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September 29, 2018 9:51 PM Tesla’s Elon Musk settles with SEC, paying $20 million fine and resigning as board chairman

The deal marks a quick resolution to a potentially devastating case for Musk. The SEC sued him on Thursday alleging he lied when he tweeted this summer that he had secured funding to take Tesla private. The agency saw his dismissal as Tesla CEO and sent Tesla’s stock plummeting. Musk had stunned global financial markets on Aug. 7 when he issued tweets 10

July 23, 2018 12:17 AM Four First Nations sign agreement-in-principle with B.C., federal governments

CANIM LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA—A group of four First Nations in British Columbia’s Cariboo region have signed an agreement-in-principle with the provincial and federal governments, moving a step closer to establishing a formal treaty. The agreement-in-principle outlines the elements of a treaty for the four communities, including land and resource ownership 12

July 3, 2018 12:37 AM International Olympic Committee commits $925 million to 2026 host city as Calgary mulls bid

A Calgary Bid Exploration Committee estimated the cost of Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Games at $4.6 billion with games revenues covering almost half the cost. That figure is under review, however. The price tag of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., was about $7.7 billion. The deadline to bid for the 2026 Games is January and the host city will be announced 19

June 16, 2018 8:00 AM Government looking into using frozen assets to help refugees

Cash socked away by corrupt foreign officials could help ease strain of global migrant crisis, says expert The federal government is being asked to consider confiscating frozen assets in Canada to help refugees. The proposal, which is still in its infancy, comes from the World Refugee Council, an initiative set up by the Waterloo-based Centre for International 22

May 23, 2018 1:30 PM Tim Hortons falls from 13th to 67th in ranking of Canada’s most reputable companies

The study is based on ratings from 27,000 Canadians, who are asked to score companies on their products, innovation, workplace governance, citizenship, leadership and financial performance. Google, Lego and Rolex topped the list, while Canadian brands MEC, Jean Coutu and Canadian Tire all cracked the top 20. Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Hardware, Cineplex 51

April 10, 2018 9:24 PM China wants no 'progressive' elements in any free trade deal with Canada: envoy

China's ambassador says his country firmly rejects Canada's attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact. Envoy Lu Shaye says Canada's so-called progressive trade agenda has no place in a free trade agreement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to persuade China's leaders to formally entrench labour, gender, environment and governance 28

March 14, 2018 1:02 PM ECMA nomination withdrawal highlights debate of who is Métis

Maxim Cormier's nod in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category was withdrawn last week The East Coast Music Awards decision to withdraw the nomination of a Cape Breton guitarist in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category is drawing criticism from a group that says the association has no business deciding who is Indigenous. The ECMA's board of directors 58

March 8, 2018 6:37 PM Investing in firms with women at the top can ease volatility, study says

Firms with more gender diversity among managers have consistently seen lower share-price swings, Bank of America said in a report. The study also looked at female participation on company boards, which has been “steadily improving” over the last decade but “still has a long way to go.” Just 11 per cent of the S&P 500 have at least one-third of their 43

February 17, 2018 3:22 PM Trudeau's vow on Indigenous rights is 'long time coming,' says royal commission co-chair

No surprise, then, that the co-chair of RCAP, Georges Erasmus, was watching closely this week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government intended to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples by fully recognizing Indigenous rights. "The affirmation of Aboriginal and treaty rights is a long time coming.… It needs to be done," said Erasmus 76

February 14, 2018 1:33 PM Trudeau government to create new legal framework for Indigenous people

Framework would cover reserves and systems of governance, CBC has learned The federal government will create a legal framework to guarantee the rights of Indigenous people in Canada, CBC News/Radio-Canada has learned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make the announcement in the House of Commons just after question period today. While Indigenous and treaty 56