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CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi after seeing ‘graphic evidence’: internal memo

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — The CBC fired Ghomeshi after seeing “graphic evidence” for the first time last Thursday that Jian Ghomeshi had “caused physical injury to a woman,” the CBC said an...
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The upside of Stephen Harper’s fatally flawed child-benefit scheme: Walkom

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs) — Stephen Harper’s latest tax and spending measures make for good politics. That is a given. When the governing Conservatives head into the next election, the child and family breaks just...
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Jian Ghomeshi showed CBC video of bondage, beating: Sources

TheStar.com (Kevin Donovan - Investigations) — Videos of bondage and beating during sexual activities involving Jian Ghomeshi were presented by the former CBC host to his bosses late last week, sources say. “CBC viewed scenarios where...
  • New: 1 hr 4 min ago

Checkout charity campaigns can backfire: Roseman

TheStar.com (Ellen Roseman - On Your Side) — When making a retail purchase, are you annoyed when asked about donating to charity? Or are you happy to add a few cents or dollars to your bill? If you don’t mind charitable pitches in...
  • New: 1 hr 41 min ago

Jian Ghomeshi dumped by agent

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — The Agency, a live booking firm, is the latest organization to distance itself from disgraced radio host Jian Ghomeshi. In a brief statement on Friday, the Toronto-based company, which describes...
  • New: 1 hr 45 min ago

Mayor Rob Ford says three more rounds of chemotherapy start Monday

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Mayor Rob Ford says his tumour has not shrunk as he prepares for more rounds of chemotherapy starting on Monday. “Unfortunately we’re back to square one,” Ford told...
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Man who wore Rob Ford mask to campaign office now charged with assault

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — Police charged a volunteer on Rob Ford’s mayoral re-election campaign with assault last month after he allegedly punched a man who put on a Rob Ford mask and entered a Scarborough...
  • New: 2 hr 44 min ago

Canada won't issue visas to residents of Ebola-affected countries

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the West African countries battling Ebola. The federal government signalled it...
  • New: 2 hr 53 min ago

Virgin Galactic reports inflight problem with spaceship

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — MOJAVE, CALIF.—Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost in Southern California and the status of the pilots is unclear. The company tweeted...
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Why Quebec’s Roch Carrier gained respect for English victor James Wolfe

TheStar.com (Jennifer Hunter - The Reader) — Many English-speaking Canadians know about Roch Carrier because of his children’s book The Hockey Sweater . But the distinguished Quebec writer has written for grown-ups, too. His new book...
  • New: 4 hr 3 min ago

Star investigation: Documents contradict CHL stance on junior players amid lawsuit

TheStar.com (Robert Cribb - Foreign, Investigations) — Junior hockey player employment records, league contracts, U.S. visa application documents and a new $50 million class-action lawsuit filed in Quebec imply — or explicitly state —...
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RCMP killer Justin Bourque gets 75 years without parole

TheStar.com (Michael MacDonald - The Canadian Press) — MONCTON, N.B. — Justin Bourque has been sentenced to serve 75 years in prison before he will be eligible to apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that killed three RCMP officers...
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Ex-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro guilty on election charges

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro has been found guilty on all counts at his election overspending trial. The now-Independent MP, once the Harper government’s point man on defending...
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Canadian CF-18s fly first Iraq mission

TheStar.com (Murray Brewster - The Canadian Press) — KUWAIT CITY—Canadian warplanes have flown their first operational flights, but have yet to carry out strike missions against Islamic State targets. Six CF-18 jet fighters, two CP-140...
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Defence presents case in Luka Magnotta trial starting today

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL—Luka Rocco Magnotta's lawyer is expected to begin presenting his case at the accused's first-degree murder trial today. The 32-year-old Magnotta is charged in the slaying and...
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Parliamentary hero Kevin Vickers gets high praise from Stephen Colbert

TheStar.com (Alexander Panetta - The Canadian Press) — WASHINGTON—He’s been called “Canada’s New National Hero” by the Washington Post. He’s made the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Now the...
  • New: 8 hr 17 min ago

Man faces more than 90 charges in sexual assault case

TheStar.com (Diana Hall - Staff Reporter) — A 32-year-old man faces more than 90 charges in connection with a series of sexual assaults and break-and-enters in Etobicoke over the last three years, Toronto police say. The man was arrested...
  • New: 8 hr 31 min ago

Foreign fighters joining terror groups ‘unprecedented’ in scale, says UN

TheStar.com (Cara Anna - Associated Press) — A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone. The...
  • New: 9 hr ago

Why do victims of sexual assault stay silent?

