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Time to confront #MeToo in medicine, CMAJ editorial argues

The medical community is plagued by bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination, according to a new editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that says the hierarchical culture that allows silence needs to change.<p>The editorial, published Monday, questions why medicine hasn’t had its …

Sexual Harassment

Inside the case files of an opioid doctor

The first doctor to be formally disciplined as a result of an Ontario-wide investigation into high-dose opioid prescribers kept providing painkillers to his patients despite “red flags” that the pills were being abused or diverted, according to a review of his case files released to The Globe and …

Painkillers

Jazz singer played a mob matriarch in Godfather films

Before March 1972, Morgana King was known as a jazz singer with an impressive vocal range and an ability to put a distinctive spin on an eclectic selection of songs. But by late that month, although she remained an accomplished singer, millions of moviegoers thought of her as Vito Corleone’s …

Palm Springs

Nick Marshall scores two touchdowns as Roughriders snap Stampeders seven-game win streak

Nick Marshall scored two touchdowns – one on offence and one on defence – and the Saskatchewan Roughriders upended the previously unbeaten Calgary Stampeders 40-27 on Sunday.<p>Calgary (7-1) was looking to become just the fourth team to start a CFL season with eight consecutive victories in the past …

Has social media usage around the world peaked?

Share prices of three of the world’s largest social networks tumbled in recent weeks after second quarter financial earnings largely missed analyst’s expectations. But within those short-term results is a potentially more troubling long-term trend for investors: Social media use may be reaching its …

Social Media

Asia Argento, who accused Weinstein, made deal with her own accuser

Italian actress and director Asia Argento was among the first women in the movie business to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein publicly of sexual assault. She became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement. Her boyfriend, culinary television star Anthony Bourdain, eagerly joined the fight.<p>But in the …

Los Angeles

Activists target China’s human-rights record with new ad campaign in Vancouver

An activist group made up largely of Chinese immigrants is launching an advertising campaign in the Vancouver region to criticize China’s human-rights record, with an aim to raise awareness among people from that country who are now living in Canada.<p>The campaign began in late July with a bus …

Human Rights

Sung Hyun Park reclaims No. 1 world ranking with playoff win at Indy Women in Tech Championship

Sung Hyun Park blew one chance to jump back on top of the world Sunday.<p>The South Korean star made sure it didn’t happen again.<p>After missing a short birdie putt on the final hole of regulation and leaving the door open for Lizette Salas, Park made a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff …

Gigi Osler takes over as president of Canadian Medical Association – great-great-great niece of legendary physician and past CMA president

Sir William Osler is commonly known as the father of modern medicine. When the legendary physician was president of the Canadian Medical Association in 1884, the profession was almost exclusively male and white.<p>Now, almost 135 years later, his great-great-great niece, Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler, is …

Medical Journals

B.C. cities scramble to find sites for next wave of funding to house homeless

Local governments across British Columbia are scrambling to find sites for the latest round of provincial funding to house the homeless, and are debating whether the focus now should be on temporary homes or something more permanent.<p>The province reached its target of finding locations for more than …

Barrett has 23 points, 11 assists as Duke routs McGill in Canadian tour finale

R.J. Barrett didn’t disappoint in his third and final showing on Duke University’s exhibition tour of Canada.<p>The 18-year-old from Mississauga had 23 points and 11 assists in the Blue Devils’ 103-58 dismantling of McGill University on Sunday.<p>Zion Williamson shouldered the scoring load for Duke, …

Barrett

After 40 years, sovereignty off the table in Quebec election

Quebec is heading into an election campaign in which for the first time in 40 years, sovereignty is not the major defining issue.<p>Each of the main contenders for the coming Oct. 1 vote agree that Quebec independence is not a point of contention, including the Parti Québécois, which says it won’t …

Canada

Several anti-pipeline protesters released from B.C. jail days before week-long sentences end

Several pipeline protesters were released from a British Columbia jail on Sunday, a few days before their week-long sentences were set to end.<p>Seven protesters in all were sentenced to a week-long jail term on Aug. 15, after pleading guilty to contempt charges in B.C. Supreme Court.<p>Five who were …

Wildfire smoke blanketing much of B.C. causing health concerns, traffic warnings

From his home on the Stellat’en First Nation in B.C., about 160 kilometres west of Prince George, David Luggi can usually see the nearby Fraser Lake and trees on the shoreline.<p>On Sunday, those landmarks were hidden, shrouded by wildfire smoke that has blanketed much of B.C. and spread through …

