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4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: ‘HE JUST STARTED HITTING EVERYBODY’

(image) The end was valiant and restrained as surely as the incident itself was sickening and deadly. Toronto police say 10 people are dead and 15 injured after a rental van mowed through pedestrians along a busy stretch of Yonge Street on Monday afternoon,...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: Lone Toronto police officer arrested suspect

(image) Alone and staring down a man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 people, a Toronto police officer didn’t flinch. Instead, he rushed toward the suspect, who claimed to have a gun, and made the arrest without firing a single shot. “This guy is a hero,”...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: Responding as one in Toronto’s most diverse neighbourhood

(image) The place that former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman defiantly brought to life despite a legion of naysayers — a second city downtown in the near suburbs, for God’s sakes — was as quiet as a graveyard. Late Monday, orange tarpaulins still covered at least...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: — FARAZ, AN OFFICE EMPLOYEE OUTSIDE ON A BREAK
BUT THEN WHEN I GOT TO FINCH … IT WAS TERRIBLE. THERE WERE MAYBE EIGHT OR 10 PEOPLE LYING DOWN ... THERE WAS ONE FIRE TRUCK A POLICE OFFICER AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TRYING TO GIVE SOMEONE CPR.



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: We search for patterns, but there may be none

(image) On Monday afternoon, all of a sudden there was screaming and bodies strewn along a bustling section of Yonge Street in Toronto, and there was something about a white van smashing into people, and there was blood on the sidewalks. It was a sunny...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: ‘Banality’ of new violence ‘scary’
What makes Monday’s horrific van attack so deeply terrifying is almost the “banality” of the new violence, said an expert in crime and human behaviour. “Here you have a major thoroughfare in a major city and people are going about their lives and a...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: CARL BERGQUIST, A CONTRACTOR TO THE TTC WHO WAS ON YONGE STREET AS THE VAN APPROACHED
WHEN I HEARD THE SCREAM I TURNED AND THE GUY WAS 30 FEET AWAY … JUST PISSED ME OFF. IT WAS INDISCRIMINATE. HE WAS HITTING WHOEVER HE COULD HIT. —



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: DAY OF DEVASTATION
1:27 p.m. Police report multiple pedestrians struck by a van in north Toronto. They said the extent of their injuries isn’t known. 2:15 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his sympathies for those involved. 2:24 p.m. “Toronto subway...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: TIMELINE OF TERROR

(image) Toronto’s deadly attack started around 1.30 p.m. ET when police began receiving reports of injured people in the Yonge/Finch area. First responders would later describe scenes of “pure carnage” with bodies littered along the street. As of last night,...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: — PETER YUEN, DEPUTY CHIEF, TORONTO POLICE SERVICE;
THERE WERE A LOT OF PEDESTRIANS OUT … ENJOYING THE SUNNY AFTERNOON. HE JUST DROVE STRAIGHT THROUGH AND HE MANAGED TO MAKE A PERFECT TURN AT THE CORNER TOO. — NICK SANTA, STUDENT



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: Bystander help crucial for trauma victims
Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, an emergency physician and professor at the University of Alberta, said the kind of force from a vehicle striking a pedestrian can lead to devastating and fatal injuries, such as massive brain injury, crushing chest or...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: — PHIL ZULLO WHO WAS DRIVING NORTH ON YONGE
I MUST HAVE SEEN ABOUT FIVE, SIX PEOPLE BEING RESUSCITATED BY BYSTANDERS AND BY AMBULANCE DRIVERS. IT WAS AWFUL. BRUTAL. JUST PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. PEOPLE — SHOES AND SHIRTS AND BALL CAPS ON THE FLOOR.



