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Nylander defends Leafs’ core after playoff exit

BOSTON – William Nylander stood in a solemn visitors locker room at TD Garden just before midnight. The Maple Leafs had battled back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Boston Bruins with consecutive 2-1 victories — including one that required extra time — in their first-round playoff series to …

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Federal minister Randy Boissonnault defends business ties to lobbyist

A lobbyist with business ties to federal cabinet minister Randy Boissonnault met with high-level political staff in six federal departments, including one where Boissonnault was also associate minister, a Global News investigation has found. The meetings, which took place in 2021 and 2022, helped raise $110 million in federal grants …

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Guilbeault defends carbon pricing as more provincial Liberals voice concern

As concerns about a scheduled increase to the federal carbon price grow, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says provinces are welcome to come up with their own policies, as long as the federal minimum pollution price is used. His comments come as the Ontario Liberals are the latest provincial party to …

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Ford defends political appointments to judge selection committee

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is defending his government’s appointments of two former staffers to a committee that helps select provincial judges, saying he’s not going to put Liberals or New Democrats in those roles. The Toronto Star first reported that Matthew Bondy, a former deputy chief of staff to Ford, …

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Ontario minister defends covering fewer eye exams for seniors

Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones is defending a move to reduce the frequency of eye exams for healthy seniors, saying Monday that changes to funding for optometry services involve “fine tuning” the coverage. Jones announced Friday that the government had reached a funding agreement with optometrists that increases some payments …

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Ottawa police union defends using ‘thin blue line’ again after Edmonton shooting

Ottawa’s city council has made it clear it does not want to see the “thin blue line” symbol on police uniforms, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe said Friday, but he did not condemn its use by the police union. In an interview, Sutcliffe said that decision is in the hands of the …

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Team Canada defends Tim Hortons Brier title in London, Ont. – London

Brad Gushue made Tim Hortons Brier history Sunday night in London, Ont. as he led Team Canada to a 7-5 victory over Matt Dunstone and Team Manitoba at Budweiser Gardens. By leading his team to a win, Gushue became the first player in Brier history to claim five titles as …

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ABC defends axing Vancouver Renter Office, citing ‘duplication of service’ – BC

In a move condemned by Vancouver’s two Green councillors and single OneCity councillor, the reigning ABC party has voted to close down the city’s ‘Renter Office’ during a housing affordability crisis, citing concerns over its efficiency. While it had no physical presence, the Renter Office had worked to advise tenants …

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Trudeau defends CSIS after U.K. author claims agency informant smuggled girls into Syria

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood behind the country’s top civilian intelligence agency on Wednesday in response to an allegation that one of its contractors helped traffic three British teenage girls to Islamic State extremists seven years ago. A new book by U.K.-based writer Richard Kerbaj — The Secret History of the Five Eyes — …

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Deputy RCMP commissioner defends use of spyware but concedes ‘legislative gaps’

The deputy commissioner of the RCMP says its use of spyware is necessary when other investigative means run their course but concedes there are “legislative gaps” in governing when such technology is used. The recent revelation that the Mounties are using spyware sparked an investigation by the House of Commons ethics and privacy committee earlier …

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