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TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no doubt homophobia motivated some of the hundreds of people who protested Ontario's new sex education curriculum this week.Wynne, who is gay, says she looked at the protest on the front lawn of Queen's Park and social media comments on the revised curriculum and concluded some of the opposition is homophobic.Many of those...

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Feb 26, 2015

Wynne says some sex-ed protesters homophobic

Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne celebrates with partner Jane Rounthwaite after winning the Ontario election in Toronto on June 12, 2014. Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no doubt homophobia motivated some of the hundreds of people who protested Ontario's new sex education curriculum this week. Wynne, who is gay, says she looked at the protest on the front lawn of Queen's Park and social media comments on the revised curriculum and concluded some of the opposition is homophobic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no doubt homophobia motivated some of the hundreds of ...

Feb 26, 2015

Liberals try to deflect from scandals: Tories

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties say the Liberals are stooping to new lows to deflect attention from their scandals, including a police probe of allegations of corruption in a recent S...

Feb 26, 2015

OPP officer cleared in man's death from fall

 CHAPLEAU, Ont. - The province's police watchdog says it has found no reasonable grounds to charge an OPP officer in relation with the death of a 27-year-old man in August of last year.The S...

Feb 25, 2015

Four children die, mother saves 3 in house fire

Firefighters looks on as the remnants of a house smolder following a fatal house fire in Kane, Man., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. RCMP are investigating a rural house fire in southern Manitoba that has reportedly killed a number of people, including children. Mounties say the blaze broke out early Wednesday morning near the tiny community of Kane, about 95 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan

KANE, Man. - A mother was able to save three of her children, but four others died in an early-morni...

Feb 25, 2015

Scout volunteer faces sex-related charges

REGINA - A Regina man who volunteered with Scouts Canada as well as with church groups is facing sex-related charges involving teenagers.RCMP say two parents came forward last July after fin...

Feb 25, 2015

3 in 4 Canadian adults bullied in school: poll

Three in four Canadian adults said they were bullied while in school, according to a new survey, while nearly half of the parents polled said their kids have been bullied at some point.

TORONTO - Three in four Canadian adults said they were bullied while in school, according to a new s...

Feb 24, 2015

Fireball in the sky turns out to be rocket body

A fireball streaks across the sky just west of Calgary on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. A Calgary photographer who captured a fireball streaking across the night sky says he thought he'd witnessed a plane crashing or a meteor breaking up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Neil Zeller

CALGARY - A Calgary photographer who captured a fireball streaking across the night sky says he thou...

Feb 24, 2015

Two studies warn about TFSA limits

Parliamentary budget officer Jean-Denis Frechette released a report Tuesday on the short-and long-term impact tax-free savings accounts will have on government finances. Frechette is shown in this Tuesday, January 27, 2015 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - Two studies on tax-free savings accounts sound alarm bells about their long-term fiscal imp...

Feb 24, 2015

Wynne stares down critics on sex-ed update

 TORONTO - A few hundred people gathered outside the Ontario legislature Tuesday to protest the province's revised sex-education curriculum, while inside Premier Kathleen Wynne went on the a...

Feb 24, 2015

Worries remain after prom breathalyzers nixed

TORONTO - An unprecedented Canadian court ruling against the use of breathalyzers at a high school prom and the outcry sparked by the strip search of a student are a reflection of the diffic...

Feb 24, 2015

No indication bunker had criminal element

The entrance to an underground tunnel in Toronto is shown in this undated police handout photo. Toronto police there's nothing to suggest a criminal element is involved in a mysterious underground chamber found near a Pan Am Games venue in the north end of the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Service

TORONTO - "If you built a tunnel near Rexall Centre in Toronto give us a call, k?"The tweet from a T...

Feb 21, 2015

Judge says Mountie lied at Taser inquiry

A B.C. Supreme Court judge says RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington, who stunned Robert Dziekanski with a Taser, lied during a public inquiry. Millington is shown leaving court during a lunch break at his perjury trial in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday March 10, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER - The RCMP officer who stunned Robert Dziekanski with a Taser at Vancouver's airport lied ...

