How Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale fact-checks Trump

Daniel Dale covered the U.S. election campaign and is the Star’s Washington correspondent.  (Tannis Toohey / Toronto Star) | Order this photo   This story is part of the Star’s trust initiative, where, every week, we take readers behind the scenes of our journalism. This week, we focus on how Washington correspondent Daniel Dale covers Donald Trump. […]

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A soldier first: transgender veteran of Afghanistan war fights for identity

At 5-5 and 140 pounds, the soldier was “petit gars” — little boy — to 41 male Canadian Forces comrades. To their Afghan army allies, the armed woman in full combat gear was an object of unwanted flirtation. Looking back, Cpl. Vincent Lamarre now realizes his Canadian comrades were closer to the truth of what […]

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Search begins for new RCMP commissioner months after Paulson departure announcement

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson announced in March he will retire effective June 30. The government is still half a year away from naming his replacement.   (Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   OTTAWA—Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna will lead the search for a new RCMP chief to replace outgoing commissioner Bob Paulson, the Star has […]

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All-female taxi service Lady Drive Her buys women peace of mind. Period: Teitel

This month, Crissy McDow, a resident of Halifax and an airport limo driver of more than 20 years, did something that made a lot of men in her industry mad. She started her own company. More specifically, McDow founded Lady Drive Her, an airport car service comprised of an all-female driving roster: 12 women with […]

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Heated exchange over legal rights as lawyers battle to have refugee claimant let out of jail

Ebrahim Toure, Canada’s longest-serving immigration detainee in detention, is photographed in a video feed from The Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont., during a break in his monthly immigration review hearing.  (Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star) | Order this photo   The relative fairness of monthly detention reviews for immigration detainees was called into question […]

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Harbour porpoise ‘Daisy’ rescued in 2008 dies at Vancouver Aquarium

“Daisy” a one-year-old porpoise calf swims at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, B.C in this file photo from July 2009. The Vancouver Aquarium says Daisy has died on Thursday.  (DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   By The Canadian Press Fri., June 16, 2017 VANCOUVER—The Vancouver Aquarium says a harbour porpoise that died in its care on […]

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Supreme Court stands by its controversial ruling to ensure timely trials

OTTAWA—In a unanimous decision Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada stuck to its guns on a controversial ruling it issued last year that set strict timelines for criminal trials. Instead of backing down in the face of controversy, alarmist headlines and the demands of several provinces for more flexibility, the country’s top court said its […]

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La Loche shooter apologizes at sentencing hearing: ‘I’m sorry I shot you’

Police investigate the scene of the school shooting in La Loche, Sask. in this file photo from Jan. 2016. The teen, who killed four people, apologized to his victims at his sentence hearing on Friday.  (Jason Franson / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   By Jennifer GrahamThe Canadian Press Fri., June 16, 2017 MEADOW LAKE, SASK.—A teenager who killed […]

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Sajjan rules out sending Canadian troops to Syria as part of new mission against Daesh

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says new mission against Daesh won’t include sending troops to Syria.  (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   By The Canadian Press Fri., June 16, 2017 OTTAWA—Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has ruled out sending Canadian troops into Syria as the clock ticks down on Canada’s current mission against Daesh, also known as ISIS […]

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Trudeau says renewed U.S.-Cuba tensions won’t affect Canada

By The Canadian Press Fri., June 16, 2017 OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it will be business as usual for Canada and Cuba despite a renewed hardening of relations between the Communist island nation and the United States. Trudeau commented today after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a rollback of the Obama administration’s easing of […]

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