Chris Selley: For Toronto, there is a silver lining to Doug Ford’s meddling

Barring insurrection, coup, natural disaster or some as-yet-unforeseen kind of Ford-brand pandemonium, Toronto’s Oct. 22 municipal election will go ahead with 25 wards instead of 47. On Wednesday morning, a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal stayed Justice Edward Belobaba’s ruling overturning Bill 5, which redrew the city’s electoral map with just weeks to […]

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Judge: US can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender

DENVER — U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department’s varied explanations for rejecting the application weren’t reasonable, U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said in his ruling, forcing him […]

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Bono Says Pope Francis Is ‘Aghast’ at Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandals

(VATICAN CITY) — U2 frontman Bono has described Pope Francis as being “aghast” about sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Irish singer met privately with Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican hotel where the pope lives, to discuss themes that Bono told reporters included “the wild beast that is capitalism” and sustainable development. Bono […]

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