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Older News ~ December 2017 -- June 2018

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Editorial - Toronto Sun: Let’s turf the Liberals and rebuild Ontario

CBC: NDP MP Christine Moore suspended from duties following veteran's allegations

Global News: Canada’s big banks increase mortgage rates, may prompt Bank of Canada hikes

CP24: Torontonians say Ford won first provincial leaders’ debate; Mainstreet Research poll: Ford 35.1%, Horwath 24.3%, Wynne 19.3%

Global News: New poll says Doug Ford’s Ontario PC Party enjoys commanding lead over NDP, Liberals in "change election"; Ipsos poll: PCs - 40%, NDP - 29%, Liberals - 26%

Neil Macdonald - CBC: Jagmeet Singh says he always believes survivors. Well, here's another one; NDP MP Christine Moore, who alleged improper conduct by a fellow MP, is facing troubling accusations herself

Financial Post: Cries of 'rank hypocrisy' as disclosures reveal B.C. government pension fund invests in Kinder Morgan

Ottawa Citizen: Ford and Wynne talk to the province, Horwath plays to studio audience with high school smirks as Ontario leaders debate offers warm-up for campaign launch

CBC: Fewer than 1% of more than 28,000 irregular asylum seekers have been removed from Canada so far

BBC: Canada working with U.S. in Nigeria to stem asylum claims

Tom Blackwell - National Post: Fiery clashes as Horwath and Ford pummel hapless Wynne in first televised election debate

CBC: Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence

Hill Times: Federal Liberals aim Elections Bill at Conservatives advantages, make mockery of voting by enabling voter cards to serve as ID

Maclean’s-Pollara Ontario Election Poll: PCs: 40%, NDP: 30%, Liberals 23%; "results show further room for the Liberals to fall"

CityNews: Doug Ford's PCs lead in new Ontario election poll, Wynne's Liberals in 3rd place

Mike Crawley - CBC: 6 factors that will decide the Ontario election

CTV: Sewage risk posed by rising flood waters in New Brunswick

CTV: Third person dies as a result of Ontario windstorm

Toronto Star: 4,200 Toronto residents still without power two days after monster wind storm

Editorial - National Post: In Kathleen Wynne's world, auditors are fools — and so are voters

CTV: Party leaders to square off in first debate ahead of Ontario election

Global News: Hundreds of thousands in Ontario without power following disastrous wind storm

CTV: Doug Ford says Tanya Granic Allen will no longer represent Ontario PCs

John Ivison - National Post: Left-of-centre Liberals leave Singh's NDP struggling for relevance

Global News: Flooding forces highway closure between Moncton and Fredericton

CBC: Gananoque residents remember MP Gord Brown as one of their own; Member of Parliament praised for his deep roots in the eastern Ontario community

CTV: 'I just can't stop crying': MP Gord Brown mourned by colleagues

National Post: 'Shock, followed by profound sadness' after beloved MP Gord Brown dies suddenly

Global News: Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford backs off Greenbelt development idea

Michael Binnion - Policy Options: We need a common sense climate policy

CTV: Doug Ford promises $1.9B for mental health care if elected

CBC: Kahnawake's controversial 'marry out, get out' policy violates Charter, judge rules

Rick Bell - Calgary Sun: NDP energy boss says turning off taps to B.C. no bluff

CBC: 3 Cree boys dead after being hit by vehicle near Nelson House, Manitoba, says Chief

CBC: Ontario PCs are out-fundraising the Liberals, NDP and Greens combined

Global News: Doug Ford’s Ontario PC Party offering 75% child care rebate if elected

CBC: All 10 of those killed in Toronto van attack identified

News1130: NAFTA: Ministers head home from negotiations, with uncertainty looming

Toronto Sun: Ford promises Tories will cut Ontario hydro rates another 12%

Kelly McParland - National Post: Whoever wins the Ontario election is in for a rough ride

Defense One: Ignition jamming device under U.S. Govt development could stop truck attacks such as in Toronto

Sarnia Observer: PCs pledge to stop Otter Creek windfarm over water contamination concerns

Ben Eisen - Toronto Sun: Ontario election debate should include tax reform proposals

CTV: Britain gifts long-lost Franklin expedition ships to Canada, Inuit

John Ivison - National Post: Asylum-seeker issue helps give Scheer Tories an unexpected Quebec resurgence

CBC: 2 Nanaimo police officers injured after truck crushes unmarked police cars

Brian Platt - National Post: Trudeau defends summer jobs grant to anti-pipeline activists on free speech grounds

Newfoundland - CBC: Liberal Premier removes Eddie Joyce from Cabinet, orders external review of harassment allegations

Tom Blackwell - National Post: Ontario AG’s pre-election bombshell: Liberal government understated deficit by billions of dollars

CBC: Duplicity or just stupidity: Federal program funds summer job to help 'stop Kinder Morgan pipeline'

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Liberals and NDP locked in bidding war for ‘Party of the Left’ title; "Why are the Liberals playing this game? The textbook approach to winning power, after all, is to play to the median voter, not the left wing of the left wing"

Canadian Manufacturing: Ontario dubbed the new ‘public finance dunce’ by Quebec think tank

Auditor General: Full text: Review of the 2018 Pre-Election Report on Ontario’s Finances

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: Ontario deficit will be double what Wynne claimed: Auditor General

Global: Small plane carrying 6 people makes safe emergency landing on Calgary's 36th Street, 5km short of airport after running out of fuel

CBC: Cabinet minister seeks out Liberal leakers with email to MHAs; allegations of harassment and bullying in caucus are beginning to leak outside the walls of government

Global: ‘We’ve made our decision’: B.C. First Nation speaks up for Trans Mountain pipeline

CBC: Conservatives demand Liberals act to halt illegal border crossings from U.S.

Toronto Star: She was ‘the best grandma anyone could ever ask for.’ More victims of van rampage identified

CBC: University of Alberta stands by Suzuki honorary degree as donors withdraw, Albertans protest

Global News: Before a B.C. teen died of an overdose, doctors prescribed him opioids. His parents weren’t told

CTV News: Restaurant Brands announces 'Winning Together' plan to improve Tim Hortons

Terry Glavin - National Post: We search for patterns after events like Toronto attack on pedestrians, but there may be none

National Post: Videos show lone Toronto police officer arresting suspect after van driver kills pedestrians: 'This guy is a hero'

CBC: U of A engineering dean 'betrayed' by decision to award honorary degree to David Suzuki

CTV News: Elections Ontario investigating PC complaint about Wynne announcements

CBC: Tories demand government explain how much a carbon price will cost Canadians

Vancouver Sun: Feds to post deficits $8B bigger than expected over next two years: PBO report

CBC: Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown seeks $8M in defamation suit vs. CTV

CBC: 'Suspicious circumstances' at Sopinka courthouse, stay away: Hamilton police

Toronto Star: Canadian’s death in Peru linked to slaying of Indigenous elder, authorities say

CP24: Man and woman dead after BBQ explodes in Mississauga

CBC: Ontario PCs appoint candidates in 11 ridings just weeks out from election

CP24: New poll puts Ontario PCs in 'super-majority' territory, NDP as opposition; 46% of decided or leaning voters said on April 18 that they would support the Ontario PCs if a vote were held that day

Toronto Star: Tories cry foul over award of Ontario polling contracts to Liberal campaign manager

Global News: U.S. woman sentenced to life in prison in Valentine’s Day shooting plot at Halifax mall

CTV: Liberal campaign co-chair half-apologizes after using crude language to describe Ford in a debate

CBC: Wine industry, business groups disappointed by Supreme Court's interprovincial beer ruling

CBC: How 'Free the Beer' ruling could impact the B.C.-Alberta pipeline war

Huffington Post: All in the Liberal Family; Facebook exec Kevin Chan defends his access to Trudeau cabinet; but not registered as a lobbyist

CBC: MPs call Facebook on the carpet to answer a question: can it be trusted?

Toronto Star: Hydro One board should resign over secret changes to CEO’s compensation deal, Ford says

Kelly McParland - National Post: Ontario Premier predicts 'vicious' election campaign, then gets vicious; afraid to run on record

CTV: No damage or injuries reported after minor M3.6 earthquake hits southwestern Ontario

National Post: Ontario PC leader Doug Ford says he would end subsidies to parties, calls it ‘political welfare’

Sportsnet: IOC declares Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard is 2012 Olympic champion

Toronto Star: ‘There must be a better way’: More medical grads expected to be jobless after graduation than ever before

Ottawa: Supreme Court gets it wrong, rules no free trade between provinces; you can't buy beer and cross a provincial border if province says you can't

Napanee Beaver: Plans revealed for Napanee redevelopment project on historic Gibbard Furniture factory site

Lorne Gunter - Toronto Sun: The motivating factors behind our pipeline crisis

Toronto Sun: Ontario’s power-price crisis -- how it happened and who got hurt

Globe and Mail: Queen urges Commonwealth to name Prince Charles as its next leader

Bloomberg: That gorgeous Toronto condo you signed up for? They just scrapped it

CTV: CN Tower closed for 4th consecutive day due to falling ice risk

Tom Blackwell - National Post: Failed Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne calls Doug Ford a Canadian Trump as campaign turns 'vicious' — but is it a winning strategy? Not when your incompetence is well-known and loathed

CTV: Quebec man who caused flight to return to Montreal ordered to pay $17,450

Guelph Today: Stone Road Mall to cut hours in attempt to combat negative impact of minimum wage hike

Moody's downgrades Ontario's credit rating to negative from stable

K-W Record: Canadian drug mule jailed 8 years in cocaine cruise

Global News: Doug Ford tells Nepean crowd the ‘days of gouging the taxpayers is done’

Jerry Agar - Toronto Sun: Minimum wage law kills job opportunities for disabled

Brian Lilley: Bureaucrats advice to Trudeau, hide the real immigration numbers from the public

Montreal Gazette: 'We've reached our limit to house illegal asylum seekers', Quebec says

CBC: Canada sending home families of diplomats in Cuba after cases of 'new type' of brain injury

CTV: Thousands remain without power in wake of Ontario ice storm

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: First Trans Mountain, then the resurrection of Energy East

Ottawa Citizen: Hundreds brave ice storm to attend Doug Ford rallies in Ottawa

CBC: Ford promises minimum wage earners will pay no provincial income tax, saving typical employee $800

Windsor Star: Windsor mayor fears border woes once cannabis legal

Toronto Star: Trudeau’s top security adviser denies blaming Indian government for ‘conspiracy’ in Atwal affair

Globe and Mail: Alberta introduces law to restrict flow of oil, gas amid pipeline dispute with B.C.

Global News: Canadians scrambling to pay off debt as interest rates rise: poll

updated Toronto: Ice falling from CN Tower smashes cars and office windows, and punctures Rogers Centre roof; risk to fans postpones Blue Jays game; doubleheader Tuesday

Global News: Sentencing hearing begins for American woman over role in Halifax mall shooting plot

Lorne Gunter - Edmonton Sun: Failed policies force feds and Alberta NDP to backstop Trans Mountain

CTV: FCM Guide to cannabis legalization predicts home-grown pot will give municipalities headaches

Global News: Monster ice storm continues to ravage southern Ontario, OPP warns motorists to stay off roads

Editorial - Globe and Mail: David Livingston’s jail sentence sends the right message about accountability

Global News: Trudeau whiffs; Trans Mountain pipeline battle continues, B.C. goes ahead with legal reference case challenging federal power

CBC: It just got personal: PC supporters, Liberals roll out pre-election attack ads

Toronto Star: Mike Pence thanks Trudeau for supporting Syria strikes, says NAFTA deal close

James Wallace - Toronto Sun: Wynne no modern-day Robin Hood

CBC: Environment Canada upgrades potential ice storm warning for Southern Ontario

CBC: Ham-handed Liberal Govt meddling; Sellers blame new mortgage rules as average Canadian house price falls 10% in past year

CBC: Quebec City mosque shooter set off by Canada's open stance on refugees

Madoc: Social-media threats against high school lead to charges in Centre Hastings

Guelph Mercury: Doug Ford vows to fire CEO and board of Hydro One if elected Premier

Ottawa - CBC: Finally, Trudeau to interrupt foreign trip to meet with NDP Premiers Notley and Horgan on pipeline impasse which threatens Canadian economy

CBC: 16 Canadians arrested during international investigation into online child sex abuse

Humboldt Journal: SJHL to go ahead with remainder of playoffs

Toronto - CBC: Mayor urges Torontonians to wear hockey jerseys today in support of Humboldt Broncos

No Spring warming, Winter weather continues - CBC: Freezing rain today in southern Ontario, ice storm coming this weekend; some areas could get as much as 20 mm of ice or more on Saturday

Lorrie Goldstein - Toronto Sun: Justin Trudeau’s Peter Pan Syndrome

Tom Blackwell - National Post: At $1B, cancelling gas plants was actually one of Ontario Liberals’ cheaper, expensive electricity decisions that has needlessly indebted Ontarians for decades to come

iPolitics: Wynne tries to distance herself from former Liberal Chief of Staff to Premier given jail sentence for political cover-up

Toronto Star: Premier Wynne forced on defensive at Black community debate

C2C Journal: Down and out in Ontario; "it is hardly a revelation that more government control, through higher taxes and more regulation, yields poor fiscal, economic, and social outcomes"

CBC: Doug Ford targets seats in northern Ontario, long a wasteland for PC Party

Global News: Ontario Liberal budget fails to woo voters as PCs gain double-digit lead: Ipsos poll

Calgary Herald: 'He's a good guy': Truck driver in Humboldt crash worked with Calgary company for 'about a month'

CBC: Trumps, Trudeaus, Obamas not invited to wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Global News: Calgary trucking company suspended pending investigation of Humboldt Broncos crash

Sportsnet: Body in Humboldt Broncos bus crash misidentified

CBC: 1st Humboldt Broncos team player released from hospital

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: 'He's actually a miracle': Father of Broncos player was first on scene, called by his spared son: "the bus was in an accident" just a quarter-mile down the road

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: 'It's got to rip the heart out of your chest': Leafs head coach and Saskatoon native Mike Babcock on Humboldt crash

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: 'The tears just keep coming': Humboldt Broncos captain and head coach among 14 dead after Saskatchewan hockey bus crash

Joe Oliver - Financial Post: Kathleen Wynne switches her cynical political machine into fake caring mode

CBC: Doctor who survived Ebola visits Winnipeg to thank ZMapp scientists

Saskatoon - CTV News: RCMP confirm fatalities after Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus, semi crash

Adam Radwanski - Globe and Mail: Why Doug Ford's controversial campaign-bus decision does everyone a favour

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Serious questions remain around Atwal affair despite partisan silliness

Globe and Mail: Ontario Liberals paid English Catholic teachers’ union $31M as part of settlement for wage increase delays

Don Martin - CTV News: Political hot air to blame for pending carbon pricing failure; shallow McKenna floundering out of her depth

CTV News: Budget has not swung election as Tories still enjoy big lead: poll

Kelly McParland - National Post: Why Doug Ford doesn't need a plan to win the Ontario election

Sohail Gandhi - Huffington Post: Having learned nothing, Ontario Liberals keep trying to vilify physicians

Global News: Private sector workforce declines by 7,000 but nearly 20,000 new government jobs holds Canada unemployment rate steady as part-time positions disappear

Halifax Chronicle Herald: Statistics Canada reports trade deficit grows to $2.7B in February; 700K above predictions

Global News: Hamilton resident arrested in Locke Street anarchist mob vandalism

CTV News: Ontario storm cuts power to thousands, causes mega-damage with high winds, snow

iPolitics: Lobby wrap: Google’s Sidewalk Labs registers director to chat data collection, use with privacy watchdog

CTV News: Money to move: Newfoundland and Labrador government offers up to $270K per home to clear out tiny towns

CBC: 3 more Ontario Liberals, including 2 cabinet ministers, won't seek re-election

Rex Murphy - National Post: Cheers for the meat-eating hero who took on 'privileged' vegan bullies

Joe Warmington - Toronto Sun: PC leader Doug Ford gets warm reception in NDP, Liberal hotbed of Hamilton

Global News: Hwy. 400 near Barrie re-opens after up to 50 vehicles involved in crashes: police

Father Raymond J. de Souza - National Post: Canada's churches aren't interested in Trudeau's 30 pieces of silver

Lorne Gunter - Toronto Sun: How the Liberals' attestation will ruin summer for many Canadians

Global News: Windstorm knocks out power for nearly 100,000 customers in southern Ontario: Hydro One

Globe and Mail: Trudeau government’s Davos trip cost taxpayers nearly $700,000 — so far

Toronto Star: Keeping the Pickering nuclear plant open until 2024 is good for economy, report says

Doug Ford - Toronto Sun: Kathleen Wynne’s farewell budget

Ross Ayotte - Lake Superior News: Waiting for Vote Liberal Free Groceries for Life; they've tried every other bribe

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Justin Trudeau unwisely plays media like April fools

CP: Quebec, Ontario budgets reveal vastly different approaches: prudence and recklessness

Global News: It just got tougher to take Quebec’s back door into Vancouver and Toronto real estate

CTV News: Mulcair's advice to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh? Get a seat

Montreal: Supporting winning sports teams boosts heart attack risk, study finds

Adam Radwanski - Globe and Mail: As Wynne goes further left, Ontario looks more polarized than ever before

Huffington Post: 1 in 4 Anglo-Canadians have ditched cable, majority use Netflix: report

Washington Post: Canadians’ love affair with Justin Trudeau is over

Napanee Guide: Loyalist OPP arrest five males after pursuit that ends in collision with train

CTV News: Recession path? Statistics Canada says economy pulled back 0.1% in January

CTV News: Spendaholic Ontario budget says 'damn the torpedoes' and tries to buy votes for Wynne with billions of new debt for world debt leader

Toronto Star: Peter Munk, founder of Barrick Gold, dead at age 90

John Michael McGrath - TVO: The Auditor General gives the Liberals a headache on the eve of their feel-good budget

Martin Regg Cohn - Toronto Star: Ontario budget delivers most ambitious pre-election blueprint in recent memory — at a huge cost

Lorrie Goldstein - Toronto Sun: Nothing Wynne and Sousa say is believable

Globe and Mail: Auditor-General blasts ‘bogus’ hydro accounting strategies in Ontario

CTV News: 'Abusive and exploitative': Petition seeks to eliminate birth tourism in B.C.

Toronto Star: Doug Ford says he will cut red tape and hydro rates to revive Ontario manufacturing jobs

CBC: Tim Hortons, franchisees spat over $700M plan to reno most Canadian locations

CTV News: 'Perfectly Canadian': Hockey mom hailed for breastfeeding during intermission

Global News: Liberal approval rating drops to 44% as women, middle class look to Tories: Ipsos poll

Canadian Press - Canoe: Canada joins list of countries expelling Russian diplomats en masse following ex-spy nerve agent attack

CTV News: Canada gives border security extra powers to crack down on imports of cheap steel, aluminum

Toronto Star: Ryerson transit expert challenges the TTC’s findings on the King St. pilot project; businesses suffering heavy losses, street vibe gone

A.J. Somerset - Ottawa Citizen: The Liberals take their shot at gun control — and satisfy nobody

Tristin Hopper - National Post: What really happened in the Chilcotin War, the 1864 conflict that just prompted an exoneration from Trudeau?

Bloomberg: Canadian dairies are booming amid Trump’s trade threats

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Liberals' effort to blackmail churches over abortion opposition backfires

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Liberals losing support of women despite Trudeau pandering

National Post: The hospital CEO who created the continent's 'first digital hospital' is now behind Doug Ford's health policy

Lorrie Goldstein - Toronto Sun: Green energy is Grits' mega-blunder; "facilitated the waste of billions of dollars of public money, as documented by two Ontario auditors general" and "denied natural justice to the citizens of rural Ontario, by dictatorially usurping the planning powers of their municipal governments"

Toronto Star: Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Washington, D.C. after smoke found in cockpit

James Wallace - Toronto Sun: Wynne hiding major cuts to public services?

Sue-Ann Levy - Toronto Sun: Doug Ford unstoppable

Lawrence Solomon - Financial Post: Trudeau will learn a painful lesson — voters really dislike climate crusading

Stewart Bell - Global News: Juno Awards ‘attractive’ terrorist target, government report says. But what isn’t these days?

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: 'I think we made our point': Conservatives end their nearly 21-hour-long House of Commons voting marathon in protest of Liberal refusal to provide witness

Windsor Star: Sunshine List: Two years after termination, Switzer still top LHIN salary earner

National Post: New Democrat MP punished after supporting Conservative's Summer Jobs motion

CP: Canada’s allies frustrated with Trudeau handling of Mali peacekeeping announcement

Margaret Wente - Globe and Mail: Time to #deletefacebook

Rob Breakenridge - Global News: Canada must ensure dangerous criminals are deported

Rex Murphy - National Post: 'Facebook made me do it' is no excuse for bad decisions

CBC: Federal Liberals spend $150K over 2 years to fly in stakeholders for announcements

CBC: Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating worlds, 1st Canadian female champ in 45 years

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Liberals are all talk and no action when it comes to protecting the integrity of Canada’s next election

Toronto Star: American-born Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joins American activists against oil pipeline; arrested in PR ploy

Global News: Ontario Sunshine List: Number of public sector workers earning over $100k tops 130,000

CBC: New titanium industry could grow out of oilsands waste

Joe Oliver - Toronto Sun: In support of populism and Doug Ford

Halifax - CBC: On the night he nearly died, this man resorted to leaving the ER to call 911 for help

CP: Just For Laughs sold to Howie Mandel and partners

Toronto Star: Doug Ford, PCs find traction with affordability, accountability message, poll finds

Toronto Sun: Ontario Tory leader Doug Ford to put business assets in trust

Walied Soliman - Toronto Sun: Unreservedly for Doug; a must-read

Kelly McParland - National Post: As Quebec gets its house in order, Ontario continues bankrupting itself

Spend, spend, spend - CBC: Beleagured Ontario Liberals use Throne Speech to make big spending promises for health care, child care

Toronto Star: Doug Ford fires up 2,000 PC Party supporters at ‘unity rally’

Jennifer Wells - Toronto Star: A growing list of reasons to unfriend Facebook; The foundational truths of the social-media giant now lie in tatters

Stuart Thomson - National Post: Justin Trudeau is less popular than Stephen Harper was at this point in his tenure as PM

Global News: Here we snow again? Winter weather forecast for Metro Vancouver Thursday

CTV News: Facebook whistleblower previously pushed data-mining boundaries in Canada, source tells CP

Huffington Post: Justin Trudeau's disapproval rating jumps over 50% for first time; Angus Reid says Tories now have a shot at winning a majority government

CBC: Uber halts self-driving test in Toronto after Arizona pedestrian death

CBC: Super-fast, next-generation 5G wireless to get $200M research boost from governments

Toronto Star: Canada to deploy helicopters, medical team to UN Mali mission

Global News: Ontario NDP platform to include universal benefits for workers, deprivatizing Hydro One, but no announced plan on how to pay for the promises

CTV News: Tory defence critic questions plan to send Canadian peacekeepers to dangerous Mali under UN command

CBC: RCMP move to arrest pipeline protesters at entrance to Trans Mountain work site

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Queen's University joins the academic bullies against author of colonialism article; the world, it appears, needs not more Canada, but less

CBC: How Ontario's soaring auto insurance rates could swing the provincial election

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: NDP brain trust was unprepared to manage Sikh independence controversy

CBC: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh oddly preoccupied with Indian politics and events from 1984, instead of focus on current Canadian domestic conditions

CBC: Progressive Conservatives outline plan for northern Ontario; Ford says Ring of Fire project impact comparable to Alberta oilsands

Global News: Man charged with 3 counts of 2nd-degree murder in Ajax triple homicide

updated CBC: B.C. Premier, Washington state Governor announce study of high-speed rail connecting Portland, Seattle and Vancouver

James Wallace - Toronto Sun: Patrick Brown’s story is far from over after withdrawal from June election

Chris Selley - National Post: With Wynne taking a Reefer Madness tone, Doug Ford is voice of reason on marijuana; "Kathleen Wynne has never looked more like a fraud..."

