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Across Canada, challenges await Justin Trudeau - Separatist sentiment is back, bubbling up in Quebec and Alberta, and it could make life in Parliament difficult.

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Election data, a look at some of the numbers behind Monday's vote

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Premier Doug Ford pledges to 'work with' Justin Trudeau after bruising election campaign

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Opinion | Susan Delacourt: Justin Trudeau is still prime minister. But this time, the job will be much different

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LIVE: Raptors raise the banner and start again — as defending NBA champions -- An emotional start to the 25th season in franchise history will kick off with ceremonies to mark their first NBA championship.

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TTC losses from faulty Presto machines 'does not appear to be overstated,' says Toronto's auditor general -- Her report found a host of issues, including that up to 56 per cent of service incidents affecting Presto machines were caused by the coin box not being emptied. The TTC previously said it lost $3.4 million due to faulty machines last year.

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Raptors president Masai Ujiri will not face criminal charges following altercation after NBA Finals, Alameda County DA says -- The decision follows police reports of a physical altercation between Ujiri and an Alameda County sheriff's deputy after the NBA championship game in Oakland on June 13.

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School replaces teacher campaigning while on medical leave -- Move follows Toronto Star story detailing parents' frustration over social media posts suggesting absent teacher ran unsuccessfully for NDP nomination in Montreal and planned to work at campaign office during election.

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Knives out for Scheer after disappointing election night

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Canada's election results in seven graphics

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Singh says NDP open to all possibilities as Trudeau aims for 'stable' minority Parliament

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As an Independent MP, can Jody Wilson-Raybould make a difference?

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How Fredericton's Jenica Atwin made history for the Green Party on election night

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'The West wants out': Calls for western separation grow on social media following federal election results

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Raptors in 'shock and awe' with Canadian company's design of NBA championship ring -- Standing out from every other championship ring was important to Kyle Lowry, the lone player on the committee which came up with the design.

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Rosie DiManno: Liberals won despite Justin Trudeau, who is as arrogant as ever -- Monday's election result was personal rebuke of Justin Trudeau, whose party lost seats in every chunk of a country straining at its regional differences, writes Rosie DiManno.

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Shree Paradkar: Some reasons to be satisfied following Canada's federal election -- Canadians stood out, holding at bay a global trend toward right-wing populism.

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Chantal Hébert: Quebec's premier may regret his role in the Bloc's federal election revival -- François Legault could find he overreached and in the process set himself up — and not Justin Trudeau — for unforeseen consequences,Chantal Hébert writes.

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What effect will minority have on Trudeau's promises for Toronto? -- The Liberals and NDP have similar but not identical views on some big issues that matter to the city.

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Car owner fined $100 after cancer survivor, 5, fatally pinned by unoccupied car -- The prosecutor called the penalty for the Highway Traffic Act offence "wholly inadequate."

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Jagmeet Singh can't explain how the NDP failed to win any seats in Toronto in election 2019 -- Despite campaigning heavily in the GTA, election results were bleak as the NDP failed to win seats in the key battleground region.

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TTC service resumes between Lawrence and St. Clair stations -- Shuttle buses were running Tuesday afternoon after private contractor working at street level reported drilling through the concrete tunnel liner between Lawrence and Eglinton stations.

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Teens who canvassed for May heartbroken over Green Party election breakthrough that didn't happen -- Polls across the island had shown the Greens in a powerful position with the chance to make big gains. May herself had predicted a Green sweep of this lush hunk of land on the West Coast of Canada, where environmental activism has a rich history.

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Starting in B.C., Trudeau's Liberals need to find some olive branches — perhaps even for Jody Wilson-Raybould -- After Monday's federal election, B.C. suddenly appears to be ideal place for Justin Trudeau to try to reach out and build bridges.

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Justin Trudeau could look at Atlantic Canada to fill key Liberal cabinet posts after federal election, expert says -- Dalhousie University professor Howard Ramos said thanks to the party's seat-count out east, and other losses in the rest of Canada, Justin Trudeau could be looking toward some familiar names in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador to fill cabinet positions.

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Heather Scoffield: Election has done little to ease anxiety in Canada's business community -- The major banks may not be panicking yet, but the Liberal plan to run up more budget deficits isn't the same as presenting a coherent plan to grow the economy, Heather Scoffield writes.

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Thomas Walkom: Voters punished all leaders on election night yet their arrogance prevailed in speeches -- In the aftermath of Canada's federal election and the resulting hung Parliament it is not clear the conditions exist for it to be successful.

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Ontario moving ahead with Supreme Court appeal of federal carbon tax -- Attorney General Doug Downey confirmed to the Star Tuesday that the province would move ahead with the case. The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in June that Ottawa's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is constitutional.

