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Sentencing for today for Benjamin Levin on child porn charges

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — A former deputy education minister will be sentenced in a Toronto court Friday after being convicted of child pornography charges. Benjamin Levin pleaded guilty to three of seven child...
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FIFA voting on Sepp Blatter as president amid corruption scandal

TheStar.com (Rob Harris - Associated Press) — ZURICH—The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body’s decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp...
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Black teachers still face racism on the job in Ontario

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — Many black teachers across Ontario still face racism on the job, according to a new study of educators, half of whom said they believe being black has hurt their chance of promotion. Some told of...
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North Korea rocket launch site undergoing major construction

TheStar.com (Matthew Pennington - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea’s main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un’s determination to pursue a space...
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New Ontario law bans breeding and sale of orcas

TheStar.com (Linda Diebel - Canada, Politics) — Ontario has become the first province in Canada to make it illegal to buy, sell or breed orcas. There was widespread praise Thursday for the Liberal government’s ban on orcas, or killer...
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Canada Revenue Agency loses 7-year-long battle over employee’s day off

TheStar.com (Donovan Vincent - News reporter) — After seven years, a labour grievance and a court battle that went up to the Federal Court of Appeal, a Canada Revenue Agency employee has finally won her bid for a paid day of personal leave. ...
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New background check restrictions put a twist in privacy watchdog’s case against police

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — Ontario’s privacy commissioner is re-evaluating his court case against Toronto police over disclosing suicide attempts in records shared with outside agencies, following the force’s...
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Ontario Human Rights Tribunal can hear police bias cases

TheStar.com (Patty Winsa - News reporter) — A court has upheld the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to hear allegations of police discrimination, even if a case has been investigated and dismissed by the province’s...
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NORAD ready to intercept Russian aircraft in Arctic

TheStar.com (Bob Weber - The Canadian Press) — U.S. and Canadian fighter jets are to practise intercepting foreign aircraft high over the Arctic in the coming days as Russian military flights up to the edge of North American airspace...
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Crop tops may be a right, but often they're wrong: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — Oh for the salad days of youthful and righteous rebellion. I miss ’em. Perhaps someday, if newspapers are still around in that near-distant future, a grown-up Alexi Halket can get a job...
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New Democrat MPP’s bill banning ‘conversion therapy’ clears hurdle

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — A political roadblock that imperiled NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo’s landmark legislation to ban transgender “conversion therapy” has been cleared. “It’s...
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Fired JP wants public to pay $616K legal bill

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — Former justice of the peace Errol Massiah , who was fired earlier this month after a disciplinary panel found he sexually harassed several women at the Whitby courthouse between 2007 and 2010,...
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All three major parties talk change in Ottawa: Tim Harper

TheStar.com (Tim Harper - National Affairs) — OTTAWA—In a pre-election capital, one word dominates any conversation with any politician or strategist of any party. Change. It may not yet be in the air, but it is certainly on the tip...
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New Democrat MP says Patrick Brown neglected federal duties

TheStar.com (Richard J. Brennan - Provincial Politics) — A federal New Democrat is accusing new Tory Leader Patrick Brown of abusing his privileges as an MP when campaigning for the provincial leadership and still raking in a federal salary and...
  • 14 hr 49 min ago

Unreleased video shows Hill gunman urging other attacks, sources say

TheStar.com (Jordan Press - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Sources say the unreleased portion of Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau ’s final video manifesto includes an exhortation to others to carry out similar attacks, as...
  • 15 hr 27 min ago

Ontario needs to prepare for driverless cars: Minister

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — Ontario needs to start planning its transportation network and its regulations for new automotive technology, including driverless and electric cars , Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca...
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Ontario’s hard-hitting ombudsman Andre Marin stays until September

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Ontario’s hard-hitting ombudsman will stay in the job until September while MPPs decide whether to keep him or pick one of 60 applicants for the $226,390-a-year watchdog post. ...
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Tory MPP urges province to regulate Uber

TheStar.com (Vanessa Lu - Business reporter) — A Tory MPP is urging the provincial government to bring in regulations to allow ride-hailing companies like Uber to operate here. “Consumers are the ones who are demanding this more...
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U.S. author tells Canada’s senate the national food guide is failing us