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: Motives behind using vehicles in attacks vary

(image) Asked whether Monday’s incident in Toronto was a terrorist attack, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale declined to speculate. “We cannot come to any firm conclusions at this stage,” he explained. “The police are conducting their thorough...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: Bravery and sobriety in the face of terror

(image) As I thought about what, if anything, to say about Monday’s carnage on Yonge Street, I vaguely recalled speaking with Mayor John Tory about whether we might see something like this some day in Toronto. It would have been the sit-down interview he does...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: NICE, FRANCE (2016)

(image) On July 14, 2016, 86 people were killed and 458 people injured when a cargo truck purposely drove into crowds of people who were celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France on the Promenade des Anglais. Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: BERLIN, GERMANY (2016)

(image) On Dec. 19, 2016 a truck was driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 56 others. The identified perpetrator, Anis Amri, was killed by police during a shootout in Milan, Italy...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: LONDON, ENGLAND (2017)

(image) Khalid Masood, 52, drove a car into a crowd along Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017, killing five people. After crashing the rental car, Masood exited the vehicle and stabbed an unarmed police officer who ended up dying...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: LONDON, ENGLAND (2017)

(image) On June 19, 2017, just after midnight, a van plowed into a group of pedestrians who had attended late-night prayers at London’s Finsbury Park Mosque, killing one man and injuring 11 people. The driver was arrested at the scene for attempted murder and...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: NEW YORK (2017)

(image) Eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured when a rented truck drove onto a bike path in Manhattan, New York, the city’s most deadly terror attack since 9/11. The attack happened on Oct. 31, 2017. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, was arrested...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: EDMONTON (2017)

(image) On Sept. 30, 2017, a man struck a police officer with a car in Edmonton. After the officer was hit, suspect Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was alleged to have exited the vehicle and repeatedly stabbed the police offer. He then fled the scene on foot. Later that...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: — PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU
I THANK THE FIRST RESPONDERS AT THE SCENE WHO MANAGED THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT SITUATION WITH COURAGE AND PROFESSIONALISM. THEY FACED DANGER WITHOUT HESITATION



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: BARCELONA, SPAIN (2017)

(image) Thirteen people were killed when Younes Abouyaaqoub drove into a crowd of pedestrians on La Rambla on August 17, 2017. Abouyaaqoub fled on foot after the attack and hijacked another car to escape. He allegedly killed the owner of the car. Abouyaaqoub...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: LONDON, ENGLAND (2017)

(image) Eight people died in two terror attacks on June 3 in central London before police shot three suspects dead. The violence began when a van swerved into throngs of pedestrians on London Bridge. The suspects then jumped out the van and proceeded on foot...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (2017)

(image) In February this year, Rakhmat Akilov, an Uzbek citizen, pleaded guilty to terrorism in relation to an attack in April last year. He stole a beer delivery truck and drove it into a crowd in the Swedish capital. Five people died. Prosecutors said Akilov...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: SHEIKH JARRAH NEIGHBOURHOOD, EAST JERUSALEM (2014)

(image) Palestinian Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi was accused of deliberately driving into a crowd of people waiting for a light rail train on Oct. 22, 2014. A three-month-old girl and a 22-year old Ecuadorean tourist were killed in the attack. The suspect was shot...



4/24/2018: ATTACK ON YONGE: COLUMBUS, OHIO (2016)

(image) Eleven people were injured at Ohio State University when a student, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, carried out a car and knife attack on Nov. 26, 2016. Artan was a Somali refugee and was killed by police during the attack. Authorities believed that Artan was...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Ottawa could post deficits $8B bigger than expected

(image) OTTAWA • The Trudeau government is on track to run deficits nearly $8 billion deeper than expected over the next two years, the federal budget watchdog said Monday in a new report. The parliamentary budget officer estimated the Liberals will post a...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Liberals’ identity trade mission

(image) Just when you thought the Liberals had applied their brand of identity politics to every facet of public life, they surprise you with a new way of pandering for votes. Welcome to the concept of identity trade. François-Philippe Champagne, the trade...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Proxy ‘vote buying’ in the crosshairs
TORONTO • Canadian securities regulators are vowing to take a hard look at whether companies should be allowed to pay fees to investment dealers for securing favourable shareholder votes in proxy contests and other corporate transactions. It is a move...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Alphabet sales growth tops forecasts
Google’s digital advertising business generated robust growth in the first quarter, while spending surged. Parent Alphabet Inc. reported first-quarter sales of US$24.9 billion, excluding payments to partners that distribute Google services and ads....



