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Strike at York University ends
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TORONTO – The strike at York University is over. The union representing graduate students and teaching assistants says its members voted Tuesday to ratify the three-year offer from the university. The president of York University says all classes, labs and tutorials will resume Wednesday and convocation will proceed as scheduled in June. The Canadian Union of Public Employees says almost...

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Defence rests in 1st phase of Boston trial
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BOSTON – Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defence admitted during opening statements that Tsarnaev participated in the bombings. But Tsarnaev’s lawyer said he was a troubled 19-year-old...

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Ford makes formal apology to Toronto Council over racist comments
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Rob Ford has apologized to Toronto Council for racist comments he was heard to have made in 2013 and 2014 — but he may still face consequences for violating the council code of conduct while he served as Mayor of Toronto. “I’m aware of my hurtful nature, of my comments, and the fact that they are absolutely unacceptable,” said Ford at...

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11 Toronto UberX drivers face charges
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In a crowded west Toronto courtroom, 11 drivers working for the ride-sharing service UberX faced charges Tuesday morning following a police sting operation last month. The drivers were all charged under three sections of Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act in what was called “Operation Catch Me If You Can” crackdown in February by officers in Toronto’s 12 Division north of Eglinton Avenue West. Read more...

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Wallin expensed private, business trips: RCMP
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OTTAWA – The RCMP has filed new documents in court alleging Pamela Wallin submitted 21 travel expense claims to the Senate in order to claim reimbursement for her private and business trips to Toronto and Guelph. The allegations are spelled out in documents seeking a court order to compel BMO Nesbitt Burns, Bell Media and the University of Guelph to produce all...

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