three current events in the news today


Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown removed from caucus: interim leader

Patrick Brown

TORONTO — Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has been removed from the party’s caucus just days before the legislature is set to resume. Interim leader Vic Fedeli, who had previously asked Brown to take a leave from caucus as he dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct, says the Barrie, Ont., politician was notified of the decision this morning. Brown resigned as Tory leader late last month amid the allegations reported by CTV News that he categorically denies. But questions remained about his role in the party and whetherRead More

Canadian Kennel Club seeking to add 12 more dog breeds


Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:01PM EST TORONTO — Two dog breeds recently added to the American Kennel Club’s pack are not recognized north of the border, but the Canadian Kennel Club is hoping to add 12 others that are gaining popularity with dog lovers. Andrew Patton, spokesman for Canada’s primary registry for purebred dogs, says 2018’s incoming class could include the Portuguese sheepdog, Tibetan mastiff, rat terrier and Spanish water dog, if they get the stamp of approval from Agriculture Canada. But they don’tRead More

Castor triple murder trial concludes with a verdict slated for January

Tyson Fedor , CTV Edmonton Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:10PM MST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:11PM MST It was a daunting and lengthy trial but on Wednesday the crown along with defense lawyers for co-accused Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank gave their closing arguments.    As it was for much of the almost six-week trial, a packed courtroom heard the case put forward by the crown, that they believe both parties are guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus.   Read More

Healing wounds: LGBTQ2 soldiers get their apology

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PM Trudeau apologizes for LGBTQ discrimination by federal agencies

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:00PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:26PM EST OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.     “This is the devastating story of people who were branded criminals by the government — people who lost their livelihoods, and in some cases, their lives,” Trudeau said. “These aren’t distant practices of governments long forgotten. This happened systematically, in Canada, with a timeline moreRead More

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ defeats ‘Justice League’ in weekend box office

NEW YORK — Pixar’s “Coco” sang its way to the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.′ “Justice League.” “Coco” rode strong reviews and an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences to the top spot at the domestic box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, it grossed $49 million from Friday to Sunday. Centered on the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), “Coco” has already set box office records in Mexico, where it hasRead More

Giant Tiger investigating after Indigenous man alleges racial profiling

An employee of the retail chain Giant Tiger has been temporarily suspended and the company is apologizing after an Indigenous man recorded video showing a white employee following him around a store. The video was posted on the Facebook account of Maxine Stephanie Goforth, who says it shows her youngest son facing “racial profiling and harassment.” In the video, drywaller Zeke Bigknife can be seen with a store employee closely trailing behind him as he does groceries in Regina, Sask. “This guy’s just following me around G.T. every time IRead More

Toronto Argonauts confident they can upset Calgary Stampeders in Grey Cup

Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 3:31PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:44PM EST OTTAWA — The Toronto Argonauts do not sell themselves short even if they are the betting underdog to the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup game. The Argos feel they are a different team to the one that lost twice to Calgary in August, when quarterback Ricky Ray and the offence laboured to move the ball against the CFL’s best defence. For one, they have added a ground attack sinceRead More

Adidas apologizes for Montreal store language flap

Two days after a Montreal Adidas store manager drew fire for comments made about French to a crowd of customers, the sporting goods company has apologized. At an inauguration ceremony, done almost exclusively in English, the manager said a few words in French to “accommodate the City of Montreal and the French-language media.” His remarks drew attention from Premier Philippe Couillard, who described them as “unacceptable.” In an email to La Presse, Adidas said the company is “deeply sorry” about the comments and said they are committed to respecting theRead More

Stangs get set for 53rd Vanier Cup against Laval

The Western Mustangs are making their 13th appearance in the Vanier Cup Saturday against the Laval Rouge et Or, who have been in the Canadian university football championship 11 times. Defending champion Laval is looking for a record 10th national title while Marshall hopes a long Vanier Cup drought will come to an end for Western, which can cap a perfect season with a victory. “We’ve improved every single week and our run in the playoffs has been a continuation of that improvement throughout the season,” Marshall said. The championshipRead More