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June 14, 2018 4:26 PM Why signing John Tavares is an idea the Maple Leafs should pursue

The short-term idea fits because the Leafs have plenty of cap space this season, but it’s looking like they will run into trouble starting in the 2019-20 season when Matthews and Marner will be (presumably) on long-term deals. Why would Tavares do that? Well, the one-time payday would make up for the bargain-basement contract he gave the New York Islanders 9

June 11, 2018 2:11 PM Canadian dollar lower after Trump attacks Trudeau over tariffs

Trump complained Sunday about Trudeau's criticism of tariff threats The Canadian dollar was trading lower Monday morning after U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump complained on Sunday that he had been blindsided by Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference 28

June 10, 2018 8:16 PM Worried parents and child care advocates ask ‘what now?’ in wake of PC win

Minutes after media outlets declared a majority government for Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives last Thursday night, Carolyn Ferns began gearing up for a renewed fight for affordable, high-quality child care for Ontario families. “Feeling blue about child care? We hear you,” wrote Ferns, policy co-ordinator for the Ontario Coalition for Better Child 10

June 10, 2018 2:59 PM 'Special place in hell': Trump advisers blast Trudeau for comments at G7 summit

PM didn't respond to reporters' questions on the matter Sunday morning Top advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump are launching blistering attacks on Justin Trudeau for comments he made at the end of the G7 leaders' summit this weekend, with one going as far as to say the prime minister deserves a "special place in hell." Speaking Saturday after Trump 17

June 8, 2018 3:43 PM Toronto stock index down as shares of cannabis producers decline

Canada’s main stock index is down moderately, with shares of two cannabis producers among the biggest losers. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 38.56 points to 16,154.22, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 5.69 points to 25,235.72. The S&P 500 index was down 2.32 points to 2,768.05 and the Nasdaq 6

June 7, 2018 6:38 PM Canadian dairy giant Saputo reports profit drop due to higher costs, exchange rates

MONTREAL—Canadian cheese and dairy giant Saputo Inc. says its profit was down sharply in its latest quarter due to a combination of higher costs, exchange rates and lower selling prices in export markets compared with last year. The Montreal-based company said its net income for the fourth quarter ended March 31 was $130.0 million, down 21.3 per cent from $165.2 million 8

June 5, 2018 3:33 PM TSX up slightly due to materials sector, loonie lower

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 13.71 points at 24,799.98. The S&P 500 index ended up 1.93 points at 2,748.80 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 31.40 points at 7,637.86, a second record high in as many days. The Canadian dollar averaged 76.96 cent (U.S.), down 0.39 of a U.S. cent as more encouraging economic data came out of the U.S. The July crude 5

May 25, 2018 11:10 PM Alberta RCMP lay charges in multimillion-dollar fraud case

They are to appear in Calgary provincial court on Monday and have been ordered to surrender their passports and remain in Canada. “This has been an extremely complex investigation involving substantial resources, interviews and time” Sgt. Doug Johnston said in a release Friday. “We are pleased to be able to conclude this investigation with charges 24

May 24, 2018 5:20 PM Morgan Freeman apologizes amid sexual misconduct allegations

Morgan Freeman is apologizing to work colleagues 'who felt uncomfortable or disrepected' by him, following a CNN report alleging sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour by the veteran actor. "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy," Freeman said in a statement 25

May 24, 2018 3:41 PM Nova Scotia mulls fate of iconic Annie Leibovitz photography collection

HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government is reviving hopes that a collection of iconic portraits by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz could be displayed at the provincial gallery. The influential works, including an introspective image of the Queen and a portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore, have been stuck in storage at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 16