News/Canada/Toronto

Fearing the Drake curse, Milwaukee DJs ban Toronto rappers music ahead of Raptors-Bucks showdown

May 15, 2019

Definitely no Nice For What. A Milwaukee radio station is temporarily banning Drake’s music from its airwaves as the Toronto Raptors square off with their hometown Bucks in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Final.

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Ontario’s highest court rules doctors must give referrals for services they oppose

May 15, 2019

Doctors in Ontario are obligated to give referrals for medical services that clash with their moral or religious beliefs, the province’s highest court has ruled.

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Former Mississauga mayoral candidate ordered to pay $2.5M for ‘hateful, Islamophobic’ remarks

May 13, 2019

A former Mississauga mayoral candidate charged two years ago with a hate crime displayed “horrific” behaviour when he made “hateful Islamophobic” comments against Paramount Fine Foods owner Mohammed Fakih, a judge has ruled.

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Mothers of NHL’s Connor McDavid and Connor Brown reflect on raising elite hockey players

May 12, 2019

Kelly McDavid and Anne Brown, mothers of NHL players Connor McDavid and Connor Brown, sat down with CBC Toronto’s Dwight Drummond for Mother’s Day to reflect on their experiences raising professional hockey players.

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Toronto man who murdered wife, a beloved family doctor, sentenced to life with no parole chance for 14 years

May 9, 2019

Mohammed Shamji was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years after pleading guilty to murdering his wife, family physician Elana Fric, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase.

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GM, Unifor make joint announcement about Oshawa, Ont., plant

May 8, 2019

The heads of Unifor and General Motors Canada are making an announcement this morning regarding operations at the plant in Oshawa, Ont. The news conference in Toronto started at 11 a.m. ET, and CBC is streaming it live.

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‘I didn’t even know people like her existed,’ Toronto-area landlord says of ‘nightmare’ tenant

May 8, 2019

Three Toronto-area landlords are warning others about Israt Khan, claiming she moves into apartments, stops paying rent, makes repeated false calls to the police and fire departments, and then refuses to move out.

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Saudi Arabia put these 2 men to death. Now their families are calling on Canada to stop arming the regime

May 2, 2019

Ever since he last heard from his younger brother in a Saudi jail three years ago, Ali Al Aradi has clung to hope that the two might one day be reunited. That dream came to an abrupt end just over a week ago, when Saudi Arabia announced the deaths of 37 men, most belonging to the country’s […]

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Army reservists called in as floodwaters keep rising in Ontario cottage country

April 27, 2019

Flood conditions in Ontario cottage country continue to worsen, and it’s not yet clear when water levels may begin to recede. Graydon Smith, mayor of Bracebridge, Ont., said Saturday that flows in local rivers intensified overnight, threatening more homes and seasonal properties in the community about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto. A state of emergency remains […]

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Doug Ford defends himself against $5M defamation lawsuit, calls it an attempt to ‘muzzle’ him

April 26, 2019

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is firing back after being hit with a $5 million defamation lawsuit by former OPP deputy Brad Blair, denying he did anything wrong by claiming Blair violated the Police Services Act.  Ford’s lawyers said the premier was defending himself against “malicious” public attacks when he made comments last year about the former high-ranking […]

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