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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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"I doubt there's a person here whose life wasn't changed by Jon Kaplan."


The 38th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards on Monday night began with a projected image of an empty audience chair on the stage, with a sign affixed: “reserved for Jon Kaplan.” (The simple memorial sign has been appearing in most Toronto theatres since the beloved local theatre writer’s cancer-related death in April.) Nora McLellan was the first to […]

The post Honouring a Beloved Local Theatre Writer at the Dora Awards appeared first on Torontoist.

23 hours ago

Three key takeaways for Toronto after riding the metro in Sweden's capital city.


A recent trip to Stockholm introduced me to a pretty fantastic transit system. I’m not going to jump on the Swedes-do-everything-right bandwagon—partly because I stayed with Swedish friends, who burst that bubble on several issues, and partly because my train to the airport was so delayed, I almost missed my flight home. Nevertheless, there is […]

The post In Praise of Stockholm’s Stunning Transit System appeared first on Torontoist.

23 hours ago

But the real question is why didn't the Dyke Marchers make the homophobic pastor feel more included and welcomed?

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For someone who has so much hard-wired contempt for the city’s annual Pride Parade, Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy certainly spent a lot of time thinking about it over the weekend, knocking out Hot Take after Hot Take, changing tactics every few hours, even if that meant taking positions that cancelled out the arguments she […]

The post The Sun’s Sue-Ann and Scrawler Vs Toronto Pride appeared first on Torontoist.

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What does it say about our city? While some Torontonians make millions off a skyrocketing housing market, homeless deaths have nearly doubled.


On the second Tuesday of every month, friends and family of those who have died on our city’s streets join together on the steps of the Church of the Holy Trinity to acknowledge and mourn their passing. On June 13, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and I were there to witness […]

The post Anger is An Appropriate Response to Poverty and Death on Toronto Streets appeared first on Torontoist.

1 day 20 hours ago

Leftist groups, including communists, met at various halls and buildings on Spadina, attracting many radical thinkers.


By Erin Sylvester On a hot, sunny Sunday in late spring, a group gathered at Spadina and College, ready to learn about the hidden history of the neighbourhood. It was a weekend, which many people have off as leisure time thanks to the efforts of organized labour to create a five- or six-day work week. […]

The post From Protests to Parades: A Walking Tour of Labour History on Spadina appeared first on Torontoist.

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