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Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon stepping down amid allegations

Gilbert Rozon, a giant in the Quebec entertainment industry, is stepping down from various positions amid what he calls 'allegations involving him.'...

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JFL president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations of sexual assault

On Wednesday, comedian Guillaume Wagner said he would no longer work at the festival while Rozon was in charge, accusing him of being an aggressor...

Montreal Gazette
Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations

Rozon said on his Facebook page he is no longer president of the comedy festival, vice-president of the Montreal Chamber of Commerce or involved with the city’s 375th annive...

The Globe & Mail
Critics question Toronto police push for more Tasers

‘We don’t need Tasers. We need de-escalation,’ Toronto lawyer argues during public meeting on greater deployment of devices among city’s officers...

The Star
Free Bentley? Only with purchase of $3.13 million Edmonton penthouse

A luxury penthouse in the heart of a developing area of downtown Edmonton has hit the market -- and you’ll get a $200,000 car for free if you decide to call the $3.13-millio...

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B.C. municipalities scurry to have say on marijuana legalization

Ottawa has said regulations must be in place by July 1 and the B.C. government announced last month that it wants public input on shaping the rules...

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JFL president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations of misconduct

On Wednesday, comedian Guillaume Wagner said he would no longer work at the festival while Rozon was in charge, accusing him of being an aggressor...

Montreal Gazette
Manslaughter charges for fentanyl dealers not the answer: experts

Health and legal experts are urging caution about the idea of charging fentanyl dealers with manslaughter...

The Globe & Mail
Ontario’s former top bureaucrat defends giving passwords to McGuinty’s chief of staff

McGuinty's chief of staff, David Livingston, and former deputy chief of staff Laura Miller face criminal breach of trust and mischief charges in connection wi...

The Globe & Mail
Magnitsky human rights law, protections for journalists' sources get royal assent

Two private member's bills, one protecting journalists' sources and another that allows Canada to get tough on human rights abusers, received royal a...

CBC
How other federal cabinet ministers have managed their assets

Ten current members of the federal cabinet have divested their holdings, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

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In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on Oct. 18

A look at the day’s events in and around Montreal:...

Montreal Gazette
UBC researcher's vaccine study fuels debate over funding

Christopher Shaw retracts study funded by independent institutes after researchers criticize methodology and conclusions...

The Globe & Mail
Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon resigns over abuse allegations

“I am resigning out of respect for the employees and the families that work for these organizations as well as all our partners,” Rozon wrote in what he titled an official...

The Star
Deaths from suspected ammonia leak at B.C. arena is 'scary': resident

A local Fernie, B.C., resident says the deaths of three men following a suspected ammonia leak at the arena is "scary." The three workers die...

The Globe & Mail
Magnitsky-style law will target Russian, Venezuelan human-rights abusers: source

While specific individuals have not been named, government official says Canada will consult U.S. law regarding sanctions...

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BC NDP’s warning on fish-farm tenures bad for investors, critic says

Premier John Horgan said on Wednesday his government’s warning to Marine Harvest Canada should not be taken as a threat to all tenure holders in British Columbia...

The Globe & Mail
Trump backpedals on bipartisan deal to shore up Obamacare

A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with President Donald Trump sending mix...

The Globe & Mail
Quebec racism hearings get new name, softer approach

Immigration Minister David Heurtel says the government wants to quash the notion the hearings are putting Quebecers on trial for racism when in fact the process has a nobler g...

Montreal Gazette
Bloor bike lanes one step closer to becoming permanent

Public works committee votes 4-2 to keep the cycle tracks, with council set to make the final decision next month...

The Star
Dogs test positive for banned drug in a first for Alaska’s Iditarod sled race

Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever Tramadol, the governing board of the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race said. Race officials have refused...

The Star
In Kingston, fans pay respects to Gord Downie

In hometown of Tragically Hip frontman, a sense of loss is palpable...

The Star
Young Montreal dancers hit Bell Centre stage with Roger Waters

24 dancers from the H4L dance school on the West Island appear on stage with Roger Waters at the Bell Centre this week...

Montreal Gazette
Ailing GE Peterborough workers still waiting for justice, group says

GE Peterborough employees say ministry of labour made promises it hasn’t kept...

The Star
71 puppies up for adoption after rescue from suspected Quebec puppy mill

More than 70 dogs rescued from decrepit living conditions in a suspected Quebec puppy mill are now looking for new homes...

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Brampton woman on life support is moving, is bleeding, but is dead, doctors say. Her family fights on: DiManno

Taquisha McKitty’s family wants the death certificate revoked and a 72-hour video recording of her made, a request which would apparently violate the hospital’s patient pr...

The Star
'Public services should be given and received with an open face': Couillard

Quebec premier insists Bill 62, which is already being tagged inapplicable and racist in some quarters, will find favour among most Canadians...

