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July 19, 2018 6:03 PM Take trade pitch to the American people, premiers told

SAINT ANDREWS, NEW BRUNSWICK –It’s time for provincial leaders to reach out to everyday Americans to stress the importance of trade between the two countries, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. said at the premiers’ annual summer conference. David MacNaughton met with 13 provincial and territorial leaders in New Brunswick Thursday morning, as the premiers 7

July 10, 2018 2:04 PM Amazon to open new fulfilment centre in Ottawa, creating about 600 jobs

OTTAWA—Amazon says it will build a new fulfilment centre in Ottawa, creating some 600 full-time jobs. The e-commerce giant plans to open the new warehouse in the capital city’s eastern suburb of Orleans. Employees at the centre will pick, pack and ship large items such as household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools. The company says the new warehouse 7

July 2, 2018 1:21 PM EU moves ahead against Poland over its new Surpeme Court law

The law is the culmination of the ruling populist Law and Justice Party’s efforts to put Poland’s entire court system until its control, a plan it began nearly three years ago. For their part, party leaders claim they are reforming an inefficient, corrupt court system in the grip of an unaccountable caste of judges. Critics see the law on Poland’s Supreme 11

June 29, 2018 10:47 PM Child care shortage puts parents on edge

Frantic parents who feared their west-end Toronto daycare would be closing Aug. 31, are breathing easier this weekend after the owner agreed to stay open for another year. “Everybody is feeling quite happy and relieved,” said area mother Alex Harris. “But it really shows how vulnerable families are when it comes to child care in this city.” Harris waited 12

June 28, 2018 9:10 PM Union urges consumers to #BuyCanadian as trade war with U.S. heats up

A consumer boycott of American-made products and services is gathering steam as Canada counts down to this weekend’s imposition of retaliatory tariffs on $16.6 billion worth of American products. Popular hashtags on social media include #BuyCanadian and #BoycottUSA, as consumers express their dislike of U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs 14

June 21, 2018 3:51 PM Manulife cutting 700 jobs as it restructures operations

Manulife Financial Corp. says it will cut its workforce by about 700 jobs as part of a wider restructuring of its operations as it makes a greater push to digital. The company says the job cuts will come through voluntary exit programs and natural attrition over the next 18 months. Manulife says it will require fewer staff as it automates and digitizes 18

June 18, 2018 7:20 PM Auto tariffs would permanently scar Canada’s economy, TD warns

Canada’s economy will be permanently scarred if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes auto tariffs, with one in five Ontario manufacturing jobs at risk and the potential for a lasting reduction in output, according to new analysis by Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Economics forecasts U.S. tariffs on automobile imports would lead to a short recession for Canada 10

June 11, 2018 1:01 PM His Scarborough house was wrecked in a fire. He says the contractor left halfway through the $100,000 cleanup

When a freak electrical fire caused a portion of the roof to cave in at Agith Ananthagobal’s Scarborough bungalow in January, his family saw a silver lining amid the ashes — the chance for a fresh start in the form of a full home renovation. But five months later, that plan appears to also have gone up in smoke. Ananthagobal says a contractor abandoned 15

June 7, 2018 12:31 AM CFL kicker Ronnie Pfeffer hops off the bubble going into Argos’ final exhibition game

There will be many Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks playing for jobs Thursday night, but Canadian kicker Ronnie Pfeffer won’t be one of them. The 25-year-old native of Kitchener, Ont., will open the 2018 season as Toronto’s kicker-punter after veteran Swayze Waters was released Tuesday. So the five-foot-11, 195-pound Pfeffer won’t be on the bubble 15

June 1, 2018 5:30 PM ‘You have to work!’ 30-year-old man evicted by parents meets deadline to leave home

CAMILLUS, N.Y.—The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents’ suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline, with financial help from right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Michael Rotondo honked and waved to reporters as he pulled out of the driveway of his parents’ split-level 15