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December 12, 2018 5:00 AM Johannes Debus rekindles boyhood love of Handel’s Messiah

After a 10-year old Johannes Debus had sung Handel’s Messiah for the first time, he begged his mom to buy him an album. Three decades later, Debus is music director of the Canadian Opera Company, far removed from the cathedral choir in Speyer, Germany, where he had his first musical immersion. But he is having a happy reunion with Messiah next week. Debus 6

December 11, 2018 10:59 PM Hockey Night in Canada’s relationship with Huawei to continue

“Awkward is awkward,” said Chris MacDonald, an associate professor at Ryerson University specializing in business ethics. “I can imagine Rogers execs keeping a close eye. There’d have to be something pretty close to a smoking gun before you’re going to kill that kind of a deal. “It’s OK to be uncomfortable with something without saying it’s unethical 9

December 11, 2018 3:24 PM Bombardier to unveil its biggest luxury jet next week

Montreal-based Bombardier is counting on the Global 7500 to generate at least $2.5 billion of annual sales by 2020 as the company trims its commercial-plane operations to focus on business jets and trains. Canada’s largest aerospace company needs the boost from the long-range plane as it grapples with $9.5 billion in adjusted debt and bond maturities 9

December 10, 2018 6:20 PM Former ServiCom employee warns about unofficial fundraising drives

SYDNEY, N.S.—People planning on donating funds to help the almost 700 call centre employees in Cape Breton who lost their jobs last week are being warned to be careful about where they send their money. Tanya Wilneff, a former manager at the ServiCom Canada facility in Sydney, says the workers have yet to endorse any centralized fundraising efforts 5

December 10, 2018 6:04 PM Qualcomm say it won ban on sale of some iPhones in China

The patents are related to adjusting and reformatting the size and appearance of photographs and managing applications using a touchscreen, Qualcomm said. They are just two of a number of patents Qualcomm is using against Apple in disputes in several countries. China is the world’s largest market for smartphones and is home to the manufacturers of the iPhone 6

December 10, 2018 4:46 PM BlackBerry to unveil secure smart-city traffic technology service

BlackBerry Inc. is attempting to aid in the creation of smart cities with a new service that provides the infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information in a secure manner. The Waterloo-based tech company says it will not charge service fees for automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots 6

December 10, 2018 1:04 PM CEO joins executive exodus at Washington’s Dominion Diamond

Dominion Diamond Corp. Chief Executive Officer Patrick Evans has left the company, marking at least the third high-profile departure in less than a year at the Canadian miner, which is owned by billionaire Dennis Washington. Evans confirmed that he departed on Dec. 5. Shane Durgin, who was chief operating officer, took over as CEO effective Dec. 7, Evans 7

December 7, 2018 2:31 PM Gains abroad extend the record earnings streak at Canadian banks

Canada’s eight big banks extended their record earnings streak this year, posting a 7.5 per cent jump in annual profit fuelled by operations outside their home turf. Net income for the companies totalled C$45.9 billion ($34.3 billion U.S.) in the fiscal year ended Oct. 31. Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Montreal profited from their U.S. consumer-lending 6

December 6, 2018 6:14 PM CN Rail in joint bid for stake in largest container terminal in Eastern Canada

HALIFAX—Canadian National Railway is bidding to acquire a stake in the largest container terminal in Eastern Canada. The Montreal-based company has confirmed joining a partner to bid for an interest in Halterm, a 30-hectare site at the Port of Halifax, but is declining to provide details. Halifax is Canada’s fourth-busiest port in terms of container 14

December 6, 2018 3:32 PM Bombardier forecasts 10% revenue boost in 2019 after plans for 5,000 layoffs

The Montreal-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, forecasts total revenues of about $18 billion (U.S.) next year, as the freshly certified Global 7500 — its longest-range business jet — enters into service. The jetliner, sold out through 2021, will contribute to an expected $6.5 billion in business aircraft revenues. Both figures align roughly 12