Reuters: Canada household debt-to-income near record high, home sales fall

CTV News: Federal NDP leader Singh says he'd attend future Sikh-separatist events; divided loyalties?

Reuters: Canada factory sales dip 1 percent on aerospace, autos weakness

Global News: Ontario PC Party could get majority government as Tories have lead in seat-rich GTA: Ipsos Poll

Financial Post: Canadian crude just found a new way to Asia — no pipeline necessary

Kingston Whig-Standard: Mother convicted of killing 3 daughters in Kingston 'honour killing' ordered deported

Brian Lilley: Trump vs Trudeau, who is right and does it matter?

CBC: New U.S. tariffs will cost Corner Brook Pulp and Paper $30M a year

Fraser Institute: Ontario’s Lost Decade: 2007–2016; Ontario underperformed the rest of the country in each of the metrics examined in this study, specifically, real economic growth per person, private sector job growth, progress in real median household incomes, or debt accumulated per capita

Global News: 3 killed in domestic-related case in Durham, male suspect charged: police

Toronto Star: Trump’s new economic adviser Kudlow called Trudeau a ‘left-wing crazy guy’ — but he sides with Canada on NAFTA, tariffs

CITY News: Could Kathleen Wynne lose in her own riding? Forum Research poll raises the possibility

Martin Patriquin - iPolitics: Jagmeet Singh can’t endorse separatist politics in Punjab while denouncing them in Quebec

CBC: Doug Ford wants govt out of cannabis business in Ontario; Ford has also promised to repeal Ontario's extreme sex-ed curriculum, not accept a federal carbon tax in Ontario, and end provincial income taxes for people making $30,000 or less a year

Toronto Star: Doug Ford’s pitch to Ontario voters will cut costs, size of government — but no layoffs

Paul Wells - Macleans: Where Jagmeet Singh is really coming from; Canadians are getting used to hearing half answers from the new NDP leader — on questions he himself is raising — about Sikh extremism

Ottawa Citizen: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh defends attending Sikh separatist rally in 2015, but condemns terrorism

Not-so-closet radical? - Globe and Mail: Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh attended Sikh separatist rally in San Francisco in 2015

Joe Oliver - Financial Post: Yet more proof foreign radicals (yes, radicals) are sabotaging Canada’s economy

CTV News: Canada holds onto seventh rank in World Happiness Report, Finland first; Canada was 7th in 2017, 6th in 2016 and 5th in 2015

Toronto - CBC: Doug Ford says Ontario PCs are 'always going to be progressive'

570 News: Peladeau says Quebecor has $2 billion available for networks, stock buybacks

Tarek Fatah - Toronto Sun: Four Lefties for Doug Ford

Halifax - CBC: Nor'easter downs trees, church steeple, causes widespread power outages; winds gusting up to 128 km/h blew through Nova Scotia Tuesday night

Susan Delacourt - iPolitics: Ford is no Trump; he’s a lot more like Harper

Global News: How Rex Tillerson’s firing affects Canada

Royal Central: Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde kick off their State Visit to Canada with another big diplomatic mistake from Trudeau Govt

Toronto Star: Air Canada says services restored after massive system outage affected Pearson, other airports

CBC: Doug Ford's messages resonate in Waterloo region, says MPP Michael Harris who had supported Elliott

Toronto Star: Jr. Snub: Trudeau skips meeting Belgian royalty, business delegation

Toronto Sun: Doug Ford plans broad 'movement' that includes many Liberals and NDP

Calgary Herald: Federal Environment Minister McKenna says she will force Saskatchewan to have a carbon tax

Global News: Vancouver, Toronto residents digging into debt faster than any Canadians, data shows

CTV News: Canada's busiest highway shut down in Ajax as Ontario police pursue bank robbery suspects

Global News: RCMP launches DNA program hoping to link victims, families, offenders, remains

Montreal - CTV News: Prime Minister, Premier meeting with Quebec's aluminum and steel workers; failures in NAFTA negotiations coming home to roost

CBC: Saskatoon police consider murder charges after 2 fatally OD on cocaine suspected of containing fentanyl

Global News: From sex-ed to a carbon tax: Here’s where Doug Ford stands on big issues

CBC: Forget the 416 — Doug Ford says his biggest fans are outside of Toronto; promises wins in new places due to widespread dread of Wynne

CTV News: Man charged after drug lab explodes in Pembroke

Financial Post: Canada among three economies in world most at risk of banking crisis, BIS warns

Halifax Chronicle Herald: Competition Bureau searches Torstar, Postmedia offices in newspaper swap review

CTV News: Man charged with First Degree Murder in Napanee crash that killed 88-yr-old

Rex Murphy - National Post: The contemptible concept of 'white privilege' is just ugly, angry racism

Breitbart: Canadian Climate Minister urges attention to the ‘gendered impacts’ of climate change

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Ontario PC Leadership race results

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Federal leaders would have little to celebrate with Doug Ford as Premier of Ontario

Toronto Star: Ottawa to pursue settlements with residential school survivors that suffered student-on-student abuse

CBC: Doug Ford named new Ontario PC leader after chaotic convention day; won on 3rd ballot preferences

Toronto Star: PCs would win next Ontario election despite media-generated voters’ dislike of Doug Ford, Forum poll finds

Calgary Herald: Alberta Education Minister puts school superintendents' pay and benefits under review

Toronto Star: Toronto trial hears cop tipped off drug dealers in exchange for cash

Financial Post: 'Fear and uncertainty': Out-of-province homebuyers could rush to sell if B.C. slaps speculation tax

Toronto Star: Saskatchewan stands pat against carbon tax after meeting with Trudeau

CP24: Judge blocks request for PC leadership race extension

Global News: NAFTA termination could result in loss of 85k jobs in Canada: report

CBC: Names of Indigenous groups who won coveted Arctic surf clam quota announced; 5 winners come from Atlantic Canada and Quebec, which has angered shut-out Nova Scotia Indigenous groups

CP24: Ontario PC Party members going to court to try and extend leadership race

CTV News: Alberta Premier threatens to turn off oil taps in B.C. dispute

John Ivison - National Post: Trudeau's blunder-filled India trip sinks Liberals in the polls; Trudeau’s personal popularity has dropped from 47% to 39% in the last month, while negative impressions rose from 31% to 38%

Toronto Star: Tories stick to Saturday for leadership results despite some candidates’ complaints

CBC: Ottawa rejects bid by all 13 Nova Scotia First Nations partnering with Clearwater Seafoods for clam quota; Clearwater had long held the quota; gives instead to undefined coalition partnering with Premium Seafoods

Globe and Mail: Ontario heading back into deficit in pre-election budget

Reuters: Canada, Mexico will be temporarily exempted from U.S. metals tariffs: Washington Post

CBC: Loonie wobbles as Bank of Canada cites trade fears in interest rate decision; Bank's statement also mentions housing slowdown in decision to leave key rate unchanged

David Reevely - Ottawa Citizen: As the PCs' leadership race gets ugly, Mulroney's ideas are worth a look

CBC: Requirement to tell foster kids Easter Bunny is real violated couple's charter rights: court

National Post: Trump's tariffs will hit Canada nearly five times harder than China, the apparent target; raise NAFTA stakes for hapless Liberals, put hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk

CBC: Ottawa Public Health urges ban on pot smoking in condos, apartments, on balconies; also urging province to outlaw smoking, vaping in outdoor designated areas, hotels

updated CBC: SIU investigating after high-speed crash in Napanee claims life of innocent Florence Wyatt-Morris, 88, while police chasing SUV

CBC: BlackBerry files patent infringement suit against Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

Christie Blatchford - National Post: More Liberal gaffes uncovered from Trudeau's not so excellent India visit

Toronto Star: Scheer off to London with sights set on Canada-UK free trade deal

CBC: GTA home sales down 35% from February 2017, selling prices also dropped more than 12%, Toronto Real Estate Board reports

CBC: Ontario to bring in 'pay transparency' bill aimed at closing gender wage gap; pay transparency measures will begin with Ontario public service before applying to large employers

Global News: Donald Trump warns Canada won’t get a break on steel tariffs without ‘fair’ NAFTA deal; says 'walk the talk' or 'just walk'

CBC: Court orders investigation of $3B Sears payout; pensioners hope to recoup money they say has been missing since company went bankrupt

Politico: Lighthizer warns NAFTA could be split into separate deals with Canada and Mexico if tripartite agreement unreachable

Global News: Doug Ford calls for Ontario PC Party leadership voting to be extended, use of paper ballots; tactic or real concern?

Toronto Star: Toronto police release photo of 7th suspected victim in Bruce McArthur case

CBC: Canadian dollar dips below 77 cents U.S. on trade worries; loonie has steadily slid lower as protectionist trade talk has begun to overshadow NAFTA negotiations; Liberals overlooked Trump card?

CP24: $100K Hamilton vandalism spree was ‘not a spontaneous act’

CBC: Kenney threatens to stop flow of oil to B.C., put toll on natural gas; 'If the NDP in Victoria breaks the law, and blocks the export of our major product, we have to respond'

Vancouver Sun: CRA rapped as Nanaimo couple awarded $1M in damages arising from malicious prosecution

CBC: Burns Lake residents say shocked at sex-related allegations against B.C. Liberal Party membership chair, and former local mayor

Huffington Post: Brian Jean, ex-Wildrose Party leader, quits Alberta Legislature

CBC: Toronto police make grisly discovery of 7th set of human remains in Bruce McArthur's planters

Hill Times: Trudeau’s image takes biggest hit since 2015 on India trip, goes from ‘golden boy’ to a ‘bit of a joke,’ say politicos

UPI: Made in Canada, 'Shape of Water' wins 4 Oscars, including Best Picture

Irina Slav - Oilprice: Canada’s oil crisis continues to worsen

Joe Warminton - Toronto Sun: 'We are the Ungovernables': Masked mob vandalize Hamilton; were some of G20-level thugs in town for 'Anarchist Book Fair' inexplicably hosted by Hamilton high school? Quebec licence plate link?

Toronto Star: As we watch Amazon, its ‘HQ2’ decision-makers are watching us

Halifax Chronicle Herald: White House gets pressure from within U.S. to spare Canada from steel and aluminum tariffs

CTV News: Morneau finally says Canada 'prepared to react' against U.S. tariffs if necessary

iPolitics: B.C. Liberal MP now says he didn’t invite Atwal

Toronto Star: Freight train derailment east of Kingston causes major passenger delays

CTV News: Ontario Tories extend deadline to verify eligibility to vote in leadership race

Candice Malcolm - Toronto Sun: New video casts doubt on Trudeau's version of Atwal scandal

Global News: Justin Trudeau would lose if an election were held tomorrow, India trip a symptom of shift in mood: Ipsos poll

Toronto Star: Mulroney says it’s time for a generational change at Queen’s Park

Hank Daniszewski - London Free Press: Progressive Conservative leadership earthquake shakes local bedrock

Global News: Special weather statement issued for Toronto due to snowfall Thursday night

Miami - ABC News: RCAF life raft drops off helicopter, falls through roof of Miami house, injuring woman

Tim Harper - Toronto Star: On the India fiasco, Trudeau is looking for blame in all the wrong places

London Free Press: Plight of ailing London man in Mexico sparks Queen's Park debate

Global News: London, Ontario man stranded in Mexico hospital due to lack of available Ontario hospital beds

Globe and Mail: Conservative MP ‘chased down’ Jaspal Atwal after assassination attempt in 1986 when he was a Mountie

Bloc buster? Montreal Gazette: Bloc Québécois blows up as seven of 10 MPs quit to sit as independents

Global News: Taxpayers to shell out $605M for June G7 meeting in Quebec

Toronto Star: Caroline Mulroney has raked in $700K in her bid to succeed Patrick Brown

Lorne Gunter - Toronto Sun: Federal budget ignores big items while pandering on gender issues

Andrew Coyne - National Post: The Liberals deliver a federal budget that has nothing to do with budgeting, or the economy

CBC: Families celebrating $81M in budget to fix the no-fly list system

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Trudeau Liberals just tabled Canada's first full-blown social justice budget

CTV News: Ontario PC leadership candidates race face off in second debate in Ottawa

Adrian Morrow - Globe and Mail: Blame Canada: Trump paints us as suave international swindlers

Edmonton Sun: City council approves permanent closure of Coliseum

National Post: Convicted Liberal aide stops short of apologizing for crime in Ontario gas plants scandal

CBC: New hornet's next; Passive investment income tax changes target only richest corporations, Morneau says

CHCH: Nanticoke station’s landmark twin chimneys to be demolished Wednesday

Toronto Star: Groups urge independent review of missing persons cases in wake of Bruce McArthur charges

India Today: Justin Trudeau blames Indian elements for Khalistani Jaspal Atwal, India says baseless

Terry Glavin - Macleans: How Trudeau’s top national security advisor lost the plot in India

CTV News: Bus passengers describe terrifying scene after pile-up on B.C. highway

Fox News: Austin bomber recorded 25-minute 'confession' to his deadly crimes, police say

Fox News: Austin serial bombing suspect Mark Conditt may have
other devices 'out there,' cops uncover 'treasure trove of information'

Austin Statesman: Bombing suspect was Pflugerville resident Mark Anthony Conditt

Austin Statesman: Bombing suspect, 23-year-old man, dies as police close in: Chief

Officials investigate near a red vehicle believed to be that of the Austin bomber on I-35 in Round Rock on Wednesday March 21, 2018. ~ Jay Janner American-Statesman

Fox News: Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona pedestrian, police say

Miami - AP: Authorities expect to find more bodies in bridge rubble

CBC: Death toll in Miami bridge collapse rises to 6 as crews search debris

Miami Herald: Just days ago now-fallen bridge was lauded for its innovations

Miami: Multiple fatalities as new pedestrian bridge collapses on Tamiami Trail


Florida Sen. Bill Nelson says as many as 6 to 10 people are dead in the bridge collapse. Top, the scene after the collapse. Bottom, a rendering of the completed bridge with suspension stays attached. It was not stayed at the time of collapse, and the 950-ton, 174-foot span is said to have been under a "stress test" over live traffic lanes when it collapsed. The Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon, trapping an unknown number of people and cars underneath. The bridge was installed at Southwest 109th Avenue Saturday morning, intended eventually to provide pedestrian access across Tamiami Trail from FIU’s main campus to Sweetwater, where thousands of students live in off-campus housing or in FIU’s newer dorms. Before Saturday’s installation, FIU said the method of overall installation significantly reduced the risk to workers, walkers, drivers and minimized traffic disruptions for construction.

Baseball blasphemy? - AP: Extra innings to start with runner at 2nd base in minors

CBC: The problem with runways at Canada's major airports

The Guardian: Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76

Professor Hawking’s insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. ~ Sarah Lee for The Guardian

BBC: Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Muscle loss: The femur bone is in the middle creating a black ring, muscles are shaded grey and fat is white. Prof Jamie McPhee, from Manchester Metropolitan University, said young adults usually had 60-70,000 nerves controlling movement in the legs from the lumbar spine. But his research showed this changed significantly in old age. "There was a dramatic loss of nerves controlling the muscles - a 30-60% loss - which means they waste away," he said. "The muscles need to receive a proper signal from the nervous system to tell them to contract, so we can move around." The research team from Manchester Metropolitan University worked with researchers from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and the University of Manchester. ~ Piasecki et al

MLive: NASA study reveals 7% of astronaut's genes changed after year in space

Financial Post: Apple buys Texture digital magazine service in subscription revenue push

NY Times: Trump meeting with Kim another pledge to do what nobody else can

The Guardian: 'Shocking, incredible': what experts say about Trump meeting with Kim

The Guardian: Korean summit plans drive markets higher as trade war fears fade

AP: Seoul: Koreas agree to hold summit talks at border in April

Hani: Results of 4-hour dinner with Kim Jong-un “not disappointing”

Global News: North Korea willing to freeze nuclear missile
tests, hold talks with U.S.: Seoul

Variety: Oscars: 7 quick takeaways from the 90th Academy Awards

CTV News: Masked, black-clad mob self-dubbed 'The Ungovernables'
trash downtown blocks in Hamilton, Ontario; cause mega $$ damage


Mob of anarchist simpleton vandals in black walks down Hamilton street, smashing windows of vehicles and businesses, including restaurants, in which patrons hid under tables as they were showered with broken glass. The cowards ran away when police arrived in force. The investigation continues. ~ @OliverioCarmela

The Guardian: Roger Bannister: the death of a running legend who
surpassed that fame with his work in neurology that benefits all of us

Sportsnet: Roger Bannister, first to run mile in under 4 minutes, dies at 88

British athlete Roger Bannister breaks the tape to become the first man ever to break the four minute barrier in the mile at Iffly Field in Oxford, England. ~ AP

CTV News: Moderate alcohol consumption may lower risk of diabetes: research

ABC News: Putin boasts about new 'unstoppable' nuclear weapons in state-of-the-nation speech; says weapons include nuclear-powered cruise missile and underwater drone,
and a new hypersonic missile, all with no equivalents in the world

Financial Post: Morneau budget in deep denial about the dangerous territory we're in;
"the budget makes matters worse by continuing the government’s self-destructive policies of chronic deficit-financed spending and new taxes on entrepreneurs"

CTV News: Check your wallet: Rare paper bills to lose legal tender status

Canada’s only $500 bill in circulation was issued in 1935. Only 40 bills from the original printing of 20,900 remain in circulation. ~ Bank of Canada

Pew Research: 73% of teens have access to a smartphone; 15% have only a basic phone

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics come to an end looking forward to Beijing 2022

All good things come to an end. Pyeongchang 2018 made its mark and now has left the stage.

CBC: Ontario PC leadership candidate Patrick Brown serves CTV News notice of libel;
Brown accuses CTV of 'false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory' reporting

Candice Malcolm - Toronto Sun: Did Trudeau Liberals lobby India to admit Atwal?

London Free Press: No injuries as bridge in Port Bruce collapses

The Lake Erie community's bridge over swollen Catfish Creek collapsed as a loaded dump truck crossed over. The driver was rescued by firefighters.

CBC: Invitation to convicted terrorist throws cloud over Trudeau's India visit

Huizhong Wu - CNN: From 'snub' to scandal, Trudeau's India visit sparks outrage

Tristin Hopper - National Post: Is Trudeau ‘hobnobbing’ with terrorists?
Why India doesn’t trust Canada all that much

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to pay tribute to Gord Downie in Olympic gala skate

Editorial - Toronto Star: PCs are right to give Patrick Brown a chance to run

updated CBC: Patrick Brown cleared to run for Ontario PC leadership

National Post: Leaders express admiration, sadness for Billy Graham, dead at 99

In this June 27, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. ~ Werner Kreusch AP

Mississauga - CBC: Patrick Brown appeals to grassroots supporters at enthusiastic PC
leadership campaign event; throws down gauntlet, flanked by loyal candidates and MPPs

Toronto Star: Helicopter assessing Mexico quake damage crashes; 13 on ground killed

Mexico’s Interior Department said that the helicopter was carrying Secretary Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Gov. Alejandro Murat, who were evaluating reports of damage from the powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake, before their helicopter crashed, killing 13 and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. ~ Patricia Castellanos AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Reuters: Strong Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; no deaths reported

updated USGS: Huge, mid-depth M7.2 quake hits 2km SE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico

Buildings are reportedly shaking in Mexico City from this huge quake. ~ USGS map

updated CBC: Patrick Brown registers to run in Ontario PC leadership race

'I filed my papers': Patrick Brown wants to join Ontario PC leadership race.

U.S. Department of Justice: Text - Indictment of 13 Russians

BBC: Russians charged over U.S. 2016 election tampering

CBC: 'Startlingly high mortality' among single dads in Canada

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: Key accusation against Patrick Brown false,
CTV News now admits; should Brown be reinstated as PC Leader?

John Robson - National Post: Stoking fiery division
over the Boushie verdict doesn't show you care

Sportsnet: Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth retires after 36 seasons

Stephen Brunt - Sportsnet: Call it 36: a tribute to Jerry Howarth

Health issues force broadcasting legend Jerry Howarth to pull the plug after 36 years. His voice will be missed by millions of Canadians and other baseball fans around the world.

