed 32 home runs, and won a Gold Glove for his fielding. Alek Manoah was named pitcher of […]

TORONTO — Ontario’s premier says the province’s auditor general should “stay in her lane” after she hired undercover operatives to test money laundering protections at casinos. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said she hired mystery shoppers who were able to obtain casino cheques in a way that confirmed they could launder money. But she also said […]

TORONTO — From boosting cash on hand to cutting staff, Canadian banks are taking a variety of strategies to prepare for a widely expected economic slowdown in the year ahead. Banks outlined some of their approaches in their fourth quarter results this week, which saw executives strike notes of caution because of the variety of […]

TORONTO — The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is requiring all registered casino, lottery and igaming operators to stop offering and accepting wagers on Ultimate Fighting Championship events.  That comes after the commission says it learned of recent alleged incidents involving possible betting by UFC insiders, as well as reports of suspicious betting patterns […]

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he and his government did not tip off developers ahead of announcing changes to the Greenbelt. The denial comes a day after Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark offered a similar response. Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner asked the integrity commissioner earlier this week to investigate whether […]

Ontario is extending a program providing free rapid tests for COVID-19 to the end of June next year.  The program provides the rapid antigen tests through venues that include grocery stores and pharmacies.  It was previously extended this summer until Dec. 31.  Health Minister Sylvia Jones says the program will now be extended to June […]

TORONTO — Higher expenses, lower interest margins and more money set aside for potentially bad loans all weighed on CIBC’s earnings which declined in the fourth quarter from a year ago. The bank saw its net interest margin, a key measure of loan profitability, slip in the quarter in part from the trend of more […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up nearly 100 points in late-morning trading, as strength in the technology sector help lead the market higher, while U.S. stock markets were down. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 97.85 points at 20,551.11. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 311.98 points at 34,277.79. […]

TORONTO — A new report shows women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada’s tech sector saw employment and pay inequities persist — and in some cases, worsen — between 2001 and 2016. The research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University shows women were increasingly excluded from tech work […]

TORONTO — TD Bank Group saw earnings climb in the fourth quarter, despite setting aside more money for potentially bad loans, as it benefitted in part from higher interest margins on its loans. The bank, with a substantial deposit base that gives it access to cheaper funding, has benefitted more than some other banks from […]