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January 12, 2019 12:59 AM New Toronto Raptor Patrick McCaw keeping things in perspective

Patrick McCaw, the free-agent guard who officially signed with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, knows that better than most. The 23-year-old former Golden State Warrior suffered a particularly scary bone bruise when he was undercut by Vince Carter in a game against the Sacramento Kings last April. McCaw landed hard on his back and was stretchered 42

January 10, 2019 9:03 PM California governor offers $144B budget, sees big surplus

He wants to invest $500 million in infrastructure to provide more childcare and $750 million for kindergarten programs. And he’s calling for boosting a tax credit for the working poor by a total of more than a half-billion dollars. Saying California is “not playing small ball,” Newsom is also seeking more than $1 billion to combat the most populous state’s 21

January 10, 2019 6:48 PM Vancouver Island centre back Callum Montgomery could go high in MLS SuperDraft

After sending out a flood of emails to universities, the defender from Lantzville, B.C., didn’t get much of a response other than local U.S. options like the University of Washington and Seattle University. While he impressed at a Stanford University ID camp, his grades weren’t good enough. But a connection was made. Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn, a former 22

January 8, 2019 2:23 PM Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman seeking asylum

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at its Geneva headquarters, Babar Baloch, said Tuesday it’s premature to say what will happen next, but that it could take several days for the agency to look into Alqunun’s claims. He said it “too early to tell” if she will be granted asylum or refugee status. Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under 27

January 3, 2019 4:33 PM Canadian court slams Uber’s arbitration process

“Uber drivers have a strong claim to be treated as employees,” said Mr. Heller’s lawyer Michael Wright. The question of whether contract workers should be treated as employees has roiled Silicon Valley for years. Having a flexible fleet of contract driver, delivery or repair workers has helped keep costs low for companies like Uber, Instacart Inc. and Amazon 23

December 24, 2018 2:59 PM Air Canada gets regulatory OK to buy Aeroplan

Under their agreement, Air Canada will buy the Aeroplan business from Aimia for cash and also assume $1.9 billion of liabilities to points holders — partially backed by two banks that offer Aeroplan credit cards. Toronto-Dominion Bank and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will pay Air Canada about $1.2 billion in total. The banks and Visa have agreed 40

December 21, 2018 6:12 PM MEG Energy to waive rights plan in takeover fight with Husky Energy

MEG noted that since Husky announced its intention to make its offer on Sept. 30, Husky’s share price has fallen more than 30 per cent, eroding the value of the offer. The takeover was worth about $3.3 billion when proposed in September but has fallen to less than $2.5 billion because of deterioration in Husky’s share price. Earlier this week, a CIBC oil and gas analyst 36

December 18, 2018 11:35 PM Hostile Husky takeover bid for MEG Energy now expected to succeed as proposed

Analyst Jon Morrison says in a research report that Investment Canada approval of the proposed deal could at one time have prompted the emergence of a rival bidder — and a higher bid — for MEG, but the weakening macro oil economy of the past couple of months makes it unlikely now. He says he doesn’t expect any of the four most likely competing bidders 42

December 14, 2018 4:24 PM Tories could recall legislature over Christmas to zap power workers’ strike

The Progressive Conservative government is prepared to recall the legislature to impose back-to-work legislation to short circuit power workers from shutting down half of Ontario’s electricity system, the Star has learned. Concerned about job action from the Power Workers’ Union after it rejected Ontario Power Generation’s final contract offer, the government 24

December 10, 2018 7:50 PM Irish pedophile priest ordered to leave Chile in 72 hours

O’Reilly’s downfall is also further evidence that the problems in the Mexican-based Legion of Christ did not end with its founder. The late Rev. Marcial Maciel was found to have been a serial pedophile who fathered at least three children with two women. While O’Reilly was convicted by Chile’s courts, his canonical case has languished in the Vatican 27