National Post: To avoid defections, North Korea Olympic
athletes kept under 24-hour guard, including pee breaks

Climate Depot: Record snowfall amounts pile up around the globe

Pyeongchang, South Korea - AP: Wind, ice & cold are making this Olympics too wintry

CTV News: Olympic roundup: Veteran figure skating team wins Canada's first gold

Toronto Star: Massive job losses in Ontario followed minimum wage
hike on January 1st; record 50,900 part-time jobs lost in the province

NY Post: Olympic Games officially kick off in PyeongChang

Fireworks go off during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. ~ AFP/Getty Images

Global News: Hundreds of aftershocks rock Taiwan hampering rescue efforts

CBC: SpaceX's 'Starman' misses Mars orbit, heads to asteroid belt

CBC: Dozens missing after M6.4 Taiwan quake leaves buildings tilting precariously

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, centre back facing, is briefed Wednesday at the site of a collapsed building from the earthquake that hit Tuesday night in Hualien, southeastern Taiwan. ~ Taiwan Presidential Office

Bloomberg: Kim Jong Un made a surprise China visit by train, sources say

CBC: U.S. opens probe into fatal Tesla crash in California as shares plunge

Bloomberg: Trump’s Russian expulsions leave Moscow stunned

Toronto Star: You don’t have to quit Facebook — just start lying about yourself; stuff it with spurious nonsense, rendering it useless to those trying to manipulate or monetize you

Bloomberg: Germany at odds with France over tariffs on U.S. cars

Reuters: GSK buys out Novartis in $13B consumer healthcare shake-up

Financial Post: Facebook has lost $70B in 10 days — and now advertisers are pulling out

Benny Avni - NY Post: In response to Putin, Team Trump is going ‘multilateral’ without the United Nations

AP: Arizona Governor suspends Uber from autonomous testing

Washington Times: Trump expels 60 Russian officials over nerve-agent attack in Britain

Fox News: American journalist who escaped Al Qaeda captivity says FBI, under Mueller and Comey, betrayed him

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: White House shake-ups prove Trump’s putting America first

AP: US stocks rally; Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

updated CBC: No alarms as Russia shopping mall fire kills at least 64, witnesses say

CBC: Fugitive ex-Catalan president arrested by police in Germany

The Guardian: Two policemen killed by bomb targeting Egyptian security chief

Hugh Hewitt - NY Post: The Beltway establishment is wrong again: John Bolton is a great pick for Trump

Reuters: Former Catalan leader faces arrest in Finland

Mark Davis - Townhall: John Bolton: The wisdom of this choice is made clear in the panic of Liberals

AP: U.S. charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme targeting universities, government, companies

NY Post: Between fake news and data harvesting, Facebook has no way to win

Politico: Trump moves to ban most transgender troops; if "require surgery or significant medical treatment"

NY Post: Trump says DOJ will ban bump stocks, blames Obama for legalizing them

update The Guardian: 'He has fallen a hero': French gendarme who replaced hostage dies

BBC: France shooting: Hostage swap officer 'fighting for life'

John Podhoretz - NY Post: Sorry, Facebook was never ‘free’

LA Times: French police officer hailed as hero in supermarket attack that left 3 dead, 16 injured

CBC: Toys 'R' Us founder Charles Lazarus, 94, dies amid chain's U.S. collapse

Financial Post: Trump orders $50B tariff hit on Chinese goods as trade war fears escalate

CBS News: Trump announces new tariffs on China, asks for reduced trade deficit

CNBC: Early spring nor'easter grounds more than 3,900 flights

Katie Pavlich - The Hill: A good guy with a gun stops a school shooting

Real Climate Science: NOAA data tampering approaching 2.5 F. degrees

Axios: Boris Johnson likens Putin's 2018 World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics

Editorial - Boston Globe: Uber fatality drives home need for uniform safety rules

CNBC: Twitter is soaring after a big sell-off this week. Here’s how high the stock could go

Forbes: The problem isn't Cambridge Analytica: it's Facebook

Accuweather: 4th nor’easter in 3 weeks yields snow day from DC to NYC, travel mayhem

CNBC: Elon Musk doesn't have to stay CEO to get a $50B payout from Tesla

CNN: Small-town America has gotten an economic jolt under Trump, as he promised

Conrad Black - National Review: The anti-Trump effort backfires

CNBC: Facebook looks ‘radioactive’ after brutal sell-off, says market watcher

Gary Abernathy - Washington Post: The D.C. bubble’s credulous embrace of McCabe is embarrassing

The Verge: How to delete Facebook

CNBC: Tesla shares skid into a bear market amid a ‘make-or-break year’ for automaker, says market watcher

Baltimore - CNN: Armed Maryland school officer stops armed student dead; 2 students shot

Washington Post: Trump prepared to hit China with $60B in annual tariffs?

Jonathon Trugman - NY Post: Larry Kudlow was the right choice for Trump all along

Reuters: Wall Street sinks as Facebook-led tech sell-off deepens

Reuters: Facebook under pressure as EU, U.S. urge probes of data practices

Jason Howerton - IJR: Ex-Obama Campaign Director drops bombshell claim on Facebook: 'They were on our side'; Facebook gave them detailed access to personal data

Austin Statesman: Police hope home security video yields clues in bombing, chief says

Austin - AP: Agent says ‘stakes went up’ with latest bombing

NY Post: DC lawmaker blames Jews for bad weather; apologizes: "I did not intend to be Anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues"

Austin Statesman: Police checking suspicious backpack near scene of blast

CNN: Trump's opioid plan to take three-pronged approach, including death penalty for high-volume drug dealers; Conway: "The opioid crisis is viewed by us at the White House as a non-partisan problem searching for a bi-partisan solution"

CBS News: 2 injured, police respond to new explosion in Austin, Texas

AP: China appoints U.S.-trained central banker

Bloomberg: No breach says Facebook, but not secure: Cambridge misuse shows Facebook flaws

AP: Some wanted Parkland killer forcibly committed in 2016

Miami Herald: Blame game escalates in pedestrian bridge collapse that killed six

Lauren Hirsch - CNBC: Toys R Us built a kingdom and the world's biggest toy store. Then, they lost it.

Politico: Trump slams Comey, mentions Mueller for first time in tweet

Lawrence Solomon - Financial Post: Trump didn’t start the trade war. He’s just finally fighting back in a world of protectionists

Miami - ABC: Smoking Gun? FDOT was warned about FIU bridge cracking 2 days before fatal collapse - but relevant official "didn't hear voicemail"

CBS News: FBI's disgraced Andrew McCabe fired, effective immediately, before he could retire with full pension; charges may be pending

John Nolte - Breitbart: Media already hit with massive lay-offs in 2018, as they mis-fire on story after story

Sonny Bunch - Weekly Standard: Will any shows from the Golden Age of TV endure? 57 channels and everything on...

Bloomberg: Russian hackers attacked U.S. aviation as part of breaches

Conrad Black - NY Sun: Korean summit strains capacity of ‘resistance’ to debunk Trump

CNBC: Toys R Us closures will leave hundreds of vacant stores on the market with few obvious replacements

Editorial - Las Vegas Review-Journal: Campus mobs are modern-day book burners

Editorial - Washington Times: Larry Kudlow: A good choice for the econom

Reuters: South Korea aims for high-level talks about talks with North

AP: Former South Africa president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted

CNBC: ProPublica Correction: Trump’s pick to head CIA did not oversee waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah

Reuters: Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

CNBC: Investors just pumped the most money ever into stock funds for a single week

Reuters: Mexican minister ramps up pressure for speedy NAFTA deal; says willing to go it alone with Canada if can't agree with U.S.

AP: U.S. gets tougher on Russia; new sanctions, accusations

CBC: Toys 'R' Us planning to liquidate its U.S. operations; iconic retailer will look to sell stores in Canada, central Europe and Japan, CEO says

Fox News: Dodd-Frank rollback wins Senate approval

NBC News: FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before pension eligibility

AP: Tariffs lift hopes for jobs in American mill towns

Fox News: Former Reagan official Larry Kudlow accepts job of White House National Economic Council director, replaces Gary Cohn

AP: Trump picks camera-proven Kudlow as top economic aide

Toronto Star: UK to expel Russian diplomats, cut high-level contacts over ex-spy poisoning

Mirror: British Royal Family and government ministers will boycott World Cup in Russia after nerve agent attack on spy; PM May told MPs Russia culpable for attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and daughter

The Guardian: Google bans bitcoin adverts in cryptocurrency crackdown

AP: Microsoft finds few gender discrimination complaints valid

Fox Business: Equifax exec charged with insider trading after massive data breach

Deutsche Welle: Angela Merkel elected to fourth term as German chancellor

Fox News: U.S. appeals court upholds Texas law targeting sanctuary cities

CBC: Border wall protesters and supporters greet Trump in California

Sun-Sentinel: Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz

NPR: Nikolai Glushkov, Russian exile linked to a Putin critic, dies suddenly in London

Reuters: Trump's new CIA Director is Gina Haspel, former Deputy Director, and first woman to hold top spymaster job

Michael O'Hanlon - USA Today: New SoS Mike Pompeo has an opportunity to shake up Russia, China policy, reform State Department

Fox News: Trump replaces Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State by CIA Director Mike Pompeo

CNBC: Jim Cramer: Larry Kudlow is the leading contender to replace Gary Cohn as Trump's top economic advisor

Dallas News: Third in 10 days; Another explosion reported in Austin hours after Monday blast that killed teen, injured woman

Fox Business: Trump blocks Broadcom’s $117B bid for Qualcomm; will CNN purchase also be blocked?

Financial Times: Donald Trump’s diplomatic turn to North Korea deserves acclaim

Business Insider: Case closed? House Republicans say they’ve found no evidence of collusion in one of the big 3 Russia investigations

NY Post: May says ‘highly likely’ Russia was behind nerve agent attack on ex-spy

Climate Depot: Climate hypocrite Schwarzenegger used private jet for daily commutes to California’s Governor’s mansion

CTV News: Bombardier waiting for answers to plane crashes in Nepal and Iran

Washington Post: MS-13 is ‘taking over the school,’ one teen warned before she was killed

Ad Age: Fox News touts 'real' news and opinion in new marketing push

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: Trump critics lack "compassion for the families who pay the price of trade policies through lost jobs and hollowed-out towns"

Eyewitness News: At least 50 killed in Bangladeshi plane crash in Nepal

updated Fox News: Helicopter crashes in New York City's East River; all 5 passengers dead, pilot only survivor

NY Post: Elizabeth Warren refuses DNA test to prove Native American heritage

CTV News: Entire bachelorette party feared dead in Turkish plane crash in Iran

Reuters: Trump considers ex-Microsoft exec as top economic adviser: official

Sebastian Gorka - The Hill: President Trump hits global reset button from Paris to Pyongyang

Paul Sperry - NY Post: Cutting welfare to illegal aliens would pay for Trump’s wall

The Hill: White House unveils proposals to 'harden' schools in wake of Florida shooting

Reuters: Not just theater: U.S. officials defend Trump-Kim meeting

The Hill: Trump called 'Fox & Friends' host Hegseth for opinion on veteran care during meeting with VA chief: report

Washington Post: Trump tweets claims of support by China and Japan for summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

NY Times: Trump’s abrupt ‘Yes’ to North Korea: The 45 minutes that could alter history

USA Today: Korean War II could be bloodier than the first, a reason why U.S. and North Korea may meet

Chronicle Herald: Trump flies solo more, is said to want to rely less on staff

Washington Examiner: Black unemployment falls to second-lowest level on record in February

MarketWatch: The 313,000 jobs added in February represent the biggest gain in a year and a half

CNBC: U.S. non-farm payrolls increase by 313,000 in February vs. 200,000 estimate; unemployment rate remains at 4.1%, lowest since December 2000

Fast Company: Chances are you’re spending 24% less time on Facebook

CTV News: White House preparing rollout of Trump's tariff plan

CTV News: Earthquake death toll at 55 as aftershock hits Papua New Guinea

The Guardian: Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

CNBC: Fresh beef is coming to a McDonald's near you

Reuters: Kobe Steel admits data fraud went on nearly five decades, CEO to quit

Bloomberg: Trump uses steel tariffs as a NAFTA bargaining chip; 3D chess leaves media in dust again?

Kevin McCullough - Townhall: Six simple reasons ‘They’ are wrong on tariffs

Outer Places: Scientists create 'artificial photosynthesis' to generate clean energy

Wayne Allyn Root - Las Vegas Review-Journal: The coming Trump landslide

Jonathan Turley - The Hill: If Andrew McCabe lied, could he be charged like Michael Flynn?

BBC: Critically ill man is former Russian spy; poisoned by Putin?

CTV News: China sets ambitious growth target, promises steel cuts

Times Colonist: Euroskeptic parties surge in Italy election, but no majority

Marketwatch: Trump steel tariffs to hit these 8 countries the hardest — and China isn’t one of them

BBC: Syria war: Aid enters Eastern Ghouta despite air strikes

The Guardian: 'No one does self-deprecating better': Trump tries standup at Gridiron dinner

Black Hole philosophy - Tech Times: Theoreticians on steroids? The Cauchy Chronicles: when determinism break down, which means that the past no longer determines the future

CTV News: China sets stage for Xi's historic bid to rule indefinitely

The Hill: Trump rightly puts foot down on steel cheating

Bloomberg: EU warns tech giants to remove terror illegal online terrorist content within an hour, or risk facing new EU-wide laws

ABC News: President Trump expected to seek age hike for rifle purchases with school, gun safety plan: Sources

Independent: Human brain still active minutes after heart stops beating, new research finds

Top 12 cancer fighting foods

LA Times: 150 arrested in Northern California immigration sweep; ICE official says others eluded authorities after Oakland mayor's 'reckless' alert

NPR: Supreme Court ruling means all immigrants can continue to be detained indefinitely as their legal status is determined; only U.S. citizens are fully protected by the U.S. Constitution

Fox News: Brad Parscale, Trump's tech 'genius,' tapped to be campaign manager for President's 2020 re-election bid

CTV News: Saudi military leaders replaced amid stalemated war in Yemen

Global News: UN approves Syria ceasefire resolution after airstrikes kill over 500 in a week

Backgrounder - Ann Coulter: U.S. gun laws "originally promulgated by Democrats to keep guns out of the hands of blacks"

NY Post: Four sheriff’s deputies hid during Florida school shooting

Fox News: Cop who didn't enter school during Florida shooting resigns, has home guarded by police better than he guarded students; slammed as 'coward' by Trump

Washington Examiner: Sheriff's deputy did 'nothing' as gunman hunted students during Florida shooting

John Crudele - NY Post: Why the Dow nosedived after the Fed minutes release

Detroit - AP: Ford names Lincoln chief to replace ousted North American head

Liz Peek - The Hill: Soaring economic optimism could torpedo Dems' 'blue wave' midterms

AP: Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for broader range of weapons

Jonah Goldberg - NY Post: Sorry: Trump’s campaign wasn’t competent enough to pull off collusion

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: GOP tax cuts are turning out to be a disaster ... for Democrats

Editorial - NY Post: Fake photo tells the truth about NY’s pathetic ‘economic development’ schemes

Miami Herald: Broward school cops will add firepower. ‘Rifles from this point forward.’

Politico: Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference

Conrad Black - National Review: Exit, pursuing a bear; with the Democrats’ Russian obsession having dwindled to absurdity, President Trump can continue to move the country forward

NY Post: Trump: I only said I would arm some teachers

Miami Herald: Trump backs arming educators in meeting with school shooting survivors

U.S. News and World Report: Trump’s emotional listening session

Darel E. Paul - Quillette: Diversity: A managerial ideology

Global News: At least 44 dead after bus hurtles down cliff in southern Peru

Rich Lowry - NY Post: The Russians didn’t do anything to us that we weren’t already doing to ourselves

Global News: Kirstie Alley criticized by Olympic curlers after she calls sport ‘boring’

Jacob Sullum - NY Post: Russia’s trolls were barely background static in the 2016 campaign

Henry Olsen - City Journal: Trump, Twitter, and the GOP’s improving poll numbers

The Hill: Dopey Russian ads didn't swing voters — federal coverups did

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: It’s time to believe tipsters when they warn us about maniacs

Global News: Let teachers carry guns, say 2 Republican lawmakers including Columbine survivor

CBC: UN expresses 'outrage' over bombardment deaths in Damascus suburbs; worst daily death toll in 3 years in rebel-held region eastern Ghouta

PC Magazine: Samsung Squeezes 30TB Into a 2.5-Inch SSD

NY Post: Trump endorses former rival Mitt Romney for Senate bid

CTV News: Guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

Global News: Former employees of Russian ‘troll factory’ back U.S. indictment

Caught again - Reuters: Russian team in shock over latest Olympic Games doping scandal

National Post: Trump slams FBI for failure on Florida shooter tip, says 'too much time' spent on Russia

The Guardian: Five killed in Dagestan church shooting; women shot dead in Islamist attack on Orthodox church in North Caucasus region

Global News: Benjamin Netanyahu warns Israel could act against Iran’s ’empire’

CBC: Who's that commanding stares from North Korea's Olympic troupe? Only Kim Jong 'Um' — satire and fury as Kim Jong-un lookalike tours the Olympic grounds

CBC: Russian athlete in Pyeongchang suspected of doping violation

AP/Global News: 66 dead after Iranian twin-engine TurboProp crashes in southern mountains, killing all aboard

CNBC: Stocks close higher, post best weekly gain since 2013

AP/CBC: Florida Governor demands resignation of FBI Director after agency admits it got detailed tip Parkland high school shooter-to-be had 'desire to kill'

CNBC: Russia's political disinformation group had about 80 tech employees, DOJ indictment says

Neil MacFarquhar - NY Times: Meet Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian Oligarch indicted in U.S. election interference

Alternet: Rod Rosenstein: Americans listed in Mueller indictment were 'unwitting' pawns in Russian meddling

NY Post: Trump to visit the families of Florida massacre victims

NBC New York: 'No collusion' — Mueller indicts 13 Russians accused of election meddling; charges include conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft

Daily Caller: Mass layoffs at IJR, leaving future uncertain

NY Post: Deputies called to suspected shooter’s home 39 times over seven years

Miami Herald: FBI apologizes, says it failed to probe tip on school shooter Nikolas Cruz

NY Post: Spared student says Parkland killer warned him: ‘Things are gonna start getting messy’

NPR: Oxfam Chief asks forgiveness for sexual exploitation by aid workers

NY Post: Police transcripts reveal frantic search for Florida gunman

Washington Post: U.S., Turkey return from brink, aim to ‘normalize’ ties

CTV News: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack: Sheriff's report

Debra Heine - PJ Media: Sharyl Attkisson explains the origins of the 2016 'Fake News' narrative in TedX Talk

Fox News: Trump condemns Florida shooting as act of ‘hatred and evil,’ vows to ‘tackle’ mental health issues

Fox News: Nikolas Cruz: A portrait of the Florida 19-yr-old who killed 17

Press Democrat: First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK

AP/Star Tribune: Florida governor vows to keep mentally ill from getting guns

Parkland - Miami Herald: 17 dead, 15 wounded after expelled student shoots up Stoneman Douglas High in Broward County

updated Fox News: 17 dead; Florida Senator Nelson says "Many people have been killed" in high school shooting in Parkland, in South Florida

CBC: Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador after paid sex in crisis zone scandal

Dallas Business Journal: $10.7B set aside in U.S. budget to buy dozens of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter

Laura Barrón-López - Washington Examiner: Democratic super PAC warns Trump's approval is rising

Salena Zito: Democrats' biggest liability wears 4-inch heels

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: The Trump, Clinton scandals are claiming a lot of bodies — at FBI and Justice

Politico: Poll: GOP gains on generic ballot, Trump approval ticks upward

Baltimore Sun: One injured in shooting at Fort Meade, SUV stopped at NSA security gate

AFP/Digital Journal: Macron boots French media from presidential press room

CNBC: North Korea is an increasing threat despite charm offensive, warn top intelligence officials

The Local: France sticks by plan for new compulsory 'national service' for young people

Fox News: Susan Rice's Inauguration Day email raises new questions for Comey

Miami - CBS News: Derek Jeter to critics: "We're trying to fix something that's been broken"

CBC: Canadian firm becomes first pot producer to list on major U.S. stock exchange

Global News: Scheer vows to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel if elected in 2019

National Post: Patrick Brown drops out of Ontario PC leadership race; death threats, harassment of Brown and close family members, landing his mother in hospital, proved too much to bear, a campaign official says

Toronto Star: Hoskins steps down as health minister to head national pharmacare strategy expected to be funded by Tuesday federal budget

CBC: 29 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Coquihalla Highway

Global News: Pro-separatist Sikh Canadians praise Trudeau, slam Indian government and PM Modi

Vancouver Sun: Convicted terrorist Jaspal Atwal says he bowed out of event in India to save his friend Trudeau embarrassment

National Post: Internal polling shows Brown taking over lead in PC leadership race

Jen Gerson - Macleans: The railroading of Patrick Brown — The conference call transcript that reveals how a few impatient Ontario PC caucus members pushed the political panic button without due process

Andrew Coyne - National Post: L’affaire Atwal: the novelty is only that they did it on Indian soil

South Bayview Bulldog: Two men, two women found dead in home near Burk’s Falls

Lorne Gunter - Edmonton Sun: Alberta hasn't gained anything in pipeline fight

CBC: 'The not so golden years' — a quarter of retired Canadians in debt: survey; about 20% of retirees found to be still paying for mortgages, while 66% are carrying credit card debt

CBC: Protesters rally outside Kent Hehr's office in support of Trans Mountain pipeline

CTV News: The way governments learn someone has died is getting a digital makeover

Shree Paradkar - Toronto Star: Trudeau with his Indian culture overkill came across as patronizing

Lorne Gunter - Edmonton Sun: B.C. will drag out the pipeline dispute until the bitter end

David Akin - Global News: How Justin Trudeau’s India trip went from bad to ‘Bengal Bungle’; from an uncritical eye

Grand Junction Sentinel: Four Albertans depart GJ airport, die in plane crash

Calgary Herald: No survivors after Alberta plane found crashed in southeastern Utah

Toronto Star: Bruce McArthur charged with sixth murder

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Dr. Meg Jay writes how resilience can overcome childhood adversity

Kingston Whig-Standard: Lake Ontario's Amherst Island wind turbine project shut down by Loyalist Township after builder destroys roads with heavy trucks, breaches agreement

Don Martin - CTV News: If this is Trudeau putting Canada 'back' on the world stage, we should get off

Macleans: Justin Trudeau may have lost the foreign press (and not just Fox News)

Rosie DiManno - Toronto Star: Kaetlyn Osmond’s Olympic figure skating bronze breaks Canadian medals record

CBC: Crown's 'very thin case' against Raymond Cormier made conviction unlikely, lawyers say

CTV News: Trudeau uses taxpayer money to fly celebrity chef to India

Editorial - Toronto Star: Justin Trudeau’s very bad trip to India may carry a steep cost

Daily Mail: Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians for his 'fake, tacky and annoying' wardrobe of traditional outfits - and finally dons a suit after criticism

Toronto Star: India-Canada relations at ‘rock bottom’ after Trudeau invited convicted attempted murderer, says ex-Liberal cabinet minister

CBC: Patrick Brown slams integrity complaint as 'entirely fictional'

CBC: Quebec City to dump 46 million litres of sewage waste into St. Lawrence River

Times of India: On India trip, Khalistan keeps returning to haunt Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

InQuinte: Sonja Bata remembered as both collector and philanthropist supreme; born in Zurich, Switzerland to a prominent family of lawyers, Bata studied architecture until meeting Czech-Canadian Thomas Bata, the heir of a global shoe manufacturing and retail empire

John Ibbitson - Globe and Mail: Trudeau’s love of the spotlight turns against him in disastrous India trip

Quinte News: At age 225, Adolphustown's Old Hay Bay Church to get some TLC; oldest surviving Methodist building in Canada

Huffington Post: Canada Revenue Agency is coming for your undeclared income from tips

CNBC: Justin Trudeau's India visit deemed a 'slow-moving train wreck' amid claims he was 'snubbed'

Global News: Ontarians trust PCs with key election issues: Ipsos poll

Toronto Star: Searchers brace for tragedy after 3-yr-old Kaden Young swept from mother’s arms into raging Grand River

CBC: Canadian ski cross racer Del Bosco in stable condition after serious crash; broken pelvis, 4 rib fractures, bruised lung

Lorne Gunter - Edmonton Sun: Pipelines are too important for dithering by PM

Brent Rathgeber - iPolitics: Don’t count on conventional wisdom to count Brown out

Financial Post: Pipeline shortage to cost the economy $15.6B this year: report

Barbara Kay - National Post: Collapse of basic fact-checking helps feed the fake-news narrative; "CTV’s apparent fact-checking delinquency and its devastating consequences for Brown is the single biggest Canadian journalistic scandal..."

