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August 15, 2018 4:26 PM Ontario freezes broader public sector executive pay

Ontario has frozen executive pay across the public sector as it reviews how salary increases are granted to top earners at agencies that include the school boards, universities and hospitals. In a directive issued to public-sector agencies, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy says all base salaries for executives cannot increase beyond their 6

August 13, 2018 4:38 PM Conservative MP Maxime Bernier criticizes Trudeau for promoting ‘ever more’ diversity

OTTAWA—Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s oft-repeated message of diversity in Canada, calling it a form of “radical multiculturalism.” In a series of tweets published late Sunday, Bernier says he believes promoting too much diversity could have the effect of dividing Canada into “little tribes” that cause 6

August 8, 2018 8:16 PM Brad Pitt claims he’s given Jolie Pitt millions since their separation

Pitt’s attorneys said the filing was utterly unnecessary and “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” of the split. Jolie Pitt’s filing also said she wanted to have the couple’s marriage dissolved by the end of the year by separating some of the lingering issues to be resolved later. Neither side specified what those issues were. Pitt’s 12

August 8, 2018 5:28 PM Some vets forced to wait months for case manager, records show

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino was warned in May that nearly 300 veterans had been waiting months for a case manager to help them gain access to support services. The warning, contained in internal documents obtained by the Citizen, was delivered as Fantino prepared to defend millions of dollars in Veterans Affairs Canada budget cuts. Veterans 24

August 4, 2018 1:05 PM Trump may want a ‘Space Force’ but the Pentagon has a different idea

Trump’s focus has generated an unusual level of talk about space, but with little clarity. “At the moment, there is no concrete proposal on the table for what a Space Force will look like or what it will do,” said Brian Weeden, an Air Force veteran who is director of program planning at the Secure World Foundation, which promotes peaceful uses of outer 11

August 1, 2018 7:37 PM Brookfield Asset Management to acquire Forest City for $11.4 billion including debt

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has agreed to buy real-estate developer Forest City Realty Trust Inc. in an $11.4 billion deal that further fuels this year’s mergers and acquisitions boom in the commercial property sector. Toronto-based Brookfield, one of the world’s biggest commercial real estate owners, will pay $25.35 per share for Cleveland based 12

July 31, 2018 12:57 PM Manulife partners with Shoppers Drug Mart for medical marijuana program

WATERLOO, ONT.—The Manulife Financial insurance company says it will launch the first medical marijuana program in Canada this fall in conjunction with Shoppers Drug Mart. Manulife says the program will be available as an option for participating group and individual health insurance plans. Under the partnership, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists at an Ontario-based 14

July 23, 2018 4:39 PM TD to add 200 advisers to help wealth unit reach profit goal

Toronto-Dominion Bank, building on its deal for money manager Greystone Capital Management Inc. earlier this month, plans to hire 200 advisers in Canada this year to boost profit at its wealth-management division as much as 10 per cent. The additions are part of Toronto-Dominion’s push to expand in a division that includes online investing, advice and asset 13

July 22, 2018 12:58 AM First she was accused of being a ‘sex spy’ for Russia. Now she faces a new battle to stay in Canada

Elena Crenna and her Canadian husband were thrilled when a federal tribunal ruled she was not a “sex spy” for Russia and should be cleared for permanent residency in Canada. “We were relieved that sanity finally prevailed. We were jubilant,” Crenna said of the immigration tribunal’s decision in May. “We even went on a trip to visit my son in the States 12

July 20, 2018 3:09 PM This year could be Glen Abbey’s last as owners plan redevelopment for condos and offices

For over four decades, the Glen Abbey Golf Club has been synonymous with the Canadian Open. When the lone Canadian stop on the PGA Tour gets underway next week, it will mark the 30th time the venerable course in suburban Toronto has hosted the event. It might also be the last. Glen Abbey’s owner, ClubLink Corp., announced plans to redevelop the site last year and the future 10