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Doug Ford declines to enter race for Ontario PC leadership

thestar.com — Doug Ford is riding off into the political sunset. Ford has opted not to enter the race for the Progressive Conservative leadership. After weeks of deliberating, Ford, the high-profile departing city councillor who finished a strong second to Mayor-elect John Tory in last month's Toronto election, made it official Thursday by saying he would not join the May 9 vote.

Ottawa moves to strip power from top public health scientist

thestar.com — Buried in the current omnibus budget bill being studied by Parliament last week is a plan to demote the chief public health officer of Canada. He will no longer hold a deputy minister rank, he will have no direct line to the federal minister of health, he will be subservient to a bureaucratic agency president and he will have no secure public funding.

Meet the filmmaker behind Toronto skyline video

thestar.com — Ryan Emond is the 25-year-old filmmaker behind the Toronto Skyline Porn video that has been attracting a lot of attention online. He uploaded the video on Wednesday and as of Thursday afternoon has been seen by 44,500 people on his Vimeo page. He has made similar videos in Ottawa, Vancouver and around China.
Nov 27, 2014

My new thing: RT@TorontoStar: A drone captures Toronto’s skyline at its most intimate moments on.thestar.com/1CmnTaL pic.twitter.com/FTQ6S91bYX"

Nov 27, 2014

A drone captures Toronto’s skyline — as you’ve never seen it before: An interview with Ryan Emond, who used a ... on.thestar.com/1rukTEJ

Sex scandal having severe repercussions on Parliament Hill: Tim Harper

thestar.com — OTTAWA - It's sometimes impossible to shake the notion that we are working in a giant frat house on the Rideau. That's not fair to the vast majority of MPs who come to this town to work, but they've been in this game long enough to know that perception in politics is everything.
Nov 27, 2014

Sex scandal having severe repercussions on Parliament Hill: Tim Harper (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @nutgraf1: Dispatches from the frat house on the Rideau: Tim Harper on.thestar.com/1xN5FHx via @torontostar

Nov 27, 2014

RT @nutgraf1: Dispatches from the frat house on the Rideau: Tim Harper on.thestar.com/1xN5FHx via @torontostar

Nov 27, 2014

Dispatches from the frat house on the Rideau: Tim Harper on.thestar.com/1xN5FHx via @torontostar

Jian Ghomeshi arrested on sex assault charges

thestar.com — Disgraced CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday morning, Toronto police confirmed. The 47-year-old has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance - choking. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @jswatz: Wow. @JianGhomeshi has been arrested; released on $100,000 bail (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/crime/201…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jswatz: Wow. @JianGhomeshi has been arrested; released on $100,000 bail (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/crime/201…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jswatz: Wow. @JianGhomeshi has been arrested; released on $100,000 bail (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/crime/201…

Nov 26, 2014

Wow. @JianGhomeshi has been arrested; released on $100,000 bail (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/crime/201…

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Jian Ghomeshi now in ‘the hands of the justice system’

thestar.com — The CBC host who famously told Billy Bob Thornton that Canadians have plenty of "gravy" has been charged with choking and sexual assault, fingerprinted and ordered to live with his mother while his case proceeds through court.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @fkelly25: Jian Ghomeshi now in ‘hands of the justice system’ on.thestar.com/1HHk3Jf via @torontostar

Nov 27, 2014

RT @rachelmendleson: A month after he was fired, Ghomeshi is in "the hands of the justice system" @k_donovan @timalamenciak Mary Ormsby thestar.com/news/crime/201…

Nov 27, 2014

A month after he was fired, Ghomeshi is in "the hands of the justice system" @k_donovan @timalamenciak Mary Ormsby thestar.com/news/crime/201…

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Blood in the Snow film festival focuses on horror

thestar.com — Blood in the Snow: The history of horror cinema would be very different without Canada's contributions to the genre. Why, if not for the pioneering efforts of Bob Clark with Black Christmas and David Cronenberg with Shivers, moviegoers may never have learned about the potential threats posed by holiday-obsessed psychopaths and slimy parasitic sex slugs.

