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Nov 5, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he smoked crack cocaine

TORONTO (Reuters) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted on Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine, probably “in one of my drunken stupors,” but insisted he’s not an addict.

Speaking just days after Toronto’s police chief confirmed that police have recovered a copy of a video that two media organizations have said shows the mayor smoking the drug, Ford told reporters he had smoked crack, perhaps about a year ago.

Nov 1, 2013

Toronto mayor’s lawyer tells police to release alleged crack video

TORONTO (Reuters) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s lawyer said on Friday his client was not smoking crack cocaine in a video that has been seen only by a few but has dominated Canadian headlines for months, and he urged the city’s police to release the video to the public.

His comments come a day after Toronto police said they had recovered a copy of a video that is “consistent” with one reportedly seen by journalists at the Toronto Star newspaper and by media blog Gawker earlier this year.

Oct 31, 2013

Police have video of Toronto mayor, won’t detail contents

TORONTO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Police said Thursday they have
obtained a video “consistent” with media accounts that it shows
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, but they would not
confirm the contents of the video.

Ford, who has denied he smokes crack, said he could not
comment on the matter because the video is evidence in a
separate case before the courts. But he said he would not quit
his job.

Oct 10, 2013

Canada’s Munro wins Nobel literature prize for her short stories

STOCKHOLM/TORONTO, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Canadian Alice Munro
won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for her tales of
the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town Canada
that made her what the award-giving committee called the “master
of the contemporary short story.”

“Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov,” the Swedish
Academy said in announcing the award on its website, comparing
Munro to the 19th-century Russian short story writer.

Oct 10, 2013

Canada’s Munro, “master of the short story”, wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM/TORONTO, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Canadian Alice Munro
won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for her tales of
the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town Canada
that made her what the award-giving committee called the “master
of the contemporary short story”.

“Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov,” the Swedish
Academy said, comparing her to the 19th-century Russian short
story writer in a statement on its website.

Oct 10, 2013

Alice Munro seen as master of the short story

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian writer Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, is an admitted short-story addict who has garnered international praise for her tales of the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town Canada.

She became the second Canadian-born writer to win the prize, although she is the first winner with a distinctly Canadian identity. Saul Bellow, who won the award in 1976, was born in Quebec, but raised in Chicago and is widely considered an American writer.

Oct 9, 2013

Canadian business magnate Paul Desmarais Sr. dies at 86

TORONTO, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Paul Desmarais Sr., the
controlling shareholder of conglomerate Power Corp of Canada
and one of Canada’s richest and most well-connected
businessmen, has died at the age of 86.

Desmarais, a self-made billionaire who took control of
Montreal-based Power Corp in 1968 and served as its chairman and
chief executive officer from 1968 to 1996, died late on Tuesday,
the company said. It did not disclose the cause of death.

Sep 26, 2013

Google looks for talent in BlackBerry’s backyard

TORONTO (Reuters) – With Blackberry Ltd shedding staff in its hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, other tech companies, including Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility unit, are moving to take advantage of a growing pool of local talent.

Motorola Mobility said on Thursday it plans to set up a new hub in Waterloo, located about an hour’s drive west of Toronto.

Sep 23, 2013

India-born Watsa – an investor with a long view

TORONTO (Reuters) – As soon as Prem Watsa stepped down from Blackberry’s board in August, speculation that he would launch a bid for the troubled smartphone maker started to swirl. Six weeks later, the man some call Canada’s Warren Buffett has delivered, beginning a rescue project he once said could take four or five years.

Just over a year ago, Watsa said BlackBerry(BB.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) was a “Canadian success story,” a good buy and a likely turnaround story even though its market share was tumbling.

Sep 23, 2013

BlackBerry savior Watsa, an investor with a long view

TORONTO (Reuters) – As soon as Prem Watsa stepped down from Blackberry’s board in August, speculation that he would launch a bid for the troubled smartphone maker started to swirl. Six weeks later, the man some call Canada’s Warren Buffett has delivered, beginning a rescue project he once said could take four or five years.

Just over a year ago, Watsa said BlackBerry was a “Canadian success story,” a good buy and a likely turnaround story even though its market share was tumbling.