Kevin Donovan - Toronto Star: Ontario Government lawyers being terrorized by ‘bully’ bosses, secret report reveals

CBC: Walmart bringing online grocery delivery to Vancouver

CBC: The 'road ahead' for Alberta voters as CBC surveys motivations and polarization in lead-up to next election

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: The winds of change keep Ontario’s Tories afloat and threaten the Liberals in Quebec

CBC: Greyhound to stop serving northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island

Globe and Mail: Closing of Alberta Spitz plant latest sign of U.S. investment shift

Global News: Expect longer border waits after marijuana legalization, CBSA report warns

CBC: Child reported missing as car submerged in Grand River west of Grand Valley, Ontario

Toronto Star: Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban, says much more at stake with pipeline

CBC: 'All Canadians should be concerned:' B.C. Wine Institute launches challenge to Alberta ban

Toronto Star: Trudeau denies Indian politician’s allegations that Canadian ministers are Sikh separatists

CBC: DNA technology used to sketch mother of baby found dead in Calgary dumpster

CTV News: Grand River flooding: Brantford under state of emergency; 2,200 homes evacuated

CP/Global News: Patrick Brown claims insiders trying to derail his bid to reclaim top Ontario Tory job

Mohammed Adam - Ottawa Citizen: Patrick Brown was accused in public. He has a right to defend himself in public

CBC: Thunder Bay PC candidate endorses Patrick Brown for leader

Jerry Agar - Toronto Sun: Amazing that some think Brown has no right to defend himself

Windsor - CTV News: Windsor PC candidates show 'full support' for Patrick Brown leadership bid

Globe and Mail: Trudeau, Wilson-Raybould draw lawyers’ ire over remarks in wake of Stanley verdict

CP/CTV News: Former reporter Young wishes her 1980s sexual harassment story was irrelevant today

City News: Brown won't be at Ontario legislature Tuesday to take his seat: report; he'll be on campaign trail, like the other leadership candidates

Backgrounder — Globe and Mail: Ontario Liberal insiders paid millions in publicly funded deals

CBC: Boushie verdict fallout sparks allegations of threats, harassment; online doxxer Dyck plays victim card

Forum Research: Poll: Half of Ontarians now say they support the PCs

Hindustan Times: Justin Trudeau’s ‘unusual’ India visit raises eyebrows, criticized by Canada watchdog; "This is an enormous waste of taxpayers’ money since it appears that so little of substance will be accomplished"

City News: World record score puts Virtue, Moir in prime position for gold

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Randy Hillier's statement makes Brown ONPC coup allegation ring true!

Toronto Star: Record numbers of Ontarians joined PC Party under Brown; membership went from 12,000 to at least 145,000; those supporters create his return path to leadership

Times Colonist: Vancouver Island receives wintry blast; thousands without power

Jonny Wakefield - Edmonton Journal: Gerald Stanley verdict reignites simmering rural crime debate

Agra, India - CTV News: Controversy rears head as Trudeau foolishly involves Canada in explosive internal Indian politics during trip

CBC: 'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites; critics fear plan could lead to rampant internet censorship

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: PC leadership rivals float 'irresponsible' policy changes: Brown; Party membership made the policy and voted it in to platform in November

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Brown accuser won award from CTV; friend of reporter, former co-worker; no disclosure by broadcaster

Mississauga - CBC: Chaotic shooting leaves vehicle on its side, with bullet holes, on Highway 401; "We certainly do not want to have gunfire happening on the highways" — Police

Marco Vigliotti - The Hill Times: Patrick Brown gaining support "from all corners of the political world" since re-emerging to challenge sexual harassment allegations, says advisor Mills; including MPs, MPPs, new and veteran PC candidates and Party rank-and-file

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Jagmeet Singh has lost momentum and faces a skeptical reception at the NDP’s convention

Ronald Zajac - Brockville Recorder and Times: Brown adds drama to Tory race

Tim Naumetz - iPolitics: Rink boards lone legacy of $8.1M ‘Joly’s Folly’ on Parliament Hill

CTV News: Mulroney, Ford not ready to lead Ontario PC Party: Elliott

Rex Murphy - National Post: Brown runs to replace himself as PCs race to debase themselves

CTV News: Former staffer says she was sexually assaulted by Ontario Liberal legislator: Lawyer

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Well, there's $950M we didn't need to spend

Sudbury: Sudbury PC candidate Troy Crowder backs Patrick Brown in leadership bid

James Wallace - Toronto Sun: Patrick Brown passed lie-detector test this week

CBC: Ex-leader Patrick Brown expelled from Ontario PC caucus; meddling overreach by Interim Leader Fedeli?

CBC: Canada won't be 'impulsive' responding to U.S. tax cuts, Morneau says

CTV News: Flu season appearing to grow in Canada, new numbers show

Toronto Star: Two NDP riding associations want to put ‘socialism’ back in the party constitution

Huffington Post: Caroline Mulroney also open to Patrick Brown running for Ontario PCs if he clears his name

Tasha Kheiriddin - Global News: Ontario PC leadership debate upstaged by ‘Patrick Brown Show’

Toronto Star: Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no sales before August

John Snobelen - Toronto Sun: It's simple, Ontario needs Caroline Mulroney

Global News: Ontario PC leadership candidates quiet on Brown’s claim his resignation was politically motivated; Granic Allen cements her outsider status by insulting and attacking Party members

CTV News: Sun Life Financial to add medical pot option to group benefits plans

Toronto City News: Resignation was sent out 'without my permission': Patrick Brown; still legally the Ontario PC Leader?

CTV News: Global News cuts nearly 80 jobs, mostly in TV

National Observer: Caroline Mulroney gets support, raises nearly half a million dollars in 9 days from 983 individual donors

Chronicle Herald: Global moves Maritimes anchor desk from Halifax to Toronto

CBC: Two new senators from Ontario named to upper chamber

Toronto Star: Patrick Brown suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations

CBC: Canadian home sales, listings slump in January with arrival of new mortgage rules; monthly home sales through the MLS system declined by 14.5% in January

CTV News: Nor surprisingly, Liberals and CTV both deny any involvement in anti-Brown conspiracy

Sohail Gandhi - Huffington Post: Caroline Mulroney is exactly the ‘Political Outsider’ Ontario needs

Global News: 3,300 Shaw employees take voluntary buyout

CBC: New information raises questions about allegations against Patrick Brown; people connected to alleged incidents contradict elements of accusers' stories

Global News: Patrick Brown says he is the victim of a ‘fabricated political assassination’

CBC: B.C. Liberals' Ben Stewart wins Kelowna-West byelection

Sportsnet: Canadian speedskater Kim Boutin threatened after bronze-medal win

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: And just like that, Patrick Brown has turned the tables

Toronto Sun: Patrick Brown rips CTV, challenges accusers to press charges

Financial Post: Ontario’s 50,000 job losses kick off Wynne’s anti-business backfire

The Guardian: How Canada became an offshore destination for 'snow washing'

Candice Malcolm - Toronto Sun: Half of prospective Boushie jurors were Aboriginal, says member of jury pool; many recused themselves

National Post: Without consultation, while still ignoring 440 recommendations of 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Trudeau suddenly planning new approach to Indigenous affairs

Puzzle - CBC: Toronto firefighter believed missing found 'alive and in good health' in California; Constantinos 'Danny' Filippidis, 49, went missing from Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York February 7th

CTV News: Truck driver rescues moose calf buried under snow in B.C.

David Millard Haskell - Vancouver Sun: Criticism of religious groups is good for religion

CP24: Tory says he plans to put pressure on provincial leaders to commit to funding relief line

Windaction: Wind farms at beauty spots linked to slump in visitors

CP24: Feds to table budget February 27th as Canada faces trade, competitiveness uncertainty

CBC: Canada's Lawes, Morris win mixed doubles curling gold; Winnipeggers are Canada’s first 2-time Olympic curling champs

National Post: 'It could have been me': Some farmers say they are easy targets, donate to Gerald Stanley fund; 'We have a problem here. It's not a race problem. It's a criminal problem'

Global snowing - Windsor Star: In less than a week, Windsor plows through half of its snow removal budget

Global News: Trudeau’s inappropriate comments on Boushie case may have ‘tainted’ a potential appeal process: lawyer

Letter - Windsor Star: The trouble with #MeToo is swift public judgement

CBC: Senate shoots down senator's illegal plan to use office budget for harassment victims' legal fees; budget is for office expenses, not whatever she wants to spend it on

Halifax Chronicle Herald: Stoffer’s wife defends him amid accusations of sexual harassment

CBC: PC leadership hopeful Christine Elliott considers running in Cambridge: sources

CTV News: Former PM Kim Campbell says sleeveless dresses 'demeaning' for TV broadcasters; blew 1993 election, now a fashion expert?

Andrew Coyne - National Post: A carbon tax is coming, no matter what Ontario PC candidates say

Liberal incompetents - CBC: Hydro One sale will lead to long-term cost to the province: FAO; Gov't could have saved $1.8B if it had taken traditional route to fund infrastructure

CTV News: While Trudeau fiddles — New U.S. trade shot: Duties weighed on pipe product from Canada and elsewhere

Meagan Campbell - Macleans: Meet the woman who crafts Justin Trudeau’s image; communications director in Trudeau PMO, Kate Purchase’s job is to make her boss look good. It’s getting tougher.

Globe and Mail: Rise in Toronto subway suicides takes a toll on TTC staff

CBC: Support for Patrick Brown grows, but his future remains uncertain; still an MPP, still a nominated PC candidate

Colby Cosh - National Post: Gerald Stanley being tried by his peers isn't a bug, it's a feature

CBC: Three injured in massive Mississauga plaza blast that has displaced about 50 people, fire chief says

John Ibbitson - Globe and Mail: You and I can question the Stanley verdict – politicians should not

Toronto Star: Dropping Brown has helped Ontario Tories and hurt Liberals says Campaign Research poll

Globe and Mail: Can Caroline Mulroney pull it off?

National Post: New allegation: Former House page, then 18, describes Peter Stoffer ‘planting a big kiss on me’

CTV News: 'There is a difference' between medical and recreational marijuana, patients say, which federal Liberals don't get

Toronto Star: How Ontario Tory leadership front-runners took a 'shortcut' to the political stage, in a very short leadership race

CBC: Chris Stockwell, former Ontario Speaker and Cabinet Minister, dead at 60

USA Today: Canadian snowboarder who was in coma last year sends emotional tweet after winning bronze

Lorne Gunter - Toronto Sun: Boushie didn't deserve to die, but activist responses aren't the answer

National Post: Trudeau putting judicial independence at risk with Boushie comments, lawyers say

BACKGROUNDER - Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: Gerald Stanley trial: Witnesses have conflicting, changing stories about Colten Boushie's shooting; Two people in SUV with Boushie on afternoon he was fatally shot in vehicle admitted to lying in police statements. One also said he lied under oath during Stanley's preliminary hearing.

CBC: Former soldiers camp out in Ottawa to demand respect, better services

CBC: Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown blasts accusers in new Facebook post

National Post: N.S. Tory leader to be chosen at October convention in Halifax, five candidates: 2 women, 3 men

André Picard - Globe and Mail: Belief in powers of ‘wellness’ shouldn’t extend to man convicted in son’s meningitis death

National Post: 'He can run again': Ontario P.C candidate Christine Elliott suggests hope for Brown if he can clear his name before elections

James Wallace - Toronto Sun: Due process casualty in Brown scandal

CBC: Father convicted in son's meningitis death a featured speaker at Wellness Expo

CBC: Iranian-Canadian academic's death in Iran prison a 'profound tragedy,' says Alberta prof

Times Colonist: Iranian-Canadian dies in custody in Tehran after crackdown

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Evolving resume of PM Justin Trudeau

National Post: Caroline Mulroney pledges to make up for billions in carbon-tax revenue by cutting government waste

David Coletto - Abacus Data: The next 10%: Reflections and data on how the Conservatives can grow

Global News: Canada’s mixed doubles curlers win 4th straight at Pyeongchang Games

Jim Coyle - Toronto Star: For Caroline Mulroney, networking began as a kid at 24 Sussex

Toronto Sun: 'Absolute lies': Patrick Brown refutes sexual misconduct allegations with facts

Toronto Star: Ontario NDP Leader Horwath puts chief of staff on leave over alleged response to complaints of groping in Manitoba

Chronicle Herald: Another allegation against Stoffer surfaces

National Post: The world's laughing at Canada's 'peoplekind' political correctness. Lighten up

Toronto Star: Tories overturn two controversial nominations, as they clean house in post-Patrick-Brown era

Chis Selley - National Post: The middle ground solution to Ontario PCs’ carbon tax problem

Adam Radwanski - Globe and Mail: How Doug Ford gets to play by his own set of rules in Ontario PC leadership race

Greg Lyle - Hill Times: The Conservative dilemma: moral victories or political victories?

Adrian Humphreys, Marie-Danielle Smith - National Post: Sexual misconduct allegations against Stoffer sets off soul-searching by NDP over treatment of women

CP24: Legal pot on track for July but actual retail sales may take longer; Liberals use doubletalk to explain conflicting stories on legal launch

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Shifting provincial winds buffet Canada’s energy ambitions

Global News: Andrew Scheer says 2019 election represents choice between ‘free or unfree’ Canada

Globe and Mail: Aecon raises red flag about opponent of its sale to Chinese state-owned firm

CTV News: Canada lost 88,000 jobs in January in what was the steepest one-month drop in nine years

Toronto Star: Trudeau motorcade involved in multiple injury crash in California

David Pugliese - National Post: Philippine president cancels $234M deal for Canadian-made helicopters: ’There is always a condition attached’

CP24: Fourth candidate announces intention to run for leadership of Ontario PC Party; Tanya Granic Allen third woman to seek role

CTV News: Canada's opioid crisis spreading to smaller communities that struggle to cope

Toronto Star: With remains of six victims found in Bruce McArthur case, police anticipate more charges

CTV News: B.C. coroner calls for changes after six people die while whale watching

Global News: Mysterious missed calls on cellphones part of worldwide scam

CNBC: Trudeau pitches Silicon Valley investments in Canada; oddly plays foosball with high school students

CTV News: B.C. and Airbnb reach tax collection deal to help fund housing and tourism spending

Toronto Star: Toronto to host first of two Ontario PC leadership debates; TVO host Steve Paikin will moderate

Molly Roberts - Washington Post: Forget ‘peoplekind.’ There’s a lot more wrong with Justin Trudeau.

Martha Hall Findlay - Globe and Mail: On Trans Mountain, Trudeau needs to become a leader for all of Canada

Vinay Menon - Toronto Star: For the sake of peoplekind, Justin Trudeau needs to shut his mouth; forget climate change, terrorism, potential war or a volatile stock market. The biggest threat to Canada right now is our leader’s mouth

John Ibbitson - Globe and Mail: Powerful men laid low by the hour: #MeToo remaking society literally overnight

Toronto Star: It's still early, but Christine Elliott has most caucus support in PC leadership race

John Ivison - National Post: On resource development, Trudeau risks repeating the sins of his father

Windsor Star: Ontario's businesses feeling vulnerable, report says; "price of electricity, taxes and increase in minimum wage are combining to make them jittery"

Kingston Whig-Standard: Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown breaks silence, says 'truth will come out'

Piers Morgan - Daily Mail: How dare you kill off mankind, Mr. Trudeau, you spineless virtue-signalling excuse for a feminist

Ottawa Citizen: Ontario proposal to allow cannabis consumption in hotel rooms could jump-start pot tourism; but don't smoke tobacco

CBC: Canada's trade deficit widened to $3.2B in December

Andrew Russell, Stewart Bell - Global News: Ontario Liberals stand behind candidate who was reprimanded for professional misconduct in 2013

CBC: More customs facilities, in more places: Canada, U.S. plan expanded pre-clearance

Bloomberg: Bombardier sees sales pace picking up after winning Boeing suit

Éric Grenier - CBC: New polls show same basic result: Ontario voters don't like Doug Ford and as leader he would hand election back to Premier Kathleen Wynne; "unlike with Elliott and Mulroney, most voters have already made up their minds about Ford and will be hard to budge"

iPolitics: Caroline Mulroney touts change for Ontario Tories in first campaign event

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Trudeau's gaffes are no joke

Eric Worrall - WattsUpWithThat: Canadian Environment Minister predicts ice-free Canada; Don Cherry points out the stupidity of her claims

Global News: ‘Time of rhetoric’ on NAFTA is over: David MacNaughton

Financial Post: Businesses sitting 'on their wallets' amid NAFTA uncertainty, but deal possible by March: Canadian envoy

Huffington Post: Secret 'bureau' of Prime Minister’s Office handles harassment complaints; set up last October

Toronto Sun: Scheer-led Conservatives gaining voter momentum: Forum Research Poll; Conservatives 43%, Liberals 38%, NDP 12%

Flare: Two of the frontrunners for Ontario’s PC Leadership are women — and that’s a big deal

Toronto Star: TVO investigating sexual harassment allegation against host Steve Paikin by former fringe mayoralty candidate Sarah Thomson; Paikin will stay on as host of its flagship current affairs program, The Agenda, over the course of the investigation

North Sydney - CBC: Cecil Clarke becomes 3rd candidate to enter Nova Scotia PC leadership race; joins MLAs Houston and Lohr

Globe and Mail: New BC Liberal leader pledges to fight NDP over Trans Mountain pipeline

Toronto - CBC: Man arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Tess Richey; victim was found by mother, not police

Breakfast Television: "It's Official": Caroline Mulroney enters Ontario PC Leadersip race

CBC: Federal Conservatives revamp candidate vetting with question on sexual misconduct; first Canadian political party to do so

James Wallace - Toronto Sun: Caroline Mulroney the real deal

Toronto Star: PC candidate Rod Phillips withdraws from leadership race to back Caroline Mulroney

Chronicle Herald: Caroline Mulroney to officially join PC leadership race Monday: source

CBC: Andrew Wilkinson elected B.C. Liberal leader

National Post: How Bruce McArthur went from small-town sock salesman to accused serial killer

CBC: Veteran MPPs Clark, MacLeod say they won't play favourites in PC leadership race

Global News: Former soldier talks about why he challenged Justin Trudeau on military veterans policy

Toronto Star: ‘Canada turning its back on me’: Trudeau faces more heckling during Edmonton town hall

Toronto - CTV News: Former city councillor Doug Ford holding rally to kick off PC leadership campaign; but is it legal according to the contest's rules?

Global News: Helicopter crash in Quebec kills 3 people

CBC: Another Liberal band-aid solution to a crisis; Ontario pledges $187M to ease hospital crowding next year

Toronto - CTV News: Subway service in city's west end resumes after investigation into vandalism

Global News: Ex-PM Stephen Harper explains why he let Rick Dykstra run amid sexual misconduct allegations

Conrad Black - National Post: What happened to Patrick Brown was outrageous — but also an opportunity

Huffington Post: Claude-Éric Gagné, Justin Trudeau’s Deputy Operations Director, resigns after investigation of harassment allegations; on leave since November

CTV News: Former B.C. Premier Dave Barrett dead at 87

CBC: Caroline Mulroney has name, resumé and backers but leadership race will be decisive test

Financial Post: Trudeau talks a good game on gender diversity, but hasn't made the hard choices to do anything about it

Thomas Walkom - Toronto Star: B.C. pipeline faceoff underscores Justin Trudeau’s climate-change contradictions; naive to think reducing carbon emissions is cost-free

CBC: Erin O'Toole takes pass on Ontario PC leadership, endorses Christine Elliott

Global News: Justin Trudeau shuts down hecklers, orders them to leave

Globe and Mail: Canada’s peacekeeping contribution reaches new low despite Trudeau’s promises

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Voter trust issues abound with Trudeau

Toronto Star: Former MPP Christine Elliott quits Liberal patronage post to run for PC leadership

Trio - CBC: Caroline Mulroney confirmed to join Elliott and Ford in Ontario PC Leadership race

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Christine Elliott to join Ontario PC leadership race; friend of candidate Doug Ford, she lost in two previous leadership attempts

Twist - CBC: Barry Sherman's cousin fails lie detector test over allegation of plot to kill Honey Sherman

CTV News: Barry Sherman’s cousin makes explosive allegations in Toronto couple’s death

Toronto - CBC: Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto ahead of temperature plunge tonight

Chris Selley - National Post: Everyone take a breath — Ontario’s PCs have chosen a reasonable path to picking their new leader

CBC: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announces investigation into harassment allegation involving MP Erin Weir

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: The web of politics is a tangled one

Neil Macdonald - CBC: Guess who will pay for Ottawa's infrastructure scheme... who else? Liberals have reportedly been promising big investors a dream: lots of return, not much risk; non-Liberals need not apply?

Ontario PC Party: Official Leadership Rules - membership, March 8th the last day of electronic voting, new leader to be announced Saturday, March 10th

CBC: 'It is heartbreaking': Violence at Winnipeg nursing homes causes 500 injuries to residents in 2 years

CTV News: Man, 18, shot by security officer in Maniwaki courthouse after scuffle: BEI

CBC: Liberal Senator Colin Kenny resigning months before December retirement date; appointed by Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1984, he has faced questions about his conduct in office

National Post: 400 bottles of wine on the plane: Federal Liberals have boosted 'limitless' free booze consumption on government flights since taking office

Global News: Conservative leader set to unveil first economic policy

Tristin Hopper - National Post: Declaring itself a 'near-Arctic state,' China to build a 'Polar Silk Road' off Canada's north

iPolitics: Erin O’Toole ‘not ruling out’ Ontario PC leadership bid

Global News: What happens to your brain when you Tweet while watching TV? More engagement

Rex Murphy - National Post: The prime moment Jordan Peterson's 'gotcha' was heard around the world

Hill Times: ‘Just the start’: more stories of sexual harassment expected to rock political Ottawa, say observers

Global News: Suncor to introduce driverless haul trucks on oilsands sites

Hill Times: Green Party launches investigation into Elizabeth May after Hill Times, Toronto Star report on allegations of workplace bullying; but investigator not seen as "independent" by complainants

Global News: Canada’s GDP up 0.4% in November – enough for a March interest rate hike?