Montreal Gazette
Politicians offer condolences to Gord Downie’s family, fans

NDP MP Charlie Angus says he is “devastated” by the death of Gord Downie. Federal and Ontario provincial politicians paid tribute to the Tragically Hip singer on Wednesday...

The Globe & Mail
'Part of me feels I should have died with my cats': Siksika residents lose homes, animals in fire

On Tuesday night Norbert Bear Chief suffered burns on his head as he tried to save his house by dousing the area around it with water until it was nearly too l...

CBC
Maryland judge issues halt on Donald Trump’s latest travel ban

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang's ruling said the president's own words cast latest attempt to impose ban as 'inextricable reanim...

The Star
The idea of using private contractors to delete data called 'stupid' at gas plant trial

Former top bureaucrat, Peter Wallace, said it would be a huge departure from the usual procedure of using government computer technicians...

The Star
Allison Hanes: Bill 62 is a racist, sexist, disgraceful law

The Liberals have abandoned the moral high ground they staked out as the party of openness, diversity and inclusion...

Montreal Gazette
Death toll from California wildfires rises to at least 42

Since erupting on Oct. 8 and 9, the fires have blackened an area more than five times the size of Washington, D.C., and destroyed nearly 5,000 homes along with wineries and co...

The Globe & Mail
Trailers could temporarily house residents displaced by California wildfires

Since erupting on Oct. 8 and 9, the blazes have blackened more than 245,000 acres, and destroyed an estimated 4,600 homes along with wineries and commercial buildings...

The Globe & Mail
Opposition parties hammer proposed changes to Access to Information law

Criticisms largely echoed those voiced last month by the federal information watchdog, who said the Liberals’ plan to amend the act would take people’s right to know backw...

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Scottish haggis coming to Canada for first time in 46 years

For the first time in nearly half a century, Scotland will be exporting haggis to Canada...

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‘Come Out and Surrender’: Fighters inside Syria’s Raqqa relive facing Daesh

The Syrian city was declared liberated on Tuesday after a month’s long battle, but pockets of fighting remain. Some militia fighters say the cause is worth dying for...

The Star
Indigenous board member accuses Dalhousie University of ‘entrenched’ racism

Kati George-Jim of the T’Sou-ke First Nation in B.C. says she was repeatedly interrupted, patronized and ignored at a meeting in June...

The Globe & Mail
Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a call, but didn’t follow through

“He said, ‘I’m going to write you a check out of my personal account for $25,000,’ and I was just floored,” said Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Bald...

The Star
Watch out for watchdogs who don’t like being watched: Cohn

Political power and electrical power have one thing in common: They follow the path of least resistance...

The Star
Daesh may be on the run, but experts say group is ‘not finished’

Its capital has fallen to U.S. forces and it's losing ground, but Daesh 'has a plan' to keep its networks and ideology alive...

The Star
Why I like taxis better than Uber: Teitel

Ride-hailing services may offer free snacks and other perks, but they can’t match a veteran cabbie’s knowledge of the roads, Emma Teitel writes...

The Star
Gord Downie praised by Indigenous leaders, fans

Downie, the astute poet who translated the Canadian experience into song, spent much of his final year channelling his waning energies to the Indigenous cause...

The Globe & Mail
Montreal woman goes to Peru to search for missing son

Alisa Clamen said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left Montreal last month for what was supposed to be an eight-month backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia, bu...

Montreal Gazette
$500,000 in rare coins and bills stolen in Mississauga

Police are asking for help finding the alleged thief, who stole the coins and bills last month...

The Star
What's the deal with Montreal's 'SPORT' road signs? An investigation

Believe it or not, they are official signs and not some publicity stunt...

Montreal Gazette
Hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto

This Is The Kit, The Marriage of Figaro, the International Festival of Authors and more...

The Globe & Mail
$250K reward offered in case of Calgary millionaire shot through window of Rolls Royce

Calgary police have released new photos from last year's attack that nearly killed real estate mogul Riaz Mamdani, who was shot through the window of his...

CBC
Catalan leader vows to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of independence last week and promptly suspended it to ask for talks with Madrid...

The Globe & Mail
Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two-day Edmonton meeting

Ministers say they need to compare notes on what is working and not working in other jurisdictions...

The Star
Quebec’s niqab ban: Muslim women are an easy political target

I cover my hair but not my face; other women who choose to wear veils should be guaranteed the same freedoms. I know that remaining complacent would likely guarantee my inclus...

The Globe & Mail
Gord Downie mourned in hometown of Kingston

People in Kingston, Ont., are gathering Wednesday evening to remember Gord Downie, the hometown frontman of the Tragically Hip who died Tuesday night at the ag...

CBC
Brazilian congressional committee votes to shelve charges against President Temer

Temer was accused of taking bribes and condoning the payment of hush money to a jailed politician in testimony by meatpacker Joesley Batista...

