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Former First Nations leader David Ahenakew insists he's not an anti-Semite, telling his hate-crime trial Thursday he doesn't "hate the Jews, but I hate what they do" - and that he still believes Jews started the Second World War.
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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled a deficit-free fiscal forecast Thursday that contained a political time bomb that could put his government in peril as early as Monday night.
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Two men are dead after a shooting late Thursday afternoon in an Ottawa highrise apartment building.
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World-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has been appointed a distinguished research chair at Waterloo, Ont.'s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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When NASA returns to the moon, Canadian-built eyes could show its lunar rovers where to drive.
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To anyone else, the photo album found in the truck of Mark Steinberg's car wouldn't be worth much, but the Vancouver lawyer says the album was his only physical link to a fading past.
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CTVglobemedia Inc. on Thursday joined the parade of media companies across North America that have chopped staff amid an industry downturn.
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Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat sacked his national police chief on Friday, fuelling speculation that the government is preparing to crackdown on protesters besieging Bangkok's main airports.
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Russia is satisfied with Washington's refusal to push for allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be official candidates to join the NATO military alliance, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday.
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The world's oldest person, an Indiana woman, died on Wednesday at the age of 115, according to a gerontology expert.
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The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville has emboldened Canadian white nationalists, who are organizing and appear to be on the rise.


White nationalist “alt-right” groups are hoping to gain a foothold in Toronto, but they will face strong resistance from Toronto’s anti-fascist and anti-racist community. The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has resulted in widespread condemnation of the “alt-right” in Canada, which is increasingly being understood as a white nationalist or white supremacy movement. […]

The post Tracking the ‘Alt-Right’ in Toronto appeared first on Torontoist.

12 hours ago

One the oldest buildings in the city is home to eerie local lore about a murdered 19th-century lighthouse keeper.

The Gibraltar Point lighthouse in 1909. Photo from the City of Toronto Archives Fonds 1231, Item 1015b.

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Anyone who grew up in Toronto remembers the lighthouse ghost story. It was a highlight of student field trips to the Island School, and could give you shivers even on the warmest summer day. And now that the Island Park is open again […]

The post The Spooky Story Behind the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse appeared first on Torontoist.

18 hours ago

A yet-to-be-released film follows the Toronto activist through her experiences in the justice system after the alleged rape by a fellow York University student.


Do you know what to do after being raped, or how to help a friend or family member after they have been? What resources are out there, what does the justice system look like? Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, which follows Toronto’s Mandi Gray and her experiences in the justice system […]

The post Lessons in Navigating Rape Culture with Mandi Gray appeared first on Torontoist.

1 day 8 hours ago

This year's festival strived harder than usual for inclusiveness, accessibility and awareness.

Photo by Dahlia Katz, image courtesy Summerworks.

It has been a pretty garbage year so far with regards to glimpses into the soul of humanity. But there is something beautiful and sublime about managing—without even realizing it—to find oneself in moments that serve to remind that we’ve still achieved some progression as a society, even if only in its smaller corners. With that […]

The post Highlights and Lowlights of SummerWorks 2017 appeared first on Torontoist.

2 days 6 hours ago

Former members are speaking out in desperate pleas to reunite families.


Part one of two examining the roots and lingering grip of Scientology in Toronto  Phil Jones hasn’t spoken to his son or daughter in four years. The Ajax native now lives in Nevada to be closer to his children, who live in California—even though they refuse to have a relationship with him. That’s because Jones—once […]

The post Ontario Father Says Scientology Destroyed His Family; “We Didn’t Know What Was Going On” appeared first on Torontoist.

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