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December 14, 2018 7:55 PM Lack of de-icing gear at remote airports puts passengers at risk, safety board warns

OTTAWA—Commercial flights from airports in northern Canada routinely put passengers at risk by departing while the aircraft are contaminated with ice and frost, a known cause of accidents, the Transportation Safety Board is warning. On Friday, the safety board issued an urgent call to Transport Canada to ensure better de-icing equipment at remote airports 4

December 14, 2018 6:53 PM Fresh start for Warriors extends to roster as Richardson focuses on local talent

After a new ownership group moved and rebranded Vancouver’s National Lacrosse League franchise, new general manager Dan Richardson was given a mandate to remake the entire roster. Canucks Sports and Entertainment bought the NLL’s Stealth in the off-season, moved them from the Langley Events Centre to Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver and renamed them the Warriors 7

December 13, 2018 5:45 PM Tilray names several former politicians to international advisory board

NANAIMO, B.C.—Pot producer Tilray Inc. has added some political heft to its international advisory board, including former foreign affairs ministers from around the world and former chairmen of the U.S. Democratic and Republican national committees. The inaugural members announced by the cannabis grower include former Canadian minister of foreign affairs 8

December 13, 2018 11:59 AM Pot unites Democrats, Republicans as ex-party chiefs join Tilray

Other members of the company’s International Advisory Board include the former foreign ministers of Germany, Joschka Fischer, and Australia, Alexander Downer, Tilray said in a statement. Tilray isn’t the first pot company to enlist prominent ex-pols. John Boehner, Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015, and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney 7

December 11, 2018 5:15 PM Women get corporate board seats mostly when it’s required by law

“When we look at the board seats that have turned over, only about a quarter of them are filled by women,” said Cynthia Soledad, a co-leader of the Egon Zehnder diversity council and one of the authors of the study. “It needs to be more than an intellectual exercise or a philosophical alignment that diversity is good and diversity would benefit us.” In the U.S., big companies 7

December 8, 2018 12:59 AM Dealmaker’s children take speedy control of $5.7 billion fortune

Frere’s 41 year-old daughter Segolene Gallienne and her older brother, Gerald Frere, 67, now control the family’s Groupe Frere-Bourgeois, which has net assets of 5.5 billion euros ($6 billion). The ownership change was reported in a statement by Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA, whose assets include stakes in Adidas AG and Pernod Ricard SA. The Frere family 10

December 6, 2018 3:16 PM Montreal home sales climb six per cent in November as housing supply tightens

MONTREAL—The real estate market in Montreal and the surrounding area continues to show strength, as the number of homes sold climbed six per cent in November compared with a year ago, amid declining supply. The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board says there were 3,630 residential sales last month, setting a new sales record for the month of November 16

December 6, 2018 12:23 AM Auditor general’s report urges province to ‘reassess’ Quayside project

“We were out there talking to quite a number of potential proponents for this,” Meg Davis, chief development officer for Waterfront Toronto, said in an interview. Waterfront Toronto said that in the appendix to Lysyk’s audit she herself noted Waterfront Toronto launched “market soundings” with 50, local, national and international companies to gauge 17

December 5, 2018 4:54 PM Aphria shares slip as investment firm hits back at short-sellers’ allegations

Quintessential Capital Management and Hindenburg Research alleged Monday that Aphria’s recent acquisitions of assets in Colombia, Argentina and Jamaica from Scythian Biosciences are “largely worthless” and bought in ways that the short-sellers believe benefit a group of insiders. Scythian, now called Toronto-based SOL Global Investments Corp., says it is “satisfied 11

December 5, 2018 1:14 PM U.S. banks too pricey for would-be Canadian buyers

Canadian banks are tapping the brakes on their merger-fueled U.S. expansion. Executives at Canada’s largest lenders, which have just wrapped up their fiscal-fourth-quarter earnings season, said U.S. targets are pricey, making them leery of doing deals in their fastest-growing market. If there are no acquisitions by Canadian banks in the rest of this month 14