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John Ivison: Liberal tax reforms’ most lasting impact may be on Morneau’s reputation

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In the hothouse that is the House of Commons, even Gandhi would have been accused of conflict of interest had he tried to combine the roles of regulator and shareholder

Inside the Vancouver chapter of a secretive group where women are branded by their ‘masters’

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To gain admission, women were required to give their recruiter — or 'master' — naked photographs or other compromising material and were warned that such 'collateral' might be publicly released

Gord Downie dies at 53: The Tragically Hip frontman was more than a rock star

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Downie’s last year was defined not by resignation but by joy and enthusiasm. That was the prevailing register of the farewell tour: he seemed ecstatic, impassioned

Jagmeet Singh speaks out against Quebec religious neutrality bill as Liberals promise not to interfere

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Singh has taken a stronger stance against the law than the Liberal government, which has so far been reluctant to condemn it outright

Top Stories in last day

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Placenta pills? Eating it is risky and bordering on cannibalism, doctors say

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Women are paying upwards of $400 to have their placentas rinsed, dried and ground into powdered capsules

Raptors’ adapt-on-the-fly plan looks better since ‘anything can happen’ in the NBA

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Scott Stinson: The Raptors' steady approach doesn't carry the weight of all-or-nothing plays like the Celtics', which blew up with Gordon Hayward's ankle

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Bill Morneau has done nothing wrong and those accusing him of doing so are playing gutter politics, Trudeau says

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Trudeau says he has faith that both Morneau and ethics commissioner Mary Dawson followed all the requirements of the Conflict of Interest Act

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What did Gord Downie mean to hockey? Ask the Toronto Maple Leafs — or fans of Bill Barilko

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The song Fifty Mission Cap, underlining the band’s strong ties to hockey as fans, players and storytellers, became a huge part of the Hip’s allure

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Marni Soupcoff: Quebec’s niqab ban is probably unlawful and certainly nonsensical

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Regardless of the motivation, Quebec’s crackdown on face coverings is a bad idea for many reasons. Here are some of them

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What’s going on with Stéphane Dion, anyway? We found out in Brussels

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The 'special envoy' role caused confusion in diplomatic and political circles. The Post spoke to sources in Brussels to figure out what the title means

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Quebec passes bill banning niqab, burka while receiving public services

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The controversial law is the Liberal government’s answer to a decade-long debate over the accommodation of religious minorities in the province

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George Soros makes one of the largest transfers of wealth ever by a private donor

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The financier now commands one of the most powerful philanthropies after giving $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations

Kelly McParland: Bill Morneau discovers an elite, tax-dodging loophole exploiter: Himself

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Are we still supposed to believe Morneau is not a member of the “privileged few” using “fancy accounting schemes” to get a break?

Houston Astros rookie Yuli Gurriel is on a playoff tear. Could his brother do the same for the Toronto Blue Jays?

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It can’t hurt Lourdes Gurriel, one of the top prospects in the Blue Jays' system, to see the impact Yuli is having in his first full season with Houston

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Xi Jinping lays out blueprint to make China a global superpower by 2050

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Xi affirmed the Communist Party's supremacy and heralded a 'new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics'

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Betting on a shore thing: Four megaship veterans try cruising on a smaller scale

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On a nine-day European voyage, travellers trade over-the-top amenities for more time at their ports of call

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Chris Selley: Sign a Toronto neighbourhood over to Google. Maybe our politicians will learn something

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The thing that makes Torontonians’ city an ideal testing ground for new models of city planning is the mess their politicians often make with the current ones

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Jen Gerson: Nenshi’s re-election is a win for every city blackmailed by a sports team

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Amid stalled negotiations for a new hockey rink, the NHL unabashedly attempted to interfere with Calgary's election. This seems like suitable comeuppance for Bettman

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Former Afghan hostage Caitlan Coleman rushed to hospital; husband asks for ‘patience and compassion’

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Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife and their three children were rescued Wednesday, five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan

Quebec man launches class action over airline’s ‘champagne service’ that offers ordinary sparkling wine