CBC: Federal Conservatives out-fundraised Liberals in 2017

Global News: Canada’s 3 major grocers committed Competition Act crimes in bread-price fixing scandal say court documents

'Trump bump' continues - Globe and Mail: Value of NAFTA shown stark, as Canada's economy ‘firing on all cylinders’; best growth in six months

John Robson - National Post: #MeToo is born of real anger, but anger makes a poor master

CBC: In age of attack politics, Ontario's PC Party turmoil shakes up election plans for Liberals, NDP, and they complain

CTV News: $1.1B lawsuit alleges horrors at Canada's 1945-1981 'Indian hospitals'

John Ivison - National Post: Here's what Caroline Mulroney brings to the party, if she runs for Ontario PC leader

CTV News: Super moon, lunar eclipse, king tides to combine for powerful event

Global News: Election offence charges laid against former Calgary school trustee candidate for claiming she was a Canadian citizen when she wasn't

CBC: NAFTA 'did not happen by accident,' Mulroney says during defence of trade deal in Washington

Global News: Police seize planters from more GTA homes where suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur worked

CBC: Interim Ontario PC Leader Vic Fedeli and MPPs Lisa MacLeod and Monte McNaughton announce they won't run for party leadership

Global News: Zero tolerance on sexual misconduct: Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney

Toronto - CBC: Hockey players take to King Street to send message pilot project is 'a mess' that is crushing decades-old downtown businesses in pusuit of a few minutes off a transit ride

Kingston - CTV News: Queen's University graduate student charged with poisoning fellow student

Andrew Cohen - Ottawa Citizen: Patrick Brown affair shows we're entering a world of metaphorical mob rule

Financial Post: Canada could pay a steep price for ‘progress’ in NAFTA talks; "cost-benefit analysis of holding out for something that looks like a clear win is different now than it was a year ago"

Toronto Sun: Cops found man tied up on accused serial killer's bed; broke surveillance stance to save next victim

Ottawa - Toronto Star: ‘Crisis’ of harassment on Parliament Hill, Liberal Minister and other MPs from both parties warn

Hollywood Reporter: Canadian TV programming innovator Jay Switzer dead at 61

Global News: Nearly 500 Manitoba homes without power Monday night as temperatures expected to drop to -35°C

David Reevely - Ottawa Citizen: Ontario's PCs investigate candidate's physical-intimidation claim against MPP Randy Hillier

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Parliament’s MPs brace for a sex scandal of their own

Toronto Star: Leaside couple in shock as planters with human remains found at their home

Christie Blatchford - National Post: For the accused men overtaken by the #MeToo tsunami, there is no recovery

CBC: 'A step forward': NAFTA Round 6 talks wrap up in Montreal with some progress

CBC: Doug Ford says he will run in Ontario PC leadership race

Global News: Suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur accused of murdering 5 men: police

Windsor Star: Chambers of Commerce warn of dangers of increasing duty-free allowance for U.S. e-commerce

Edmonton Journal: Edmonton woman faces death threats after alleging sexual harassment by Kent Hehr

David Pugliese - National Post: Canada's CF-18s, first purchased in 1982, to fly until 2032 as new fighter jets expected to be slowly phased in

Global News: Canadian engineers apply software fix to Canadarm 2 replacement hand

Toronto Star: U.S. tax reforms could be more damaging to Canada than NAFTA pullout, business groups warn

Globe and Mail: Ontario restaurant owners say minimum-wage hike forcing them to cut, alter menus

CBC: Canada not invited to anti-ISIS coalition meeting in Paris

Toronto Star: Ontario Tories clean house after Patrick Brown era

CTV News: Doug Ford says he is considering entering Ontario PC leadership race

Toronto Star: Ontario PC Party turmoils in early days of leadership race; Phillips and Mulroney said to be building teams, Raitt and Baird say they aren't running for leader

CBC: 'I will fight for this province': Scott Moe to replace Brad Wall as Saskatchewan Premier after tight race

Toronto Sun: A palace coup: the 48-hour struggle to win control of the Ontario PC Party

Joe Warmington - Toronto Sun: Barry Sherman's ex-biz partner knew 'from day one' couple was murdered

Toronto Star: NAFTA talks ‘moving in a slightly more positive direction,’ Canada’s chief negotiator says

CBC: Next Ontario PC leader 'will not be me,' says MP Lisa Raitt

CBC: Barry Sherman duped by convicted fraudster say court papers filed on last day he was seen alive

Rosie DiManno - Toronto Star: I don’t care if Patrick Brown was a randy womanizer

CBC: 2nd ballot spot could be key to victory for Saskatchewan Party leadership vote today; political scientists predict 3, possibly 4, rounds of ballot counting

Ottawa - CTV News: Federal NDP leader Singh to tie the knot in Brampton, Mexico ceremonies

CBC: How Patrick Brown's downfall reveals the challenges of vetting candidates; political strategists say parties can only do so much: it often comes down to trust

Toronto: Ontario PC Party to hold leadership election on March 24th

Joe Warmington - Toronto Sun: Did cops mislead, bungle or capitulate in Sherman 'murder' probe?

Toronto - CBC: Billionaire couple was murdered; Barry and Honey Sherman deaths a targeted double homicide, police say

Financial Post: Bombardier ITC victory means U.S. market now open for CSeries planes built in Quebec; duties totalling 292.21% imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce won’t be applied

Montreal - CBC: 'Reason prevails': Quebec celebrates as Bombardier dodges sky-high U.S. tariffs; wins fight against Boeing at U.S. International Trade Commission

News1130: Bell Media suspends CTV reporter over online allegations brought by former employee

Hamilton Spectator: Al-Hasnawi’s family launches $10M lawsuit

Toronto Sun: Brown’s down, who’s up? Potential successors to lead Ontario PCs

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: What part did Ontario Liberals play in Patrick Brown’s downfall?

Toronto Sun: Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli named interim PC leader

Toronto Sun: 'He is the victim': Patrick Brown's sister rips allegations

updated Toronto Star: Post-Brown resignation Forum poll: PCs 42%, Liberals 27%, NDP 23%; premature straw poll shows wide-open leader race

Alan Carter - Global News: Ontario politics goes boom amid Patrick Brown sexual misconduct allegations

Christie Blatchford - National Post: What happened to Brown is fundamentally wrong. Every man in the world is now vulnerable

Chatham Daily News: Citizen groups say several large wind developments allowed to use older standards

Global News: Vic Fedeli pitches PC Party leadership candidacy after Patrick Brown resigns

Editorial - Ottawa Citizen: Politicians in the era of sexual misconduct allegations

Global News: Competition Bureau sues Ticketmaster for inflating prices with mandatory fees

CTV News: Canada's Chief Military Judge faces three charges, including fraud

CBC: Ontario PCs face a fork in the road as they look for Patrick Brown's replacement; full membership vote or go into election campaign with interim leader

CBC: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns from Trudeau cabinet amid sexual harassment allegations

Rosie DiManno - Toronto Star: Patrick Brown’s downfall an affront to fairness; a man ruined, on the word of two anonymous complainants whose allegations have been accepted as facts

Ottawa - Sportsnet: Senators, NCC reach ‘preliminary agreement’ to redevelop LeBreton Flats; construction of new Senators' arena in $3B development not expected to start for 2+ years

Toronto Star: New gas plants under scrutiny in wake of trial; much-delayed Napanee plant unlikely to be finished this year despite construction ramp-up after original contractor fired

CBC: Hospital overcrowding crisis caused by more than just flu, says Ontario Health Coalition

Globe and Mail: Ontario PCs to appoint interim leader Friday in wake of Patrick Brown sexual misconduct allegations and resignation; MPP Vic Fedeli throws hat into the ring

CBC: Man arrested in attack on teen in Winnipeg bus shelter tried to run down officers; Joshua Zachary Snakeskin went on crime spree after release from federal prison on weapons charges

Randall Denley - Ottawa Citizen: Brown's exit isn't the end of the Progressive Conservatives

CTV News: Who could replace Patrick Brown? A look at potential candidates

Global News: Kent Hehr, federal Liberal cabinet minister, accused of sexual harassment in Alberta

Andrew Lawton - Global News: In today’s climate, it doesn’t matter if Patrick Brown is guilty

Peterborough Examiner: Brown right to resign, says PC candidate Dave Smith as area politicians react

Robyn Urback - CBC: Patrick Brown's exit could actually leave the PCs better positioned to take on Wynne

Kelly McParland - National Post: Brown's darkest hour has let the sun shine for Ontario Liberals

Windsor - CBC: 'Disturbing allegations' against Patrick Brown won't change election plans, says Sarnia-Lambton MPP

CBC: Halifax craft brewer loses legal battle against NSLC 'tax grab'; Unfiltered Brewing had opposed mandatory fee to sell beer or give away samples on its own property

Adam Radwanski - Globe and Mail: Ontario Tories have little time to make sense of what Patrick Brown left behind; who to lead? Vic Fedeli, Caroline Mulroney, Rod Phillips, or even Christine Elliott? platform tweaks?

CBC: Uncertainty from Bank of Canada; Don't know if Canadian interest rates will rise again this year: Poloz

National Post: Thunder Bay police chief found not guilty of obstruction and breach of trust

British Columbia - CBC: 3 Comox Valley high schools closed after RCMP say there are signs one campus 'is not safe'

Popular Science: There's still a piece of Canada stuck to Australia; It's hot down here, eh?

Toronto: Ontario PC Party Leader Patrick Brown announced his resignation at about 1:30 am after sexual misconduct allegations made in a CTV News report Wednesday night; PC Party will meet to determine path forward with election scheduled in 5 months

CBC: Liberal dirty tricks? PC Leader Brown denies decade-old alleged sexual shenanigans: 'These allegations are false. Every one of them,' Brown says at surprise news conference

Jennifer Wells - Toronto Star: How Justin Trudeau missed his moment at Davos; should have explained how Canada will define itself on the world trade stage

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Drop the progressive trade schtick

Ross Ayotte - North Bay Nugget: Government tax haul big winner of minimum wage hike; cutting taxes for lower income workers would have helped more, but this way govt coffers reap sudden 30% windfall

Kingston Whig-Standard: Rural growth curbs decried; Liberals trying to "tell people where to live" based on what's convenient to provincial government

Detroit News: Canada to spend $20M fighting Asian carp in Great Lakes; but since sampling began in 2012, no Bighead, Silver or Black carp have been captured in Canada

Sheryl Saperia - National Post: A fast way to keep extremist influence out of our schools

L. Ian MacDonald - iPolitics: Welcome to Montreal, NAFTA negotiators. Now get it done.

CBC: Union-backed pro-Liberal group fights Ontario rules limiting spending on election advertising; demands right to again spend more than political parties

Bloomberg: Canada will stay competitive after U.S. tax cuts, Morneau says

Tasha Kheiriddin - iPolitics: Forget ideological purity tests — and scrap the Canada Summer Jobs Program

iPolitics: Canada's NAFTA negotiator meets with supply management sector after TPP deal reached

CP24: Liberals to end community mail box conversions, but won’t restore door-to-door

John Ivison - National Post: Kellie Leitch not seeking re-election, doubles down on doing MP's job and her passion for improving lives of young as "paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and getting children back on playgrounds”

Ottawa - Hill Times: Lobbying spikes in ‘wild card’ Senate as groups target new Independents

CTV News: Golden handshake: Montreal paying $4M to outgoing politicians

John Ibbitson - Globe and Mail: Liberals break another promise, decide a year late to do nothing with Canada Post except replace management, with Liberals, no doubt, charged with task of finding savings after they failed to do so

Editorial - Weyburn Review: Is Pierre’s son a dictator?

Davos - CBC: NAFTA's uncertain future hangs like dark cloud over Trudeau's self-promotion trek to World Economic Forum where it's all "I, I, I" instead of assurances about modernization and continuance of Canada's critical U.S. trading relationship

CTV News: Will Canada's TPP announcement kill NAFTA? TPP news suggests Canadian trade negotiation left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing; "This could not be a dumber move at a more important time" says spokesman for Canada's Auto Parts Manufacturers' Association

Toronto - Global News: Metrolinx says it was target of North Korean cyberattack

CBC: Hack alert: As many as 100,000 Bell Canada customer info files hacked; follows theft of 1.9 million Bell customer emails 8 months ago

Joe Warmington - Toronto Sun: Man accused of 7 attempted murders leaves Toronto 'horrified'

Windsor Star: Toppled tower leads to MPP Monte McNaughton calling for moratorium on wind turbines

Jenny Agar - Toronto Sun: Does anyone believe Wynne didn’t know?

Globe and Mail: Canadian industries split on new 10-country TPP trade deal; dairy farmers and major part of Canadian auto industry oppose; car groups cite unfinished NAFTA negotiations and say TPP contains separate and now potentially conflicting rules for foreign content

Toronto - CBC: Gunman who killed Ontario Mafia figure also shooter in 'targeted' Vaughan slaying, police say

Global News: Alaska earthquake triggered very small tsunami but B.C. is very lucky: expert

Reuters: Trans-Pacific trade pact to be signed in March: Japan

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Liberal email saboteur should sing like a canary

CBC: Canada and rest of Trans-Pacific Partnership agree to revised text: reports

Laura Jones - Financial Post: Regulations cost businesses $36B a year — and owners are telling their kids being an entrepreneur isn't worth the costs

CBC: Ontario landlords push for right to ban cannabis smoking by renters; "It can cost $5,000-6,000 to get the smell of marijuana smoke out of apartment walls and floors"

Peter Shawn Taylor - Financial Post: Wait... taxing carbon leads to economic growth? Some people actually believe this nonsense?

David Reevely - Ottawa Citizen: Conviction of McGuinty's former chief of staff not Ontario Liberals' worst loss of the week

CTV News: Man faces 48 charges in string of Toronto shootings

William Watson - Financial Post: Trudeau used to celebrate our 'freedoms,' now he attacks them

Scott Thompson - Global News: Another Liberal scandal, another costly ‘mistake’

CBC: Dont't get sick! Windsor Regional Hospital sites well over capacity, long ER wait times expected

CBC: Cara, owner of over a dozen major restaurant chains, including Harvey's, Swiss Chalet, St-Hubert and Montana's buys 106-location steakhouse chain The Keg for $200M

updated Port Coquitlam - CTV News: No injuries and massive fire now extinguished at CP Railyard in B.C.; train hit ethanol tanker truck which exploded

Global News: York Regional Police, Hamilton police to hold joint press conference on homicide links

Ottawa Citizen: School buses cancelled in face of thunder, lightning, ice pellets, freezing rain

Montreal - CBC: Freezing rain closes schools, cancels flights and makes for treacherous commute

John Ivison - National Post: Whole progressive trade agenda seems more focused on winning left-of-centre votes than on securing trade deals

CTV News: Nik Nanos: Voter euphoria for Liberals on wane as faith in their policies falls

CBC: Political posturing casts sour tone over Montreal NAFTA talks

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Private investigators in Sherman case share police penchant for leaks

CBC: Liberal MP says abortion clause in summer jobs program 'not right'

Chris Nelson - Calgary Herald: Canada's the stage for Trudeau's acting aspirations

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Modern-day 'progressives' have destroyed the word for 'Progressive Conservatives'

Andre Marin - Toronto Sun: Brown's minimum wage position has been 'consistent'

John Michael McGrath - TVO: The numbers are in, and the Liberals are in trouble

Globe and Mail: Ontario homes for disabled ‘in real trouble’ because of minimum wage hike

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Conviction in Ontario gas plants scandal is a victory for common sense; The judge said what looked like an attempt to destroy documents possibly 'dangerous' to the Liberal govt was borne out by 'compelling circumstantial evidence'

John Ivison - National Post: Interest-rate hike could turn aspirational voters away from Trudeau’s Liberals

Lawrence Solomon - Financial Post: Who’s helping more people, Kathleen Wynne or Trump? (Hint: it’s not Wynne)

CBC: Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered by multiple killers, private investigators believe: source

John Ivison - National Post: Trudeau's stubbornness over summer jobs application defies common sense

CBC: Police search homes in Scarborough and Madoc, Ontario, tied to murder of 2 men

Kevin Donovan - Toronto Star: Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered, sources say

Patrick Brown reaction: “Sadly, the gas plant scandal is just one example of the consistent pattern of political corruption by this Liberal government. Now that the case has reached its completion, we are fearful of what waste and political corruption the next Liberal scandal will reveal.”

Toronto - CBC: Liberalgate: Judge terms gas plants evidence destruction explanations "implausible" and characterizes tactics as "dishonest"; how long will top Liberal found guilty spend in crowbar hotel?

Breaking - Toronto: Liberalgate: McGuinty Chief of Staff David Livingston found guilty in gas plants cover-up trial; his deputy, Laura Miller, found not guilty

Montreal Gazette: Red Fisher, legendary chronicler of Montreal Canadiens, dead at 91

Editorial - Globe and Mail: In Canada, abortion is a right. But so is criticizing it

CBC: Twitter account created for Canada's Health Minister last summer is costing taxpayers more than $100,000 a year in salaries and overtime; so far only 250 tweets

Windsor - CTV News: Huge wind turbine breaks in half in Chatham-Kent

Rex Murphy - National Post: No summer jobs for you! And other decrees from Bishop Trudeau; What shallow hubris engenders the Prime Minister's view that he has the authority to undo citizens' religious and moral beliefs?

Toronto Star: Three men charged in Lac-Mégantic railway disaster found not guilty after jury deliberates for 9th day

Toronto - CP24: Police have evidence of four murders in Church-Wellesley investigation: source

CBC: Bonuses, performance pay for government executives rose in Trudeau's 1st year

CBC: NAFTA uncertainty could be pausing business investment in Canada, Morneau says

Marco Vigliotti - Hill Times: Conservatives surge to within three points of Liberals in newest Nanos poll, though may be too early to decipher trend

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: The dangerous progressive ideological civil war raging in the U.S. and Canada

John Ivison - National Post: Liberal foot-dragging on prostitution law may lead to Charter challenge

BBC: Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict Saskatoon killer

Michael Campbell: Two years ago Martin Armstrong’s Computer Model predicted the Trump Presidential win and the Brexit vote. Then came his accurate Bitcoin prediction...

CTV News: Suspect charged with murder in disappearance of 2 men from Toronto's gay village; say there could be more victims after denying there was a serial killer

National Post: Canadian, U.S. hostages in 'good spirits' and kidnappers have demanded ransom: Nigerian police

Hill Times: Watchdog petitions federal court to kill Liberals' improperly made appointments for lobbying, ethics commissioners

CTV News: Toronto only Canadian city on Amazon HQ2 short list; up against 19 American cities

Toronto Star: Unifor announces split with Canadian Labour Congress over workers’ right to choose

London - Global News: Regular season of play can cause brain changes similar to concussion: Western researchers

CBC: Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May

CBC: Wynne shuffles cabinet to replace retiring veterans before election

CBC: 7th Day: Lac-Mégantic trial judge exhorts jurors to try to agree on verdict

Ross Ayotte - Bay Today: Ontario Liberals' minimum wage increase really a tax grab

Toronto Sun: 5-yr-old schoolgirl killed by runaway SUV was a cancer survivor

CBC: Priorities: Liberals miss deadline to resettle 1,200 Christian survivors of ISIS rape, genocide due to airport closure, they claim; Yazidis say Erbil airport would not have been a problem if government had acted faster

CBC: Left-wingers say NAFTA's Chapter 11 dispute mechanism too costly for Canada at $314M; no alternative viewpoint sought by CP news agency or CBC

Paul Vieira - Fox News: WSJ survey: Bank of Canada to raise rates Wednesday

Hamilton Spectator: An attacker did not cut her hijab, police say. But why did the TDSB let the girl face the cameras? Plenty of finger-pointing, but lying girl and tale corroborating brother made vile racist claims against a non-existent Asian attacker that went completely unchallenged; for example, how would an attacker know she wore a hijab if it was covered by a winter coat hood and he was attacking from behind?

Vancouver - CTV News: 15-year-old innocent dies; was in car with parents when hit by stray bullet from brazen street gunfight; targeted victim also dead

Joe Warmington - Toronto Sun: Toronto celebrates Canadian fan Dr. Martin Luther King

Blackburn News: Fiat-Chrysler chief says Windsor is key for current and coming models

Toronto Star: Liberal paper reports wage increase is increasing childcare costs; conveniently fails to note PC election platform includes 75% refund of childcare costs

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Liberals foolishly poke the bully in U.S. trade snit

CTV News: Police say Brighton, Ontario fire that killed couple in their 60s was homicide

Global News: Alberta man going to trial to fight ticket for flashing high beams at sheriff; police car headlights were very bright

Tarek Fatah - Toronto Sun: A hijabi hoax that fooled Canada

Global News: China and Russia can throw all the shade they want at North Korea summit: Canada

London - CBC: Western University researchers discover link between brain disorders

Global News: Explosion hits near Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Hijab hoax girl, family owe Canadians an apology

Stephen Gordon - National Post: The Liberals don't want to admit their fiscal math isn't working

Toronto Sun: The fake hijab attack provoked real outrage; was school board an accomplice to fraud? Why would two children lie so brazenly to police and media? Here's how it was reported before it was revealed as fake news...

Margaret Wente - Globe and Mail: Margaret Atwood is a blood-drinking monster?

Margaret Atwood - Globe and Mail: Am I a bad feminist?

The Verge: Spacex Falcon Heavy launches Tesla roadster to Mars as most unique
payload ever; lands twin boosters, but loses core rocket to miss triple landing



TOP: Actual shot of the mannequin named 'Starman' in the Tesla Roadster driver's seat on its way to Mars. BOTTOM: SpaceX nailed the twin booster landings but lost the core Falcon rocket when it separately hit hard, at sea, when only one of three rockets re-ignited to cushion landing.

