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January 18, 2018 7:11 PM BMO financing deal with Canopy Growth marks policy shift for Canadian banks

Canopy Growth, Canada's largest licensed pot producer, announced the $175-million deal with BMO and GMP Securities on Wednesday. The Bank of Montreal’s participation in a major financing deal for licensed cannabis producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada’s biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector. Canopy, Canada’s 9

January 17, 2018 3:00 PM Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian dominates Canadian Opera Company’s 2018-19 season

As well as COC’s first mainstage world premiere since 1999, season includes Eugene Onegin and return of Cosi fan tutte and La Bohème. With some Ancient Roman history in hand, the Canadian Opera Company is set to produce its first full-length, mainstage world premiere since 1999. The new opera, Hadrian, was the highlight of the company’s unveiling of its 2018-19 season 13

January 5, 2018 3:48 PM Argos extend contract of recently acquired QB James Franklin

American pivot appeared in 12 games over previous 3 seasons with Eskimos The Toronto Argonauts signed quarterback James Franklin to a two-year contract extension Friday. The 26-year-old American was acquired last month in a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos. "James is an outstanding young man and a great leader," Argos general manager Jim Popp said in a news release 10

January 5, 2018 3:21 PM Argos sign quarterback James Franklin to 2-year extension

“We welcome him to the mix of talented quarterbacks we have on our roster and look forward to watching him compete,” Argos general manager Jim Popp said. TORONTO—The Toronto Argonauts signed quarterback James Franklin to a two-year contract extension Friday. The 26-year-old American was acquired last month in a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos 11

January 3, 2018 10:15 PM NASCAR champ Martin Truex to appear at Toronto fundraiser to help family of crew chief’s pal

The racer will be at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday to support his crew chief’s friend, who died suddenly in August with a bacterial infection. The year 2017 was a year of the highest high and the lowest low for Cole Pearn of London, Ont. Crew chief for the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry driven by Martin Truex Jr., Pearn quarterbacked the car and driver 17

January 2, 2018 5:22 PM Ted Thompson out as Green Bay Packers general manager after 13 years

Thompson will remain the team’s senior adviser of football operations the Packers missed the playoffs and finished with a losing record for the first time since 2008. GREEN BAY, WIS.—Ted Thompson is out as general manager of the Green Bay Packers, but will remain as senior adviser of football operations. It’s a big change after one of the league’s most successful 10

December 31, 2017 8:11 PM UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for more unity in 2018

On Sunday, he issued a ‘red alert,’ calling 2017 a year of setbacks due to issues including xenophobia, the rise of nationalism and human-rights violations. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday issued a “red alert” for more unity in 2018 after what he called a year of setbacks. Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise, inequality is growing 12

December 11, 2017 5:22 PM Ontario on track for $4B deficit in 2017-2018: FAO

TORONTO - Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the Liberal government will run a deficit this fiscal year, despite claims it has balanced the budget. By 2021-2022, the FAO projects the government's budget deficit will grow to $9.8 billion. The FAO also says the government's new Fair Hydro Plan, which cuts hydro rates by 25 per cent, will add $3.2 billion to the budget 18

December 9, 2017 10:55 PM UN, North Korea officials agree situation is 'most tense and dangerous' in the world

The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit to North Korea, where he met with officials including North Korean 14

December 7, 2017 8:33 PM Ontario drivers worried about legal pot’s impact on road safety, CAA survey finds

The Canadian Automobile Association says nearly four in every five Ontario drivers surveyed are concerned about the impact legalizing marijuana will have on road safety. A poll of 1,000 drivers — commissioned by the CAA South Central Ontario and conducted by Ipsos — found that 77 per cent of respondents are concerned about marijuana legalization on July 1, 2018. CAA director 14