TheStar.com (Michele Henry - Staff reporter) — The American author of an investigative book about saturated fats told a Canadian senate committee Thursday the country’s nutritional guidelines are failing citizens, making them obese...
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‘Density creep’ crusaders hit back at developers for bending rules

TheStar.com (David Bateman - Staff Reporter) — Campaigners fighting “density creep” hit back on Thursday at developers they say are bending the rules, days after suffering a severe social media backlash that called them NIMBYs. ...
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Blue Jays send Scott Copeland to Buffalo

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays have sent Scott Copeland back to the Buffalo Bisons. Copeland was called up May 19th and sat in the pen never getting a chance to play. It is kind of nice not to have needed a...
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Why are the Jays terrible in close games this century?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — It should come as no surprise to anyone who's paid much attention to the Jays this year that they've got an awful record in close games. With yesterday's 10th inning loss, the Blue Jays fell to...
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Baby Bird Brief - May 27

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Siefert) — Only a 9th inning comeback was able to keep the Baby Jays from having a second straight winless night, as Lansing was able to come back and win on a Danny Jansen double, moving back in to a 1st...
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Danny Jansen Saves the Night

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The top three teams all lost on Tuesday and Lansing were behind 3-2 headed to the ninth inning. The Lugnuts loaded the bases for Danny Jansen who cleared them. Jesus Tinoco did not get the win...
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Despite Josh Donaldson's 9th inning homer, Jays lose in extras

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — White Sox 5 Blue Jays 3 (10 innings) That one hurts. After Josh Donaldson played hero, tying the game with a home run in the bottom of the 9th, we hoped for another walk off win. ...
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Wednesday Game Thread 2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — It is extras...thanks Josh.
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Baby Bird Brief - May 26

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Siefert) — Rough night for the Baby Jays as they go 0-4 on Tuesday night. Matt Smoral made his 2015 debut for Dunedin and Luke Scott, Shane Optiz & D.J. Davis each homered in losing causes BUF (23-23) - L...
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Mixed bag for Jeff Hoffman in second pro start

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — Jeff Hoffman took to the mound in Jupiter last night, in his second professional start after impressing in his debut last week. In many ways, this second start was quite similar to the first, as...
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Josh Donaldson Amazes, Blue Jays Win Incredible Game

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Game of the year? Josh Donaldson is not from this planet. The Blue Jays blew four different leads, but still somehow managed to win this game. Tonight was the definition of a roller coaster...
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Today's lineup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So we get both Jose (Joses?) (Josi?) in the lineup today. Bautista back in #BlueJays lineup. pic.twitter.com/97aYTn7m4f — John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) May 26, 2015 I'm not sure we'll...
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Baby Bird Brief Weekly Report - Week 6

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Siefert) — Baby Birds continue around .500 baseball as Tim Locastro & Felix Doubront are named Baby Bird Brief Performers of the Week Blue Jays Weekly Minor League Report - May 25 BABY JAYS ...
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Game #48 Preview: White Sox @ Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The Blue Jays are looking pretty good these last few days and they try to keep it rolling tonight against the White Sox , who they completely shut down last night. Trying to follow up Drew...
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Reviewing the Rotation, part III: Mark Buehrle

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — Will the 2015 roller coaster continue for Mark Buehrle? For a guy who's been a model of consistency as far as MLB starting pitchers go for a decade and half, it's been a surprisingly up-and-down...
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Complete game shutout for Drew Hutchison, Jays beat White Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Wins are so much better than losses. White Sox 0 Blue Jays 6 That's the Drew Hutchison we were expecting to see this season. He gets our first complete game shutout of the season. He was...
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Who's Up, Who's Down On the Blue Jays: Batters

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The last two weeks haven't been a lot of fun for the Blue Jays or their long suffering fans. Our batters have hit .244/.319/.412 over the past two weeks and averaged 4.8 runs per game. ...
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Surprise, Blue Jays activate Jose Reyes, option Munenori Kawasaki

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — That was a short visit to Toronto for Munenori Kawasaki . He had just 6 PA, and had 1 single and 1 walk. but at least he got a few days worth of MLB money out of it. Jose Reyes makes it back,...
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