Can Trudeau count on stable Liberal minority? Not necessarily, warns Bob Rae

Former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae speaks from experience when he expresses skepticism about the conventional wisdom that Justin Trudeau's Liberals won a strong, stable minority in the Oct. 21 election -- 13 seats shy of a majority -- and should have little difficulty surviving, with the help of one or more opposition parties, for at least a couple of years.
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Mike Ward takes his freedom of speech case to Supreme Court
Ward's lawyers argue the case raises "national issues of public importance, and questions of constitutional law."
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Montreal Latest News, Breaking Headlines & Sports | Montreal Gazette
Ice smashes through windshield and hits West Island driver head on
Kirkland resident Karen Cliffe sustained facial lacerations and a mild concussion when ice smashed through her windshield while she was driving on Highway 40.
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Montreal Latest News, Breaking Headlines & Sports | Montreal Gazette
Movie Review: Movie Minute The Gentlemen
Does The Gentlemen live up to the star-studded cast?
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Vancouver News, Top Stories, Breaking Headlines & Videos | Vancouver Sun
Peter Howell: Nicolas Cage is stranger than any space alien in ‘Color out of Space’
Veteran cinematic oddball has reached peak freak with the latest adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story.
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Starbucks aims to become resource-positive company with expanded plant-based options, reusable packaging
The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will work towards storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste and providing more clean freshwater than it uses.
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Rosie DiManno: For this child killer, parole hearings aren’t about justice anymore
Randal Dooley was beaten to death at age 7 by his stepmother. More than two decades later, she will now be allowed unescorted temporary absences from prison, Rosie DiManno writes.
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‘The Last Full Measure’ has stars galore to animate a war story’s shame and trauma
The script and esthetic are rather melodramatic and oftentimes overly sentimental, the cast elevates the material.
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Meng Wanzhou’s U.S. extradition case is mainly about fraud, not violating Iran sanctions: Canadian prosecutors
Prosecutor Robert Frater said even when considering the foreign legal context of the U.S. sanctions against Iran, the case for fraud can still be made
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London parents react to elementry teachers strike
"They raise our kids; school is like their second home, so we should support them as much as we can with everything."
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49ers’ Raheem Mostert getting the last laugh
The unlikely path that saw the running back get cut almost as many times as he was handed the ball in his first three NFL seasons has led to the Super Bowl
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Loon Lake man faces child luring, porn charges
A 26-year-old man faces several child porn-related charges after a tip from concerned grandparents.
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Toronto-Made ‘Smells Like My Penis’ Candle Highlights Gender Pay Gap
Gwyneth Paltrow’s “This Candle Smells Like My Vagina,” a $75 candle sold through her “lifestyle brand,” Goop, is the perfect thing for the Internet hoard to rally against. Why is it $75?! Why do we need something that claims to smell like Gwyneth Paltrow’s taco but actually just smells like citrus and bergamot? Who’s buying it? Does Gwyneth have a whole room of her house that’s just these candles?Well, now there’s a “This Smells Like My Penis” candle, created by Toronto ad agency, TAXI, because we live in a hell world and this is what we deserve. The candle is visually identical to Paltrow’s candle, except it costs $25 more. And in a twist likely no one saw coming when they heard the phrase “penis candle,” it’s actually for a good cause.“One of the teams came up with this great idea to make a ‘This Smells Like My Penis’ candle to highlight Canada’s gender pay gap,” TAXI executive creative director Alexis Bronstorph told HuffPost Canada.WATCH: Gwyneth Paltrow is standing in a vagina and everyone has questions. Story continues below.  She said the difference in cost between their candle and Paltrow’s is meant to draw attention to the continuing pay discrepancy between men and women working across industries in Canada. According to 2019 data from Statistics Canada, full-time working women make 87 cents on average for every dollar men make. The gap is wider for women who are Indigenous, living with a disability, racialized or recent immigrants.All of the proceeds from sales of the $100 penis candle will go to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, which funds poverty reduction, empowerment and engage programs for women across Canada.“Burn this candle for the scent of women getting paid 75 cents on the dollar,” the candle’s label reads. RELATED Dr. Jen Gunter Is Taking On 'Big Wellness,' One Vagina Myth At A Time Goop's Expensive Pseudoscience Isn't Just For Women Anymore Health Canada Pulls Goop Products From Toronto Store On Opening Weekend So yes, the penis candle is feminist. Oh, 2020, you’ve done it again. And don’t worry — it doesn’t actually smell like, well, you know. “We actually didn’t want to give it a scent, but rather point out how the functionality of a candle like this is no different however it smells, as a reminder of how ridiculous the wage gap is in today’s day and age,” she said.Thank goodness. No one needs an actual penis-scented candle. Bronstorph said you can order your very own “This Smells Like My Penis” candle from smellslikemypeniscandle.com, a domain that some tech person somewhere had to actually approve (Shocking it wasn’t already taken, really).And apparently, just like Paltrow’s vagina candle, a lot of people out there want penis candles. Bronstorph says they plan to produce more to keep up with demand from pre-orders.“As long as people want them, we will keep sending them,” she said. “The more we can give to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the better.”Feminist penis candles! What a world.
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There’s more to life than hockey — just ask the Marlies and recovering coach Rob Davison
Back home before finishing an eight-game road trip, Toronto Marlies players and coaches talk for the first time about the health emergency that send their assistant coach to hospital in Texas — after a prolonged grand mal seizure in the coaches’ room.
