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Olivia Chow answers questions about Warren Kinsella’s controversial tweet

Chow proposes increased land transfer tax on properties over $2M

| Toronto staff

Chow proposed a one per cent tax hike on the municipal land transfer tax charged to properties sold for over $2 million.

Liberal cabinet minister Brad Duguid (Scarborough-Centre MPP) and Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory speaking at a news conference on Sept. 2, 2014. 680NEWS/Mark Douglas

Local News

Brad Duguid endorses John Tory for mayor

| Toronto staff

Duguid admitted that several other Liberal MPPs are enthusiastic about Tory's candidacy. Video (1)

Entertainment City: Justin Bieber's legal drama, Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin are neighbours

Local News

Justin Bieber charged with assault, dangerous driving after ATV crash

| The Canadian Press

OPP says the pop star was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29.

Rob Ford

Local News

Mayor Ford drops out of 2 debates this week

| John Stall and Toronto staff

The mayoral campaign enters its final phase until the Oct. 27 election. Video (3)

Toronto police stationed outside Wilkinson Junior Public School near Donlands and Danforth Aves. 680NEWS/Carl Hanstke

Local News

Police remind drivers to be cautious as children return to school

| Toronto staff

Thousands of students across the GTA will be heading back to school on Tuesday. Video (1)

National

Applications up, approvals slow for Health Canada medical marijuana licences

| Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press

An estimated 500,000 Canadians use marijuana for medical purposes, though most do not obtain it through Health Canada-approved suppliers. Video

Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, Minister of Human Rights of Iraq, is pictured on a TV screen during a statement at the  special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 1, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi

International

UN Human Rights Council votes ‘strongest condemnation’ over violence in Iraq

| Reuters

During the session, the Council adopted a resolution requesting the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) urgently dispatch a mission to Iraq to investigate alleged violations and abuses committed by the extremist tourist groups.

2 injured in motorcycle crash on the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 near McCowan, Sept. 2, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

2 injured in motorcycle collision on Hwy. 401

| Toronto Staff

Paramedics say a man in his mid 20s is in serious condition.

File photo of the Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

National

Left-wing think-tank targeted for tax audit because its research shows ‘bias’

| Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press

The internal summary provides an unusual glimpse into the Canada Revenue Agency's audit-selection process.

File photo. CITYNEWS

National

Quebec elementary school bans homework for the year

| Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press

Every class from Grade 1 to 6 will take part in the one-year pilot project.

Ontario Plans For Full Day Kindergarten

Life Local News

Some full-day kindergarten classrooms not ready for start of school year

| Toronto staff

Some Toronto full-day kindergarten classrooms are still not ready for the start of the school year. (3)

Dog Luck was shocked by an electrified lamp pole in North York, Sept. 1, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

EXCLUSIVE: Dog shocked by electrified street light pole in North York

| Tracy Tong and Toronto Staff

Testing showed the metal plate on the pole was charged with 120 volts. (3)

National

Mulcair has harsh words for Harper, Trudeau at Labour Day Parade in Toronto

| The Canadian Press

Mulcair said many of the gains brought in by the labour movement — such as workplace health and safety measures and wage equality — are currently "under attack" in Canada. (4)

Business Report: CNE admission prices, Second Cup struggling

Life Local News

Fun, food, & flight: Your favourite moments from the 136th CNE

| Justin Piercy

Viewers share their photos and video of midway rides, adventurous food, and aerial acrobatics.

National

Duelling reports: Finance rebuts grim analysis by another federal department

| Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press

The wealthiest one per cent collecting 8.6 per cent of all 2011 income, compared with 5.8 per cent of all income in 1982.

6:55 AM, Monday - Half way there!

National

Annaleise Carr powers through the night to finish marathon swim across Lake Erie

| Adam Miller, The Canadian Press

Carr is swimming to raise money for Camp Trillium, a camp for children with cancer. (3)

File photo of VIA Rail Canada at Union Station. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon.

National

VIA train hits pedestrian near Ottawa

| Toronto Staff

VIA Rail service on the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto route is experiencing delays.

2 cat cafes coming to Toronto

National

Cat cafe in Montreal claims to be North America’s first

| Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press

The Cafe des Chats, which opened its doors on Saturday, is a lot like a regular coffee house — except it's home to eight cats. Video (1)

A firefighter walks past the scene of a fire in Mississauga on Aug. 31, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Crews battle fire at abandoned Mississauga home

| Toronto staff

It happened early Sunday morning on Full Moon Circle, near Eglinton Avenue East and Central Parkway.

Police tape cordons off an area on Oak St., where police say two people were stabbed on Sunday. Tracy Tong/CityNews

Crime Local News

Suspect in custody after downtown double stabbing

| Toronto staff

One man is in life-threatening condition in hospital after a double stabbing on Sunday afternoon near River and Gerrard streets.

The Lester B. Pearson Building, housing the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, is seen in Ottawa on Sept. 29, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

International National

Canadian among passengers in Bolivia tour bus crash that killed 10

| The Canadian Press

A bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.