Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says Ottawa will push Donald Trump’s administration to cancel “unfair” duties on Canadian softwood imports. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair accused the Liberals of being unprepared for the U.S. move.
Toronto Fire Services rescued a stranded woman Wednesday after she climbed a construction crane and slid down a large pulley device at the top. Firefighter Rob Wonfor says he has “no idea” how she got up there.
Edmonton police have charged the father of a 19-month-old boy and the man’s girlfriend with second-degree murder in the death of the toddler, found dead outside a church last week. Police say a motive has not been determined.
Marijuana activist Marc Emery says he expects he and his wife Jodie will be “triumphant” in fighting drug-related charges. Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince” and “Princess of Pot” made a brief court appearance Friday in Toronto.
Ontario’s government has unveiled a suite of measures aimed at making housing more affordable. Premier Kathleen Wynne says a planned foreign buyer tax is targeting real estate speculators in Toronto and the surrounding area.
Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says he expects to have constructive trade talks with the Trump administration despite the president questioning Canada’s practices in the dairy industry.
The federal and Ontario finance ministers and Toronto’s mayor are agreeing, after meeting Tuesday, that more data is needed on the city’s hot housing market. Federal Finance minister Bill Morneau says the meetings will continue.
In hot urban real estate markets, high prices are pushing some house-hunters to the suburbs. But two Toronto realtors say the costs of living far from the city should be weighed against lower house prices.
Health Minister Jane Philpott says protecting kids is “at the centre” of the Liberals’ new legal-marijuana regime. The much-anticipated legislation unveiled Thursday would make it against the law to sell cannabis to youth under 18.