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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 7

June 18, 2018 6:04 PM Aurora-based Magna strikes deal with China’s largest electric vehicle maker

China surpassed the U.S. in 2015 as the largest market for EVs, helped by government subsidies and stringent emissions rules. A local facility in China helps Magna enter the fast-growing market while potentially helping it to lessen the impact of any increases in export costs resulting from the intensifying trade spat between the U.S. and China. Owned 7

June 17, 2018 4:23 PM Ontario makes history with record number of female MPPs

“I’m just absolutely thrilled” by the number of female MPPs heading to Queen’s Park, she said. “A record number of women means that, collectively, we all bring something to the table that’s sometimes lacking.” Peckford said the record number of women in the house “really sets the bar” and she expects to see a “strong representation of women” in Premier-designate 7

June 14, 2018 4:01 PM Ontarians ‘pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store,’ Horwath says

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she and her MPPs have a “very important job ahead” to hold the Ford government accountable. “People are pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store, and so am I,” said Horwath, speaking to both new and returning MPPs — there are 40 in total — for the first time since the June 7 election. The NDP doubled the number 10

June 11, 2018 9:00 PM Doug Ford has lots of choices in assembling first PC government since 2003

Ford also highlighted MPPs Lisa MacLeod (Nepean), Raymond Cho (Scarborough North), and Vic Fedeli (Nipissing), and he is known to be impressed by Todd Smith (Bay of Quinte), John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) and Monte McNaughton (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex). Other veterans believed to be under consideration for cabinet include MPPs Jim Wilson (Simcoe-Grey) 9

June 11, 2018 6:47 PM Donald Trump makes a hero out of Justin Trudeau

The basket, woven out of Canadian steel and aluminum, could be filled with Kraft Dinner, poutine, a Canada Goose parka and crude oil. And it could be sent to the Capella Hotel in Singapore. That’s where Trump is summiting with Kim Jong Un this week, energized by his layover in Quebec this weekend, where he turned the G7 into a gong show for the ages. I suppose 12

June 11, 2018 5:57 PM Ontario PC party still sending text messages after winning election

'Do you support Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario PC plan to scrap the carbon tax?' asks one text Four days after the election campaign ended, the Ontario PC party is sending unsolicited text messages asking people whether they support some of premier-designate Doug Ford's key promises. The text messages refer to "Premier Ford" although he does not officially 19

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 9, 2018 9:00 AM Here's how Doug Ford's political views measure up against the PC voters who elected him

How conservative is the Progressive Conservative leader? And how conservative are his supporters? What kind of conservative is Doug Ford? That is the question on the minds of many voters in Ontario as the Toronto businessman and his Tories prepare to form a majority government at Queen's Park. The former city councillor is often painted with a populist 18

June 4, 2018 3:51 PM Days before election, Horwath tells voters to ‘imagine’ what Ontario might look like under Ford

LONDON, ONT.—In the final few days of the election campaign, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says voters need to think about life under a PC government and what its $6 billion in “efficiencies” will mean. And she said regardless of the outcome of the Thursday’s vote, she won’t work with the Liberals — or the Conservatives. “Even Kathleen Wynne is not endorsing 10