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Somali-Canadian activist Almaas Elman killed in Mogadishu

The Somali government says a Somali-Canadian human rights activist and diplomat has been killed.

Spirit of the West's John Mann, 57, dies after battle with Alzheimer's

Music icon John Mann, frontman of the Canadian rock band Spirit of the West whose career spanned nearly 40 years, has died at age 57.

Porch thieves make off with $5,100 in medical supplies meant for Saskatoon boy with rare condition

A Saskatoon family is at a loss after thousands of dollars of medical bandages "essential" to their son's health were stolen from their porch on Tuesday.

Conservative insiders say Scheer, party need to evolve on LGBTQ issues

Two Conservative strategists say both the party and leader Andrew Scheer need to modernize their approach to social issues if they want to convince more Canadians to vote for them.

Tense scenes in Hong Kong as anti-government protesters refuse to leave university

A band of anti-government protesters remain holed-up in a Hong Kong university campus in a tense standoff with police.

33 per cent of Canadians have lost at least $500 in online scams: McAfee

Thirty-three per cent of Canadians have lost $500 or more in online scams this year, with an additional 40 per cent being exposed to online phishing scams -- statistics that experts say are set to rise during the holiday season.

Trudeau's new cabinet faces big divide in Prairies: Nanos

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a new cabinet partly designed to appeal to the Prairies provinces on Tuesday, but his government still faces a major regional divide among voters.

John Mann, Spirit of the West singer, dead at 57

The singer of the Canadian rock band Spirit of the West died in Vancouver from early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Somali-Canadian activist Almaas Elman killed in Mogadishu

The Somali government says a Somali-Canadian human rights activist and diplomat has been killed.

National Post

New foreign affairs minister Champagne faces uphill battle in Canada’s bid for UN Security Council seat

The Liberal Party is likely to place a high emphasis on winning the Security Council seat, which could serve as a bright mark for Trudeau

In wake of Bloc surge, Quebec MPs take prominent roles in new Liberal cabinet

Even as Trudeau looks to soothe regional tensions with western Canada, the Liberals are also reaching out to Quebec, with promotions for several Quebec ministers

John Ivison: For the most part, bloated Trudeau cabinet is window dressing and little else

It seems to have finally dawned that it is time to put away childish things – the costumes, the photo ops, the posturing – and become a grown-up government

Canadian expat journalist says he was ‘exiled’ from Pacific nation home due to coverage of Chinese influence

Dan McGarry was abruptly barred from Vanuatu, and believes his newspaper’s critical coverage of increasing Chinese influence is behind the decision

Who’s up, who’s down and who’s new in Trudeau’s expanded cabinet

There are no spectacular surprises, but there were also notable changes as the government retools for a minority parliament situation

Toronto Star

Her father was fatally struck by a driver in 2017. Now, she wonders if his death could have been prevented

Gary Sim’s daughter said she and other members of an advocacy group were “totally shocked” to learn that routine enforcement they knew was inadequate had actually been gutted.

Mike Babcock was fired by the Maple Leafs, and Twitter reacted accordingly

Leafs Nation has been debating the firing of Mike Babcock on social media for weeks. Here’s how they reacted to today’s news.

No, Google, Scarborough does not look like a semi-collapsed house

The tech giant removed the offending image of collapsed home from its search results soon after users complained Scarborough deserves better.

Dave Feschuk: Leafs fire head coach Mike Babcock, replace him with Sheldon Keefe

The Leafs have lost six straight games and sit outside a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with a 9-10-4 record.

Meet the seven new faces in the new Liberal cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a slightly bigger cabinet for his minority government on Wednesday, featuring faces new to both the inner circle of power and to politics in general.

Toronto Sun

Another game, another blowout win for NBA champion Raptors

Two days after laying waste to the sad-sack Charlotte Hornets, the Raptors thumped the injury-riddled Orlando Magic 113-97 in Toronto. The defending NBA champions improved to 10-4 thanks to contributions from nearly the entire roster. Fred VanVleet scored 24 points, Pascal Siakam 18, Terence Davis set a new career high (for the fourth time in […]

Young Sheldon ready for big time with Leafs

Sheldon Keefe saw many a Marlie exit his office for their big shot with the Maple Leafs and the NHL. He’d shake their hand and say something like ‘you’ve earned this and I don’t expect to see you back down here’. On Wednesday, Keefe was getting the same send-off from an appreciative farm team, who […]

SIMMONS: Everyone’s to blame — players, coach, GM — for Mike Babcock’s firing

Mike Babcock had to coach better. It really is that simple. And Kyle Dubas had to manage better. And the Maple Leafs players — especially the high-priced help — had to play better. This has been a collective collapse, this dismal Maple Leafs s eason so far. A collapse that wound up costing Babcock his […]

Tick, tock on teacher job action with no deal in sight

Negotiators were not even close to reaching a deal Wednesday as the countdown clock to teacher job action kept ticking. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which has a strike mandate from its members, has given until the end of day Thursday to announce next steps. The union representing “OSSTF/FEESO is still waiting at […]

WARMINGTON: Don Cherry knows what Mike Babcock is going through

Needless to say there is at least one person in town who understands all to well what it’s like when the coach is cornered. While phone lines lit up on the sports shows with fan’s commenting, Don Cherry knew exactly how Mike Babcock was feeling. “I feel sorry for him,” said Cherry, an hour after […]