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Twenty-five minutes of horror on Yonge Street: How the Toronto van attack unfolded

On most days, the lunch crowd at the busy north Toronto intersection thins out by about 1:30. But on Monday, the sidewalks were busier than usual. Mothers with strollers and office workers alike lingered outside, savouring their first taste of sunshine after a long, cold winter.<p>Taxi driver …

Toronto

Suspect in Toronto van attack described as socially awkward, tech expert

The suspect in the Toronto van attack was a man who travelled through the world with two identities: One as a socially awkward student who rarely spoke, barely functioned and had difficulty controlling tics, and another as an expert-level whiz who could lead classmates through the intricacies of …

Extremism

Authorities arrest suspect in killing of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez: official

Mexico’s interior secretary says federal authorities have arrested the suspected killer of internationally recognized journalist Javier Valdez.<p>Alfonso Navarrete Prida said via Twitter late Monday that federal agents in a joint operation had just arrested the suspect, but provided no additional …

Mexico

Toronto police officer lauded for cool-headed arrest of suspect in van attack

After plowing down dozens of pedestrians in what Toronto police are calling an “unprecedented” event, the suspect in Monday’s fatal van attack emerged from his vehicle and faced off with a police officer.<p>Video from the scene shows a black-clad man quickly and repeatedly drawing and aiming an object …

Canada

Massive investigation into Toronto van attack will shut down Yonge Street for days

An intricate, two-pronged police investigation will unfold across Toronto in upcoming days, starting with a massive forensic examination of a crime scene that stretches over a dozen street blocks.<p>While officials say there is no indication so far that the driver of the van that killed 10 people and …

Toronto

Van attack was a profound shock to Toronto

Shortly after the attack on Toronto’s Yonge Street, a television camera caught the scene at the corner of Yonge and Finch. A group of bystanders stood behind a cordon of yellow police tape. No one was saying much. They were just standing and looking, their faces a study in stunned …

Toronto

U.S. Senate panel postpones confirmation hearing for Trump’s nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary: report

A U.S. Senate committee has postponed a confirmation hearing set for this week for President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs, Ronny Jackson, the Washington Post reported on Monday.<p>The Post reported that White House and other administration officials were told by lawmakers …

Donald Trump

The truths Canada needs to remember

At certain times, we need to remind ourselves of truths that we tend to ignore when things are routine. This is one of those times.<p>We are a peaceful, tolerant, free society. The horrific violence on Toronto’s Yonge Street will strengthen rather than undermine these truths.<p>As the stories come out − …

Canada

NDP to ask Parliament to call on Pope directly for residential schools apology

The New Democrats will ask Parliament to directly appeal to Pope Francis to come to Canada and apologize for the abuse of Indigenous children at Catholic-run Indian residential schools.<p>Charlie Angus, an NDP MP who is himself a Catholic, has drafted a new motion that will be put to the House of …

Canada

Parliamentary committee to question AggregateIQ founders about data-misuse allegations

The two founders of a B.C.-based company accused of misusing private data for foreign political campaigns and breaking election laws will speak for the first time to the allegations they face.<p>Jeff Silvester and Zack Massingham, who started AggregateIQ (AIQ) five years ago, will appear on Tuesday …

Cambridge Analytica

Hells Angels clubhouses likely to be used to plan future crimes, lawyer says as B.C. civil-forfeiture case begins

Three B.C. Hells Angels clubhouses should be forfeited to the province because they are likely to be used to plan crimes in the future, the province’s Civil Forfeiture Office said on Monday in the first day of a civil trial in Vancouver.<p>Brent Olthuis, the lawyer representing the office, in his …

Canada

Toronto city councillor to request report on improving rat control

Toronto’s rat population seems to be on the rise, or is at least more visible.<p>Ana Bailão, Toronto city councillor for ward 18 (Davenport), will be bringing forward a motion to council on Tuesday requesting a report be done on strategies for improving rat control in the city, including education …

Toronto

British Columbia moves to cap auto insurance payouts

The B.C. government introduced legislation on Monday to curb skyrocketing payments for minor injury claims by capping settlements and limiting when accident victims can sue.<p>The province is the last in Canada to abandon a system in which victims can sue for any type of injury − known as a full tort …

Canada

Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline route through Minnesota rejected by judge

Enbridge Inc. is facing new hurdles after an administrative judge on Monday rejected the company’s preferred route for its Line 3 pipeline through Minnesota.<p>In recommendations that will inform a final decision on the project, Judge Ann O’Reilly cited environmental risks tied to abandoning the aging …

