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December 10, 2018 4:27 PM Alberta’s finance minister says Quebec premier lacks understanding of energy industry

OTTAWA—Alberta’s finance minister says Quebec’s resistance to a pipeline carrying western Canadian oil across its territory shows the provincial premier’s lack of understanding about the Alberta energy industry. Speaking ahead of a federal-provincial finance ministers’ meeting today in Ottawa, Joe Ceci argues Alberta has been innovative in removing carbon 5

December 10, 2018 1:11 AM Lawyer versus consultant? Immigration data shows visa applicants have best shot with former

Foreign nationals who prepare their own Canadian visa applications are nearly as successful in being accepted as those who spend money on a consultant to do the job. But chances of success are much higher if they hire an immigration lawyer to help get their study, work or visitor visas, according to immigration data obtained under an access to information 6

December 5, 2018 7:16 PM Singer Tom Cochrane to invest in Halifax CFL bid, ownership group says

HALIFAX—The group trying to land a CFL franchise for Halifax says singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has confirmed his intention to invest in the newly named Atlantic Schooners. A short statement from the ownership group says the Manitoba-born Cochrane, a multiple Juno Award winner, has been a long-time friend of Bruce Bowser, one of the group’s founding 13

December 5, 2018 5:50 PM If U.S. develops banned missiles so will Russia, says Putin

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. Putin’s remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington 15

December 5, 2018 5:36 PM Gold plows toward its strongest season

Gold futures have fallen 7.1 percent in 2018, which has proven difficult for investors in every asset class from equities to real estate and government bonds. The $9.2 billion (U.S.) VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF is down 16 percent this year, putting it on track for its biggest annual decline since 2015. If history is any guide, both could be poised 12

December 4, 2018 5:46 PM Vegas grabs Gaga, Aerosmith, Lady Antebellum in 2019

In August, when tickets went on sale to Aerosmith’s “Deuces are Wild” show at Park MGM, fans took to social media to brag about getting tickets and planning their Vegas getaway. Schwartz said today’s Las Vegas music lineup offers something for everyone in contrast to the days of Frank Sinatra and Wayne Newton. Here’s a look at seven new concert residencies 11

December 3, 2018 8:28 PM Shawn Mendes to play the Rogers Centre to end 2019 tour

“Playing Rogers Centre is truly a dream come true for me. Having grown up going to games, playing as an opener just a few years ago, and now being able to headline a show here, is just surreal,” Mendes is quoted as saying. It’s the latest step in the meteoric rise of the 20-year-old, who was raised in Pickering before gaining attention on the social-media 13

December 3, 2018 7:05 PM Queen and Adam Lambert announce tour on heels of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ movie

Joined by singer Adam Lambert, Queen —featuring original guitarist Brian May and original drummer Roger Taylor —will perform 23 shows in the United States and Canada next July and August for the “Rhapsody” tour. “This is a great opportunity,” May said in a statement. “Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever and got us our best notices 13

November 26, 2018 11:48 PM GM shows Doug Ford’s Ontario isn’t so ‘Open for Business’

Doug Ford’s attempt at damage control for doomed GM workers consisted of handing out his mobile phone number, and hinting at extra benefits for the jobless. But the damage is done. No matter the premier’s political spin, the economic spinoff from car assembly plants is a powerful force multiplier — or vaporizer, in this case. Oshawa’s loss is Ontario’s 16

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 13