Mayor-elect John Tory wants to restore service on 41 bus routes

thestar.com — Mayor-elect John Tory wants to restore bus service on 41 routes cut under Rob Ford, but won't say if the money needed could come from increased fares. In his state of the city address from his 15th floor transition office overlooking Nathan Phillips Square, Tory highlighted major transit projects underway and outlined one plan he would like to implement now.
Nov 27, 2014

Mayor-elect John Tory wants to restore service on 41 bus routes (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/city_hall…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @fkelly25: Mayor-elect John Tory wants to restore service on 41 bus routes on.thestar.com/1uZopGJ via @torontostar

Nov 27, 2014

John Tory wants to restore bus service on 41 routes, won't say if fare increases necessary thestar.com/news/city_hall… pic.twitter.com/mCfWL5G2cw

'Secret' TDSB payment actually an out-of-court settlement for unpaid catering invoices

thestar.com — A $200,000 payment the director of the Toronto District School Board signed off on - for which she has been criticized by some trustees, who called it undocumented and secretive - was an out-of-court settlement negotiated by the board's lawyer with a catering company after several years of unpaid invoices.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @StarGTANews: 'Secret' TDSB payment actually an out-of-court settlement for unpaid catering invoices on.thestar.com/1ruIBk4 #toronto

Jian Ghomeshi's other case: the union grievance

thestar.com — Now that Jian Ghomeshi is out on $100,000 bail, his path through the criminal justice system is well understood: pretrial and maybe trial, possibly a plea and, if not, a verdict. No matter what happens in court, Ghomeshi will still have an opportunity to make the case that he was wrongfully dismissed by the CBC through a union grievance.
Nov 27, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi's other case: the union grievance: While Jian Ghomeshi's criminal case proceeds, he's also got a... on.thestar.com/1rw4CyW

Nov 27, 2014

Federal government takes first steps against First Nations over missing financial info. #cdnpoli m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

As Star Wars trailer hits theatres, may the Force be with you (for 88 seconds)

thestar.com — There are a lot of things you can do in 88 seconds. You could down a glass of cold water, walk across a busy intersection or listen to half a pop song. You could also, beginning Friday, watch the 88-second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a.k.a.

Quebec lawyer Suzanne Côté named to Supreme Court of Canada

thestar.com — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named a Quebec trial lawyer to fill a vacancy on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada. Suzanne Côté is head of the Montreal litigation group at law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. A news release says Côté is the first woman from private practice to be directly appointed to the Supreme Court.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @chintapuxley: Latest appointee to the SCOC recently independent counsel in the CJC's disciplinary hearing for Justice Lori Douglas: thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Nov 27, 2014

Latest appointee to the SCOC recently independent counsel in the CJC's disciplinary hearing for Justice Lori Douglas: thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @TorontoStar: Quebec lawyer Suzanne Côté named to Supreme Court of Canada on.thestar.com/1vSJNPn #topstories

City orders restaurant to remove wheelchair ramp

thestar.com — When Anjan Manikumar opened Signs, a deaf-friendly restaurant, he wanted it to be accessible in more ways than one. But his efforts to put in a ramp outside his restaurant at Yonge and Wellesley Sts. resulted in a notice of violation from the city just two weeks after it was installed.
Nov 27, 2014

For 2 inches, City orders restaurant to remove wheelchair ramp on.thestar.com/1uZXPNN. Full accessibility by 2025? Ha! #disability

Pearson airport improves weather preparedness after passenger headaches last winter

thestar.com — If you've ever been stranded at an airport, you know the feeling of impending doom. You're running out of food, water and patience, and suddenly your baby's last diaper looks suspiciously full. Pearson airport says it can help.
Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

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Stampeders’ Jon Cornish as cool as they come: Arthur

thestar.com — VANCOUVER-I consider myself a spiritual football player, Jon Cornish says, and you say, OK, because you are not in complete control of this conversation. You are going with the flow, trying to direct it, but Jon Cornish determines what he wants to say, and OK, let's go with that.
Nov 27, 2014

On Jon Cornish, Zen, and the art of football player maintenance: thestar.com/content/thesta…