The Globe & Mail
Brazilian congressional committee votes to reject charges against President Temer

Temer was accused of taking bribes and condoning the payment of hush money to a jailed politician in testimony by meatpacker Joesley Batista...

The Globe & Mail
Outspoken Mountie who won't shave goatee removed from regular duty

An RCMP officer who was reprimanded last week for voicing discontent about senior management has now been assigned administrative duties because he’s refusin...

CBC
Charging stations for on-street parking get a boost in Toronto

The city’s licensing committee heard that tens of thousands of drivers without driveways can't join the EV "tidal wave."...

The Star
University of Florida students rally against speech from Richard Spencer

More than 3,500 University of Florida students sign petition calling school's decision to let Richard Spencer speak abhorrent and unacceptable...

The Star
‘Master, please brand me’: Inside the secretive self-help organization Nxivm

Sarah Edmondson was told she would get a small tattoo as initiation into the new age group Nxivm. Then a doctor branded her with a cauterizing device. Interviews with a dozen...

The Star
‘Master, please brand me’: She joined the secretive self-help organization Nxivm. She wasn’t prepared for what it would take

Sarah Edmondson was told she would get a small tattoo as initiation into the new age group Nxivm. Then a doctor branded her with a cauterizing device. Interviews with a dozen...

The Star
Quebec's face-covering law: Mixed reactions from federal MPs

Some Ottawa Liberals have voiced their disapproval of Quebec's new state neutrality law, which came into effect on Wednesday...

Montreal Gazette
Tensions escalate as Kenyan election commissioner flees before vote

Election on Oct. 26 is almost certain to produce a victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta, after the boycott by his main opponent. But the country is dangerously divided...

The Globe & Mail
Ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky denied new trial for child sex abuse charges

Sandusky, 73, has consistently maintained he was wrongly convicted of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence...

The Star
Ontario Liberals face blowback after allegations of ignored warnings in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley

A report alleging the Ontario Environment Ministry ignored warnings from its own engineers about public safety in Sarnia, came to light after an investigation by journalists,...

The Star
Evening Update newsletter: Gord Downie, troubadour of Canada, charmed and challenged a nation; Liberals set $50,000 a year threshold on taxing investments in corporations

Also: Quebec passes bill requiring citizens to uncover faces while receiving public services...

The Globe & Mail
So-called burka ban will "marginalize" Muslim women: rights groups

"This law is going to be challenged under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and as well as the Quebec charter"...

Montreal Gazette
Montreal elections: Traffic, parking and daycare are on voters' minds in Côte-St-Luc

Côte-St-Luc voters will choose between incumbent Mitchell Brownstein and former mayor Robert Libman...

Montreal Gazette
Ontario should raise age to buy cigarettes to 21, tax them higher: report

A government-commissioned report suggests ways to reduce the percentage of Ontarians who smoke from 17 per cent to less than five per cent by 2035...

The Globe & Mail
Trudeau defends Morneau's use of ethics loophole to maintain ownership of shares in family business

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Finance Minister Bill Morneau's use of an ethics loophole to maintain ownership of shares in his family's...

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Valérie Plante clarifies position on Quebec's face-covering law

Plante: Bill 62 “is disconnected from Montreal’s reality.” Coderre: Refusing to provide services to people with covered faces would be wrong...

Montreal Gazette
Marco Muzzo eligible for unescorted temporary absences from prison

A Toronto-area man convicted for impaired driving in a 2015 car crash that killed three children and their grandfather is now eligible for unescorted temporary absences from p...

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George H.W. Bush’s Super Bowl socks to be auctioned by Catholic diocese

Bush wore the red, white and blue socks while performing the ceremonial coin toss with his wife Barbara Bush at Super Bowl LI in February...

The Star
Quebec TV personality Eric Salvail suspends professional activities after sex allegations

Producer and talk show host Eric Salvail made the decision on Wednesday after La Presse published a story with allegations from 11 people who said they were either sexually ha...

Montreal Gazette
Daesh-inspired man convicted of plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller

Prosecutors said Wright, his uncle and a third man conspired to kill blogger Pamela Geller because they were upset she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas in...

The Star
B.C. mayor says workers were doing maintenance when killed at Fernie hockey rink

Three people were killed after a suspected ammonia leak at an arena in southeastern British Columbia on Tuesday...

The Star
Trudeau defends Morneau over failure to put assets in blind trusts

The Prime Minister accused opposition parties, who’ve intensified their attacks on the finance minister, of playing gutter politics over the issue...

The Star
Man accused in Lindhout kidnapping is lying to court about role: prosecutor

Federal prosecutor contended that Ali Omar Ader made up a story about being forced to work for the hostage-takers as a negotiator and translator, saying Ader was actually paid...