Feb 21, 2015

Most of Great Lakes surface frozen for second straight year

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, snow coats Navy Pier surrounded by ice-covered Lake Michigan in Chicago. For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast frozen plain. The federal Great Lakes research laboratory in Ann Arbor reports Friday, Feb. 20, that nearly 81 percent of the five lakes' surface area is ice-covered. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surfa...

Feb 18, 2015

Canadian-born beagle wins best in show

Charlie, a Skye terrier, competes in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A soft-spoken Canadian-born beagle really raised a ruckus.Wagging her tail a mile a...

Feb 16, 2015

Former part-time soldiers now waiting up to two years for severance pay

 OTTAWA - Part-time soldiers who've left the military now face longer waits — some almost two years — for severance pay in a moribund system National Defence had promised to fix.Former milit...

Feb 16, 2015

Young men enter burning Newfoundland hotel to alert those inside: police

 MARYSTOWN, N.L. - Three young men entered a burning hotel in Newfoundland and played a crucial role in ensuring that four people inside safely escaped the building, RCMP said Monday.Cpl. Ph...

Feb 16, 2015

CP Rail strike ends as company, employees agree to resume discussions

Labour Minister Kellie Leitch updates the media on the Canadian Pacific Rail labour situation in the foyer in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Leitch says the CP Rail strike is over, with both sides agreeing to resume discussions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan HaywardTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

 OTTAWA - A day-old strike at Canadian Pacific Railway screeched to an unexpected halt Monday with t...

Feb 16, 2015

Freight train carrying crude oil derails, catches fire south of Timmins

 TIMMINS - A cleanup operation is underway after a CN Rail freight train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in a remote area of Northern Ontario over the weekend.A CN spokesman says...

Feb 16, 2015

Three new cases of measles confirmed in Niagara Region

All three measles cases are in the Niagara Region, and people who attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel elementary school on Feb. 9 and 10 or Saint Michael high school between Feb. 6 and 10 are being asked to review their immunization records. Both schools are in Niagara Falls.

TORONTO - About 1,000 people who attended a Christian youth event in Toronto earlier this month are ...

Feb 16, 2015

Harper government signals plan to push through legislation to end CP Rail strike

Canadian Pacific Railway workers walk the picket line while on strike at the Cote Saint-Luc railyard in Montreal on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The rail workers, represented by the Teamsters, walked off the job Sunday morning after contract talks failed to produce an agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

 OTTAWA - Labour Minister Kellie Leitch says federal legislation to force an end to the Canadian Pac...

Feb 16, 2015

Sparks sure to fly over Liberal scandal as Legislature resumes

Former Liberal candidate Andrew Olivier alleges the Liberals offered him a job or appointment to step aside for Glenn Thibeault in the Feb. 5 byelection in Sudbury. Olivier, who is quadriplegic and records many conversations in lieu of taking notes, posted audio online of his talks with local Liberal Gerry Lougheed and the premier's deputy chief of staff, Pat Sorbara. File photo.

 TORONTO - A criminal investigation hanging over Ontario's Liberal government is expected to dominat...

Feb 15, 2015

Government to introduce legislation Monday to end rail strike: source

Canadian Pacific locomotives idle on the track at the Cote St-Luc yard in Montreal, Sunday, February 15, 2015. More than 3,000 Teamsters members have gone on strike at the Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP)after contract talks failed to reach an agreement before the midnight deadline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

 OTTAWA - The federal government will introduce legislation to end a strike by more than 3,000 membe...

Feb 15, 2015

Canada's iconic Maple Leaf flag turns 50

Flag master Robert Labonte, who takes care of the flags that fly on Parliament Hill, demonstrates how to fold a flag on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag is on Feb 15, 2015. The most notable flag Labonte is in charge of is the Peace Tower flag which he changes daily. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

 OTTAWA - Some mornings, Parliament Hill's flag master likes to see how fast he can trot up 392 stai...

Feb 14, 2015

5,000 rail workers could be off the job by Sunday if deal is not reached

Canadian Pacific locomotives sit idle at the CP Cote-St-Luc yards in Montreal, Saturday, February 14, 2015. Last-minute negotiations are continuing between Canadian Pacific Railway and two of its unions in the hopes of averting a weekend strike. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

 MONTREAL - The parties involved in negotiations between Canadian Pacific Railway and two of its uni...

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