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September 4, 2018 6:07 PM Quebec securities regulator helping companies disclose exposure to modern slavery

MONTREAL—Quebec’s securities regulator is offering to help public companies disclose their exposure to modern slavery, including forced labour, human trafficking and child labour. The Autorite des marches financiers says Canadian companies could be exposed directly or indirectly to the tens of millions of people around the world who are estimated to be affected 16

September 1, 2018 1:30 PM There are two It Boys at TIFF, but only one can emerge victorious

Not that he did not thoroughly enjoy himself. The year he was nominated for his Oscar, Hedges has shared, “I went to every party. I went to the Vanity Fair party, the Madonna after party.” But, alas, a cautionary tale — particularly for festival party aspirants. According to Hedges’ memory of that night: “There are no photos allowed at the Madonna after 9

August 30, 2018 12:19 PM U.S. airports get playful — or is that competitive? — with gaming lounges to occupy travellers

As airport time killers, cocktails will never lose their most-favoured status. But the race for novel concessions inside the terminal is becoming more, well, playful. Especially when it comes to mollifying less-than-happy passengers. Last month, the first U.S. airport video game lounges opened with three dozen Microsoft XBox rigs at Dallas-Fort Worth 10

August 17, 2018 3:53 PM Fox News apologizes for using Patti LaBelle’s photo in Aretha Franklin coverage

Fox News ran a graphic that paired a close-up image of Franklin with one of a woman performing in the background. Unfortunately, the secondary image was of LaBelle singing, and many across social media called out the network on its apparent mix-up. “We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends,” Jessica Santostefano, a Fox News vice president 13

August 13, 2018 6:27 PM Netflix’s CFO to step down following cash-fueled expansion

Netflix Inc. chief financial officer David Wells will step down after eight years on the job, during which the streaming service grew into an entertainment giant that spends more on movies and TV shows than the biggest Hollywood studios. Wells, 47, will help choose a successor and stay on until his replacement takes over to make sure the transition goes smoothly 14

August 10, 2018 12:58 PM Cineplex profit jumps in second quarter on higher attendance, more spending per person

Cineplex Inc. had $24.4 million of net income in the second quarter, beating analyst profit estimates, as total revenue increased by 12.4 per cent from last year and the company made progress on its cost-reduction efforts. The Toronto-based cinema and entertainment company says revenue for the three-months ended June 30 was $409 million, a record high for the second 15

July 27, 2018 5:20 PM Former TFC captain Jim Brennan to serve as coach, vice-president of CPL’s York 9

Former Toronto FC captain Jim Brennan will coach York 9, the Toronto-area entry in the new Canadian Premier League (CPL). “Jimmy is one of our founders, a visionary and the obvious choice to be our head coach,” Preben Ganzhorn, president of York Sports & Entertainment, said in a statement. “His experience in soccer from his playing days and beyond makes 19

July 27, 2018 12:10 PM Canadians cut back spending on extras, essentials amid rising interest rates, poll finds

Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have changed their behaviour by doing things such as cutting back on spending on both extras and essentials to brace themselves for rising interest rates, a new survey from Manulife Bank suggests. Among those who have taken steps to prepare for higher rates, 27 per cent pared back on entertainment such as movies and bars, 17 per cent put more money 14

July 21, 2018 6:06 PM Disney’s big question: How crucial is Sky to its Fox deal?

Founded as a satellite TV provider in 1989, Sky has since grown to offer phone and internet service and produce original content. As part of the Fox acquisition, Disney would acquire valuable franchises such as “Avatar” and “The Simpsons” that it could incorporate into its movie, consumer products and theme-park businesses. That library of titles is also seen as essential 17

July 12, 2018 6:03 PM Comcast boosts Sky bid to $34 billion, topping Murdoch’s offer

Comcast Corp. increased its takeover bid for Sky Plc to $34 billion US, topping an offer from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. and escalating a global standoff between the media giants. Comcast, the largest U.S. cable company, is now offering 14.75 pounds a share for Sky, valuing Britain’s top pay-TV provider at 26 billion pounds, according to a statement 20