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November 17, 2018 12:36 AM Ottawa to deliver competitive boost for Canadian companies

He said soft oil prices have created a “new headwind” for the Canadian economy. Markets, he said, are watching closely for Morneau’s response “to the competitive challenges posed by last year’s U.S. tax reforms,” particularly a made-in-Canada capital investment boost. “If Morneau delivers on that hope, some will see it as a new tailwind for a Canadian 6

November 16, 2018 1:01 PM Scheer backs Brexit despite chaos, says it’s giving Britain back control of itself

OTTAWA—Canadian Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his support for Britain’s departure from the European Union is undiminished, despite the chaos Brexit has sown in British politics. The United Kingdom was plunged into uncertainty Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May’s new Brexit deal with Europe met a rash of criticism. Two cabinet ministers resigned 7

November 15, 2018 11:09 PM Woman ticketed for not holding escalator handrail to be heard by Supreme Court

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada agreed Thursday to hear the case of a woman who was ticketed and arrested after she refused instructions to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told her to respect a pictogram with the instruction, “hold the handrail 6

November 15, 2018 6:48 PM Hamilton’s Kapwani Kiwanga wins $100,000 Sobey Art Award

The other four finalists receive $25,000 apiece, while the remaining 20 longlisted artists receive $2,000. This year’s other finalists were Mi’kmaq artist Jordan Bennett representing the Atlantic region and Jon Rafman of Quebec. Representing the Prairies and the North is Joi T. Arcand from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, and Jeneen Frei Njootli 7

November 15, 2018 6:36 PM Alberta energy firms split on call for government imposed production cuts

CALGARY—Oilsands and refining giants Suncor Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. are rejecting a call by rival Cenovus Energy Inc. for government-imposed production cuts to reduce an oversupply of oil in Alberta linked to steep price discounts. Suncor has no exposure to the “differential” between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude and New York-traded 5

November 15, 2018 2:43 PM October home sales down 1.6 per cent compared with September, according to CREA

OTTAWA—Canadian home sales fell in October, as the number of transactions dropped in more than half of all local markets led by dips in Montreal, Edmonton and the Hamilton-Burlington, Ont., area. The Canadian Real Estate Association says national home sales through its MLS system dropped by 1.6 per cent last month compared with September. Compared with October 4

November 14, 2018 11:50 PM Canada produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other G20 country, new report says

OTTAWA—Canadians produce more greenhouse gas emissions per person than any other G20 economy, according to a new analysis. Climate Transparency, a coalition of international climate organizations, released its fourth annual review of the climate polices of G20 members Wednesday. The report pointed out that none of them has a plan in place that would 6

November 13, 2018 6:25 AM Brooke Henderson won’t cut back on busy schedule as she chases top spot on LPGA Tour

“When I was on this year my game was really good. I did have some off weeks but generally my game is good and it’s getting better which is cool to think about.” Henderson said level of competition on the LPGA Tour has gotten tougher since she turned professional at 18. For example, Ariya Jutanugarn, currently the world No. 1, has finished in the top-10 in more than half the tournaments 10

November 13, 2018 12:47 AM Ottawa talking with Pakistan about bringing woman released from death row to Canada

OTTAWA—The federal government is talking with Pakistan about the possibility of bringing a Pakistani woman, who was recently released from death row, to Canada. Asia Bibi, a Christian, was sentenced to death in Pakistan eight years ago for blasphemy after being convicted of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad — a charge her family has long denied 8

November 12, 2018 8:17 PM Feds dropped ball with First World War commemorations, historians say

OTTAWA—Some of Canada’s top military historians say the federal government missed an important opportunity to commemorate the First World War’s centenary and that its efforts over the past four years paled in comparison to those of Britain, Australia and others. Canada marked the 100th anniversary Sunday of the end of the four-year conflict, which claimed 8