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Proxy walks f ine line on Crescent Point

(image) Based on a careful reading of the 47-page proxy analysis and benchmark policy voting recommendations prepared by ISS for the upcoming meeting of Crescent Point Energy, it seems that proxy advisory firms walk a fine line in making recommendations in...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: NAFTA doomed, and it’s Canada’s fault

(image) Two dramas greatly affecting the future of Canada are playing out badly. Most worrisome is the British Columbia pipeline fiasco where a lawless NDP government has gotten away with impeding a legally approved pipeline and by doing so damaged Alberta,...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: FAIRFAX LONE BIDDER FOR TOYS “R” US CANADIAN STORES

(image) Toys “R” Us’s Canadian operations have found a safety net months after the retailer’s demise in the U.S. and overseas. Documents filed in a Richmond, Va. bankruptcy court Monday revealed the retailer will be cancelling an auction for its 82 Canadian...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Poloz comfortable in keeping powder dry

(image) Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz’s life would be easier if his core public was better with nuance. Alas, he performs for a crowd of economists and traders that sees the world through mathematical equations. Those calculations produce precise...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: NAFTA PLAYERS TO MEET AGAIN AMID NEW PUSH FOR DEAL
Senior trade officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will meet again in Washington in an intensified push to reach a NAFTA agreement in the next few weeks. Talks will pick up on Tuesday, after cabinet-level members vowed on Friday to keep up the...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: LNG advocates face tariff relief ‘time crunch’

(image) CALGARY • Canadian liquefied natural gas proponents face a “time crunch” as executives fly back and forth to Ottawa with increasing frequency to ask for tariff relief, now considered among the last remaining obstacles to the nascent industry’s...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Metal prices roiled by U.S.-Russia trade spat
In the latest sign of the volatile state of the commodities’ markets, the U.S. Treasury Department on Monday dialed back the scope of its sanctions against Russia, causing aluminum and palladium prices to plunge while Canadian metal companies’ shares...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Existing route is best for Enbridge’s Line 3: judge
CALGARY• A judge in Minnesota has ruled that if Enbridge Inc. wants to replace its Line 3 pipeline through the state, it should build the pipeline along the existing right-of-way rather than in its originally planned route. Calgary-based Enbridge has...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Barrick Gold earnings barely beat market

(image) Barrick Gold Corp. reported a slightly better than expected increase in firstquarter adjusted profit on Monday and said it was done selling assets to cut debt and would instead use funds from any future sales to boost growth or pay dividends. The...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: BILL INTRODUCED TO CONTROL OIL, GAS EXPORTS

(image) The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that would allow the province to control its oil and gas exports, similar to a bill recently tabled in Alberta. Once passed, the law would establish a permitting process for people or corporations...



4/24/2018: ENTREPRENEUR: For small f irms, biggest tax fight in decades persists

(image) Last year, the federal tax proposals were on everyone’s mind. Announced in the middle of the summer, the changes hit the small business community like a ton of bricks. They were the most drastic reforms to small business taxation in decades, leading to...



4/24/2018: ENTREPRENEUR: Rap titan West tweets praise for Tesla, Musk
Kanye West and Elon Musk’s bromance is hitting an alltime high. Rapper and entrepreneur West took to Twitter to praise his Tesla Inc. car, with some of his tweets being picked up by Musk, the electric-auto maker’s chief executive officer, a few hours...



4/24/2018: FP INVESTING: Tim Hortons’ reputational hit could hurt sales, says Bank of Montreal

(image) TORONTO • Declining consumer perceptions about Tim Hortons’ brand have prompted Bank of Montreal to downgrade the stock of parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc., suggesting the public disfavour could hurt sales at Canada’s biggest...



4/24/2018: FP INVESTING: It’s not all doom, gloom for stocks

(image) It has been a tough run for Canadian investors, especially those who have stayed closer to home when it comes to their equity portfolios. So far, the S&P TSX is among the worst-performing markets in the world this year; over a longer horizon, it...



