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Which Toronto mayoral candidate is telling the truth about the relief subway line?

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John Tory says he’s kept the subway project on track, but mayoral challenger Jennifer Keesmaat says he’s allowed the schedule to slip.

Ontario midwives welcome ‘historic’ victory in pay equity case

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The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ruled Monday that the province had discriminated against midwives in failing to monitor their compensation and regularly negotiate with them over it.

Doctor suspended for sex abuse after writing notes so patient could skip exam

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The discipline case against Dr. Suganthan Kayilasanathan turned on whether the woman with whom he had sex could indeed be considered a patient.

Sticking points remain as U.S.-imposed deadline looms for NAFTA deal

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A sales tax exemption for online purchases is among the issues that could make it difficult for negotiators to meet a U.S.-imposed deadline of Sept. 30. Canadian and U.S. officials are expected to meet this week on the sidelines of the UN…

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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford and Faith Goldy — what’s wrong with this picture?

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A photo of Doug Ford and a white nationalist reveals the dark side of our premier’s populist streak, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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Bruce Arthur: Raptors unveil a smiling, happy Kawhi Leonard

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If you really listened to Kawhi Leonard on Monday, you heard what he wants. He wants to do great things. Winning is how you get all-star calibre players to come here and play.

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Edward Keenan: The difference in approach is crystal clear between Toronto’s two main mayoral candidates

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In the first mayoral debate of the 2018 Toronto election, neither front-runner came away the clear winner, writes Edward Keenan.

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Newfoundland’s popular ‘merb’ys’ calendar is back, sparklier than ever

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The merb’ys roster has grown to 38 models, representing men of different sizes, racial backgrounds, and gender identities.

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Kawhi Leonard says he’s focused on leading Raptors to a championship

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New Raptors star speaks to Toronto fans and media for the first time and insists he’s a fun guy, and focused on this season.

Concordia University’s engineering school is first in Canada to be named after a woman

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The Montreal university announced Monday that the faculty will be renamed the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, after a trail-blazing Iranian-Canadian engineer who donated $15 million to promote equity and inclusion.

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Doug Ford claims Liberal deficit ‘the worst political coverup in Ontario’s history’

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The premier is striking a legislative committee to examine how the deficit ballooned to $15 billion — an increase due largely to an accounting dispute between the former Liberal government and the auditor general. The NDP dismissed the…

Families of Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s victims testify: ‘They put money and reputation in front of a human life’

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Public inquiry into serial murders of nursing-home residents hears from tearful relatives as Ontario’s health ministry vows to improve how medications are handled and to strengthen home inspections.

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Dog attack in Mississauga park leaves 3-year-old girl in critical condition

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Peel Const. Akhil Mooken said the child, a 3-year-old Mississauga girl, was with her parents in the leash-free dog park when a black and white Husky bit the child.

Mayor John Tory a target in Toronto’s first mayoral debate

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Tory is alone in not pledging a specific boost in arts funding, saying he will set that target next year with input from arts organizations.

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Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting seven weeks at sea

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18-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang ran out of food during his first week adrift, and survived on fish and seawater he strained through his clothing.

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Dellen Millard found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his father

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The Crown alleged Millard killed his father, Wayne Millard, in 2012 because millions in potential inheritance money was being squandered on a new aviation business.

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Fall-lovers rejoice: it’s sweater weather

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The first official day of autumn on Saturday is ushering in a crisp and sometimes rainy week.

Drug-dealing pharmacists are feeding Ontario’s opioid crisis

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Pharmacists are entrusted to manage some of the most potent controlled substances in our society, but the province’s drug-tracking system is not flagging the few who steal opioids to sell them on the street — and the results can be deadly.

Non-profit workers offered chance to join Ontario public sector pension plan

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Up to one million people who work for registered charities and non-profit organizations will be eligible to join the defined-benefit pension plan — a move that will help non-profits attract and retain staff, advocates say.

