News Rob Ford was stripped of most of his remaining powers

The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday by Scott MacIntyre, alleges that the politician was behind an assault in a Toronto jail in March 2012

Ottawa charges

Police charged three teenagers yesterday with the drive-by shooting of Nicholas Battersby, a British engineer shot dead on Sunday night, Reuter reports from Ottawa.

Obituary: Margaret Millar

Margaret Ellis Sturm, writer: born Kitchener, Ontario 5 February 1915; Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award 1956; President, Mystery Writers of America 1957-58, Grand Master Award 1983; Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year Award 1965; married 1938 Kenneth Millar (died 1983; one daughter deceased); died Santa Barbara, California 26 March 1994.

How I saved Toronto from a fate worse than blackfly

THEY had the coldest Boxing Day in Ontario for 75 years. I wouldn't have minded so much, except that I was there at the time. Yes, for the past two weeks, throughout the Christmas period, I have been staying with relatives in the countryside near Toronto, and I can confirm that everything they say about Canada is true.

Campbell out

Kim Campbell, the former Canadian prime minister who led the Conservatives to a crushing election defeat in October, will soon resign as leader of her party, Conservative officials said yesterday, Reuter reports from Ottawa. They said the party, reduced to two MPs, could not raise funds to pay off campaign debts and rebuild its ranks while Ms Campbell continued as leader.

Culture clash over Canada killings

THE case alone is gruesome enough. But the pending murder trial of Paul Teale has acquired even greater notoriety - a cross-border culture clash where Canadian customs have seized US newspapers and which pits one country's insistence on freedom of the press against another's belief that a defendant's right to a fair trial must have absolute priority.

Judge sacked

An inquiry has recommended the sacking of an Ontario judge accused of making sexual advances to a number of women, Reuter reports from Toronto. Judge Walter Hryciuk, 58, was accused of grabbing the buttocks of a court reporter and forcibly kissing a prosecutor. He described himself as 'affectionate.'

Chretien sworn in

Jean Chretien became Canada's 20th prime minister yesterday, returning his Liberal Party to office after nine years of Conservative rule, Reuter reports from Ottawa. Mr Chretien appointed Andre Ouellet as Foreign Minister in a cabinet that included four women. Mr Chretien won last week's election by a landslide on promises to revive Canada's sluggish economy.

Baseball: Toronto pitchers' moment of truth

IT IS not only long hair, big bellies, smoking, swearing, spitting and tobacco juice that separate the Philadelphia Phillies from the Toronto Blue Jays in this World Series - they also play by different rules.

Guided migrants

A flock of Canada geese born in captivity will have a guide to help them with their flight south for the winter, Reuter reports from Ontario. William Lishman plans to fly an ultralight airplane named 'Goose Leader' alongside a flock of 18 Canada geese in an experiment to try to guide them to a bird refuge in Virginia.

Obituary: Peretz Miransky

Peretz Miransky, poet, died Toronto 10 July, aged 85. Winner of the Itzik Manger award for Yiddish poetry in 1988, known for his satirical style.

Rugby Union: England find their rhythm and take five

ENGLAND found their rhythm for the first time in Canada when they defeated Ontario 40-7 at Fletchers Fields, writes Our Correspondent from Toronto.

TELEVISION / Home-grown moans

The clue to the dog-in-the-manger tone of 'Distress Signals', (the first of Channel 4's Channels of Resistance series) came about 15 minutes in, when the baleful narration, which had been gloomily noting the commercial supremacy of American broadcasting, finally owned up. 'No country', it said, 'has a bigger appetite for American programming than Canada.' The line was delivered in the morose tones of a substance abuser giving witness at a rehab session; the film was a co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, CBC and TV Ontario and it was a masterpiece of chippy special pleading.

Athletics: McKoy denies Jackson winning double: Mike Rowbottom reports from Birmingham

COLIN JACKSON was denied a winning double at yesterday's Amateur Athletic Association indoor championships by the starting speed of his good friend and rival Mark McKoy. It will not worry him unduly.

'Suicide' community to be moved

OTTAWA (AP) - The government has bowed to demands to move an impoverished indigenous community where six children tried to commit suicide last month. The Indian Affairs Minister, Tom Siddon, said the Innu community, in the tiny Davis Inlet settlement on an island off Labrador, 'can no longer exist in its present location'.

Letter: Pensioners living abroad appeal for index justice

AS MANY as 108,000 British pensioners in Canada, and 242,000 more in 137 other countries where British pensions remain frozen, are no doubt dismayed at the damage done to Windsor Castle and its contents by that ghastly fire.
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