Gun-control advocates want Quebec to tighten rules around reference checks for firearm permits

As the third anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting approaches, gun control advocates are urging the province to tighten rules around reference checks for those seeking gun permits.
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‘We’re all blue collar workers’: unions across Canada throw support behind Unifor
The picket line has more than doubled with hundreds of Unifor members from across the country culminating in Regina.
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Vancouver man's near-drowning highlights the need for CPR training
Newcomers to Canada are more likely to die by drowning. Saurabh Kalra wants to change that grim statistic.
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Top 10 list from Sask. RCMP dispatchers includes 911 call for bug in toilet
A top 10 list of 911 calls that missed the mark in 2019 was released by Saskatchewan RCMP.
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Provinces seek federal help to battle rural crime: ‘We’ve got people sleeping with axes under their beds’
Statistics from across the country have shown jumps in the problem, specifically in the Prairies, where rural crime rates are much higher than in urban areas
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Coronavirus: Five Quebecers under hospital observation
Quebec’ s chief public health officer confirmed Wednesday five people in the province who traveled recently to China are under hospital observation for possible exposure to the new coronavirus that is spreading through Asia. However, Dr. Horacio Arruda emphasized this does not mean any of the five individuals have, in fact, contracted the 2019-nCoV virus […]
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Halifax parents concerned new CSAP high school will bring boundary changes
"We're just in the dark, we're really anxious, we don't know what's going to happen."
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PGA TOUR: Canadians Hughes and Sloan looking for spark … babies everywhere … Torrey a gem
LA JOLLA, Calif. — Canadians Mackenzie Hughes and Roger Sloan are both hoping the challenge of Torrey Pines can jumpstart a slow start to the PGA Tour season. Hughes begins play on Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open having missed six of eight cuts this season. Coming off a European vacation with the family in […]
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Manitoba RCMP spent less than $800K on massive manhunt after B.C. murders
The amount includes only the cost incurred by the Manitoba RCMP during the 17-day search through the province's northern terrain.
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Pattullo Bridge to close overnight Friday to test new seismic warning system
The new system would drop traffic control gates to close the bridge if it detected powerful winds or seismic activity.
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Finally healthy, TFC’s Jozy Altidore looks primed for a big year
Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore walked into the media room during the first day of training on Monday and dropped a verbal A-bomb. But to paraphrase the comedian Billy Crystal during his Saturday Night Live days, Altidore did look “marvelous” delivering his wrath. Nobody in the TFC front office was thrilled that Altidore slammed the […]
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WARMINGTON: Toronto lawyer sets sights on Conservative leadership
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will want to read this column. So will Conservative leadership hopefuls Peter MacKay and Pierre Poilievre. Leslyn Lewis is a GTA lawyer who holds a PhD in international law. Proudly Christian, she’s also a single mom of two who grew up in East York. She, the Toronto Sun has learned, is […]
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EDITORIAL: More voices welcome in CPC leadership race
On Wednesday, two relatively unknown political figures announced their intended candidacy for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race. One is Derek Sloan, the newly elected first-time MP for the Ontario riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington. The other is Richard Décarie, a Quebec political organizer and former deputy chief of staff to then Opposition Leader […]
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Edmonton’s Culina to Go awarded contract to provide food at Hawrelak Park
The food at Edmonton's Hawrelak Park pavilion will have a distinctly local flavour come February.
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OPP catch 2 Mississauga men trying to fly contraband into Collins Bay Institution in Kingston
Two men were arrested near Collins Bay Institution after OPP intercepted a drone trying to drop contraband in the penitentiary.
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Unifor barricade at Co-op Refinery may be enduring due to missing legal language
A Saskatoon-based labour lawyer believes the reason Unifor has been able to keep the Co-op Refinery barricaded is due to missing language he usually includes in injunctions.
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Saint John sports organizations brace for funding cuts
Saint John council is trying to offset operating costs amid a projected budget deficit. The items were outlined at a public meeting last week.
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Final arguments wrap up in NB Power smart meter hearing
The board says they’ll begin going through all evidence presented starting Jan. 23.
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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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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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Movie Review: Movie Minute The Gentlemen
Does The Gentlemen live up to the star-studded cast?
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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.
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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. 
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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 […]
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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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