Channel NewsAsia: Philippines crushes sports cars in Duterte graft warning

A bulldozer crushes luxury vehicles, including vintage 1960s Corvette in the foreground, at a ceremony at the customs yard in Manila on February 6, 2018, after they were seized for being smuggled illegally. ~ Ted Aljibe AFP

Toronto - CBC: Ontario PC Leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney
says she brings 'different kind of experience' to Queen's Park


Caroline Mulroney says she may be a political rookie, but she will bring "a different kind of experience to Queen's Park" if she's elected not only as an MPP but as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives. Mulroney is up against two retired veteran politicians -- former MPP Christine Elliott and former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford -- for the party's top post, which is vacant following the resignation of Patrick Brown. "I've been working for 20 years in law and business, I started a charity, and I've been doing that while raising kids," Mulroney, a mother of four, told CBC News on Monday morning. She has the support of fellow PC candidates and current caucus members, she said, and has been out knocking on doors as part of her campaign for the York-Simcoe seat. She is also expected to have an experienced war room: former federal Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt confirmed to CBC News that she will serve as one of Mulroney's leadership campaign co-chairs. ~ CBC

Daily Mail: Scientists say the Earth's magnetic field could be about
to flip upside down. And some fear the results will be devastating


High-tech monitoring equipment is showing multiple signs that the Earth’s magnetic poles are about to flip, thanks to changes in the swirling liquid iron core at the heart of our planet.

Location, location, location: Small trailer lots at Paradise Cove,
set on a 200-foot bluff in Malibu, go for $2M or more


The Paradise Cove bluff overlooking Paradise Cove Beach. Mobile home lots offer weekend life that's simple for those who can afford it. Neighbouring Malibu trophy houses sell for up to $65M. ~ Google

AP: France warns travellers of snow and ice after serious floods

CBC: Pilot killed after Syrian rebels down Russian warplane

A picture taken Saturday shows a rebel fighter taking a picture of what has been identified as a downed Russian Su-25 fighter jet, near the Syrian city of Sarqeb, southwest of Aleppo. ~ Omar Haj Kadour AFP/Getty Images

Fox News: 'FISA memo' de-classified and released to public; says slanted dossier paid for
by Hillary Campaign was used to allow Obama Administration to spy on Trump campaign

Calum Marsh - National Post: Twenty-five years later,
movie 'Groundhog Day' remains a grand ode to self-improvement

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Mulroney name has some cachet,
but will that be enough to propel Caroline into PC leadership role?


Caroline Mulroney is not the first political neophyte to attempt a bid at party leadership. "If she does run, there will those who will serve her campaign out of loyalty to her father, Brian. Others will be drawn to the many qualities that make Caroline Mulroney a promising political neophyte." Lawyer. Mom of 4. Corporate experience. Natural leader.

BBC: Sprawling Maya network discovered under Guatemala jungle

The Maya city of Tikal was found to be just a fraction of an immense hidden metropolis. Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough. Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications. The landscape, near already-known Maya cities, is thought to have been home to millions more people than other research had previously suggested.

CBC: Groundhog Day 2018: Mixed signals and a near escape' — Shubenacadie Sam, Quebec's Fred la marmotte on early Spring team; Wiarton Willie, Punxsutawney Phil not

Winnipeg's Wyn the woodchuck on its inaugural Groundhog Day on February 2, 2017.

CTV News: Clash of the groundhogs: Conflicting predictions pop up; albino Wiarton
Willie says six more weeks of winter, but Shubenacadie Sam predicts early Spring

Fox News: Amtrak train carrying lawmakers to GOP retreat
hits 18-wheeler at level crossing at 70 mph; one dead in truck



Front of train that hit 18-wheel garbage hauler with three people in the cab, one of whom is reported to have died. Train was filled with Republican elected members, their spouses and media when it slammed into loaded truck that was stalled or stuck on a level crossing. Some elected GOP members on train have whiplash and concussions according to Rep. Jason Lewis who was on train. Elected officials who are doctors served as first responders. ~ photos by Rep. Jeff Denham [top] and Rachael Bade, Politico

Barbara Kay - National Post: The #MeToo court of
public opinion needs some ground rules, fast


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs his wife, Chirlane McCray, at a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in Brooklyn on January 20, 2014. ~ Seth Wenig AP

Danny Lam - The Conversation: How Donald Trump
is retooling politics for the 21st Century

CBC: Why Canada is the next frontier for shale oil; massive fields, mostly in Alberta, could rival the richest U.S. deposits; already accounts for 8% of total Canadian oil output

An aerial view of one of Seven Generations Energy's drilling operations in the Montney, a huge deposit in Alberta. Together, the Duvernay and Montney formations in Canada hold marketable resources estimated at 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids and 4.5 billion barrels of oil, according to the National Energy Board. ~ Seven Generations Energy

The Hill: Axios: Trump admin mulling rapid-build of national 5G network

Terry Glavin - Ottawa Citizen: Party time in Davos while the rest of the world burns

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Top secret CSIS reports
shed light on tracking homegrown jihadists

IJC: Lake Ontario level up again; outflow cutback in early 2017 led to flooding
that cost U.S. and Canadian individuals, businesses and govts $$ millions in damages


Lake Ontario outflow volumes are up in 2018, but so is the lake level, even higher than 2017 when it flooded for 4 months causing massive damage. The reduced outflow volumes in 2017, due to a controversial International Joint Commission policy enacted after predictions of flooding, indeed led to mass flooding that continued from May until August, with Lake Ontario levels remaining higher than usual into October. The previous policy, from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, had seen mild flooding in only 1993, and only briefly, in June of that year. Some of the information on the graphs above is misleading, because until the Seaway opened in 1959 there was only limited control over the lake level. By letting out more water in January to April period, the lake can more easily handle high run-off volumes and increased precipitation, as it did prior to 2017. The information on the lower graph shows the potential for flooding again if higher outflows aren't instituted due to higher than usual January lake level.


Andrew Coyne - National Post: 'An attractive place to invest.'
Are you serious, prime minister?

AP: Tsunami warning cancelled after Gulf of Alaska quake

CBC: Tsunami warnings on Alaska/B.C. coasts after large earthquake in Gulf of Alaska

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake prompted tsunami warnings tsunami along the Alaska coast and down the B.C. coast.

Huge M7.9 quake hits Gulf of Alaska, 280km SE of Kodiak

Shallow, 25km quake hit at 4:31 EDT along the Aleutian arc, which extends approximately 3,000 km from the Gulf of Alaska in the east to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the west. It marks the region where the Pacific plate subducts into the mantle beneath the North America plate.

Kabul - Stars and Stripes: At least 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners dead as
bloody hotel terror siege ends after 16 hours with Taliban attackers killed


Smoke billows out of the top floor of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Taliban gunmen stormed the hotel Saturday night, leading to a stand-off with Afghan security forces that lasted into the afternoon Sunday, with gunfire and blasts echoing down from the hilltop luxury hotel to where crowds had gathered to watch the siege play out. ~ Chad Garland Stars and Stripes

Conrad Black - National Post: There can be no real justice when everyone is a victim

Royal Canadian Mint to Australia: Destroy $2M worth of poppy coins or hand them over

An Australian $2 Remembrance Day poppy coin. ~ The Royal Australian Mint

Real Climate Science: Fakest year on record at NASA and NOAA

What was actually measured versus what was reported shows the high-level climate fraud at play to sustain the false narrative of anthropogenic global warming. NOAA turns very cold regions to warm, and areas of no data to record hot. The magic of data tampering and fake data.

LA Times: Flu death count in California jumps

A military-grade medical tent is used for overflow flu patients outside the emergency room at Loma Linda Medical Center. ~ Gina Ferazzi Los Angeles Times

Driving: Montrealer makes fake car out of snow to confuse police

Officers left a ticket – not for a fine, but with a note that read “You made our night hahahahaha :)”

Financial Post: Bank of Canada raises rate to 1.25%, but cautions on NAFTA

Korea Herald: Agreement on joint Olympic hockey team unprecedented for Koreas

CNBC: Bitcoin drops below $10,000 with $30B of value
wiped off in a day as cryptocurrency sell-off deepens

Roger Kimball - American Greatness: Friedrich Hayek’s enduring legacy

Nile Gardiner - Telegraph: It’s time to admit Trump’s foreign policy has been a triumph

Principia Scientific: Solar cycle to cause a ‘Mini Ice Age’ as early as 2020: Study

A bombshell study, led by professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University, suggests that in the next few years Earth will enter into a cooling phase that will set off a series of events leading to a mini ice age. Researchers came to the somewhat alarming conclusions by creating a mathematical model of the sun’s magnetic fields. According to the models, there will be a “huge reduction” in solar activity for 33 years between 2020 and 2053. This will cause global temperatures to decrease—drastically. The temperatures will plummet to levels not seen since the 17th century. As IFL Science reports, the future predicted activity of the Sun has been likened to the Maunder Minimum. This was a period when the Sun entered an especially inactive period, producing fewer sunspots than usual. This minimum happened at the same time that conditions in Northern America and Europe went unusually icy and cold, a period of time known as the “little ice age.”

AP: Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

RCMP link Ontario man to website LeakedSource.com, home of 3 billion hacked accounts

Global News: Should charges be laid against Toronto girl for hijab cutting lie to police?

Toronto Star: Hijab scissor attack against 11-year-old did not occur: Toronto Police;
"events described" by alleged victim were fake news

CBC: Thousands in Philippines flee, brace for 'hazardous eruption' of volcano

Globe and Mail: Internal CSIS document details 'mega trends'
set to alter economy, society, security

LA Times: Urgent alerts about deadly mudslides came too late for Montecito victims

StudyFinds: Breakthrough Study: Virus injected into
blood attacks brain cancer, stimulates immune system

CBC: Shallow, massive M7.6 quake off Honduras; tsunami warning for Caribbean

Korea JoongAng Daily: Two Koreas plan military talks, another hotline restored

CTV News: North Korea to send delegation to Winter Olympics

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, third from right, and head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon, third from left, with their delegations meet at the Joint Security Area or Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, January 9th, 2018. Korea Pool

Financial Post: Winter brings out the best and worst of life on the farm

CBC: Liberals re-launch family reunification lottery despite angry backlash around 'immigration fiasco'; flood of emails, letters show outrage over random selection process

CBC: Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon and flew 1st space shuttle, dead at 87;
Young was in space 6 times in the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs


In this April 1972, John Young salutes the U.S. flag at the Descartes landing site on the moon during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. NASA says the astronaut, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died on Friday at 87. ~ Charles M. Duke Jr. NASA

Robert Fulford - National Post: Social media no more a nemesis to democracy than books

Rex Murphy - National Post: Too frigid for global warming?
This is why they rebranded it ‘climate change’


Mist, caused by very cold weather above Lake Ontario, as seen from Toronto. ~ Ernest Doroszuk Postmedia Network

The Street: Dow finish above 25,000 for 1st time; S&P 500, NASDAQ also hit new highs

CNBC: Powerful blizzard hammers U.S. Northeast, snarling travel

C-c-c-cold: Live chill map shows desperate, deadly cold blanketing U.S. and Canada


CTV News: Who's affected by computer chip security mega-flaws — you & everyone else

CBC: Security flaws in virtually all phone and computer chips
'one of the worst CPU bugs ever found'

Hardware fail: Meltdown and Spectre flaws in modern CPU
architectures allow access to passwords and sensitive data

CTV News: Newfoundland snowmobilers rescue moose buried in deep snow

"We knew the moose was stuck really good," Jonathan Anstey said in an interview on Wednesday. "He tried several times to get himself out of the hole, but he wasn't getting anywhere." Anstey said the moose appeared to have gotten stuck in a bog hole and was trying to climb out, but its hind legs seemed to be firmly planted in the snow. He said some members of his group grabbed shovels and walked around to the rear of the moose, where they figured they would be safe from the animal's thrashing. After a few minutes of digging, Anstey said they had carved out a path behind the moose, and one of the snowmobilers rode up to the animal to coax it to turn around. "The moose actually realized it had footing on solid ground and managed to pull himself out of the hole."

NBC: At least 48 dead after bus plunges off cliff in Peru

Rescue workers at the scene after a bus careened off a cliff in Peru on Tuesday. ~ Guadalupe Pardo Reuters

Terry Glavin - Macleans: The uprising in Iran: ‘This is what revolution looks like’
The ongoing protests are more than an economic revolt.
Could the darkness that descended upon Iran in 1979 soon be lifted?

Fox News: Kim Jong Un orders biggest-ever ICBM to be launched
on North Korea's 70th anniversary, defector claims

CTV News: 99 inmates on the loose after prison riot in Brazil

Dartmouth - CTV News: Crowd rescues stranded whale at Rainbow Haven beach

Konrad Yakabuski - Globe and Mail: Justin Trudeau: A disengaged Prime Minister

CBC: Demonstrations held in Toronto in support of Iranian protests

Ottawa Citizen: It's so cold, even parts of Niagara Falls are freezing

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Friday, December 29, 2017. ~ Aaron Lynett The Canadian Press

NBC: With brutal cold here to stay, Trump shows empathy and extols
the virtues of global warming; fake news brigade strikes back as people suffer

NY Times: Even sharks are freezing to death: Winter rages and the nation reels

CBC: Passenger saves Ontario Northland bus after driver passes out on Hwy 401

Climate Change Dispatch: 7 new papers forecast global cooling, another mini Ice Age soon

BBC: The U.S. land lost in Canada; the Northwest Angle
is the northernmost point of the continental U.S.

blogTO: Extreme Toronto cold spell breaks 57-year-old record

Toronto harbour, hard frozen earlier than usual.

Metro: Marks and Spencer and Visa could pull support for Oxfam amid sex scandal

Fox News: California teacher who slammed military refuses to quit, but is condemned by city council

Lee Smith - Tablet Mag: Was Christopher Steele paid by Russian Oligarch and Putin ally Oleg Deripaska? New information casts the dossier he allegedly authored in a new light

Jon Heyman - FanRagSports: Bombshell lawsuit filed against Levinson brothers; paints ACES as a "rogue agency that reaped millions of dollars in fees by cheating the game of baseball"

Daily Caller: Democrats’ Farrakhan problem just became a campaign issue

NPR: This man has freed hundreds of Yazidis captured by ISIS. Thousands remain missing

Globe and Mail: Russian pilots’ failure to turn on heat led to flawed speed data

Reuters: U.S. to push for 'reciprocal tax' on trade partners: Trump

Reuters: ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African President

Moscow - Toronto Star: Russian plane crash caused by pilots’ error on speed data, investigators say

Daily Caller: Virgin Islands bounced National Guardsmen’s paychecks while using federal disaster money to pay a DC lobbying firm

CTV News: South Africa's ruling party demands that Zuma resign

CBC: Surge in global oil supply may overtake demand in 2018, says IEA

CBC: Trump wants business to take over space station from NASA by 2025

Reuters: Walgreens in talks to buy AmerisourceBergen: WSJ

Daily Caller: Michelle Obama official portrait doesn't look anything like Michelle Obama the former First Lady; people are underwhelmed, puzzled

Vanity Fair: CNN, despite Trump Bump, prepares for dozens of layoffs

Global News: Oxfam’s sexual abuse scandal in Haiti prompts CEO’s resignation

Toronto Star: ‘Are you a citizen?’ To U.S. Border Patrol, the Canadian border is 100 miles wide; under a 1953 federal regulation, they question and detain American citizens travelling well within U.S. boundaries

CTV News: Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes in U.S., says B.C. researcher

updated Fox News: Donald Trump Jr.'s wife and two others hospitalized after opening envelope with white powder; powder determined be "non-hazardous" by police

Reuters: Tech, financials lead Wall Street 1% higher in early morning trading

Business Insider: Stocks are making another big rebound after a volatile week

Fox News: Microsoft goes after Windows 'scareware' that tries to pressure you for payment

Reuters: Trump budget plan to seek funds for border wall, infrastructure, opioid treatment

Fox News: Miles from Winter Olympics, three Americans remain detained in North Korea

Business Insider: Trump has revealed a $1.5T plan to repair America's infrastructure — here's the most dangerous bridge in every state

Bloomberg: Trump unveils long-promised $1.5T plan for upgrading U.S. infrastructure; 53-page report details plan

Reuters: Comcast mulling new bid for Fox assets depite Disney deal: sources

Tablet Mag: How CIA Director John Brennan Targeted James Comey

Paul Sperry - RCI: CIA Ex-Director Brennan's perjury peril

Business Insider: Criminals in Europe are laundering $5.5B of illegal cash through cryptocurrency, according to Europol

NY Post: North Korea is already using the Olympics for propaganda

Fox News: Scam hijacks Google Chrome browser, tries to get your personal data

Radio Free Europe: Russian plane was 'intact' when it hit the ground

USA Today: Grand Canyon helicopter crash victims identified; tourists from the UK

NY Post: NBC dumps Olympic analyst amid fury at Korea-Japan comment

The Guardian: Haiti demands Oxfam identify staff who paid sex workers

Esquire: Silicon Valley's tax-avoiding, job-killing, soul-sucking machine; why Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google must be broken up

CBC: OxyContin maker Purdue says it will stop marketing opioids to U.S. doctors

Wayne Allyn Root - Las Vegas Review-Journal: Scandal deepens for top Democrats

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: Peeling back the layers of Hillary Clinton’s deceit

Express: 71 dead as Russian passenger jet crashes outside Moscow

Salena Zito - NY Post: Here’s another industry Amazon is killing off

USA Today: Nunes memo exposes Obama abuse of power

Olympics - Reuters: Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

Politico: Draft White House memo would speed up infrastructure project permitting

The Hill: Backing Israel, WH warns Iran to stop 'provocative actions'

Financial Times: Israel says it dealt ‘severe blows’ to Syrian and Iranian forces

Investor's Business Daily: Americans overwhelmingly believe the Obama administration spied on Trump, want Special Counsel: IBD/TIPP Poll

Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review: Grassley-Graham Memo affirms Nunes Memo — media yawns; We need a full-blown investigation of how the FISA court came to grant warrants to spy on Carter Page

NY Times: Liberals wanted fiscal stimulus. Conservatives delivered it.

Detroit News: 18 killed in Hong Kong double-decker bus crash

Toronto Star: Israel shoots down Iranian drone, launches ‘large-scale attack’ in Syria; loses F-16 to massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria, but pilots safe

CNBC: Amazon reportedly launching a delivery service for businesses; FedEx, UPS shares slide

Global News: U.S. Congress votes to end 5.5-hour government shutdown after passing budget deal

Politico: Prominent California #MeToo movement lawmaker Cristina Garcia investigated for sexual misconduct allegations; multiple male victims

CNBC: Stocks are setting up for a rebound after Dow plummets 1,000 points, entering correction territory

Politico: Former Cato Institute employees describe years of harassment by founder Crane

Global News: California girl scout sells more than 300 boxes of cookies in front of weed dispensary

Fox News: Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele; in one text to the lobbyist, Warner wrote he would "rather not have a paper trail" of his messages

CNBC: Cramer explains the rapid sell-off: 'When the market’s not trustworthy, no one buys'

Victor Davis Hanson: Why FISA-gate is scarier than Watergate

U.S. News: Storm to clobber U.S. Midwest with snow, wind and frigid temps

Scott Rasmussen: One major difference between 2010 and 2018

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: Govt revenues climb 5.2% in first month of GOP tax cuts

Editorial - Bloomberg: SpaceX stuns the world; even without customers, the Falcon Heavy is a milestone in American spacefaring

Mollie Hemingway - The Federalist: Grassley-Graham criminal referral confirms Nunes Memo’s explosive claims Of FISA abuse

The Hill: Uranium One FBI informant makes Clinton allegations in testimony; Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton's charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in U.S.-Russian relations

Conrad Black - New York Sun: Trump starts Year Two in a far better position than Democrats imagined

Karen Tumulty - Washington Post: Taking back the House will be harder than Democrats think

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Far more children in America than previously thought may have fetal alcohol disorders

Motherboard: Key iPhone source code anonymously posted online in 'biggest leak in history'

CBC: Former Bangladesh PM Zia sentenced to 5 years in prison in corruption case

The Guardian: Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods

Daily Mail: Adam Schiff sent his staff to try and collect 'classified materials for the FBI' after Russian pranksters told him Putin has naked blackmail pictures of Trump

Politico: Congressional leaders reach budget deal; agreement would raise stiff spending caps and help stave off a shutdown

Byron York - Washington Examiner: Scheming, speculation behind scenes as Democrats push their intel memo

Syracuse: FBI lovers' newly released texts: Obama 'wants to know everything'; what did Obama know and when did he know it?

Sky News: Viruses raining down from Earth's atmosphere, say scientists

Fox News: U.S. Air Force B-52 drops record number of guided precision bombs on Taliban; part of a 96-hour air campaign that struck training facilities and sources of Taliban revenue such as narcotics

AFP: South Africa's ANC 'divided' on Zuma's fate

Channel NewsAsia: Iran-backed Iraqi groups urge full U.S. withdrawal, hardliners threaten attacks

Indianapolis - AP: Police: Suspect in Colts player’s crash death an illegal immigrant who was deported twice

WNYT: Massachusetts orders utilities to lower rates after Trump tax cut

Victor Davis Hanson - National Review: The ticking memo: "It is also clear from the contacts between Mr. Simpson, Mr. Steele, and representatives of the DOJ and FBI, and the employment of Ms. Ohr on the dossier team, that there were conflicts of interest at best, and, at worst, collusion between Obama DOJ and FBI officials and the de facto contractors hired by the Clinton team to find ways of disseminating supposedly embarrassing information before the November 2016 election."

Byron York - Washington Examiner: Answering 3 key questions about the House memo

Paris - AP: Amazon to pay France $250M in back taxes

Detroit News: Super Bowl truck ad with MLK’s voice draws criticism

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: The GOP memo proves the ‘deep state’ is real

Wayne Allyn Root - Las Vegas Review-Journal: Democrats are holding a losing hand against Donald Trump

Vatican City - AP: Despite denial, Pope got abuse victim’s letter

Siegel, Epstein - City Journal: The Nunes Memo: Just an opening act; landmines left behind by the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign might soon start detonating — on Democrats

NY Post: Feds investigating why Amtrak switch was set in wrong position

London - AP: British judge to rule on Assange bid to get warrant dropped

Roger Kimball - The Spectator: I wanted Ted Cruz to be President, but Donald Trump is working

Editorial - Orange County Register: California payroll soars, pension hole deepens

Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst: Trump may be making a comeback; Whether it's 42% or 49%, the fact remains that his approval rating is increasing. And Democrats are seeing some slippage in the generic ballot

Robert Marston: Sex-positive icon Betty Dodson courts #MeToo-era controversy: “If you’re going to drink yourself into a stupor, you’re just up for grabs.”

