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January 14, 2019 1:15 PM Justin Trudeau to make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ cameo, Brent Butt tweets

Other high-profile cameos during the show’s live-action run included former Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, hockey greats Darryl Sittler and Travis Moen, Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen, and musicians Colin James, Jann Arden and the Tragically Hip. “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned 76

January 13, 2019 9:41 PM Justin Trudeau to make animated cameo on Corner Gas

“Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned,” Trudeau wrote, referring to his trip to the province last week where he announced a deal for closing coal-fired power plants as well as funding for a geothermal generating facility. Butt, meanwhile, thanked Trudeau for continuing the tradition 31

January 4, 2019 8:50 PM Trump says he’s unconcerned about Apple’s China sales warning

President Donald Trump said he isn’t concerned that Apple Inc. has warned sales will fall short of expectations because of the trade war with China, an announcement that provoked a sell-off in the U.S. stock market. “No, I’m not,” Trump said after he was asked at a White House news conference about Apple’s revenue warning this week. Trump claimed that Apple’s 24

December 17, 2018 3:30 PM Controversial appointment of Ron Taverner as OPP commissioner cast into further doubt as he heads back to Toronto police job

The veteran Toronto police officer said Saturday he was temporarily stepping aside “out of the greatest respect for the brave men and women of the Ontario Provincial Police.” The government agreed to the request and noted it retains “full confidence” in him. The hiring process raised eyebrows because it included a lowering of qualifications that cleared 31

December 11, 2018 9:17 PM Alberta seeks refinery proposals to prevent future oil shocks

Building new refining capacity in the province would be a longer-term solution to the persistent pipeline bottlenecks that have weighed on Alberta’s oil prices in recent months. To allay the short-term crisis, Premier Rachel Notley earlier this month announced mandated production cuts, which have largely accomplished their mission of boosting prices 26

December 11, 2018 6:01 PM Postal union takes Trudeau government to court over back-to-work bill

The union’s lawyer said the back-to-work legislation was passed after Canada Post created a “false emergency” over a backlog of parcels at the Crown corporation’s sorting plants. “The Liberal government’s legislation, just like the previous Conservative’s, unilaterally prohibits any lawful strike,” Paul Cavalluzzo said in a statement. “This legislation 35

November 27, 2018 9:57 PM GM’s decision to cut jobs right after new NAFTA deal infuriates Trump

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser is citing America’s new free trade pact with Canada and Mexico as one of the reasons why the U.S. president is so disappointed with the latest job and production cuts at General Motors. And Trump himself is crystallizing that disappointment, threatening to pull federal help for the automaker if it follows 33

November 27, 2018 8:48 PM Auto expert warns of ‘more to come’ after GM’s plan to close Oshawa plant

“If there is a ‘canary’ out there it has been slowly dying for quite some time,” DesRosiers said by email. “I am not saying that Canada will become Australia and eventually lose all its vehicle assembly operations but there is more to come, I just don’t know which plants and when they will disappear.” Auto production has declined to about 2 million units 44

November 27, 2018 4:18 PM Maple Leaf Foods gets $34.5 million for London plant from Ontario government

“It is an old plant, and given the area it’s in, it’s pretty much at capacity and there’s no room for expansion,” said Taylor, central region director for UFCW Canada Local 1006A, of the Toronto plant. “The company confirmed that they will be provided with opportunities to go to the London plant, and … they do have other plants in the Toronto area where 40

November 27, 2018 1:11 PM Business group pleased with back-to-work legislation for postal workers

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers issued a statement declaring it’s “exploring all options to fight the back-to-work legislation.” Negotiations had been underway for nearly a year, but the dispute escalated more recently when CUPW members launched rotating strikes Oct. 22. Those walkouts have led to backlogs of mail and parcel deliveries at the Crown 31