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Here's what can get you banned by airlines, hotels and rental car companies -- Disputing charges or spilling a drink can land you on the travel industry's mysterious blacklists — among other small infractions.

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E-bikes pick up speed on mountain trails in Sea-to-Sky region of B.C. -- Athletes, recreationalists and industry members say the trend is opening trails to new riders, giving established mountain bikers more freedom to spend more time outside and creating some concern about the impact on sensitive ecosystems.

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Gregor Chisholm: The Astros' latest tone-deaf disgrace casts a cloud over World Series ambitions -- The MLB powerhouse that welcomed Roberto Osuna is in hot water again after an incident involving female reporters and comments about the former Blue Jays closer. The Astros' talk about zero tolerance for domestic violence has been hollow, and the issue runs deep, Gregor Chisholm writes.

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Gregor Chisholm: Mailbag: Don't expect the Yankees to breathe life into the Blue Jays' exhibition series in Montreal -- It's a surprise the Jays are heading back this spring considering the in-house complaints about the annual two-game trip.

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Dmytro Timashov's behind helps Leafs move forward -- Timashov is the latest late bloomer to arrive via the Marlies pipeline with NHL-ready skills after patient development.

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Here's why the Liberal minority government could mean more affordable housing in Canada after the federal election -- Experts say the Liberals will need support from the NDP, which could mean more units and larger rent subsidies.

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Jennifer Wells: With the Liberals back in power, could Canada claim the world stage in plant-based proteins? -- In the new political landscape, the time appears to be ripe for building on the Liberal government's idea of an agricultural supercluster, writes Jennifer Wells.

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'I was born great': Liam Gallagher talks bravado and brothers -- With a new solo album at the top of the U.K. charts, rocker says he'd still like to make peace with his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel for the sake of his mum

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Bruce Arthur: The NBA champion Raptors relaunch with a crossroads to bear -- It all starts Tuesday night, with a competitive lineup that's really just one special player away — but it's still easy to imagine Gasol, Ibaka, even Lowry moving out this season in pursuit of gold in the summer of 2021, Bruce Arthur writes.

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Dave Feschuk: Champion Raptors add faith and hope to the starting lineup as they enter the great unknown -- If Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby bring more, and Fred VanVleet plays to his playoff high-water mark, maybe the Raptors will do more damage than many are expecting after their Kawhi-fuelled championship run, Dave Feschuk writes.

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Susan Delacourt: An ugly election puts parliamentary harmony in doubt -- The nasty tone of Canada's 43rd federal election carried through right to the truly bitter end, Susan Delacourt writes.

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Vinay Menon: Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola are the real supervillains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- I honestly don't get why they are so hostile to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But I suspect the cliché 'success breeds contempt' is now in play, writes Vinay Menon.

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Heather Mallick: I underestimated my fellow Canadians -- What a relief, what a delivery from the anxiety of the rest of the Western nations. Canada turned its back on populism.

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Under the circumstances, Toronto's new transit deal is good — but the circumstances suck -- Imagine treating water mains the way we treat our transit projects, writes Matt Elliott.

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Pylons become an invasive species when the job is done -- The project wrapped up months ago, but dozens of pylons continue to loiter on the street, writes Jack Lakey.

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Several teens charged after incident that left 17-year-old with minor stab wounds, police say -- Police allege the 17-year-old boy was attacked by a group trying to steal his belongings. He had gone to hospital to be treated for minor stab wounds.

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Court of Appeal acquits teen who fatally shot his attacker, rules self-defence -- In entering acquittals on the charges, Ontario's Court of Appeal said the trial judge made mistakes in rejecting the self-defence argument of the youth, identified as R.S.

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Is Elton John's farewell tour really goodbye? -- Should Elton John decide in a few years to hit the road again, it's not like anyone will really be that upset. Because a world in which Elton John is touring will always be better than a world in which Elton John is not touring, writes Ben Rayner.

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Dating Diaries: June went back to Will's place where she heard him talking to a woman

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He was a bored Richmond Hill student. Then he struck it rich running an Uber of the skies -- For Justin Crabbe, 32, "creating a business is a hobby." In the spirit of the sharing economy, he founded Jettly, a system that links the owners of private aircraft with passengers wanting to take charter flights.

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The Star's Chantal Hébert takes your post-election questions Thursday Oct. 24 at noon -- Send your questions to us in advance by commenting in the Conversations section below, or email them to social@torstar.ca

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Wexit talk percolates day after Liberals returned to power with minority government in 2019 federal election -- A Wexit petition calling for a western alliance and Alberta to separate has been backed by nearly 26,000 people so far.