Armed Forces

Federal Conservatives look to Quebec election for new ‘nationalist’ partner

The Conservative Party of Canada will officially stay neutral in the upcoming Quebec election, but is finding it has a lot in common with the centre-right party that is currently the favourite to form the next government of the province.<p>A few days before Thursday’s official campaign launch, and …

Bills taking stock of McCarron, Williams injuries

Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron is getting a second opinion to determine the severity of an injury to his throwing shoulder and veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with a knee injury.<p>Coach Sean McDermott declined to provide much …

Former Trump lawyer investigated for bank fraud in excess of $20-million, sources say

Federal authorities investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over US$20-million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own, according to people familiar with the …

Corruption

N.B. Liberals unveil new theme, launch campaign days before writ drop

Political parties in New Brunswick are leaping into campaign mode days before the official start of the provincial election period.<p>Premier Brian Gallant, leader of the governing Liberals, launched his campaign on Sunday, saying his party is running on the themes of fairness and opportunity in its …

Canada

What is the most democratic and effective way to govern a city the size and economic import of Toronto?

<i>Richard Florida is University Professor in the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management. Alan Broadbent is chair of Avana Capital and Maytree, and author of</i> Urban Nation<i>.</i><p>It’s not every day of the week that one of the world’s great cities turns into a political …

City Politics

RCMP Commissioner Lucki ‘not sure’ nationwide handgun ban would be effective

Canada’s top police officer is voicing lukewarm support for a nationwide handgun ban at a time when the country’s two largest cities are pressuring Ottawa to bolster its proposed firearms legislation.<p>RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki hedged on the question of whether an outright prohibition on …

Guns

Smoke, air quality issues lead to scrapped triathlons in B.C.’s Central Okanagan

Heavy smoke and poor air quality due to wildfires burning throughout the province have forced officials in British Columbia’s Central Okanagan region to cancel two triathlons.<p>The remaining races for both the Super League Triathlon in Penticton and the Kelowna Apple Triathlon were scrapped on Sunday …

Okanagan

Hull Kingston Rovers hold on for rugby league playoff win over Toronto Wolfpack

Hull Kingston Rovers return home relieved. The Toronto Wolfpack wonder what might have been.<p>The first Super League side to visit Toronto prevailed 28-22 on Saturday in a rugby-league playoff nail-biter that could have gone the Wolfpack’s way. The result left both teams with one win and one loss and …

John Tory, Doug Ford exchange terse open letters ahead of special Toronto city council meeting

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premier Doug Ford have engaged in a public war of words days ahead of Monday’s special meeting of Toronto city council, called to discuss legal options to fight the province’s plan to cut council nearly in half.<p>The two previously disagreed publicly after Mr. Tory …

Toronto

Djokovic flips the script with title win over Federer in Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that’s eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for his first Western & Southern Open championship.<p>He got the better of a nostalgic rematch – they hadn’t played in two years because of injuries – and broke through in a …

Tennis

Trudeau formally announces he will run again in next year’s election

Justin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 federal election.<p>The Liberal leader formally announced his nomination at a party event today in his Montreal riding of Papineau.<p>The partisan crowd cheered as Trudeau reaffirmed his belief in what he called “positive politics,” and took jabs at Conservative …

Canada

UN secretary-general shaped new ‘norm of humanitarian intervention’

Kofi Annan, the soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana who became the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that stained his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday in …

Africa

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in India’s Kerala state

In the wake of deadly flooding in the Indian state of Kerala, Canadians with ties to the region fear for friends and relatives left stranded by the disaster that’s been called the worst in the country’s history.<p>More than 300 people have died this week in the wake of the flooding, officials said, …

India

Snedeker goes wire-to-wire to win Wyndham Championship by three strokes

Brandt Snedeker began the Wyndham Championship with history – and ended it with a victory.<p>Snedeker earned his ninth PGA Tour title Sunday, three days after opening with an 11-under 59.<p>He closed with a 65 for a three-stroke victory in the regular-season finale, breaking a tie with C.T. Pan on the …

Golf

Performance artist Fakir Musafar advocated ‘body play’

Fakir Musafar first found pleasure in pain as a teenager named Roland Loomis in his family’s basement in the mid-1940s.<p>It was the beginning of a lifelong passion for piercing, branding, tattooing, suspension, corseting and other outré practices that he would come to call “body play.” After years of …

Body Modification

Massive wildfire that prompted closure of parts of Yosemite National Park is contained: officials

A massive and deadly California wildfire that sent choking smoke into Yosemite National Park, causing a temporary closure of large parts of the tourist destination, is completely contained, fire officials said on Sunday.<p>More than 3,000 personnel have battled the Ferguson Fire, which ignited on July …

National Parks