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Exhibit looks at Winnipeg, other Canadian cities masquerading as international locations in film

The streets of Winnipeg’s Exchange District are on display as part of an exhibit exploring why Canadian cities stand in for other international destinations in so many films at this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture. 

Federal government to spend $12B on Toronto, Hamilton transit

The federal government said Tuesday it will spend $12 billion on transit projects in Toronto and Hamilton. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the money will go toward four Toronto transit projects already underway, as well as a light rail transit line set to run through Hamilton's downtown core.

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In today's Morning Brief, we look at the couples who are struggling to get back wedding deposits from vendors who say they can't afford to give back the money due to the pandemic.
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Foster teen killed in Ontario home run by for-profit company

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a privately operated foster home in Barrie, Ont., and another foster youth staying in the home at the time has been charged with first-degree murder.

Why comics and cartoonists love, love, love N.L. politics

An election held in the dead of winter — and in the middle of a pandemic — may not be great fodder for comedy. But as Andie Bulman writes, people who make you laugh for a living are rolling with it.

LCBO suspends partnership with SkipTheDishes after province intervenes

The LCBO says it is putting its partnership with food delivery app SkipTheDishes on hold as of Sunday after it was instructed to so by the Ontario government.

Ontario Liberal Party front-runner Steven Del Duca wants protected land to save his private pool

Steven Del Duca, the front-runner in the race to become the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, and his wife want the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to hand over a section of protected land to save an in-ground pool they've built, CBC News has learned.

Toronto councillor Michael Ford says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Toronto city councillor Michael Ford has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed in a statement on Tuesday night.
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What Run This Town gets right, misses from Rob Ford’s story

Eli Glasner looks at what Run This Town, a new movie about Rob Ford’s years as Toronto mayor, gets right and where it misses the mark.
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Political stories of the decade | Sunday Scrum

Our panel takes a look at the past 10 years in Canadian politics. What was the political story of the decade in this country? And who was the person or persons who defined it?
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D.A. Lockhart's Indigenous poetry books speaks to famous Canadians

'Devil in the Woods' is the newest work from writer D.A. Lockhart, who joined Windsor Morning's Peter Duck in studio last week to chat about the poems and the upcoming launch. 
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Doug Ford's First Year: From Booze to Boos | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

How did Ontario's popular new Premier get so unpopular? And why what's happening in Ontario could influence the Federal Conservatives.
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New doc lays out damning allegations against Michael Jackson | The Pop Panel

Despite years of allegations and questionable behaviour, Michael Jackson's death was followed by weeks of mourning that spilled out from the world of entertainment into our streets. The controversy around the new Leaving Neverland documentary raises some complicated questions, however, some that the Pop Panel will try to answer.

The 25 best Canadian one-hit wonders ever

One-hit wonders. It's kind of a dirty word, but it shouldn't be. It's nearly impossible to have a hit song, let alone two. But it's still intriguing. Who is this artist? Where did they come from? Where did they disappear to?
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Voters want something new, campaigns (sometimes) still matter — and other political lessons of 2018

Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and the U.S. midterms: Change was in the air in 2018's elections. And that could hold a few broader lessons for the eventful election year to come.

Trudeau's meeting with party leaders on French-language rights ends without results

The leaders of the four main federal opposition parties met today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss how to better support francophones outside of Quebec in the wake of cuts to French languages services in Ontario.

Outgoing councillors packing up, sharing memories after years — or decades — at city hall

The next council — a mix of mostly familiar faces and three newcomers — will be sworn in on Tuesday, with this week marking the departure of half of the current 44 councillors.
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Boost funding for 'strong transit system,' advocates tell Ford government

A coalition of advocacy groups and health organizations have written an open letter to the provincial government before its fall economic statement on Thursday.

The most unusual places As It Happens has reached someone

Whether it's a football field or the middle of the ocean, As It Happens always tries to get you as close to the story as possible.

'Take this win and run with it': Tory's resounding victory an opportunity for bold action

John Tory has secured a second term as Toronto's mayor, besting his rival and former chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat after a wild election campaign.

Rivals for mayor's seat start 'big, big push' for votes on last election campaign weekend

With fewer than 48 hours to election day, the two top candidates for the mayor's seat spent Saturday traversing the city and preparing their respective ground games before the big vote.

Tory throws support behind TDSB trustee candidate running against Sandro Lisi

​Mayor John Tory has thrown his support behind a Toronto District School Board trustee candidate who is running against former mayor Rob Ford's friend, driver and confidant Alexander (Sandro) Lisi in Ward 1.
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With a week to go, John Tory is still on track for re-election

John Tory is on track to add Doug Ford's 2014 supporters to those who voted for him four years ago.
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How Doug Ford's dad lost his seat when Ontario's legislature shrank 2 decades ago

Two decades ago, a decision to shrink the number of seats at Queen's Park forced Doug Ford's dad to enter a nomination contest to hang onto his job as an MPP. He lost.

How would Ontario's plan to change Toronto politics work? An explainer

The Ontario government threw a wrench into some of the province's municipal politics on Friday by announcing a huge reduction to the size of Toronto's city council and the cancellation of elections for certain regional positions. The Canadian Press spoke to analysts about the plan and its implications.

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