4/24/2018: FP INVESTING: CN Rail adjusts targets after profit falls 16%
Canadian National Railway Co. adjusted its endof-year financial targets on Monday after the company’s net profit fell 16 per cent in a first quarter marred by capacity constraint issues and the surprise resignation of its chief executive. CN says it...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: CANADA TO OPPOSE ALASKA OIL DRILLING ON CARIBOU HABITAT

(image) A Yukon cabinet minister says three Canadian governments will oppose the latest attempt to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Environment Minister Pauline Frost says her territory, the Northwest Territories and the federal...



4/24/2018: FP COMMENT: Poloz’s legacy problems

(image) Five years ago, then finance minister Jim Flaherty picked Stephen Poloz to be the Bank of Canada governor and replace the openly Liberalleaning Mark Carney, who was leaving to head up the Bank of England. With just two years left in Poloz’s seven-year...



4/24/2018: FP COMMENT: The True North, strong and monopolized
The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Gérard Comeau, who in 2012 defied the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation by bringing back too many cases from a beer run to Quebec, is shot through with monopoly. Monopoly in the decision, which was nine...



4/24/2018: FP COMMENT: Why do so many First Nations support LNG?
An article in Saturday’s edition of the National Post examined the divergent, complicated and conflicting views of First Nations in B.C. and Alberta affected by the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but it also made an interesting point about First...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: PokerStars owner to buy Sky Betting in US$4.7B deal

(image) MONTREAL/LONDON • Poker giant Stars Group Inc. agreed to buy Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal valued at US$4.7 billion, moving deeper into sports betting to create the biggest publicly listed online gambling company. Toronto-based Stars Group will pay...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Defence complains over documents as Baazov trial starts

(image) MONTREAL • An insider trading trial against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and his co-accused got underway Monday with defence lawyers reiterating a complaint about their inability to review millions of documents handed over by the securities...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Loblaw Cos., CRA trial begins in tax court

(image) TORONTO • Loblaw Cos. Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in Tax Court on Monday over allegations the retailer’s Barbadian banking subsidiary had been misused for tax avoidance — a long-running dispute that could cost the retailer more than...



4/24/2018: FINANCIAL POST: NETFLIX SELLING US$1.5B OF JUNK DEBT TO FUND MORE SHOWS

(image) is tapping the junk-bond market again to help finance its next wave of shows. The world’s largest online television network is selling US$1.5 billion of senior bonds, according to a statement Monday. The 10.5-year notes may yield between 5.75 per cent...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: DOES I FEEL PRETTY GET BEAUTY WRONG?

(image) When you’re doing press for a movie that’s all about how confidence is the key to looking your best, what do you wear when you’re not feeling so hot? If you’re Amy Schumer, you go for business on top (a blazer and blouse), casual on the bottom...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: Can literary criticism be used to judge a video game?

(image) “When you read a canonical work for a first time you encounter a stranger, an uncanny startlement rather than a fulfilment of expectations,” Harold Bloom wrote in the preface to The Western Canon, his influential survey of great literature. “Read...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: Wenders not ready to give up on 3D
Wim Wenders is a filmmaker in love with 3D. In 2011 he made Pina, a tribute to the late German choreographer Pina Bausch, filming performances of her work out of doors and in three dimensions. The startling effect helped earn the film an Oscar...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: McKellen plans his funeral, wouldn’t mind dress rehearsal

(image) In case you weren’t already plodding through a midlife crisis or contemplating end of days, you will probably want to consider it after learning Ian McKellen thinks about death “every day.” The actor, 78, revealed as much during the upcoming...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: SHORTY AWARDS ‘THE WORST NIGHT’ OF PALLY’S LIFE

(image) Adam Pally is very funny. If you’re a fan of the underrated and gone-too-soon sitcom Happy Endings or The Mindy Project or any independent comedies he’s been in, you’re well aware of this. If not, he made it aggressively clear when he took the stage to...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: Bosch and the Art of the Pure Police Procedural

(image) Among the many new statistics created by baseball maven Bill James is the similarity score, which compares players across eras. The most similar player to the New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes? Gus Zernial of the early 1950s Philadelphia Athletics. If...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: Deadly abortion debate dramatized
A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates, won a Los Angeles Times book award Friday night. I thought the novel was incredibly powerful, but I was surprised to see it win in the Mystery/ Thriller category. Although the story begins with a...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: Crews declares ‘masculinity is a cult’

(image) At last week’s ninth annual Women in the World Summit in New York, actor Terry Crews set off a heated discussion when he declared, “Masculinity can be a cult. And when I say ‘cult,’ it’s no different than David Koresh. It’s no different than Jim...