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Spike Lee to get lifetime achievement award from Toronto Black Film Festival
Festival founder and president Fabienne Colas says it’s a privilege to pay tribute to Lee.
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TTC Subway Derailment Leads To Commuter Chaos Across Toronto
Toronto commuters had quite the journey Wednesday morning following a partial subway derailment that left passengers stranded.Service was cut between Jane and Ossington stations, prompting the Toronto Transit Commission to send 100 shuttle buses to help ease delays.But transit issues didn’t end there. Union Station was also shut down for a few hours after a driver followed a streetcar into an underground tunnel, blocking the entrance.TTC crews used special equipment to get the vehicle off the tracks.Watch the video above to see just how chaotic things got.RELATED Ford Government Scraps Discount For Passengers Who Take GO Transit And TTC St. John’s Declares State Of Emergency As Blizzard Batters Newfoundland It's The End Of An Era As Toronto Retires Old Streetcars
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12 pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. ministry office: Victoria police
Protesters said they wouldn’t leave the building until the demands of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs had been met to stop the construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through their territory in northern B.C.
Vancouver News, Top Stories, Breaking Headlines & Videos | Vancouver Sun
The Star answers readers’ most pressing questions about the TTC chaos
Transportation reporter Ben Spurr answers commuters’ questions about the TTC, sparked by Wednesday’s shutdown.
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ANTI-SEMITISM ON THE RISE: 75th anniversary of Auschwitz an important lesson
WATCH ABOVE as the Toronto Sun’s Liz Braun and political columnist Sue-Ann Levy take a look at growing antisemitism around the world close to the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz. What do YOU think? Tweet and Facebook us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. 
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Rona Ambrose decides against joining Conservative leadership race
Ambrose had been facing heavy pressure to make a bid for the job and says she was humbled to be considered.
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Rona Ambrose announces she won’t run for Conservative leadership
Conservatives liked the idea of having a female leader from Western Canada lining up against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the next election
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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK:World Health Organization warns the world
WATCH ABOVE as WHO attempts to contain the Coronavirus outbreak.  What do YOU think?   Tweet and Facebook us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. 
Toronto Sun
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board to cancel report cards for elementary students
As a result of labour action, the school board says the ETFO has directed teachers not to create comments for report cards and to not enter grades electronically.
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CBSA searched over 27,000 electronic devices over two-year period
The Canadian Border Services Agency said it conducted searches on more than 27,000 travellers’ cellphones and electronic devices over a two-year period, Blacklock’s Reporter reported. The number of CBSA searches, conducted between Nov. 20, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2019, was the highest the agency has disclosed to date. Under the Customs Act, CBSA officers can […]
Toronto Sun
Rona Ambrose announces she will not run for Conservative leadership
Ambrose said she intends to remain involved but focus on private-sector work.
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Rona Ambrose Rules Out Conservative Leadership Bid
OTTAWA — Rona Ambrose will not run for leadership of the federal Conservative party.She made the announcement in a post on social media today, saying she wants to stay focused on making a difference through the private sector.Ambrose had been facing heavy pressure to make a bid for the job and says she was humbled to be considered.She says she knows the party will choose a strong and compassionate person to lead and she’ll be there to support them.Ambrose served as interim leader of the party after the Conservatives were voted out in 2015, and was replaced by Andrew Scheer.But he stepped down in mid-December, kicking off the current race.RELATED Rookie MP Says He'll Run For Conservative Leadership Jean Charest Won’t Run For Conservative Leader After All Stephen Harper Steps Away From Tory Fund As Leadership Race Heats Up
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B.C. privacy commissioner suggests media civility for Prince Harry and Meghan
British Columbia’s privacy commissioner says the press should respect the privacy rights of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are taking up residence near Victoria.
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Fergie Jenkins happy to make room for fellow Canadian Larry Walker in Hall of Fame
When Walker was voted into the prestigious shrine in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Tuesday night, Jenkins was thrilled to end his 29-year streak as the lone Canuck in the hall
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Alberta officials looking for poachers who shot and abandoned moose
Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement is looking for information after a bull moose was found shot and abandoned west of Nanton, Alta.
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2 men suffer life-threatening injuries after fighting each other in St. Catharines: police
Detectives are hoping to find witnesses of the altercation.
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Former Halifax cop says changes in racial police attitudes needs to come from ‘the ground up’
The Serious Incident Response Team announced on Tuesday that an investigation into allegations of assault involving HRP officers and Santina Rao will commence.
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Rona Ambrose not running for Conservative leadership
Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is not running for the Conservative leadership.
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Rogers Communications Q4 profit down seven per cent at $468M, revenue stable
Net income for the Toronto-based company amounted to 92 cents per share, down from 97 cents per share or $502 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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New charges laid in connection with fatal collision at Coalhurst intersection
Coaldale RCMP have laid new charges in connection with a fatal collision at a Coalhurst intersection.
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Quinte West suspect charged for allegedly sending pornographic images to child
The 41-year-old is accused of sending pornographic images and exposing themselves to a minor.
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Wolfpack look to play World Cup champion Australia in Toronto in October
Wolfpack chairman and CEO Bob Hunter said while the game is not yet confirmed, the team has had discussion with Australia officials.
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SNC-Lavalin drops court challenge over bid for special agreement to avoid criminal proceedings
The move means legal questions about the nature and extent of the prosecution service’s authority won’t be examined further by the courts.
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Rookie Tory MP joins growing list of Conservative leadership contenders
Derek Sloan is running for leadership of the Conservative party after entering politics this fall by becoming the Hastings-Lennox and Addington member of parliament.
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