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Budget 2017: A look at what might come of the tax expenditure review

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 12:24pm Updated: February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

OTTAWA — For weeks, speculation had been swirling that the Liberals wanted to get rid of the tax exemption for private health and dental plans, which the Finance Department has...

Canada's Patrick Chan held off podium, finishing 4th at Four Continents

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 12:07pm Updated: February 19, 2017 - 1:00pm

PYEONCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — Canada's Patrick Chan was held off the podium by a trio of big jumpers at the ISU Four Continents figure skating championships Sunday.

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Ontario's Rachel Homan off to a hot start at Tournament of Hearts

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 11:40am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 12:45pm

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Ontario's Rachel Homan won her second in a row to kick off the Canadian women's curling championship with a 9-3 victory over B.C.'s Marla Mallett on...

Canadian luger Sam Edney races to bronze at World Cup in Pyeongchang

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 11:05am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 12:15pm

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — Sam Edney raced into the Canadian luge history books on Sunday.

The 32-year-old from Calgary, who took last season off to nurse some...

Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 11:01am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 11:30am

PYEONCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — American men rarely are ground breakers when it comes to quadruple jumps.

Nathan Chen is changing that.

Chen became the first man...

Trudeau sets date for first of five byelections this year

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 10:52am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 12:15pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set the date for a byelection in an Ottawa riding left vacant by the death of Mauril Belanger.

The byelection will be held...

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury captures back-to-back World Cup moguls victories

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 10:36am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 11:00am

TAZAWAKO, Japan — Canada's Mikael Kingsbury continues to rule the World Cup moguls circuit.

The 24-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., captured his second freestyle...

Former Royal Kendrys Morales is ready for new role with Blue Jays

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Kendrys Morales won't be showing off his World Series ring around the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse — not yet, anyway.

Morales, who signed with the Blue...

Muslim group concerned about 'hateful gathering' outside Toronto mosque

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 9:46am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 10:15am

TORONTO — A national Islamic group is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque.

The National Council of Canadian...

Benoit Cheyrou's skills easy to spot on and off the field for Toronto FC

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 9:45am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

CHAMPIONSGATE, United States — Think of a European player at Toronto FC. Now think of swerving free kicks, long-range rockets and deft touches that leave defenders gasping for...

Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 9:08am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 9:30am

NEW ORLEANS — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader.

Robinson leaped...

German biathletes Schempp, Dahlmeier win mass start gold

By The Canadian Press February 19, 2017 - 9:06am Updated: February 19, 2017 - 9:30am

HOCHFILZEN, Austria — Simon Schempp and Laura Dahlmeier won the mass start world titles on Sunday, raising Germany's haul at the biathlon world championships to seven gold...

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