NY Post: Florida ready to take in New Yorkers seeking tax shelter

James Robbins - USA Today: Nunes memo exposes abuse of power

Frankfurt - AP: ECB experts: US tax law could erode Europe’s tax base

The Guardian: Trump: Schiff and senior Obama intelligence figures are 'liars and leakers'

NY Post: Amtrak conductor killed in crash was worried about rail safety, sister-in-law says

Thomas Lifson - American Thinker: Joe Manchin's world of hurt following SOTU

London - AP: Alleged UK hacker wins appeal against U.S. extradition

Global News: Philadelphia fans set fire, damage property after Super Bowl win

San Jose - AP: Broadcom raises Qualcomm bid to more than $121B

Euronews: Paris attack suspect faces trial in Brussels

CBS: 2 dead, 116 injured in South Carolina Amtrak crash; New York to Miami run

NY Post: A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing; it's been called “a frenzied extrajudicial warlock hunt that does not pause to parse the difference between rape and stupidity”

Ben Stein - The Spectator: Thank God that Trump won; and three cheers for Devin Nunes

CBS: Cellphone radiation linked to tumours in male rats, U.S. Govt study says

Ari Fleischer - The Hill: My experience with Andy McCabe: No criticizing James Comey allowed

John Daniel Davidson - The Federalist: House Intel FISA Memo shows just how politicized the Obama Administration had become

Chris Swecker - Fox News: Shocking FISA memo reveals how Comey disgraced an honorable FBI

Bruce Robinson - American Thinker: Identity politics and the end of meaning

John Kass - Chicago Tribune: Democrats melt down over Nunes memo and enter the Upside Down

Editorial - Wall Street Journal: A reckoning for the FBI; the House memo reveals disturbing facts about the misuse of FISA

Roger Simon - PJ Media: Why did the Democrats lie so baldly about the FISA Memo?

NY Daily News: Pentagon acknowledges Russia is developing a 'doomsday' nuclear-armed torpedo

David Harsanyi - The Federalist: FISA abuse memo proves the need for an independent investigation; until then, no one will be satisfied

AFP: Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify

Independent: Bitcoin price plunge: Falling cryptocurrency value highlights new fears around digital money

The Week: The DNC is reportedly 'dead broke' The RNC has nearly $40M

Detroit - CBS: Michigan Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence caught playing Candy Crush game on phone during State of the Union address

Politico: GOP defies FBI, releases secret Russia memo to partisan fury; 'Congress will do whatever they're going to do, but I think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country,' the President says

CBC: Arrests fail to stop Iranian women from raising hijabs in protest

Fox Business: Economy added 200,000 jobs in January; wage growth best since 2009

Medicalxpress: Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumours in mice, researchers find

The Hill: Monmouth Poll: Trump approval rating jumps 10 points

Tennessean: Married Nashville Mayor, a Democrat, admits affair with married head of her security detail, says she won't resign; is #MeToo a one-way street?

Global News: Massachusetts man married 6 women to evade U.S. immigration laws: prosecutors

LA Times: San Francisco will wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions dating to 1975; nearly 5,000 felony marijuana convictions will be reviewed, recalled and re-sentenced

NY Times: Twitter 'followers' vanish amid inquiries into fake accounts

Global News: Grid girls gone: F1 to no longer use models on starting grid

Philip Cross - Financial Post: Trump is determined to raise wages his way. It could work; President is characteristically not waiting for the Phillips-curve theory that a low unemployment rate eventually will boost wages

Tim Stanley - Telegraph: Trump is a pragmatist who aims to make America great — at any cost

CNBC: Pay gains during Trump's first year in office best since the Great Recession

Marc Thiessen - Washington Post: Trump’s speech nailed it. Let’s see what he does now.

Global News: North Korea cancels invitations for foreign media hoping to cover military parade: reports

Stephen Gordon - National Post: It's not that cryptocurrencies are crazy. They're just not that useful

CNBC: Democrats try to rain on Trump's economic victory lap

Sportsnet: Mike Fisher coming out of NHL retirement, returning to Nashville Predators

Colby Cosh - National Post: A 'right to be forgotten?' Leave that bad idea to the Europeans

CNBC: Influential GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, will not seek re-election; says will "return to the justice system"

WP/National Post: U.S. top general says military is able to destroy 'most' of North Korea's nuclear missile infrastructure

Peter Principle - Toronto Star: Employee who sent Hawaii false missile alert had job performance issues for years but kept position; worker believed drills for tsunami and fire warnings were actual events, and colleagues were not comfortable working with him

Fox Business: Fujifilm to take over Xerox, combined into joint venture

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: State of the Union proof that this is now Donald Trump's GOP

CBS News: 75% of viewers approve of Trump's first State of the Union address - CBS News poll

Washington Examiner: Trump endorses paid family leave in State of the Union speech

Fox News: 'Americans are Dreamers, too': Trump extends ‘open hand’ to Dems on immigration, touts tax cuts, warns North Korea

CBS News: Trump signs executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Washington Examiner: 'Our new American moment': Trump calls for bi-partisan co-operation in year ahead

Politico: Hispanic members unload on Democrat leaders at 'tense' meeting

Washington Examiner: Trump on hot mic says he will '100 percent' release Devin Nunes FISA memo

NY Post: Trump pitches immigration overhaul to divided Congress during first State of the Union

Jerusalem Post: Senior Hamas official dies after allegedly shooting himself in the head

NY Post: Trump honors North Korea defector during State of the Union

Washington Times: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ‘designated survivor’ for tonight's State of the Union

Reuters/Global News: Mexico could allow U.S. air marshals to carry Taser stun guns on flights

AFP: Best friends' brains light up the same way

Fox News: Trump to proclaim ‘New American Moment’ in State of the Union address

Australian Financial Review: Facebook just banned ads for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Mollie Hemingway - The Federalist: Adam Schiff’s versions of events are frequently false or missing key details

Washington Times: Arizona Congressman asks police to check IDs of all guests for Tuesday’s State of the Union address and not give special treatment to illegal immigrants attending as Democrat 'guests'

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: Wages, Obama economy's weakest link, now surging under Trump

Militarydotcom: U.S. Air Force’s 33,000-pound bunker-busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) receives an upgrade

Washington Times: Hawaii worker who sent false missile-attack alert is fired; emergency management leader resigns

Australian Financial Review: Shinzo Abe interview transcript

Fox News: Hawaii worker who sent false missile-attack alert is fired; emergency management leader resigns

Zero Hedge: FBI Director Wray "shocked to his core" by FISA memo, McCabe 'removed' next day, more heads to roll: report

Reuters: U.S. cloud-computing failure could spur up to $19 billion in losses: Lloyd's

Reuters/National Post: Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South Korea and Japan via Russia, reports say

AP/CBC: U.S. issues 'Putin list' of Russian politicians, oligarchs

NPR: Worker who sent Hawaii false alert thought missile attack was imminent

AP/CBC: Yemen PM, cabinet members could seek refuge with Saudis amid separatist attacks; South Yemen separatists, backed by the Emirates, have seized parts of Aden

Korea Herald: PyeongChang 2018: Joint Korean women's hockey team to move to athletes' village ahead of schedule

Fox News: House Intel votes to release controversial FISA surveillance memo to the public

CNBC: Exxon Mobil to invest $50B in U.S. over 5 years, citing tax reform

Fox News: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe 'removed' from the bureau

Washington - NY Post: Rubio fires chief of staff over ‘improper conduct’ claims

AP: 11 Afghan troops die in ISIS attack on Kabul military academy

Wayne Allyn Root - Las Vegas Review-Journal: FBI went to great lengths to plot against Donald Trump

Ruth Marcus - Washington Post: Hillary Clinton: #MeToo, meet #SoWhat

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: How Donald Trump, America's salesman-in-chief, won over CEOs at Davos

NBC News: Turkey hopes its huge 'Istanbul New Airport' will become world's busiest when it opens in October

AFP: In Detroit, Motown nights are reborn

AP: German automakers face heat over tests on monkeys, humans

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: Sorry, skeptics, Trump’s tax plan is actually working wonders

AP: Bruno Mars crashes rap’s big party at the Grammys

Joel Kotkin - Orange County Register: A year into Trump’s peasant rebellion

Victor Davis Hanson - American Greatness: From conspiracy theories to conspiracies

NBC News: Trump’s State of the Union theme: ‘A safe, strong and proud America’

NY Post: Victims of bike path terror attack file $600M suit against New York City

Terry Moran - ABC News: Analysis: It’s the 'economy, stupid'. And right now, the Trump economy is blasting off

South Africa - NBC News: Drought-hit Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ amid water crisis

Independent: Strava fitness map 'accidentally revealed the location of secret military bases' by tracking soldiers' movements

CTV News: Keurig buys Dr. Pepper Snapple, creating a beverage giant

Politico: Sessions pledges to depoliticize Justice Department

NY Times: The follower factory; Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Jim Hanson - Fox News: No, Russia didn't work to elect Trump -- It works to divide Americans, with the help of Democrats

CBC: Putin critic Alexei Navalny arrested after call for election boycott

Toronto Star: Afghanistan officials raise death toll from Kabul suicide bombing to 103

CTV News: Trump letter to African leaders: Tillerson to make 1st visit

BBC: Saudi billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal freed after paying settlement

Kimberley Strassel - Wall Street Journal: Operation 'sabotage the memo'; what are Adam Schiff, the Justice Department and the FBI trying to hide?

Sharyl Attkisson - The Hill: As walls close in on FBI, the Bureau lashes out at its antagonists

Kyle Smith - NY Post: New film accidentally exposes Team Obama’s foreign-policy naivete

AP/CBC: 95 killed, 158 wounded in Afghan car bombing; attacker used an ambulance to get through security checkpoint near consulates

NY Post: Clinton thanks ‘activist bitches’ in bizarre video

CTV News: Relations between Trump, global elites seem to thaw at Davos

Editorial - San Jose Mercury News: Stop the California bullet train in its tracks

Washington Times: Salvaging the legacy of the FBI

Ed Rogers - Washington Post: Democrats are coming unhinged over the Trump economy

Andrew Cohen - New Republic: Judging Larry Nassar: why Rosemarie Aquilina’s handling of a serial sex abuser’s case was so problematic

AP/CBC: Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million illegal immigrants; legal status for so-called 'Dreamers' would be revocable for criminal behaviour and national security threats

Wesley Pruden - Washington Times: Trump crashes the gasbag party at Davos

Mollie Hemingway - The Federalist: What to expect from the House intel memo on surveillance abuse

CTV News: 39 dead, 131 injured in South Korea hospital fire

Nick Bilton - Vanity Fair: “This is serious”: Facebook begins its downward spiral

Wayne Allyn Root - Las Vegas Review-Journal: The fix was in. The 2016 election was rigged — and Donald Trump won anyway; the revelations about to be made public will shake this nation to its core

Byron York - Washington Examiner: 'Hide the ball' — On Capitol Hill, growing frustration with FBI secrecy

Toronto Star: ‘I don’t have the DNA for it’: Oprah rules out running for President

Business Day: Trump threatens to pull aid to Palestinians if they don’t pursue peace

ABC7 Chicago: Blagojevich PR man one of 4 Americans killed in Afghan attack

Buffalo News: Number of refugees moving to Buffalo plummets under Trump

Libya - Boston Herald: Death toll now 33, with 47 wounded in twin car bombings in Benghazi

Fox News: Trump fires back at Schumer: 'If there is no Wall, there is no DACA'

Detroit News: Poll: Majority of Michigan voters back pot legalization

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: The FBI is looking guilty as hell in Russia probe

CBS News: Wray makes changes to senior leadership team as Trump keeps up attacks on FBI

NY Post: Disgraced FBI agent had doubts about Mueller probe

Rachel Stoltzfoos - Federalist: Politico botches basic fact in hit piece on Christian HHS staffers

Howard Kurtz - Hollywood Reporter: How 'Trump Trauma' is crippling the news media

NY Post: Mom turns in son accused of carjacking after seeing him on TV

Richard Manning - Fox News: Why FBI's 'missing' five months of texts is worse than Watergate

Marc Thiessen - Washington Post: Democrats just got rolled. They can blame Barack Obama.

NY Post: "Multiple" Americans were killed in Kabul hotel siege that left 28 dead, including the 6 terrorists

AP: U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis: Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

CTV News: Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' lands a leading 13 Oscar nods, one short of record

Florida - NY Post: Border agent arrest of illegal Jamaican aboard Greyhound bus triggers outcry from fellow travellers unfamilar with authority of border/immigration officers

National Post: Team USA's Olympic uniforms will include jackets that self-heat for up to 11 hours with phone-controlled American flag heating element

AP: Ottoman instincts? France, U.S. urge Turkey to show restraint in north Syria

Global News: Neil Diamond quits touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Patrick Buchanan - Sioux City Journal: Will U.S., Turkey clash in Syria?

CBC: Volcano eruption near Japan ski resort kills 1, injures 11; snow-covered Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupted around 10 a.m. local time

National Post: North Korea re-schedules military spectacle to one day before Winter Olympics opening

Washington Post: Hawaii Governor couldn't correct false missile alert because he didn't know his Twitter password; the Democrat says he has taken steps to ensure it won’t happen again -- he has now saved Twitter access info on his cellphone; why didn't he use the phone?

Amity Shlaes - City Journal: Growth, not equality; American history shows that expanding the economy benefits everyone

Rich Lowry - NY Post: Schumer listened to the resistance — and lost badly

AP: Border changer? Turkey shells Syrian city as it pushes into Kurdish enclave

Economic Times: Narendra Modi makes his Davos debut seeking bigger global role for India

Byron York - Washington Examiner: What's next in the investigation of those missing FBI texts

NY Post: Trump praises "even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN" in shutdown victory lap

The Hindu: Narendra Modi addresses World Economic Forum plenary and says India a positive, growing force in world driven by democracy, demography and dynamism

AP: Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours, Trump signs

Channel News Asia: Puerto Rico to sell off crippled power utility PREPA; went bankrupt befor hurricanes

NY Times: Trump slaps steep tariffs on imported washing machines and solar products to protect American jobs

Bloomberg: 'Schumer Schurrender' as Democrat Senate leader learns his attempt to smear Trump with shutdown is a non-starter, despite media spin

Jeff Sessions - Washington Times: Trump’s merit-based immigration system

AP: Schumer blinks, Democrats finally align on plan to fund government, end shutdown

Howie Carr - Boston Herald: Russia scandal? The left knows of the real one

AP/Houston Chronicle: Mexico posts its highest homicide rate since record-keeping began

CTV News: German nurse already in prison charged with 97 more murders at hospitals

Washington Times: Democrats reject last-minute deal; Republicans schedule Monday vote to re-open government

Fox News: Newly released texts between ex-Mueller team members suggest they knew outcome of Clinton email probe in advance

Byron York - Washington Examiner: Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe

AP/CBC: Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

The Hill: FBI suspiciously 'unable to preserve' some text messages from agent removed from Mueller probe for anti-Trump bias

Record: Newly commissioned U.S. warship, USS Little Rock, stuck in Montreal harbour due to abnormal ice conditions after December commissioning in Buffalo

Daily Caller: Obama mocked Trump’s political ambitions. Trump spent his first year dismantling Obama’s legacy

Kathy Barnette - Fox News: My take on Trump's first year as an African-American mom and veteran

David Harsanyi - Federalist: What the Schumer shutdown tells us about modern Democrats; minority, majority, process, or norms, it doesn’t really matter. Democrats believe they should always be in control

Reuters/CBC: Casualties unknown after 4 gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

Matthew Continetti - Washington Free Beacon: Team Obama still hasn't learned the lesson of 2016

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: The Trump economy, one year in: A success by all measures

The Hill: Blink: Gutiérrez says ready to give in on wall

The Hill: Shutdown fight turns ugly as both sides dig in

Sara Carter: A Bombshell House Intelligence report exposing extensive FISA abuse could lead to the removal of senior government officials

AP/CTV News: 2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria freed after concerted police manhunt

Schumer shutdown - AP: Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some U.S. parks open, some not

Susan Page - USA Today: A consequential president: Trump's tweets have overshadowed the impact of his policies at one year in

Stephen Gutowski - Washington Free Beacon: Massachusetts sends letter to licensed gun owners demanding they surrender bump-fire stocks; how will they reach the criminal gun owners?

The Hill: Trump touts 'unprecedented economic success' in Women's March tweet

AP: GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day

Frank Bruni - NY Times: Donald Trump’s radical honesty; NYT columnist's backhanded compliment slathered in the bias that motivates his bosses and co-conspirators, blinding them to reality of public understanding

Montecito - AP: Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

Newt Gingrich - Fox News: "I have known nine presidents, beginning with President Richard Nixon. Of those nine, the only one who was as effective as President Trump in his first year was President Ronald Reagan"

AP: The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a ‘present’ from Democrats for anniversary of his first year in office

Rich Lowry - NY Post: The ‘Trump is a despot’ crew is the real threat to democracy

AP: In run-up to shutdown, an erosion of trust derailed talks

Pete Saunders - Forbes: What Amazon's HQ2 shortlist tells us about what the company is looking for

AP: IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

San Jose Mercury News: How Amazon’s 20 HQ2 contenders stack up

Jerusalem Post: U.S. to convert existing Jerusalem facility into Embassy for 2019 opening

Marc Thiessen - Washington Post: Democrats need to do their job and make a deal

Catherine Herridge - Fox News: GOP lawmakers demand that 'alarming' memo on FISA abuses be made public

Editorial - LA Times: A year in, Trump distracts while his appointees sledgehammer the government; Left Coast self-appointed eggheads still don't get it, the Obama Presidency was a disaster

Guardian: Mother and daughter shot dead while immunizing children from polio in Pakistan

Mollie Hemingway - Washington Post: I wasn’t a Trump supporter. I am now. I thought he would govern as a progressive, but boy was I wrong.

Global News: Pope accuses sexual assault victims in Chile of slander

Editorial - Wall Street Journal: Judging the travel ban — and judges; the Supreme Court agrees to hear the judiciary v. Trump "The Justices have a chance to rule on the legality of Mr. Trump’s ban but also whether judges can ignore the law merely because they loathe Mr. Trump and all his works"

Jeff Bergner - Virginian-Pilot: The vanishing Obama Presidency; gone with the lecturing, hectoring wind

AP: Trump’s first year in office has been a can’t-miss drama

Daily Caller: Congressman says has been "made aware" of "credible information regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border" related to Las Vegas massacre

CBC: Zimbabwe politician jailed during Mugabe era among 5 killed in U.S. helicopter crash

LV Review-Journal: Court claim puts attention on Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend

Daily Mail: Cannabis users are more likely to feel deceived and alienated by others, study finds; increases connectivity in the brain regions associated with psychosis

Fox News: Manhattan DA raids Newsweek headquarters

Business Insider: The House just voted to avoid a government shutdown, but the plan could still crash and burn in the Senate

NY Post: Under the new Trump standard, why wasn't Obama impeached?

CNBC: IBM shares fall despite first growth in 23 quarters

Larry Elder: Under the new Trump standard, why wasn't Obama impeached?

Washington Times: Obama’s doctor says Trump is in excellent health, killing the liberal dream of his ‘incapacity’

CNBC: GOP education task ahead: Polls find a lot of Americans haven't heard of new tax system or its details but assume it will hurt them anyway

Joel Kotkin - City-Journal: Can the Trump economy Trump Trump?

Bloomberg: Intel has a big problem. It needs to act like it

Christopher Buskirk - USA Today: While Trump's critics keep talking, Trump is fulfilling his promises

CNBC: Trump says his border wall stance hasn't 'evolved,' and insists Mexico will pay for it

Bloomberg Businessweek: Are you missing out on the great market melt-up?

CNBC: Cramer calls Apple's $350B investment in the U.S. economy a 'modern-day Marshall Plan'

Bloomberg Businessweek: Tesla’s Model 3: Slowest. Rollout. Ever.

CNBC: GE shares drop to 6-year low below $17

NBC: Snow on ground in all 50 U.S. states for first time since 2010

Bloomberg: U.S. jobless claims plunge to lowest weekly tally since 1973

Toronto Star: Emirates to buy 20 Airbus A380 aircraft in $16B deal

CNBC: Trump hasn't made the dollar great again, and he apparently likes it that way

CBC: Strong winter storm blasts northern Europe, killing at least 2 and grounding flights

Fox News: President Trump reveals winners of his ‘Fake News’ awards; GOP.com host website crashes due to traffic volumes

Bloomberg Businessweek: This army of AI robots will feed the world

CBC: Ex-CIA agent's arrest means the U.S. has been 'blind in China' for years, says another former CIA spy

Daily Mail: NASA says February 4th asteroid fly-by at 107,826 kmph will safely miss Earth

CNBC: Apple says it will contribute $350B to the U.S. economy over the next 5 years

Axios: U.S.-Canada council calls for more support for female business owners

More Trump bump - Reuters: Apple plans second U.S. campus, to pay $38B in foreign cash taxes

CTV News: Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

ABC: Donald Trump scored top marks in Montreal Cognitive Assessment test, here's what he was tested on

CTV News: Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees temperatures hit minus 67C

CBC: 2 Koreas to form 1st joint Olympic team, march together in opening ceremony

CTV News: Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in classic cars

ABC News: North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics

Sydney: $260B ‘cryptocalypse’ as crypto currencies plunge 30% amid fresh China, South Korea fears

Washigton Examiner: White House doctor: Trump scored 30 out of 30 on a cognitive exam he requested; first time any President has been scored on Montreal Cognitive Assessment; will media apologize?

Salena Zito - NY Post: Nothing's changed: Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America

AP: U.S. withholds $65M from Palestinian aid programs

AP: Tax law brings big paper losses, long-term gains to U.S. banks

Victor Davis Hanson - National Review: President Nobama; Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy

Fox Business: Facebook's major news feed revamp could exacerbate fake news

AP: Nestle selling U.S. candy business for $2.8B

Leia Klingel - Fox Business: GE faces big charge: Is a break-up next?

Andrea Peyser - NY Post: The #MeToo movement has officially jumped the shark

Reuters/Fox Business: U.S. oil industry set to break record, up-end global trade

Jeffrey Lord - American Spectator: The reflexive racism of the American Left

AP/Fox Business: With a $6B charge comes new thoughts about GE's future

Rich Lowry - National Review: In infamous meeting, Trump spoke of attracting Asian immigrants

CBC: Leading Serb moderate in Kosovo gunned down, spurring police manhunt; Oliver Ivanovic was considered a key politician who maintained relations with NATO, EU officials

Reuters: Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries

Bloomberg: China escalates crackdown on cryptocurrency trading

Reuters: Vancouver meeting focus on pressuring sanctions as Koreas once again explore detente

Toronto Star: Colombian suspension bridge under construction collapses outside Bogota, killing 10 workers

Reuters: India's oil imports in 2017 surged to a record 4.4 million bpd

Fox News: Leah Remini defends fellow ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis, suggests Church of Scientology is behind rape claims

Bloomberg: NAFTA trio to gather in Davos as negotiations resume in Canada

Jack Cashill - American Thinker: Obama, Trump, and the silliness of Spielberg's The Post

BBC: Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Carl Golden - Asbury Park Press: Promises, promises: Bumps in the road await new NJ Gov. Murphy

Editorial - NY Post: The Martin Luther King Jr. we knew 50 years ago

Ryan Saavedra - Daily Wire: Dick Durbin has a history of lying about private White House meetings

Daily Caller: Daily Beast writer who resigned after first caught, plagiarized more than once

Selwyn Duke - American Thinker: Time to repeal the disastrous 1965 Immigration Act

Washington Examiner: Tax cuts drive business back to the Motor City

Monica Showalter - American Thinker: It's time to sort the good from the bad in the 800,000-person DACA bloc

David Marcus - Federalist: Do Americans still believe in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream?

