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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT
Mother of ex-hostage Amanda Lindhout speaks out on ‘victim shaming,’ Joshua Boyle and her ‘disgust’ with Ottawa

Speaking to the Star Monday, Lorinda Stewart revealed behind-the-scenes details of how it took ransom and the help of a private security firm to free her daughter — a task Ottawa could not achieve.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:09:00 EDT
Woman whose complaint started Marcel Aubut scandal speaks out

Leanne Nicolle filed a complaint against the former Canadian Olympic Committee's president for sexual harassment, which led to a formal investigation and his resignation in 2015.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:10:37 EDT
U.S. has abandoned ‘international leadership’ for ‘half-baked’ nationalism: John McCain

McCain was awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal Monday. Many speakers at the event decried what they see as a rejection of America’s role as a world leader.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:04:30 EDT
U.S. takes aim at supply management system for dairy, eggs and poultry in latest NAFTA talks

The U.S. has now adopted a highly aggressive posture on virtually all the key issues expected to arise in the current NAFTA talks, asking to erect trade barriers in its own politically sensitive sectors, while eliminating them north of the border.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:06 EDT
Land management could be key in climate change battle

A new study recommends 20 land-based actions that could lead to a third of the emissions reductions needed to hit global warming target.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:57:20 EDT
Top McGuinty aide dismissed concerns about lack of gas plant documents, trial told

The bombshell testimony from one-time cabinet secretary Peter Wallace, now city manager for Toronto, came Monday at the criminal trial of David Livingston, chief of staff to Dalton McGuinty.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:56:07 EDT
Toronto tells province that clear planning reforms are needed as soon as possible

City officials praised the province’s plan to reform the OMB at a committee hearing while asking for a clear transition plan as the city sees an uptick in development applications.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:17:28 EDT
Prosecutors allege Toronto murder victim was silenced over previous killing: DiManno

The two murder victims, Nighisti Semret and Rigat Ghirmay, knew each other. They also knew Adonay Zekarias.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:12:29 EDT
Populist parties continue to gain ground in European politics

Right-wing, anti-immigrant platforms have gained support in Europe, most recently in Austria and Germany.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:10:49 EDT
‘A nuclear war may break out any moment,’ North Korea says

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned that “the entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range” and if the U.S. invades “it will not escape our severe punishment in any part of the globe.”
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:02:33 EDT
Ontario’s abortion safe zone bill will now be fast-tracked

Ontario government now agrees to expedited passage of Bill 163, likely within a week.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:02:00 EDT
Facebook set to unveil plan to guard against fake news during Canadian election campaign

Facebook’s “Canadian Election Integrity Initiative” is a response to a warning from the country’s top cybersecurity agency that hacker groups would “almost certainly” attempt to influence the 2019 federal election.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:53:10 EDT
College strikes a symptom of broken business model: Cohn

If everyone is losing out — students, teachers, colleges, parents, politicians — why are we continuing down a dead end?
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:48:12 EDT
Should we know what the federal finance minister owns?

Bill Morneau is under fire for not having his private assets in a blind trust, while Conservatives call for answers about his financial disclosures.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:41:34 EDT
TTC predicting $44.5-million surplus in 2017

Lower than expected spending on labour, fuel, vehicle maintenance, and Presto fare card fees means the transit agency will have cash left over.