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January 21, 2018 2:35 AM Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign QB Darian Durant to 1-year contract

Veteran quarterback will be backup to Bombers' Matt Nichols The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have landed a veteran quarterback to backup Matt Nichols. The Bombers announced late Saturday evening they have signed a one-year contract with Darian Durant, just days after he was let go from the Montreal Alouettes. "One of our objectives this offseason was to solidify 9

January 19, 2018 2:00 PM Chris Hemsworth goes into 12 Strong battle pondering Thor’s future

The Thor actor has had a packed two years, working non-stop to film and promote multiple Marvel movies and the new film 12 Strong. The Thor actor lists off a packed schedule going back two years, including production of last November’s hit Thor: Ragnarok. That was followed by his modern horse-soldier adventure 12 Strong before filming back-to-back appearances 10

January 18, 2018 10:00 PM Trudeau continues cross-country town hall tour with stop in Quebec City

PM has touted tour as a chance to escape 'Ottawa bubble' and meet with Canadians After a swing through Nova Scotia and Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Quebec City tonight for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour as he looks to meet with Canadians ahead of Parliament's return later this month. Trudeau embarked on a similar 8

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 18, 2018 5:24 PM Ottawa to promise $700 million to Business Development Bank of Canada to spur clean-tech growth

The money is part of the government’s promise to invest $2.3 billion in clean technologies. OTTAWA—The federal government will give $700 million over the next five years to the Business Development Bank of Canada in a bid to grow Canada’s clean-technology industry. The funding is intended to enable the bank to take on more risk, providing high-potential 10

January 17, 2018 11:26 PM Liberals devote $20M to gender-based violence services in vulnerable communities

Status of Women Canada says the money will go to developing services for survivors in Indigenous, LGBTQ and immigrant populations. OTTAWA—The Liberal government is devoting $20 million to develop projects aimed at preventing gender-based violence in vulnerable communities that have a shortage of support for victims and their families. Status of Women 10

January 17, 2018 9:20 PM Home Capital vows to defend itself against short seller's lawsuit

Short seller claims misrepresentations in company's financial reporting cost him millions Home Capital Group days it vows to defend itself against misrepresentation claims in a $4-million lawsuit filed by a short seller against the alternative lender and three of its former executives. The company issued a response after California-based short seller 21

January 17, 2018 7:00 PM Volkswagen sells record 10.74 million vehicles, which a rival disputes

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi says the figure, which puts VW at the top of the automaker pack, includes trucks, which shouldn’t count. FRANKFURT—German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but saw its bid to keep the title of world’s largest carmaker reportedly disputed by the rival Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance 14

January 17, 2018 6:49 PM Loblaw, CRA face off in court in $404-million dispute over tax avoidance allegations

The Canadian Revenue Agency alleges the grocery giant is using its Barbadian banking subsidiary in order to circumvent tax rules. Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in a Toronto court today, the latest in an ongoing battle involving allegations that the grocery giant’s Barbadian banking subsidiary was misused for tax avoidance 14

January 17, 2018 3:10 PM Liberals to invest $20 million to tackle sexual violence against Indigenous, LGBT, immigrant populations

Status of Women minister to announce details of plans to support "underserved" survivors of abuse The Liberal government is announcing $20 million in funding for organizations to support what it calls "underserved" survivors of sexual violence. That includes programs targeting Indigenous, immigrant and LGBT populations, as well as seniors and disabled 12