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David Olive: A waterfront casino in Toronto? Don’t bet on it

The casino business across North America has been in stagnation for more than a decade, having long ago saturated the market.

Monday, Sep 24

Doug Ford’s bombshell has left Toronto’s mayoral race in neutral

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The turmoil triggered by the premier’s move to slash city council in half has overshadowed the campaign to lead Canada’s biggest city.

After second allegation against Kavanaugh, top Democrat calls for delay in nomination hearing

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s request for a delay came after the New Yorker magazine reported a second woman had come forward with an allegation that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were at Yale. The…

Sunday, Sep 23

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette faces questions over her workload and schedule

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Julie Payette has done one-third fewer public events in her first year in office than her predecessor David Johnston, a Star analysis shows.

Doug Ford visits Ottawa in the wake of devastating tornadoes

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The Ontario premier says he will “spare no resources” in helping replace infrastructure after two powerful tornadoes devastated the Canadian capital.

Thousands of supporters gather in Vaughan for Ford Fest 2018

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Doug Ford held court at a sprawling complex in Vaughan on Saturday for the annual Ford Fest — his first as premier.

Rob Ford confidant Sandro Lisi running for school trustee in Etobicoke

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The friend and occasional driver of the late mayor, who has several criminal convictions for threatening or assaulting women, told the Star he wants to address youth violence in schools.

Saturday, Sep 22

Ticketmaster facing class action lawsuits over ticket resales

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A Canadian law firm says it will expand a class action suit against Ticketmaster after a Star/CBC investigation revealed the company actively recruits scalpers to resell its tickets at inflated prices. A U.S. firm is also planning a class…

Seth Rogen won’t be telling you to stop clipping your nails on the subway anymore

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TTC wraps up its 12 spot etiquette reminder campaign before riders find it too annoying

It feels like Scarborough is a "lost cousin" of Toronto. Can Toronto's political divide change?

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The suburbs do lean more conservative, and downtown more left, experts say, but don’t think that divide is set in stone.

Hotel workers fear condo conversions threatening jobs

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An estimated 2,500 unionized hotel jobs are at risk from condo redevelopments, according to a recent report from Unifor Local 7575. Hotel workers and advocates are calling on the city to step in to help save jobs.

Friday, Sep 21

Immigration detainee Ebrahim Toure finally free after more than five years

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After five-and-a-half years in immigration detention — mostly spent in a maximum-security jail — and 69 hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board, Ebrahim Toure was released Friday.

As Toronto has grown, it's become more unaffordable. Is it a problem city politicians can even fix?

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Affordability is a prime concern for Toronto residents, according to a new Forum poll. Gabriela Martinez, 21, is a case in point.

Ontario’s deficit balloons to $15 billion due to Liberals’ ‘reckless’ spending, finance minister says

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New Finance Minister Vic Fedeli says the previous Liberal government ‘stashed’ spending before the June election.

‘We shouldn’t be forced to go back in time.’ Students walk out in province-wide sex-ed protests

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High school students are walking out of class to protest the repeal of the 2015 sex-ed curriculum and to demand better Indigenous education.

Thursday, Sep 20

Ticketmaster responds to Star/CBC investigation, vows to root out mass scalpers

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Ticketmaster has launched an internal review of its ticket reseller accounts after employees told undercover journalists the company turns a blind eye to how resellers acquire tickets.

Toronto city council candidates re-file paperwork for 25-ward election

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Some incumbents registered to face off against one another, while other candidates dropped out of the race.

Key transit projects in limbo as PCs do ‘line-by-line audit’

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Transportation minister announces 220 new GO train trips per week on Lakeshore corridor, but noncommittal on electrification and fare cuts in Toronto.

Bill 5: The winners, the losers and the in-betweeners

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The winners and losers of this summer’s municipal-election battles became clearer on Wednesday, after a Court of Appeal decision virtually guaranteed that Toronto’s next election will be run with 25 wards.