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'He had no regrets': Friends, family remember whistleblower Shiv Chopra

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Shiv Chopra, a prominent food safety advocate perhaps best known for blowing the whistle on Health Canada's drug approval process in the 1990s, died on Jan. 7 at the age of 84.

Orléans man caught in undercover sting faces child pornography charges

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An Orléans man faces 13 criminal charges — including possessing and distributing child pornography — after Toronto-area police officers posing as a mother and child arrested him at a local hotel.


Several dead after gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

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Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled.


A tale of 2 friends with breast cancer; 1 has coverage for costly drug, the other forced to pay

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The friends say their cases highlight the disparity in treatment options for women with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. and Canada.


Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?


In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned trials.


U.S. government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

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Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for the congressional failure to pass a bill to continue funding for U.S. federal agencies and prevent some of them from shutting down.

2 Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

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Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.


Is Woody Allen finished? Industry watchers, former fans raise question in wake of renewed allegations

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Woody Allen has long been a favourite art house director for Hollywood's A-list talent. But with an increasing number of actors distancing themselves from his films, the 82-year-old filmmaker's prolific career might be winding down.

Looking for Trump's greatest 'triumph' 1 year on? Check out how he's reshaping the federal courts

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What could be U.S. President Donald Trump's most transformative feat in his first year is happening quickly and uncharacteristically quietly, a historic reshaping of an entire branch of the U.S. government: The federal judiciary.


'Why weren't we listened to?': Police questioned over role in Toronto Gay Village missing men case

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The arrest and first-degree murder charges of a suspect in the case of two men who disappeared from downtown Toronto has provided some sense of relief to the city's Gay Village but raised questions and criticisms about the police's…

Why Trudeau is going back to the U.S. to talk trade — and who he wants to reach

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will return to the United States next month to pitch the benefits of free trade with Canada to audiences that will include U.S. Democrats, a group that could be much more powerful by year's end.

Um, no — it's not OK to shame parents for having 'too many' kids


Telling women how many is too many in terms of kids is every bit as much of an invasion of a woman's body and life as is a restriction on abortion.


Family of Toronto man who disappeared near Toronto's Gay Village 'want the details' of how he died

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Andrew Kinsman's family is still searching for answers a day after a Toronto man was charged with first-degree murder in his disappearance and that of another man near the city's Gay Village last spring.

Neighbours shocked by Friday night shooting in Findlay Creek

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Ottawa police are investigating the city's tenth shooting of 2018. A man has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Friday, Jan 19

Ex-U.S. athlete tells Speed Skating Canada of head coach's alleged sexual relationships with skaters

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A former U.S. speed skater says she reported allegations to Speed Skating Canada in November that head coach Michael Crowe had sexual relationships with several of his athletes when he coached elite skaters south of the border in the 1990s…

Lac-Mégantic disaster trial ends with acquittal for all 3 rail workers

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After nine days of deliberations, jurors have acquitted the three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Que., rail disaster.

Thursday, Jan 18

Bruce McArthur charged with 1st-degree murders of 2 men who disappeared from Toronto's Gay Village

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Police have arrested and charged a suspect with the murders of two men whose disappearances from downtown Toronto have, since last year, contributed to fears in the city's gay community.

More Rogers employees come forward, revealing how they say they're coached to upsell you

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Rogers employees reveal tactics they use to push products and services on customers, or risk losing their jobs.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Ashley Smith death among cases cited in ruling on solitary confinement in Canadian prisons

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A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the practice of indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons is unconstitutional.

Big banks move to match Bank of Canada's rate hike

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Canada's biggest lenders have raised their prime lending rates on the same day that the country's central bank moved its benchmark interest rate 25 points higher.

What's in your weed: Why cannabis strains don't all live up to their billing

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Strains of cannabis may have fancy names and come with promises of tantalizing effects, but many buds have a mixed-up genetic lineage and don't always match what's advertised, plant experts caution.

Family horrified after funeral home mixes up bodies, cremates wrong one

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A Nova Scotia family is reeling after a funeral home mix up saw them presented with two bodies that were not their loved one — only then to learn she had been mistakenly cremated.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Canada makes $3.25M contribution to U.S. program enforcing sanctions on North Korea

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada will contribute $3.25 million to a U.S. State Department program that will help countries enforce sanctions against the North Korean regime.

'In the dark': Canadian eyed by CSIS blocked from visiting dying father in U.S.

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Interviewed several times by the Canadian Security and Intelligence Agency but never charged with a crime, a Canadian Muslim is barred from entering the U.S. to visit his dying father.

Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

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Toronto is becoming a test bed for new smart-city technology, but some observers are concerned about the privacy of the data the city would be collecting.