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  • Former finance minister urges Ontario to pursue privatization of public services The Canadian Press - 29 minutes ago

    TORONTO - Former finance minister Dwight Duncan is urging the Ontario government to work with the private sector to deliver public services at less cost. He says many … More »Former finance minister urges Ontario to pursue privatization of public services

    TORONTO - Former finance minister Dwight Duncan is urging the Ontario government to work with the private sector to deliver public services at less cost. He says many countries have saved money by working with private companies on prison management, health and administrative services, but Ontario is lagging behind. Duncan, …

  • Beginning on April 28, Toronto's old street signs will be for sale to the highest bidder.

  • A pedestrian walks past the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Oct. 18, 2013. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against the Ontario government in a case involving access to some information from the province's sex offender registry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against the Ontario government in a case involving access to some information from the province's sex offender registry. The province's information commissioner ruled the exemptions did not apply and ordered disclosure. The ministry unsuccessfully appealed that decision before …

  • The Emergency Task Force was called in the early morning hours on Thursday to apprehend a man wielding dual meat cleavers in the street.

    Toronto police responded to two separate incidents — one involving a man wielding two meat cleavers in the middle of the street and the other involving a different man who assaulted his roommate with an axe — in the early morning hours Thursday.

  • TORONTO - The president of a Christian university in British Columbia seeking to open a law school says a debate in Ontario over its accreditation comes down to freedom of religion. Trinity Western University, which plans to open a law school in the fall of 2016, requires students to abide by a so-called community covenant …

  • ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health board has appointed a former deputy minister as its interim president and CEO. Eastern Health says Don Keats will take over the position on May 5. Keats is a former deputy minister of health and community services, has served as CEO of three former health care …

 
  • Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) skates with the puck during NHL hockey action in Detroit, Mich., April 2, 2014. Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the NHL's Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Tony Ding
    Bruins' Bergeron, Blackhawks' Toews, Kings' Kopitar are Selke finalists The Canadian Press - 15 minutes ago

    DETROIT - To no one's surprise, Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL's best defensive forward.  … More »Bruins' Bergeron, Blackhawks' Toews, Kings' Kopitar are Selke finalists

    Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) skates with the puck during NHL hockey action in Detroit, Mich., April 2, 2014. Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the NHL's Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Tony Ding

    DETROIT - To no one's surprise, Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL's best defensive forward. Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks have each finished in the top three in voting for the past three seasons, and Kopitar of …

  • The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa on October 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    OTTAWA - When the Supreme Court hands down its advice Friday on what it will take to reform or abolish the Senate, it will answer five questions asked by the federal government:

  • Firefighters from Clermont join the effort to bring a fire at the Petit Manoir du Casino hotel in Malbaie under control.

    Firefighters are trying to control a major fire at a hotel near the Charlevoix Casino north of Quebec City.

  • Northerners seek more input, relevance in Arctic research The Canadian Press - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Northerners want scientists to help them prepare for sweeping changes expected in the years ahead from resource development and climate change, suggests feedback collected from across the Canadian Arctic. In dozens of interviews from all three territories, the Canadian Polar Commission found northerners want researchers …

  • For the first time, the Quebec government has allowed a male couple to claim expenses through the province's health insurance board for using a surrogate mother through in vitro fertilization.

  • Quebec’s new finance minister, Carlos Leitao, says a public sector wage freeze is one of the many options the province’s new Liberal government is considering as it looks to rein in spending and bring the province’s spiralling debt under control.