4/24/2018: ARTS & LIFE: FANS FURIOUS OVER BISEXUAL ICON’S CUT FROM NEW MULAN

(image) Although the live-action remake of Mulan is still in pre-production, it’s already achieved cause for concern. Fans were first alarmed when it was revealed the remake would not be incorporating any of the original’s iconic songs. Now, it appears the...



4/24/2018: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or important decisions from 2 PM to 5 PM EDT (11 AM to 2 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo. Aries (March 21-April 19) Surprise invitations that come your way out of the blue might delight you today....



4/24/2018: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. French title of respect given to a priest 5. Unleavened bread eaten during Passover 10. Restored Swedish warship 14. Talk into 15. Bay window 16. Kiss symbols 17. Lose one’s footing 18. Turn over 19. Cannabis 20. Pick out 22. Mark placed...



4/24/2018: DIVERSIONS: CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Eater’s vice possibly producing gut (10) 6 Uncertain going without starter leads to fever (4) 9 Leave oddly sick sheep (5) 10 Check blunder in unfinished easing of international tension (9) 12 Grand time with everybody on board ship (7) 13...



4/24/2018: DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
As they are wont to do, the card gods arranged this deal to once again demonstrate that no cow is too sacred not to provide sour milk on occasion. North’s artificial response showed four-card spade support with about 7-10 high-card points (a “Bergen...



4/24/2018: DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Medium To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil.



4/24/2018: DIVERSIONS: PEPYS’ DIARY

(image) Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) was the naval administrator and first secretary of the British Admiralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665. Up, and presently am told that the girle that came yesterday hath packed up her things to be gone home again...



4/24/2018: DIVERSIONS: ON THIS DAY
April 24, 1915 — Lieutenant Edward Bellew and Company Sergeant-Major Frederick Hall were awarded Victoria Crosses for separate incidents during the Second Battle of Ypres in WWI. A wounded Bellew continued to man machine guns in the face of a German...



4/24/2018: SPORTS: Resilient Leafs force Game 7

(image) Welcome to the 2018 Boston Marathon, featuring the Maple Be-Leafers. For the second time in five years against the Bruins, the Leafs fought back from a 3-1 deficit to force a seventh game at TD Garden. That 2013 match ended in overtime heartbreak, but...



4/24/2018: SPORTS: PETERS COMES HOME TO COACH FLAMES

(image) The Calgary Flames named Bill Peters as the team’s head coach. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alta., resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after four seasons and a year remaining on his contract. “I think it’s a very good team...



4/24/2018: SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) They were aggressive, but we missed some layups and shots. We passed up some shots, too. We didn’t move the ball as well. We got just stagnant. We have to continue to play our offence — move and swing the ball — and stay mentally strong. — Toronto’s...



4/24/2018: SPORTS: Raps’ history is good news and bad, too

(image) Four games into the Playoffs That Were Supposed to Be Different, the Toronto Raptors are a 12man Rorschach Test. How one feels about them at this point is fairly dependent on one’s general outlook on life. With that in mind, here is some analysis from...



4/24/2018: SPORTS: Same old tendencies have ominous echo
This season was when things were supposed to be different for the Toronto Raptors. After last year’s flame-out in the second round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers, coach Dwane Casey pledged to do things...



4/24/2018: SPORTS: Jets-Preds has makings of classic matchup

(image) No NHL playoff series has absolutely everything. But the Winnipeg Nashville clash in Round 2 promises to come close. As the Central Division foes took turns having at each other during the regular season — five games with an average of eight goals in...



4/24/2018: SPORTS: NEWGARDEN WINS INDY, CANADIANS IN 3RD
Josef Newgarden won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for the third time in four years. Newgarden led for most of the way after starting on the pole en route to a second win in the first four races this season. He was followed by Ryan Hunter-Reay and the...