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September 20, 2018 1:51 AM Defenceman Erik Karlsson looks to fit in on 1st day with Sharks

Wilson started that process even before the deal. He and DeBoer flew to Toronto to meet with Karlsson with Ottawa’s permission before the trade was finalized. Owner Hasso Plattner also talked to Karlsson. “We were given some opportunity to spend some quality time,” Wilson said. “I was truly blown away just by him as a person, sitting with him, how he sees the game, how he talks 6

September 16, 2018 4:43 PM Women lead trucking industry charge to get more female big-riggers behind wheel

Linda Young, head of human resources for Winnipeg-based Bison Transport, chairs the trucking HR association’s Women With Drive initiative. Launched in 2016, it aims to raise the number of women entering the 18-wheeler workforce through awareness campaigns and resources for employers. “In the last two years it has gotten worse,” Young said. “This year in particular 18

September 14, 2018 9:08 PM Charter of Rights architects — including Jean Chrétien — condemn Doug Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

OTTAWA—Former prime minister Jean Chrétien, retired chief justice of Ontario Roy McMurtry and former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow — political heavyweights instrumental in the creation of the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause — are condemning Ontario Premier Doug Ford for using the controversial measure to overrule a provincial court. In a joint 10

September 14, 2018 6:09 PM Ontario outlines arguments in lawsuit against federal carbon tax plan

The Ontario government says it has taken the next step in its legal challenge against the federal government’s carbon tax plan. Environment Minister Rod Phillips says the government has filed a statement in court outlining its arguments that Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan is unconstitutional. The province argues the federal government does not have the power 12

September 13, 2018 4:29 PM Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir to seek NDP nomination in Regina despite being kicked out of the party

OTTAWA—Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir will seek the federal NDP nomination in his Regina riding, even though party leader Jagmeet Singh has slammed the door on his efforts to return to the New Democrats in the wake of an harassment investigation. In an interview with the Star, Weir challenged Singh not to approve his nomination if party members in Regina-Lewvan 12

September 10, 2018 12:19 PM Mail disruptions possible by Sept. 26 if Canada Post workers approve strike mandate

“There is no limit as to how long they could hold these vacancies and use temporary employees to cover these positions,” the statement said. The urban offer would also reduce vacation time and eliminate pre-retirement leave for future employees, CUPW said. The union said another offer to rural carriers would not settle key issues including job security 8

September 7, 2018 9:39 PM Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal 6

September 3, 2018 3:22 PM Redblacks linebacker Kyries Hebert suspended for second time this season

“I’ve had over 800 career tackles and I’ve been in trouble five times maybe, so the ratio is not like it’s an every play incident where I have a play that’s illegal,” said Hebert. “I want to clean it up, the most important thing is our team and for me to be available to them.” Hebert also said after his Week 3 suspension that he knows he has little room for error 11

August 30, 2018 11:55 AM Maxime Bernier’s closest caucus ally says he won’t join his new party

OTTAWA—Maxime Bernier’s closest caucus ally says he has no plans to join the renegade Quebec MP’s new party. Conservative MP Alex Nuttall played a key role in Bernier’s unsuccessful Conservative leadership campaign last year that saw him lose by the narrowest of margins to Andrew Scheer. And he’s continued to be a close ally of Bernier’s since then. But Nuttall 11

August 29, 2018 6:17 PM Foreign investment holds steady in Canada despite U.S. tax cuts

OTTAWA—Fears of a mass investment exodus from Canada in the face of trade uncertainty and U.S. tax reforms aren’t materializing. Foreign direct investment totalled $8.9 billion last quarter, according to Statistics Canada data released Wednesday in Ottawa. While down from a relatively strong first quarter, the overall picture in the first half of 2018 is an improvement 8