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January 15, 2019 7:44 PM Saskatchewan’s Opposition wants review of Huawei’s potential risk to province

Huawei helped build Canada’s 5G wireless networks, which security analysts warn could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians. Daniel Tobok, an international cyber security expert who heads the company Cytelligence, has said Canada is potentially connected to Huawei forever as it will need to rely on the company’s support for maintenance 128

January 15, 2019 6:00 PM U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts

Ottawa passed legislation last November that required striking postal workers to resume their duties, appointing a mediator to arbitrate an end to the Crown corporation’s dispute with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Those efforts, led by Elizabeth MacPherson, former chairwoman of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, broke down in December 140

January 15, 2019 4:04 PM BP scales back exploration plans off N.S., gives up half its offshore area

HALIFAX - BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, giving up half the offshore area included in its exploration licence. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board says the energy giant is surrendering 50 per cent of the area included in its licence — a consolidation of four offshore parcels roughly 300 kilometres 137

January 15, 2019 12:54 PM China criticizes Trudeau’s comments on decision to hand down death penalty

BEIJING—China is expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying says Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible 109

January 15, 2019 12:48 PM Federal government faces scrutiny over bus-safety standards after Ottawa crash

Those recommendations sprang from the TSB’s investigation into another Ottawa bus crash in 2013, in which a city bus broke through a warning gate at a rail crossing and hit a moving passenger train, killing six people on the bus. Fox said Transport Canada had done some work on the recommendations but that “significant progress has not yet occurred and the safety 100

January 14, 2019 9:57 PM TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion 76

January 14, 2019 9:16 PM Marijuana producer Canopy Growth granted hemp licence in New York

Cannabis products with higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, remain listed as restricted drugs by the U.S. federal government. Canopy says it will source hemp exclusively from U.S. farmers for its U.S. operations once up and running. Canopy Growth says it’s in the process of evaluating a number of sites that will become one of its first extraction 75

January 14, 2019 9:00 PM U.S. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in a private Ontario hospital

LOUISVILLE, KY.—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbour tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital 76

January 14, 2019 5:13 PM Air Canada and Jazz parent extend agreement, securing regional airline’s future

Chorus says the agreement, announced Monday, will grow its revenues by $940 million for a contracted total of $2.5 billion in aircraft leasing and fixed fees over the next 17 years. The deal also amends a 2015 agreement by lowering the fixed fees and incentive revenue Chorus receives by about $50 million annually. Under the new contract, Air Canada will make an equity 87

January 12, 2019 2:56 PM Young Saudi woman expected to land in Toronto following global Twitter campaign to grant her asylum

Justin Trudeau told a press conference in Regina Friday that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Canada to grant the 18-year-old Alqunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed. The prime minister brushed aside suggestions the move might further complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia. Canadian diplomats in the Thai capital 44