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15/02/2018

Candidates chosen for the Ontario PC leadership race

Christine Elliott, Tanya Granic Allen, Caroline Mulroney and Doug Ford entered a snap election for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. The race was triggered after party leader Patrick Brown was forced to step down following accusations of sexual ...

26/01/2018

Death of Barry and Honey Sherman ruled a homicide

Toronto police announced that Barry and Honey Sherman, found dead in their Toronto mansion on 15 December 2017, were the targeted victims of a double homicide. Private investigators hired by the Sherman family concluded that the murders appeared to be ...

18/01/2018

Bruce McArthur charged with multiple murders

Bruce McArthur, suspected of murdering two men, was arrested at his Toronto home. The 66-year-old was later charged with multiple additional murders after bodies were discovered in private gardens McArthur had worked on as a landscaper. His alleged victims were ...

07/01/2018

The Handmaid’s Tale TV adaptation wins awards at the Golden Globes

The TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale won two awards at the Golden Globes: best television series (drama) and best performance by an actress in a television series (drama). Elisabeth Moss, who won the best actress award, dedicated ...

03/01/2018

Allegations of sexual assault against Albert Schultz

Kristin Booth, Patricia Fagan, Diana Bentley and Hannah Miller filed civil suits against theatre director Albert Schultz and Soulpepper Theatre, alleging that Schultz had sexually harassed and assaulted them and that Soulpepper was complicit in the assaults. Schultz resigned the ...

01/01/2018

Toronto's oldest artifact trusted to the care of the city over 80 years after its discovery

An Indigenous arrowhead, estimated to be between 4,000 and 6,000 years old, has been trusted to the care of the city of Toronto by the woman who discovered it during a class trip to Fort York in 1935. Jeanne Carter ...

20/12/2017

Canada files trade complaint against the USA with WTO

Canada filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States for its use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties. According to Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, the complaint targetted the trade of softwood lumber in an attempt ...

18/12/2017

Richard Wagner sworn in as new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Richard Wagner was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1980 and worked at the law firm Lavery, de Billy in Montréal until his appointment to ...

15/12/2017

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retires

The Right Honorable Beverley McLachlin retires from her position as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada after 28 years on the bench, 17 of which were spent as Chief Justice. Born into a rural Alberta farming family of ...

15/12/2017

Allegations of sexual assault and rape against Paul Haggis

Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis was accused of rape by publicist Haleigh Breest. The lawsuit prompted other allegations of rape and sexual assault on 5 January 2018 by three women who wished to remain anonymous. Haggis denied the accusations.

09/12/2017

Toronto FC wins MLS cup

Toronto FC became the first Canadian team to win the MLS Cup, Major League Soccer’s championship trophy. With their relentless attacking style of play, TFC defeated the Seattle Sounders 2–0 on goals from Jozy Altidore and Victor Vazquez.

04/12/2017

Mary Coyle and Mary Jane McCallum appointed as independent senators

Mary Coyle and Mary Jane McCallum were appointed as independent senators on 4 December 2017 by the Governor General Julie Payette on recommendation by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mary Coyle is from Nova Scotia and focused her career on post-secondary ...

29/11/2017

Sheilah Martin appointed new justice to the Supreme Court of Canada

Sheilah Martin was appointed new justice to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Montreal-born and Alberta-based judge takes over the seat left by the retirement of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin (Richard Wagner took over the position of Chief Justice on ...

28/11/2017

Justin Trudeau apologizes for LGBTQ2S discrimination

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for discrimination done or condoned by the Federal government and its agencies against LGBTQ2S Canadians. The apology came with a $145 million compensation package.

27/11/2017

Prince Harry announced engagement with Meghan Markle

Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and son of Prince Charles, announced his engagement to actress Meghan Markle, best known for her role in the Toronto-shot TV series Suits.

26/11/2017

The Toronto Argonauts win the Grey Cup

The Toronto Argonauts win their 17th Grey Cup, defeating the Calgary Stampeders 27–24 at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.

25/11/2017

The Western University Mustangs win the Vanier Cup

The Western University Mustangs defeat the Laval University Rouge et Or 39–17 in Hamilton, Ontario, to win the Vanier Cup. It is only the second time Laval University has lost in the final of the Vanier Cup.

24/11/2017

Trudeau issues Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools apology

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to survivors of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. They were excluded from Stephen Harper’s 2008 apology because residential schools there were not run by the federal government and were established before Newfoundland joined Confederation ...

20/11/2017

Michael Redhill wins the Giller Prize for his book Bellevue Square

Michael Redhill, an author born in the United States and raised in Toronto, wins the Giller Prize for his book Bellevue Square. A $100,000 prize comes with the honour.

15/11/2017

2017 Canada's Walk of Fame inductees

The 2017 inductees of Canada's Walk of Fame are Donovan Bailey, Stompin' Tom Connors, Viola Desmond, Anna Paquin, Ted Rogers and David Suzuki.