US-LED COALITION TARGETS ISIL IN SYRIA

The United States has bombed Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time. US President Barack Obama has threatened to expand its airstrikes against ISIL from Iraq into Syria. And he’s doing so as part of a coalition with … read more

MUTI LEAVES ROME OPERA

There’s discord at another opera house in Italy. Riccardo Muti is leaving his role as lead conductor at the Rome Opera house. He was to conduct productions of Aida and the Marriage of Figaro. But he says ongoing problems of … read more

POST SECONDARY ENROLMENT DOWN AS STUDENTS TAKE GAP YEARS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: NEW FIGURES

Going to university or college right out of high school appears to be losing its appeal. According to new figures, there are fewer new high school graduates starting at Ontario campuses this fall: 2.9 percent fewer at universities and 3.5 … read more

DOUG FORD READY TO JUMP INTO MAYORAL RACE AS NEW POLL GIVES JOHN TORY WIDE MARGIN OF SUPPORT

Doug Ford is ready to take part in his first Toronto mayoral debate.  His communications director, Jeff Silverstein,  tells CP24, there is very little preparation needed because Doug has been debating for years.  “The man’s had a lot of practice … read more

FINAL ARGUMENTS BEGIN IN CLASS-ACTION TOBACCO SUIT

Final arguments began today in a landmark case between Quebec smokers and Big Tobacco. It’s an $18-billion lawsuit – that’s believed to be the biggest class-action ever seen in Canada. Initially, an estimated 1.8 million Quebecers were involved in the lawsuit – targeting three major … read more

OPP: ON TRACK FOR 10-YEAR LOW IN SEATBELT-RELATED DEATHS

Provincial police are ”cautiously optimistic” that Ontario will see the fewest road fatals this year - where victims were not buckled up – which would set a record. As of Sunday, 32 have died this year in crashes where they were … read more

HARPER: CANADA LOOKING TO DO MORE AGAINST POTENTIAL TERRORISTS

Stephen Harper says security agencies have long been aware of threats to Canada and while Ottawa’s changed laws to deal with them, his government’s looking at what else can be done. The prime minister’s remarks are in response to the latest threat – … read more

BLACKBERRY “PASSPORT” DUE TO ARRIVE SOON

BlackBerry’s newest “Passport” smartphone will hit the market at a lower price than two of it’s biggest competitors. The phone will sell for $599US – without a wireless contract in America. That’s about $50 to $250 cheaper than various models of the iPhone 6 – and … read more

NEW POLL SHOWS JOHN TORY MAINTAINING STRONG LEAD

A new poll indicates John Tory continues to lead the Toronto mayoral race by a sizable margin. The survey released this morning by Mainstreet Technologies gives Tory 40 per cent. Olivia Chow is in second place at 25 per cent, … read more

‘FIDDLER’ TURNS FIFTY

The first Broadway musical to break the 3,000-show mark opened 50 years ago today. Fiddler on the Roof was written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, with a libretto by Joseph Stein. It’s based on Tevye and his Daughters and other … read more