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A closer look at the legacy of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

A closer look at the legacy of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

OTTAWA — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney died Thursday in Palm Beach, Fla., at the age of 84. He was first elected in 1984 following the largest majority mandate in Canada's history, and was re-elected in 1988.
Child-care wait-lists balloon in many Ontario regions amid $10-a-day program

Child-care wait-lists balloon in many Ontario regions amid $10-a-day program

TORONTO — Child-care waiting lists have ballooned across Ontario since the province signed on to the national $10-a-day program, as demand due to the lower fees appears to be far outpacing the creation of new spaces in many regions.
Emotional Kiprusoff honoured to see Flames retire his number

Emotional Kiprusoff honoured to see Flames retire his number

CALGARY — Twenty years after unceremoniously arriving in Calgary only to backstop the Flames to an unexpected playoff berth and improbable run to the 2004 Stanley Cup final, Miikka Kiprusoff will have his number retired on Saturday night.
Toronto Raptors convert Javon Freeman-Liberty's deal to NBA contract

Toronto Raptors convert Javon Freeman-Liberty's deal to NBA contract

TORONTO — Guard Javon Freeman-Liberty had his deal with the Toronto Raptors converted to a standard NBA contract on Friday. Per team policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has established minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for a range of different hospital settings and is investing $237 million to ensure they are met.
A veteran on Canada’s diving team, Olympics-bound Caeli McKay is '18 at heart'

A veteran on Canada’s diving team, Olympics-bound Caeli McKay is '18 at heart'

MONTREAL — A year ago, Caeli McKay said her teammates on a young Canadian diving team called her "grandma" — an unusual nickname at then just 23 years old. In reality, McKay’s younger peers view her as quite the opposite.
Brian Mulroney, the last conservative prime minister to taste major victory in Quebec

Brian Mulroney, the last conservative prime minister to taste major victory in Quebec

OTTAWA — Ask Brian Mulroney's chief political rival about the former prime minister's greatest success, and he will say the answer runs through Quebec.
Midfielder Russell Teibert retires after 16 seasons with Vancouver Whitecaps

Midfielder Russell Teibert retires after 16 seasons with Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER — Russell Teibert is calling time on his playing career after 16 seasons with Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps. But while he may not be in uniform, he will still be a part of the team.
Canada's showing at W Gold Cup complicating life for coach when it comes to selection

Canada's showing at W Gold Cup complicating life for coach when it comes to selection

The CONCACAF W Gold Cup is not making Canada coach Bev Priestman's life any easier. Not that she is complaining.
What are the next steps on the long road to a national pharmacare plan?

What are the next steps on the long road to a national pharmacare plan?

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling his government's new pharmacare bill a huge step forward, but won't say what direction Canada's new national drug plan is headed.