NY Post: This town is proof that Trump’s wall can work

Indian Express: ‘Danger of conflict between Pakistan, India growing’ claims Pakistan daily

AP: Pakistani army says Indian fire kills 4 soldiers in Kashmir

Breitbart: Donald Trump’s support among Blacks has doubled since 2016, amid racism claims: polls

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: Trump may be digging himself into a hole

U.S. Dept of Justice: Uranium One indictment; 11 counts related to foreign bribery, fraud and money laundering scheme

Fox News: Hawaii emergency officials say ballistic missile threat alert was a mistake

Business Insider: Julian Assange has just been granted citizenship in Ecuador

Fox Business: Wall Street rises again to record highs with oil prices, earnings optimism

Benny Avni - NY Post: Here’s how Iran’s protesters want Trump to help

Piers Morgan - Daily Mail: Trump seems saner as his critics get crazier

Wall Street Journal: Economists credit Trump as tailwind for U.S. growth, hiring and stocks

Editorial - NY Post: It looks like Trump got through to ‘Little Rocket Man’

Project Veritas: Twitter insiders say some users are censored by limiting who sees their tweets; so-called 'shadow banning' has been rumoured for years

Financial Post: Carillion: One of the biggest British corporate failures in recent years could be felt all the way to Canada

Toronto Star: With another interest-rate hike expected, Canadian household debt looms large

Kelly McParland - National Post: Our flippant Prime Minister simply won't tolerate differing views

Globe and Mail: New poll shows deterioration in approval ratings for Trudeau Liberals

CTV News: 'I feel the pain': Asylum seeker from Togo severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold; paid $700 for taxi ride to Canadian border

CP24: Hydro One wants to spend $15M to re-design bills

CBC: As Nipigon Bridge repair costs mount, Wynne Liberals won't say who will foot the bill; $106M bridge failed 42 days after opening to traffic in January 2016

Financial Post: Canada stuck on sidelines as U.S. oil boom creates jobs, curbs emissions

CBC: U.S. leaving NAFTA would be 'especially bad' for Windsor-Essex, says cross-border expert

National Post: Problems continue for Liberals' missing, murdered women inquiry as new executive director quits after only four months

CBC: Passing coast guard icebreaker shatters Sombra, Ontario ferry causeway, threatening family business with $4M damage

Lorne Gunter - Edmonton Sun: Billions spent on transit not driving Canadians from their cars

Toronto - CBC: Anonymous donor gives Centre for Addiction and Mental Health record $100M

Toronto Star: Canadian dollar, Toronto stock index fall amid reports U.S. plans to pull out of NAFTA

David Ljunggren - Reuters: Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA; Canadian and Mexican currencies drop and stocks hurt on Ottawa leak

CBC: Canada preparing for possibility Trump will pull out of NAFTA: sources; another trade negotiation failure by Liberal Govt?

National Post: Trudeau refers to Canada's 'somewhat unruly neighbour' during town hall in Halifax; faced difficult questions, including about his controversial Bahamas vacation, pensions for veterans, and $10.5M secret Omar Khadr lawsuit settlement

CTV News: Flu cases spike Canada-wide, but peak could be weeks off: experts

Huffington Post: Ontario minimum wage hike: Companies divided on whether to raise prices or slash benefits

CBC: $500M recouped worldwide from tax cheats due to Panama Papers — but none of it in Canada; CRA says will have nothing to report until after next election

Charles Lammam, Hugh MacIntyre - Toronto Sun: Sharp minimum wage hikes can hurt low-skilled workers

Paul Wells - Macleans: The battle of Bill Morneau; Canada’s federal Finance Minister on his catastrophic autumn, what went wrong and how he’s fighting back

Jim Warren - Toronto Sun: The clock is ticking on appointing a new federal elections chief

Geoff Zochodne - Financial Post: Why U.S. tax cuts have Canadian firms booking big one-time losses

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: The ever-converging lives of Justin Trudeau and Joshua Boyle

Financial Post: ‘Eco-colonialism’: Rift grows between Indigenous leaders and foreign-financed green activists

Editorial - Sudbury Star: Wynne robs Peter to pay Paul

Roy Green - Global News: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is wrongly in attack mode

Tom Parkin - Toronto Sun: Canada's jobs news is good, but the party is already winding down

CTV News: All four victims of Nova Scotia fire younger than eight years old, relative says

CBC: 2 adults, 2 children dead in Oshawa house fire; 3 others rushed to hospital

Inside Halton: Oakville to hold open house discussion on application to turn Glen Abbey golf course into subdivision and commercial office park

Don Pittis - CBC: Ontario's experiment with minimum wage could transform Canada's economy; We're the guinea pigs in a real-life high-risk research project, and no one can be sure how it will turn out

Rosie DiManno - Toronto Star: So much of the Joshua Boyle story just makes no sense

Ottawa - Global News: Joshua Boyle case adjourned a second time, date for bail hearing unclear

CBC: Global marijuana company in Smiths Falls, Ontario, seeks a retail pot store; province will ban private sales after legalization this summer but promises 'open dialogue'

Financial Post: CIBC acquires tech savvy Wellington Financial, launches CIBC Innovation Banking

Editorial - Globe and Mail: It’s time to end taxpayer subsidies for green vehicles

Global News: Transportation Safety Board investigating collision between 2 planes at Toronto Pearson airport

Global News: 3 violent carjackings in one day in Calgary all believed to be linked to drugs

Globe and Mail: Iqaluit blizzard leaves city without municipal services, including water delivery

Jocelyn Bamford - Toronto Sun: Wynne's bullying of Ontario business must be challenged

Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal: Fixed-income poor face inflation spike without help; 'Wynne should have reduced income tax scale for those on minimum wage, instead of causing chaos with independent employers; the simplicity of lowering income taxes would have given economic stimulation without causing hardships for employers and consumers'

Ottawa Citizen: Napanee wildlife rescue centre appeals for help after fire destroys barn

Financial Post: 'We are offended': Franchisees blast Ontario Premier Wynne for unfairly targeting Tim Hortons' founding families

Global News: Sunwing plane catches fire after clipping WestJet aircraft at Toronto Pearson airport

Chatham Daily News: The so-called Pacific Decadal Oscillation – a long-term measured fluctuation of Pacific Ocean temperature – is currently cool and should stay that way for another 10 years; it is affecting North American winter weather, says climate expert

Conrad Black - National Post: Was Canada 150 'a bust'? Heroic Canada actually has lots to celebrate

Huffington Post: Trump's pot crackdown could be good news for Canada's cannabis industry

Global News: Canada’s East Coast mops up after ‘weather bomb’ floods roads, batters buildings

Tom Blackwell - National Post: 'Don’t step out of line': Confidential report reveals how Chinese officials harass activists in Canada

CBC: Canada adds 79,000 jobs in December, pushing jobless rate to lowest level since 1976 as baby boomers retire in big numbers

Montreal: Warming? Nope, Montreal just had coldest six-day stretch in 146 years

CBC: More than 100,000 without power in Maritimes, as winter storm brings high winds

Global News: New rules let U.S. border agents access data on phones, laptops — but not if located "on the cloud"

National Post: The many winding paths of Joshua Boyle; a wannabe spy for CSIS, Star Wars gamer, son of a federal court judge, and briefly husband to Zaynab Khadr; the man held hostage in Afghanistan for five years, is now a captive in a Canadian jail facing criminal charges

CBC: Newfoundland and Labrador expanding high-speed internet coverage to 99% of province, to give boost to rural residents and businesses

NY Times: Robots can’t vote, but they helped elect Trump

Daniel Henninger - Wall Street Journal: Trump proves he’s sane

David Harsanyi - NY Post: The Trump dossier’s credibility is collapsing

Ed Rogers - Washington Post: With Bannon gone, maybe a Trump coalition can emerge

Fox Business: Walmart giving $1,000 bonus payments, boosts entry-level pay and benefits in wake of Trump tax reform; over one million workers to benefit

Michael Kruse - Politico: Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re killing us; New report blames elitist national party for alienating voters, and threatening the party's chances in 2020

NY Times: A perfect storm is coming to Mexico; U.S. tax changes, NAFTA question marks, and its Presidential election

Christopher Buskirk - Washington Post: Michael Wolff did Trump a big favour

updated LA Times: Death toll rises to 15 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

Marketwatch: AMD stock drop shows how Spectre will loom over tech

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: This is what happens when POTUS tweets out your email address

Fox News: Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 13 dead in Montecito, highways closed

AP: Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans

AFP: French star Catherine Deneuve defends men's 'right' to chat up women

CBS News: A government shutdown would be a loser for Democrats

CTV News: French President urges China to open markets wider

AP: Another retailer, Target, reports booming holiday sales

Washington Examiner: Democrats' disingenuous dealing on DACA

AP: Turkey renames street following spat with UAE Minister over Ottoman Empire actions a century ago

Editorial - Las Vegas Review-Journal: Federal judge tosses out charges in Cliven Bundy case

AP: Salvadorans fear their country not prepared for returnees

Andrew Malcolm - McClatchyDC: Trump is handling Iran just right

AP: In wake of "deliberate attacks", sonic or otherwise, Tillerson not returning U.S. diplomatic staff to Cuba

David Brooks - NY Times: The decline of anti-Trumpism

AP: Panmunjom: venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

Mollie Hemingway - Federalist: Treat ‘mental health’ talk against Trump like the coup attempt it is

AP: Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws; older chips and their computer hosts will remain vulnerable

ZDnet: Spectre and Meltdown: Insecurity at the heart of modern CPU design

CBC: Iran lawmaker says 3,700 arrested in days of protest, unrest; 21 died in protests over unemployment, corruption

Fox News: Charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, three others are dismissed by federal judge

Nashville - Reuters: Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

Bloomberg: U.S. equities keep shattering records

Fox News: Dem-ordered study to expose illegal online gun sales backfires

CNBC: Buffett's Berkshire stands to gain $37B windfall from tax plan

Reuters: U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans

Brooke Singman - Fox News: Grand jury seeks testimony about Bernie Sanders' wife, $10M college loan: report

Reuters: Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

CNBC: Starting January 22nd, some Americans may need a passport for domestic air travel

New York - Reuters: Three injured in fire atop NYC's Trump Tower, officials say

CNBC: Despite Trump threats, vehicle imports from Mexico hit an all-time high

Judson Berger - Fox News: Obamas criticized for lavish library plans, including 'test kitchen'

Zero Hedge: Upcoming OIG report likely to trigger second Special Counsel; Comey, Lynch and Clinton in crosshairs

Detroit Free Press: Embezzlement plagues union offices around U.S., records show

Anthony Watts - Watts Up With That: FAIL: NOAA’s winter climate outlook claimed ‘warmer than normal’ temperature; Global warming/climate change advocates want us to believe that computer models will accurately predict temperature out to the year 2100...

Zero Hedge: Save your money; Wikileaks publishes Michael Wolff's entire sold out Trump book as a PDF

Mark Gollom - CBC: Trump racks up significant political victories in his 1st year; wins include tax overhaul, regulatory rollback and appointment of a record number of judges

CBS News: Trump blasts CNN for Tapper's off the dial full-frontal attack during Stephen Miller interview

Globe and Mail: Steve Bannon says support for Trump 'unwavering' as aides defend President's fitness for office

CBS News: Combat veterans suffering from same CTE brain disease as concussion victims

CBS News: Sen. Rand Paul says injuries from altercation with neighbor left him in "living hell"

Reuters: Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China's coast

Peter Roff - U.S. News and World Report: Get ready for economic lift-off; a record-setting stock market is just one of the big effects Trump's policies are having

NY Post: UK PM Theresa May says she has no concerns about Donald Trump's mental state; in Trump, she sees someone "committed to ensuring that he is taking decisions in the best interests of the United States"

Lawrence Kudlow: Bannon down, market up signals the resurgence of real American populismt

CBS News: CIA Director Pompeo disputes New York Times assessment of North Korea threat, stands behind intelligence community

ABC News: Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims victory against anti-government protests

Carl M. Cannon - Orange County Register: Fire and Fury signifying nothing

Editorial - LA Times: Losers in the GOP tax plan, blue states are unwisely turning to tax evasion that can be administratively stopped by IRS; tax reform means poor states aren't subsidizing New York and California over-spending

Matthew Continetti - Washington Free Beacon: The book that blew up Washington; Donald Trump, Fire and Fury, and the never-ending shocks to the system

Editorial - Weekly Standard: A deafening silence about new Iranian revolution

Bethlehem - Reuters: Palestinians attack car of Greek Patriarch in protest against land deals

AP: Nikki Haley: Iran, ‘the world will be watching what you do’

Peter Ferrara - Observer: America’s booming economy will smash Democrats in 2018

Byron York - Washington Examiner: What the Trump dossier criminal referral means

Maryland - AP: Trump, GOP lawmakers to take up 2018 agenda at Camp David

NBC News: Tillerson says Korea talks show U.S. strategy is working

Business Insider: Russia gained a 'treasure trove' of intelligence on the best U.S. fighter jets in Syria

VOA News: Trump suggests freezing $1.9B in aid to Pakistan just the start

Tokyo - AP: Ex-Toyota head Tatsuro Toyoda, who led overseas drive, dead at 88

Gulf News: 11 princes in Saudi Arabia arrested; were protesting new requirement that they must pay for their pay for electricity and water consumption

Boston Herald: Dunkin Donuts cuts menu by 10%, dumps smoothies, various breakfast and afternoon sandwiches and flatbread items

Fox News: Trump backs Sen. Paul's plan to fund infrastructure projects with suspended aid to Pakistan

Chuck Grassley: Senators Grassley, Graham refer Christopher Steele for criminal investigation

Deroy Murdock - National Review: The FBI’s dubious probe of Hillary’s emails; FBI did everything but drive Hillary’s getaway car

Copenhagen - AP: Minister: Norway to extradite cleric if Italy convicts him

Washington Post: FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for months; probe started during Obama years, was slowed during 2016 election

WBUR: U.S. Customs and Border Protection sets new rules for searching electronic devices

Riyadh - Gulf News: Saudi King boosts welfare and payouts to soften blow of new taxes and lifting of gasoline subsidies; part of effort to restructure economy amid lower oil prices

Cupertino: Apple admits all of its hardware products except Apple Watch are at-risk from Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities; their obvious solution? buy software only from Apple

Buffalo - CBC: Sweden's captain throws medal into crowd after loss to Canada at world juniors

Howie Carr - Boston Herald: And the nominees for Fake News Awards should be...

Fake Book - Business Insider: The author of the explosive new Trump book says he can't be sure if parts of it are true

Salena Zito - Washington Examiner: GOP Rep. Bill Shuster to retire, spend final year working with Trump on massive infrastructure bill

Fox News: GOP Senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation

Lloyd Marcus - American Thinker: Trump's unnoticed great first-year accomplishment

Byron York - Washington Examiner: Trump anger fuels Wolff-Bannon-NBC publicity machine

Fox News: Food stamp recipients down 2M under Trump, USDA figures show

Bob McGovern - Boston Herald: Fate of legal pot now uncertain in U.S.

Fox News: White House seeks $18B to extend border wall over next 10 years

CNBC: U.S. Black unemployment rate falls to record low

Monica Showalter - American Thinker: FBI tries to claw back credibility – and maybe get on Trump's good side

Toronto Star: China tightens trade to North Korea under intensified UN nuclear sanctions

Fox News: U.S. Justice Department investigating Clinton Foundation over 'pay to play' allegations

Business Insider: Intel was aware of the chip vulnerability when its CEO sold off $24M in company stock

CNBC: Marooned at home during today's winter weather? 8 productivity hacks for working from home

CBS News: Trump Administration suspends all security assistance to Pakistan

Washington Post: Historic ‘bomb cyclone’ unleashes blizzard conditions from coastal Virginia to New England. Frigid air to follow.

CNBC: U.S. private sector added 250,000 jobs in December, vs estimate of 190,000: ADP

Breitbart: Feds Stop Smuggled Uzbek Nationals near Canadian Border

Washington Examiner: Fusion GPS paid journalists, court papers confirm

CNBC: Job-cut announcements in 2017 see lowest level since 1990, Challenger report says

Kyle Swenson - Washington Post: Who is Michael Wolff? Author of Trump book is known for 'pushing the facts' and fixating on 'money, money, money'

Bloomberg/Canada: Turkish banker found guilty of trying to help Iran dodge U.S. sanctions

Jen Gerson - National Post: The badly behaved man vs. the predator — why we need to distinguish between sex offenders

National Post: Satellite images suggest a failed Hwasong-12 missile crashed into North Korean city: report

updated Guardian: At least 18 dead and 254 injured in South Africa truck/train crash

CTV News: Winter storm bringing, snow, cold to U.S. Eastern Seaboard

LA Times: Republican wins drawing to decide Virginia House race, keeping GOP in charge

Fox News: Attorney General Sessions to reverse Obama-era policy on pot legalization

LA Times: A popular sugar additive may have fueled the spread of not one but two superbugs

AP: Fatal crash earlier this week was Australian plane’s second

Global News: First snow falls in Florida in decades as brutal storm strikes U.S. South

CBC: Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort sues special counsel Mueller over Russia probe

Kenneth Vogel - NY Times: Partisans, wielding money, begin seeking to exploit harassment claims

The Hill: In the long run, low-wage workers lose out in 'Fight for $15'

Fox News: Hungry North Korean soldiers are being given leave to find food, report says

Daily Caller: Abedin forwarded State passwords to Yahoo before it was hacked by foreign agents

Fox News: Trump says sanctions are having a 'big impact' on North Korea

CBC: Sen. Lynn Beyak kicked out of Conservative caucus after refusing to remove online 'racist' comments from public feedback

James Wallace - Sault Star: Wynne is bully in Tim's fight

Adnan R. Khan - Macleans: What really happened to now-jailed Joshua Boyle and his family

CBC: Liberal MP Majid Jowhari's insensitive Iran tweets roil his heavily Iranian riding

BNN: Magna warns Ontario at a ‘tipping point’ amid mounting costs

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Charges or no, it was odd for Trudeau to meet with Boyle family

Globe and Mail: Marijuana stocks plunge on U.S. plans to end federal hands-off policy

Chris Selley - National Post: Photos bring Trudeau's seriousness into question and the backlash could be legendary

CBC: Boyle's Parliament Hill meeting raises questions about who meets the PM; 'Somebody in the PMO should have said: Is this really the kind of person that we want?' says ex-CSIS analyst

Napanee - NASDAQ: ABcann Global announces receipt of Health Canada license to produce cannabis oils

Globe and Mail: Sajjan outflew colleagues on government jets, racking up more than $670,000 in costs

CBC: Minimum wage hikes could cost Canada's economy 60,000 jobs by end of 2019

Globe and Mail: Former hostage Joshua Boyle to remain in custody on 15 charges

Éric Grenier - CBC: With key allies at risk of defeat, 2018 could be a tough year for Trudeau's Liberals

CTV News: Joshua Boyle facing 15 charges, including assault, confinement; charged on December 30th; publication ban imposed on details

CBC: Prepare for power outages, says Nova Scotia Power, with coming major winter storm on Thursday

Toronto Star: Police release home security video of man lighting Porsche on fire

CBC: Overnight fire at Napanee strip mall beside Hwy 401 suspicious, police say

CTV News: Montreal becomes first major Canadian city to ban plastic shopping bags

National Post: CNN, Anderson Cooper trying to force hospital to hand over files on Canadian surgeon suing network for libel

CTV News: Ontario restaurant owner says wage hike means he'll earn less than employees

Jonathan Kay - National Post: Why our intellectual class made Canada 150 the worst birthday ever; Canadian leftists have been consumed with the project of shaming those who find inspiration in the many things this country has got right

CTV News: Canadian pilot, UK CEO among victims of Australia seaplane crash

Jen Gerson - National Post: Perhaps what Trudeau really needs is an etiquette commissioner

CBC: Ontario's new pharmacare plan a tough pill to swallow, say critics

CTV News: Calgary Zoo brings penguins indoors because of frigid temperatures

Rex Murphy - National Post: Justin Trudeau's year-long descent from celebrity selfie-prince to typical politician

570 News: Extreme cold puts many New Year's Eve plans on ice

CBC: 'It's like getting a growler filled at a brewery': Vancouver Island dairy puts milk on tap

Toronto Star: Toronto Polar Bear Dip cancelled over extreme cold, frozen Lake Ontario

Andre Marin - Toronto Sun: Provincial and federal Liberals embrace politics of fear and exaggeration

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: 2018: The year of the Ontario voter

updated Victoria News: Two slain little girls honoured by Oak Bay community wth candlelight vigil

Toronto - CP24: New Years at Nathan Phillips Square cut short due to extreme cold

updated Ottawa - City News: Confusion as Liberals cancel, then announce scaled back Parliament Hill New Year's Eve celebrations due to extreme cold

CBC/Yahoo: Patrick Brown sticks to People's Guarantee even if he only wins minority; would work with opposition parties to get things done

Metro: 'Party inside:' Expect a cold New Year's Eve ahead, Environment Canada says

Christopher Hume - Metro: Toronto's new subway extension is beautiful, but it's not the line we should've built

CTV News: Environment Canada issues extreme cold weather warnings for much of the country

Toronto Star: Veteran female officer alleges police ‘culture of sexism’ in human rights complaint

Chatham Daily News: Nicholls says 401 barrier will be built; Green Energy Act will be scrapped

CBC: Andrea Horwath makes her pitch to voters 'tired of Kathleen Wynne'

CBC: 'There may not be a more loved Toronto Maple Leaf': City mourns hockey legend Johnny Bower

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Let's clean house in Ontario politics

Buffalo News: Irv Weinstein, legendary Buffalo Channel 7 anchor, dead at 87 after ALS battle

Bloomberg: Oil jumps to highest since mid-2015 on Libya blast, Saudi budget

Canadian story of 2017? Christie Blatchford - National Post: The judge, the sting, Black Cube and me; How a legal battle between two ferociously competitive Toronto firms took a dark turn

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