Ontario leaders debate COVID, affordability and the climate crisis

It was all about crisis management. The Ontario leaders’ debate was dominated by the two-year COVID-19 crisis, the affordability crisis now threatening post-pandemic recovery and who is best positioned to tackle the climate crisis. As Ontarians head to the polls on June 2, the four main party leaders squared off Monday night for a boisterous … Read more

Five things to know about the Ontario leaders’ debate

Five things you need to know about the debate between Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca and Green Leader Mike Schreiner: Butter: The affable Schreiner, who is known to cooperate with MPs from all parties, earned Ford’s praise: “I can work with Mr. Schreiner…I just wish you … Read more

Hedley fan’s mother testifies at Jacob Hoggard trial

Warning: Contains graphical content The mother of a then 16-year-old Hedley fan who said she was raped by the pop-rock group’s lead singer, Jacob Hoggard, testified on Monday that she was “heartbroken” when her daughter recounted what happened a few days later in a phone call. “She was crying and hyperventilating,” the complainant’s mother said. … Read more

Google says Ottawa’s online news bill could help spread misinformation and propaganda

OTTAWA — Google, one of the web giants at the heart of the federal government’s online news bill, says the legislation could reduce the quality of journalism in Canada, contributing to a worrying spread of online misinformation . Bill C-18, also known as the Online News Act, would require major online platforms to share a … Read more

Google says Ottawa’s online news bill could help spread misinformation and propaganda

OTTAWA — Google, one of the web giants at the heart of the federal government’s online news bill, says the legislation could reduce the quality of journalism in Canada, contributing to a worrying spread of online misinformation . Bill C-18, also known as the Online News Act, would require major online platforms to share a … Read more

Ottawa is preparing a national plan to fight climate change

OTTAWA—Atmospheric rivers unleashing destructive torrents of rain. Historical floods. Deadly heat domes and raging wildfires with smoke veiling the sun. This is already the reality for Canada in a warming world, and now the federal government wants to guide provinces, territories, Indigenous groups and the private sector towards a new national strategy to prepare for … Read more

Ottawa is preparing a national plan to fight climate change

OTTAWA—Atmospheric rivers unleashing destructive torrents of rain. Historical floods. Deadly heat domes and raging wildfires with smoke veiling the sun. This is already the reality for Canada in a warming world, and now the federal government wants to guide provinces, territories, Indigenous groups and the private sector towards a new national strategy to prepare for … Read more

Jacob Hoggard’s sexual assault trial continues Monday

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Doug Ford brings notes to the upcoming leaders’ debate. What will that make it look like?

Doug Ford’s request to bring notes Monday to a televised debate between the leaders of Ontario’s political parties was not refused, although it raised some eyebrows. But does it really matter, or is it much ado about nothing? Turns out it depends on who you ask. For Robin Sears, a longtime NDP strategist, the request … Read more

Leafs free agent: Jack Campbell is top priority

Let the free agent merry-go-round begin. The Maple Leafs have 10 players entering restricted or unrestricted free agency, with the market set to open July 13. With so many players on the roster, there will be tough decisions to make. Here is an overview: FRG Rasmus Sandin, D. Salary $894,167 (US) Recorded career highs in … Read more