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June 24, 2018 1:38 PM Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

The Liberal government committed two large Chinook transports and four smaller Griffin escorts for medical evacuations and transport, but the Canadian Forces is sending one more of each as spares in case any of the others break down in the harsh desert heat and dust. The total force will include about 250 Canadian service members who will call a German-run 6

June 22, 2018 3:27 PM Stock indexes up sharply in Toronto, New York; loonie down

Canada’s main stock index was up sharply in late morning trading, with energy and mining stocks providing much of the lift. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 143.10 points to 16,478.25, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 133.10 points to 24,594.80. The S&P 500 index was up 9.82 points 7

June 21, 2018 3:51 PM Manulife cutting 700 jobs as it restructures operations

Manulife Financial Corp. says it will cut its workforce by about 700 jobs as part of a wider restructuring of its operations as it makes a greater push to digital. The company says the job cuts will come through voluntary exit programs and natural attrition over the next 18 months. Manulife says it will require fewer staff as it automates and digitizes 10

June 21, 2018 12:16 AM Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home though he stopped just shy of urging a boycott of American goods and destinations. Asked by reporters how Canadians should respond to the ongoing trade actions of the U.S. administration of President Donald 8

June 20, 2018 9:25 PM Raptors may try to trade their way into NBA draft

Toronto has no pick in Thursday’s draft at Barclays Center in New York, and while GM Bobby Webster remained mum on the Raptors plans on the eve of the big night, he did say trading into the draft isn’t so simple. “It’s always tough,” Webster said Wednesday. “We always say you fall in love with your picks at this time of year so it’s hard to get rid of them. We’ve 6

June 20, 2018 2:18 AM It’s all fun and big-league games as Canadian Mike Soroka returns to Toronto

For Mike Soroka, the Atlanta Braves’ 20-year-old right-hander, it was going to be a tough act to follow. The Calgary native on Tuesday became the second Canadian pitcher to start a game at Rogers Centre in 2018. The first, Seattle left-hander James Paxton, from Richmond, B.C., tossed a no-hitter May 8, something accomplished just once previously by a Canadian 7

June 19, 2018 4:07 PM Trudeau has billions of reasons to dig in against Trump on dairy

Justin Trudeau’s defence of Canadian dairy tariffs isn’t just about farmers and politics — it’s about debt, too. The prime minister squared off with U.S. President Donald Trump this month over Canada’s “supply management” system, which sets quotas for dairy, eggs and poultry and charges high tariffs above that threshold. Despite a U.S. surplus on dairy 8

June 18, 2018 7:20 PM Auto tariffs would permanently scar Canada’s economy, TD warns

Canada’s economy will be permanently scarred if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes auto tariffs, with one in five Ontario manufacturing jobs at risk and the potential for a lasting reduction in output, according to new analysis by Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Economics forecasts U.S. tariffs on automobile imports would lead to a short recession for Canada 7

June 18, 2018 6:29 PM The best Group of Seven work you’ve never seen — and it’s not a landscape

In hindsight, its single-mindedness produced damning exclusions, namely of Indigenous people inhabiting those disappearing wilds. This image, on view at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s “Director’s Cut” exhibition, is another of those things: A snippet of Canadian social and cultural history relegated to the margins while narrow myth-building 8

June 18, 2018 6:16 PM Baytex Energy and Raging River Exploration sign $2.8 billion merger deal

Baytex Energy Corp. and Raging River Exploration Inc. have signed a $2.8-billion deal to merge in a bid to boost the companies’ East Duvernay Shale operations in Alberta. The combined company, which will operate under the Baytex name, is expected to have production of approximately 94,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from a diverse portfolio of oil assets 8