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The case is not so much about the subtle differences between effervescent wines as about truthful advertising, argued the Montreal lawyer spearheading the lawsuit

Wednesday, Oct 18

Christie Blatchford: McGuinty’s statement on gas plants was untrue, key witness tells trial

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In his exquisitely even-handed manner and in his usual careful language, Ontario’s former top public servant called the former Ontario premier a big fat liar

John Ivison: Concerns raised as Liberals consider tougher French requirements for public servants

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The move would likely spark more resentment inside the bureaucracy, where many view the existing requirements as an insurmountable hurdle to promotion

Two Quebec inmates took part in massive fentanyl distribution ring linked to China: U.S. prosecutors

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On Tuesday, federal prosecutors in the U.S. announced that charges had been laid against several people — including five Canadians — in the still-unravelling case

Jen Gerson: I mean no disrespect when I say that I have a problem with #MeToo

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Jen Gerson: I mean no disrespect when I say that I have a problem with #MeToo. No doubt you will have noticed your social media feeds filled with it, the simple little status update: #MeToo. The meme, an admission of sexual assault and…

Tuesday, Oct 17

Despite fighting between Iraqis and Kurds, Canada still training and supplying Kurdish forces

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'All Canadian Armed Forces personnel are safe and accounted for,' a Canadian Forces spokesperson said in an email

Morneau chose not to set up a blind trust for his holdings, ethics commissioner suggests

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Documents show the finance minister held 2.07 million common shares in Morneau Shepell, which would be worth around $43 million today

Former Pussycat Dolls member says band was an abusive ‘prostitution ring’

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'To be a part of the team, you must be a team player, meaning sleep with whoever they say'

Andrew Coyne: Small business tax reform reveals Trudeau, Morneau as middle class phonies

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The ritual, almost obsessive-compulsive invocations of the sorrows of the middle class were always made up, as made-up as the party’s pose as soak-the-rich populists

Monday, Oct 16

Defamation suit against Sun Media over Ezra Levant column thrown out for delay

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The litigation relates to comments Levant made in 2014 on The Source, his show on the defunct Sun News Network, and a column in Sun newspapers

Month-long strike fails to pry pledge from GM to keep auto plant jobs in Canada

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Unifor wanted preferred production status, meaning more Equinox vehicles would be assembled in Ingersoll, Ont. than in Mexico

Scientists witness two neutron stars crashing together and creating gold for the first time

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'Most spectacular fireworks in the universe': The colliding stars spewed bright blue, super-hot debris. Some of it coalesced into heavy elements, like gold and platinum

Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges launches strike after demands adding $250M in annual costs rejected

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The union presented a proposal Saturday night that called for the number of full time faculty to match the number of faculty members on contract

Sunday, Oct 15

North Korea diplomacy continues until first ‘bomb drops’: Rex Tillerson

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Mixed messaging from Washington has raised concerns about the potential for miscalculation amid the increasingly bellicose exchange of words by Trump and Kim

Steve Bannon urges conservatives to join ‘war against Republican establishment’

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'We're going to determine ... who is more powerful: The money of the corporatists or the muscle of the people'

Hillary Clinton says U.S. elected ‘someone who admitted sexual assault’

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Clinton lumped Trump in with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein during an interview, saying that the problem of sexual assault is widespread

Saturday, Oct 14

Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein after sexual assault, rape allegations

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In a brief statement, the Academy said it sends a message that 'sexually predatory behaviour' in the film industry is over

Somalia truck bomb kills 276 and injures more than 300 in single deadliest attack in country’s history

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a…

NP View: Removing ‘chief’ from job titles makes reconciliation look ridiculous

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The word 'chief' is not of Indigenous origin. It's comes from French, and from Latin before that. This is not an issue of 'cultural appropriation'

Canadian drug couriers with alleged ties to ex-Vice Canada editor sentenced in Australia

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Four Canadians, arrested at Sydney airport, pleaded guilty to importing commercial quantities of cocaine. Many only went through with it under fear of being brutally tortured, court heard