Rick Zamperin: If more big-name players opt out due to coronavirus, then what?
What if a number of high-profile North American athletes opt out of their shortened seasons due to concerns about the novel coronavirus pandemic?
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Ontario’s police watchdog set to collect race-based data, but isn’t proactively tracking mental health data
Global News speaks with the director of the Special Investigations Unit for a wide-ranging discussion about the agency, how it operates and how he and the agency are responding to calls for change.
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Montreal weather: Yes, it's still hot
For those of you who love the heat, another beautiful day! For those who don't, maybe find an air-conditioner to sit in front of?
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ASK AMY: Parents don’t want son to cohabit with girlfriend
Dear Amy: After some false starts, our 20-year-old son is ready to go to college. He’s retaken some community college classes he originally failed, and gotten mostly As and Bs. He’s got a job, and this fall is planning to move near the college, which is 45 minutes away. We’ve always said we would support […]
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COVID-19 pandemic reunited me with my ex. Can it last? Ask Ellie
An invitation to a daughter’s online wedding got a brusque rejection from an old friend, but advice columnist Ellie recommends bearing no grudges.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Face masks now mandatory in enclosed, public places in Toronto
Toronto city council voted to make masks mandatory in enclosed, public places last week following recommendations from the medical officer of health.
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How Toronto’s COVID-19 mask push could take a lesson from safe-sex campaigns of the past
Toronto’s new rules for mandatory masks come into effect Tuesday. But will people heed the call?
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Coronavirus: Face masks or coverings now mandatory in Toronto’s indoor public settings
The measure could be in place until the end of September when Toronto city council could then vote on a possible extension.
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My 92-year-old mother survived COVID-19 but her weakened condition and loneliness ended her life
This is a story about my mother’s battle with the COVID-19 virus that has swept the world and our experience with Ontario’s long-term-care system.
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Prospective home buyers feel the heat over new mortgage rules, but all hope is not lost, industry leaders say
Mortgage default insurance is mandatory on down payments between five and 19.99 per cent, and as of July 1 it will be even harder to qualify through the national housing agency. But don’t panic just yet.
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Road tolls on the Gardiner? Some ways Queen’s Park can help Toronto with its $1.5B pandemic budget crisis
It’s demeaning to see the leader of Canada’s largest city have to ask for money from Doug Ford and Justin Trudeau, so here are some solutions.
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They were once directed to take applied courses. Now they say ending the discriminatory practice of streaming is ‘long overdue’
For years education advocates have called Ontario’s Grade 9 streaming system into question. On Monday the province announced it would be ending the practice, which Education Minister Stephen Lecce called racist.
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Despite the pandemic, Toronto house prices soar to an all-time new high in June
The average price of a home in the region hit $931,000 in June, a 2020 high that surpassed the April 2017 market peak of $920,791.
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LILLEY: Quicker environmental assessments to get projects moving
It took six years for Canada and its allies to fight the Second World War. Today, in Ontario, it can take that long to get a major project approved, and that’s just the environmental assessment. That, though, is about to change. The Ford government is about to undertake what it is calling the biggest changes […]
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United Arab Emirates to test 2 million for coronavirus as cases climb again
The move comes as Dubai reopens to foreign tourism on Tuesday, two weeks after a nationwide curfew was removed.
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India chemical plant where leak killed 12 should be moved, report recommends
The probe at the plant run by LG Polymers, owned by South Korea's LG Chem Ltd, found the company was negligent and warning systems were not working.
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Pompeo says U.S. mulling ban on TikTok, other Chinese social media apps
The app, which is not available in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience and has emphasized its independence from China.
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Vancouver Park Board delays vote on drinking in select parks for possible expansion
The motion asks staff to consider including at least one park in each of the 23 distinct neighbourhoods in the city.
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Protesters rally at Queen’s Park, in front of Toronto mayor’s condo over Ontario evictions bill
Bill 184, if passed, would provide a number of new avenues for landlords to both evict and collect unpaid rent from current and past tenants.
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Coronavirus: Health Canada issues warning over counterfeit N95 respirators
The safety warning issued Monday evening said that the respirators were falsely labelled and may not provide the proper protection against the novel coronavirus.
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Alberta NDP, Indigenous leaders renew calls for Kenney to fire speechwriter over 2013 essay
Members of Alberta's official Opposition and some Indigenous leaders have renewed calls for Premier Jason Kenney to fire his speechwriter over a 2013 essay that was critical of how Indigenous issues are framed in Canada, and which argues the narrative around residential schools amounts to a "bogus genocide story."
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GOLDSTEIN: High tax rates will slow COVID recovery, says report  
Higher personal income tax rates paid by Canadian workers compared to their American counterparts across all income levels will impede Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession, warns a new study by the Fraser Institute. The report also concludes personal income tax rate hikes by Canada’s federal and provincial governments have increased the tax rate […]
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