Mavericks’ harassment scandal is Mark Cuban’s problem to fix

Mavericks’ harassment scandal is Mark Cuban’s problem to fix

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 A rather jarring night in the NBA last night when a damning story from Sports Illustrated broke about a toxic, horrible, maddening and saddening work environment in Dallas around the Mavericks. It details institutionalized harassment that goes to the highest levels of the organization and elicited this response from Mark Cuban […]

Convicted attempted murderer invited to formal dinner with Trudeau in India

Convicted attempted murderer invited to formal dinner with Trudeau in India

Sophie Trudeau and Jaspal Atwal pictured in Mumbai Feb. 20. The Trudeaus attended a business and cultural event in the city that evening celebrating Indian cinema. (Name withheld upon request) Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian […]

Eugenie Bouchard testifies about locker room fall at 2015 U.S. Open

Eugenie Bouchard testifies about locker room fall at 2015 U.S. Open

By BEN ROTHENBERGThe New York Times Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 NEW YORK — Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday gave her first public account of the night she fell and hit her head at the 2015 U.S. Open as her trial against the U.S. Tennis Association continued in federal court in Brooklyn. On that night, Bouchard, a […]

Ontario ‘will not blink’ in face of Buy America policies, says Wynne

Ontario ‘will not blink’ in face of Buy America policies, says Wynne

Ontario “will not blink” when it comes to fighting unfair Buy America policies, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday as debate on the Liberals’ new legislation to combat protectionist policies in U.S. states was delayed. “I have been a consistent and ardent champion of free and fair trade, and open and competitive government procurement practices,” she […]

A Need for Diversity in Research

A Need for Diversity in Research

In honor of Black History Month, several 23andMe researchers participated in a two-day event in honor of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science. On top of honoring Henrietta’s life, the event was also intended to draw attention to the need for more diversity in medical research. Estimates are that people of color make up […]

Home is where the art is in this Etobicoke bungalow

Home is where the art is in this Etobicoke bungalow

By Kathy FlaxmanSpecial to the Star Sat., Feb. 17, 2018 Dragan Sekaric Shex needed a vast and spacious area to both create his evocative oil paintings, and display the large works. The space he found was close to home — in fact, it was his home. Together with was wife Gordana Yovanovich, Shex created his […]

Original Baby Herbie approaching 40 and Sick Kids fund is still saving lives

Original Baby Herbie approaching 40 and Sick Kids fund is still saving lives

One look at those big saucer eyes and Torontonians were hooked. Within days, they’d raised $ 16,000 so Brooklyn’s “Baby Herbie” could come to Toronto for a rare operation to fix a life-threatening birth defect. “He just melted everyone’s hearts,” recalls Toronto Star reporter Dale Brazao about the photo of 7-month-old Herbie Quinones Jr. that […]

Anchoring Expectations: Canada’s Approach to Price Stability

Anchoring Expectations: Canada’s Approach to Price Stability

Introduction Thank you for the invitation to speak to you today here in the hometown of James Coyne. Mr. Coyne, who died in 2012, was the governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961. As governor, he stressed that price stability should be the primary function of monetary policy. That […]