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December 14, 2018 7:55 PM Lack of de-icing gear at remote airports puts passengers at risk, safety board warns

OTTAWA—Commercial flights from airports in northern Canada routinely put passengers at risk by departing while the aircraft are contaminated with ice and frost, a known cause of accidents, the Transportation Safety Board is warning. On Friday, the safety board issued an urgent call to Transport Canada to ensure better de-icing equipment at remote airports 6

December 12, 2018 6:26 PM Pelosi nears deal with dissident Democrats to limit her speakership to four years

WASHINGTON—Rep. Nancy Pelosi is nearing a deal with dissident Democrats to limit herself to four years as speaker, according to two senior Democratic officials with knowledge of the emerging plan, her most consequential move to date to put down a rebellion in her ranks and clinch the votes she needs to win the gavel in January. The agreement would almost 7

December 11, 2018 5:15 PM Women get corporate board seats mostly when it’s required by law

“When we look at the board seats that have turned over, only about a quarter of them are filled by women,” said Cynthia Soledad, a co-leader of the Egon Zehnder diversity council and one of the authors of the study. “It needs to be more than an intellectual exercise or a philosophical alignment that diversity is good and diversity would benefit us.” In the U.S., big companies 8

December 11, 2018 3:24 PM Bombardier to unveil its biggest luxury jet next week

Montreal-based Bombardier is counting on the Global 7500 to generate at least $2.5 billion of annual sales by 2020 as the company trims its commercial-plane operations to focus on business jets and trains. Canada’s largest aerospace company needs the boost from the long-range plane as it grapples with $9.5 billion in adjusted debt and bond maturities 9

November 30, 2018 8:26 PM Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple and Amazon.com announced their second partnership this month: The iPhone maker’s music-streaming service is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices in December. The move gets Apple Music onto the most popular voice-controlled speakers, giving it distribution beyond Apple’s own devices. Subscribers will be able to control Apple Music with Amazon’s Alexa 14

November 27, 2018 5:03 PM Mexico’s new leader faces clash with Trump over migrants

Unpredictable. Temperamental. Beloved by his base and loathed by his detractors. López Obrador, known by his initials AMLO, has been compared more than once to Trump. And as is often the case with the U.S. president, even his closest aides say they are not sure which López Obrador will emerge: the avuncular leader who preaches love and morality, the leftist 21

November 26, 2018 10:00 AM Why Canada Post needs an overhaul

A recent analysis shows that European exporters to Canada are making much more use of CETA than Canadian businesses. And the federal finance ministry notes that Canada is far behind its G-7 peers in exports to emerging markets, the world’s fastest-growing economies. The real solution might be federal largesse that is earned only by Canadian firms able to report 14

November 23, 2018 10:06 PM Canada beats Hong Kong to qualify for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Conor Hartley scored a try for Hong Kong. Matt Rosslee kicked a penalty and a conversion. Millions of dollars in funding and, to some degree, Canada’s rugby reputation, were at stake in Marseille. Rugby Canada badly needs the funding that World Rugby provides to World Cup participants. And the Canadian men have struggled to hold their own in recent years 17

November 22, 2018 6:56 PM Canada needs to do more to nurture its tech clusters, report says

All of Canada’s big cities are “tech talent” markets but each of them needs to expand their academic and research centres, talent pools, access to capital and infrastructure, CBRE said. In Toronto for example, “for the life of us we can’t get a downtown relief line built,” Paul Morassutti, vice chairman at CBRE Canada, said in a phone interview, referring 19

November 22, 2018 4:34 PM Tory MPP Amanda Simard breaks ranks over French-language cuts

A newly elected Progressive Conservative MPP has broken ranks with her party over Premier Doug Ford’s cuts to French-language services. Amanda Simard (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) has taken to Facebook to express her displeasure at Ford’s elimination of the independent watchdog for French and his cancellation of a francophone university. “The decisions 20