TheStar.com (Diana Mehta - The Canadian Press) — “Why didn’t you go to police?” A simple question, but without a simple answer when it is posed to sexual assault victims. Experts agree that the reasons why sexual assault...
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Mayor Rob Ford says tumour not responding to chemo

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says a cancerous tumour in his abdomen has not shrunk after two rounds of chemotherapy, and he will need another round. Ford tells the Toronto Sun he will start the new...
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Blog Articles

Blue Jays pick up Andy Dirks and Jeff Francis

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Tigers and signed Jeff Francis to a minor league contract. Dirks,28, is a left-handed batter, he's played all 3 outfield...
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The Season that Was: Juan Francisco

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A look at Juan Francisco's 2014 season. The Blue Jays signed Juan Francisco on April 1st. I said: He'll be a good addition in Buffalo, but I don't think I want to see him in Toronto. Juan...
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Brandon Morrow: Projecting 2015 and Beyond

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — What can pitchers with similar career arcs to Brandon Morrow's tell us about what to expect from him in 2015 and beyond? Brandon Morrow and his future with the Jays has been a hot and mostly...
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Blast from the Past: Jays team building post Halloween costume party

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — JohnnyG wrote this back in 2011 . We thought it would be a great idea to re-post it today for the memories. Ever wonder what the Jays do for team building in the off-season? Wonder no longer! ...
  • New: 7 hr 28 min ago

What's old is new again: Blue Jays acquire Liam Hendriks from Royals for Santiago Nessy

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — A day after losing the seventh game of the World Series, the Kansas City Royals shipped off right-hander pitcher Liam Hendriks to the Blue Jays in return for what is expected to be a...
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Does Chase Headley make sense 'baseball-wise' yet?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — One of the most talked about issues around the 2014 trade deadline was how the Blue Jays didn't make any moves due to their feeling that none of the potential deals made sense 'baseball-wise'....
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Open Thread for Game 7

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Zaun....just to let you know, this is a must win game. I'm going to watch the game at a bar with some friends. Both pitchers will be on a very short leash tonight. I thought the Giants left in...
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Blue Jays sign RHP Gregory Infante to minor-league deal

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — Before the madness of the offseason gets underway tomorrow, the Blue Jays made a small signing this afternoon picking up right-handed reliever Gregory Infante. What do you need to know about the...
  • 2 days ago

Happy Birthday R.A. Dickey

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — R.A. Dickey turns 40 today. 40 is old for a baseball player, not so old for a knukleball pitcher. In 2 seasons with the Blue Jays , he is 28-26 with a 3.97 ERA in 68 starts, 440.1 innings. Not...
  • 2 days ago
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Dalton Pompey and Daniel Norris receive Minor League Baseball awards

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Three weeks ago  we asked you to go out to vote in the 2014 Minor League Baseball awards (the MiLBYs) after the Blue Jays received eight nominations. You obviously did so: out of the seven...
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The Season that Was: Colby Rasmus

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A look at Colby Rasmus' 2014 season. Colby Rasmus came into this season following his best season ever, the season that was supposed to be the turning point to his career. He was going to...
  • 2 days ago

Open Thread for World Series Game 6

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The baseball season could end tonight. The Royals need a win to get us one more game of baseball this year. This will be Jake Peavy's 4th start of the playoffs this year. He is 1-1 with a 3.68...
  • 2 days ago

Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak from Mariners off waivers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays have picked up Justin Smoak off waivers from the Seattle Mariners . Smoak was a 1st round draft pick by the Rangers (number 11 overall) in 2008. Smoak has never lived up to...
  • 3 days ago

On self-imposed contract limits

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Scott Boras had a few things to say about the Blue Jays 5-year contract limit. As usual, when Boras talks, it is all self interest. Boras, of course, would like to count on the Jays to be another...
  • 3 days ago

Brandon Morrow & The Prisoner's Dilemma

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — Is there a plausible way for Brandon Morrow to remain a Blue Jay in 2013 without just exercising the team option? In the last week,  there's been plenty written on this site about what the...
  • 3 days ago

2015 Contract Options Prediction Time

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — With the World Series wrapping up as early as tomorrow night, there will finally start being real Blue Jays news to sink our teeth into (aside from the hitting coach leaving). Alex Anthopoulos...
  • 4 days ago

Braves hire hitting coach Kevin Seitzer away from Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Hitting coach Kevin Seitzer is leaving the Blue Jays for the Braves for the same role, according to Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman. The #Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer as their new...
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