The Globe & Mail
Suicidal motorist who badly injured 74-year-old woman has jail sentence reduced

In finding the sentencing judge had gone too far, Ontario’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Constantinus Dedeckere should be released after having spent one year behind ba...

The Star
Volunteer firefighter dies as winds help ignite, spread wildfires across Western Canada

The RCMP said James Hargrave died in a collision as he crossed into Saskatchewan to help battle the flames...

The Globe & Mail
Firefighter dies battling grass fires that scorched parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan

Wind-whipped wildfires forced the evacuation of several communities in the two provinces...

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Firefighter dies battling grass fire in southeastern Alberta: officials

Wind-whipped wildfires scorched southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan on Tuesday night and forced the evacuation of several communities...

The Globe & Mail
Two years in, Trudeau’s rookie ministers have accounted for much of the government’s grief: Hébert

Some, like François-Philippe Champagne and Chrystia Freeland, are proving their worth, while others, such as Bill Morneau, are becoming liabilities...

The Star
‘Somebody screwed up here’: Why did Trump take 12 days to address the deaths of four soldiers, and why did he attack Obama?

The White House has not explained why Trump took so long to comment publicly about the Niger ambush earlier this month, though he tweeted about several other controversies in...

The Star
Police officers who mocked woman with Down syndrome expected to plead guilty

Dashcam video caught officer laughing as he referred to Francie Munoz as “a little disfigured.”...

The Star
Kids not getting enough exercise, spend too much time with screens: new data

The majority of children are getting enough sleep but half are too sedentary and only about a third get enough physical activity, the study shows...

The Star
Supervised-injection sites approved for Edmonton, Lethbridge, Alta.

Alberta Health Minister says Health Canada expected to make a decision about a site in Calgary by the end of the month...

The Globe & Mail
Alleged Amanda Lindhout kidnapper tries to explain inconsistencies, despite taped evidence

In the last day of testimony in the Amanda Lindhout kidnapping trial, the Crown poked holes in the story of the alleged main negotiator who handled many of the...

CBC
Raise age to buy cigarettes to 21, tax them higher, report recommends

The report says Ontario has the second lowest price for cigarettes in Canada — $102.40 for a carton — and it should be at least doubled by regularly increasing taxes...

The Star
Ten unforgettable Tragically Hip performances on video

From MuchMusic to Massey Hall, we look back at some memorable shows in the last 28 years...

The Star
Standoff between Flames and Nenshi shows no signs of going away

The Calgary Flames and Mayor Naheed Nenshi are standing their ground in the ongoing debate over who will pay what for a new arena...

CBC
New report offers ideas for shaking up civic electoral system

The report weighs the pros and cons of electoral mechanisms including ranked ballots, the size of councils and the potential for civic political parties, which in practice are...

The Star
Two youths charged in vicious assault placed under house arrest

Two of the youths arrested recently in connection with a brutal assault on a teenager in Rivière-des-Prairies have been placed under house arrest while their cases are pendin...

Montreal Gazette
Creepy doll X-rays and dissected horses at McCord Museum

Restoring antique toys is equal parts art and science at the McCord Museum. Experts employ X-rays, forensic microscopes and other tools to bring the toys back to life. Anne Mc...

Montreal Gazette
Fatal ammonia leak at Fernie, B.C., arena is the first in Canada

It’s unclear whether ammonia-handling safeguards failed, as RCMP investigators were only able to safely enter ice rink Wednesday...

The Globe & Mail
Three killed at Fernie, B.C., arena were doing maintenance work

State of emergency remains in effect following suspected ammonia leak...

The Globe & Mail
Quebec’s face-covering law creates ‘social cohesion’: justice minister

Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée continued to roll out concrete examples of the government's new bill which sailed into law in the midst of turbulence...

Montreal Gazette
Two people injured fighting Saskatchewan wildfire; one dead in car crash

Wind-whipped wildfires that scorched parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday and forced the evacuation of several communities have taken a human toll...

CTV News
Alberta fireman dies battling wildfire; 2 men injured, 1 dead in Saskatchewan

Officials with Cypress County in southeastern Alberta confirmed the death of a firefighter who was battling a fierce grass fire driven by gusting winds near Hilda. A release s...

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Alberta firefighter dies battling wildfire that threatened communities

Officials say a volunteer firefighter from southeastern Alberta died on Tuesday in the battle against a fierce grass fire driven into Saskatchewan by strong winds...

CTV News
'It will devastate the community:' Alberta firefighter dies battling wildfire

Officials say a volunteer firefighter from southeastern Alberta died on Tuesday in the battle against a fierce grass fire driven into Saskatchewan by strong winds...

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2nd trial in Candace Derksen's death ends in not guilty verdict

A man tried for a second time in the killing of Winnipeg teenager Candace Derksen more than 30 years ago has been found not guilty...

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