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The morning after Canada's election, Scheer says the country more divided than ever, as NDP, Bloc hold cards close -- The Conservative leader says he stressed to Trudeau in a telephone call that Monday's election resulted in a stronger Bloc Quebecois and no Liberal seats in Canada's fossil-fuel-producing provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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More than 4,000 people have been lynched in the U.S.; Trump isn't one of them -- On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump compared the House impeachment inquiry into his conduct to "a lynching," generating a firestorm of condemnation.

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Hungary's Orban gave Trump harsh analysis of Ukraine before key meeting -- President Trump met with one of the former Soviet republic's most virulent critics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, and heard a sharp assessment that bolstered his hostility toward the country. Trump's suspicious view of Ukraine set the stage for events that led to the impeachment inquiry against him.

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Death toll rises to 15 after violent clashes during Chile protests -- The unrest was sparked by a relatively minor increase in subway fares but has spread nationwide, fuelled by frustration by many Chileans who say that they are not sharing in the country's advances.

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Protests, uncertainty over possible Morales win in Bolivia

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We haven't had sex in nearly a year: Ask Ellie -- We don't have too many common interests. It's like being married to my sister.

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The Raptors' Fred VanVleet is ready to step in for Kawhi Leonard, at least on the marketing side -- The Raptors are a high-profile team without a single star, and the setup creates endorsement opportunities for the business-minded point guard.

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Would you like fries with that? McDonald's already knows the answer -- Over the last seven months, McDonald's has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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'Let Your Backbone Slide' becomes first rap song in Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Why Alexis Bledel is the most dangerous celebrity online -- Cybersecurity survey highlights the danger of clicking on suspicious links.

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How viral oil industry videos have skirted campaign disclosure rules -- A group backed by the Alberta oil industry spent half a million dollars on videos denouncing pipeline protesters — but stopped promoting them right before it would have been required to register with Elections Canada.

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Is saturated fat bad for your heart? Canada's Food Guide says so. Here's what the science says -- The Star looked at the government's best evidence underpinning its advice on fat and found some of these key scientific studies have flaws and were funded by the food industry. Is the sweeping advice to reduce saturated fat — found in butter, cheese, steak — and replace it with unsaturated fat suitable for all Canadians?

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Second mercury dump site alleged near Grassy Narrows being probed by Ontario -- Drums full of concrete and mercury were allegedly dumped decades ago in what is now a clearing surrounded by jackpine trees. Ontario's Environment Ministry is investigating.

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'I would rather die than go back to prison.' Inside Saeed Malekpour's harrowing escape from Iran -- After spending 11 years in Iran's infamous Evin prison, Malekpour seized an opportunity to flee, using the cover of night and multiple vehicles in his perilous journey to freedom and a new life in Canada.

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This Queen's student was sent home from the ER twice because she was misdiagnosed. Then she died -- Leah Battista's family sued, claiming negligence. Her parents say the Kingston hospital isn't doing enough to prevent it from happening again. The hospital and doctors deny wrongdoing.

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One of Ontario's top-billing doctors faces discipline for alleged 'incompetent' care and inappropriate billings -- Chatham ophthalmologist Christopher Anjema, the fourth highest biller in Ontario in 2017-18, was featured in a recent Star investigation into questionable physician billings.

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Angelina Jolie is back in top form -- The last true movie star returns and dials the glamour to 11

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Ask the Kit: Do I have to wear black to a funeral? -- There are certain occasions for which etiquette fails to adequately prepare us, and this, says The Kit's editor at large, is one of them

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I discovered an amazing vintage store in London. Turns out is has a Toronto connection -- House of Vintage London carries an eclectic mix spanning multiple decades

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Here's how to grow the perfect fall pumpkin -- Whether you want to go down in history as Canada's first one-ton pumpkin grower or you're pulling a pie out of the oven, you can count on pumpkins to provide smiles at this time of year, Mark Cullen and Ben Cullen write.

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A house's stigma is about perspective, but it's common sense to disclose it: Ask Joe -- The Real Estate Council of Ontario recommends that real estate professionals and buyers practise due diligence in researching any possible stigmas with a home, such as whether it was the scene of a major crime, writes Joe Richer.

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How to remove a director from a condo board -- A majority vote of over 50 per cent of the unit owners if required by law, writes Gerry Hyman

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Supercar shootout: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray -- Both look spectacular. Both go like stink. Yet few people will consider both as their next sports car purchase.

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2020 Mitsubishi RVR is a reasonably priced, dependable ride -- You get a whole lot of car for your money with this nimble and perky vehicle.

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Cliff Lafreniere: Auto shows are still vital in the digital age -- Automakers and suppliers are eager to display their latest designs, features and technologies before audiences that cannot get enough

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