Energy

Vancouver mayor outlines effect of empty-homes tax

Vancouver’s tax on empty homes will bring in $30-million of revenue in its first year, but that will come from only a tiny proportion of homeowners.<p>More than 5,000 properties out of 8,500 deemed vacant by city staff received exemptions under rules of the new tax bylaw, which is a first for Canada …

Housing

Patrick Brown seeks $8-million in defamation suit against CTV

Patrick Brown was going to be Ontario’s next premier, according to a lawsuit filed by the former Progressive Conservative leader, who alleges his political career and reputation were “demolished” by the reporting of sexual misconduct allegations.<p>Mr. Brown resigned after pressure from his party’s …

Canada

Barrick says no more asset sales needed to reduce debt

After years of mine sales resulting in steep production declines, Barrick Gold Corp. says it has no further need to sell assets to cut its debt.<p>The world’s biggest gold producer made the announcement as it released first-quarter results that were better than expected Monday after the close.<p>On an …

Business (Canada)

EU to check on anti-money laundering moves in Malta, investigation into journalist’s murder

The European Union’s justice commissioner said on Monday she will visit Malta in the coming weeks to look at its anti-money laundering moves and check on how an investigation is going into the murder of an investigative journalist.<p>Her visit will increase pressure on the EU member after the European …

Europe

George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston with infection: family spokesman

Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara, a spokesman said Monday.<p>Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted …

Ronald Reagan

MP Francis Drouin remains in Liberal caucus as incident in Halifax is being investigated

A Liberal member of Parliament facing what he calls an allegation following an incident in Halifax on the weekend remains a member of the government caucus, but so far no one is saying much about the matter.<p>The chief of staff to government whip Pablo Rodriguez says Francis Drouin, the member for …

Canada

Why the Aecon sale is a good deal for Canada

<i>Brian Tobin is chairman of the Aecon board of directors, and vice-chair of BMO Capital Markets, one of the financial advisers to Aecon. Michael Wilson is chairman of Barclays Capital Canada, financial adviser to CCCC International Holding Ltd. (CCCI).</i><p>The government is currently considering whether …

Canada

Metro acquisition of Jean Coutu gets conditional approval from Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau of Canada has approved Metro Inc.’s purchase of the Jean Coutu Group provided it sells 10 pharmacies in eight Quebec communities.<p>The federal agency said the communities would face reduced competition if the sales aren’t conducted in Amos, Berthierville, Baie St-Paul, …

Canada

Vancouver’s empty homes tax expected to rake in $30-million in first year

The city of Vancouver’s new empty homes tax is expected to bring in $30-million in revenue in its first year.<p>Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said $17-million has already been collected from owners of almost 8,500 properties that were determined to be vacant or under utilized for at least six …

Housing

The winding road to a national pharmacare program

<i>Andrew Jackson is adjunct research professor in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, and senior policy adviser to the Broadbent Institute.</i><p>The House of Commons’ standing committee on health has recommended that Canada create a universal, single-payer national pharmacare …

Health Care

B.C. introduces legislation proposing limit on auto insurance claims, faster resolutions

The British Columbia government has introduced legislation that will attempt to restore the finances of the public auto insurance agency.<p>Attorney-General David Eby has promised changes to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia as it faced a forecasted deficit of $1.3-billion.<p>The proposed …

Auto Insurance

Toronto van attack: What we know so far

The basics<p>Multiple people are dead and at least seven are in critical condition after a white rental van mowed down pedestrians in north Toronto<br>• The van drove south bound on Yonge Street for three kilometres before coming to a stop on a sidewalk<br>• The numbers of people dead and injured are “just …

Toronto

Bill Cosby opts not to testify at sexual assault retrial as defence rests case

Bill Cosby opted not to testify in his sexual assault retrial as his lawyers rested their case Monday, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury deliberations.<p>“You now have all of the evidence,” Judge Steven O’Neill told jurors, sending them back to their hotel after an abbreviated day of …

Justice

Peru’s attorney-general orders arrest of two suspects in killing of Canadian man

Peru’s attorney-general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of a Canadian man who travelled to the Amazon rain forest to study hallucinogenic medicine.<p>Authorities have said that a mob dragged Sebastian Woodroffe by the neck to his death shortly after people accused him of killing …

Amazon Rainforest

Barrick’s profit rises 5 per cent on higher gold prices

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Business (Canada)

North Korea won’t get sanctions relief until it takes ‘concrete action’ on nukes: White House

The White House said Monday North Korea won’t get sanctions relief until it takes “concrete action” toward denuclearization, the goal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned summit with Kim Jong-un.<p>Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comments appeared to leave open the possibility of easing …

North Korea