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December 24, 2018 2:20 PM French prime minister defends police targeted by protesters

In the incident, during the sixth straight weekend of protests by the grassroots movement protesting high taxes and other economic problems, an officer pulled a gun after protesters kicked over his motorcycle. He did not fire it, but the move prompted a surge of anger by demonstrators hurling paving stones and other projectiles that drove the officer 23

December 17, 2018 10:15 PM U.S. border towns fret as fewer Canadians use mailbox stores

But Michael LeBlanc, a senior retail adviser at the Retail Council of Canada, a trade group, said Trump had stirred Canadian pride. “They were generally insulted by the tone,” he said of Canadians, “and it kind of put steel in their spines; ‘Well, I’m just not going to shop in America.’” Steve Hagen, who runs a mailbox store in Blaine, said he was closely 17

December 7, 2018 4:46 PM Supremex cuts 41 jobs from Canadian envelope workforce in cost-reduction measure

It currently operates 12 facilities across seven provinces in Canada and three facilities in the United States, employing approximately 830 people. However, according to its third-quarter financial report, Supremex’s revenue from its envelope businesses has declined over the first nine months of 2018 compared with last year while its packaging arm has seen an increase 17

December 2, 2018 4:34 PM Study finds most Canadian cities fail on climate change plans

“Where are most of our people and property?” Thistlethwaite said. “They’re in cities. There’s a concentration there of exposure.” Cities are caught in a bind, he said. Not only are they already strapped for cash to fill potholes and run buses, but their main source of income can conflict with the need to plan for climate change. “Their revenue’s from property 25

November 2, 2018 12:40 PM Enbridge reports third-quarter loss on one-time charges, adjusted profit up

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. says it lost $90 million in its latest quarter as it was hit by a number of one-time charges. The pipeline and utility company says the loss amounted to five cents per share for the quarter compared with a profit of $765 million or 47 cents per share a year ago. The loss for the most recent quarter included a non-cash charge of nearly 19

October 12, 2018 2:54 PM Ford freezes beer taxes set to rise a penny a bottle in November

Bottled beer by the major breweries is even more heavily taxed at 89.74 cents per litre. It had been planned to increase to 92.74 cents a litre. At the current rate, beer drinkers are paying almost 30 cents a bottle in provincial taxes. That’s one reason why Ford’s much-hyped “buck-a-beer” campaign pledge fizzled. The premier lowered the legal minimum 32

October 1, 2018 9:00 AM Child poverty plagues every corner of Toronto, census data shows

Ten city wards — almost half in the new 25-ward system — have child poverty rates between 30 per cent and 45.2 per cent. But at the census tract level, rates soar as high as 72.3 per cent. The report shows children in Indigenous, racialized and newcomer families are struggling the most, with child poverty rates of 84 per cent, 33 per cent and 40 per cent respectively 27

September 27, 2018 10:19 AM Note to readers about Star Digital Access

Importantly, we have conducted our ground-breaking investigative journalism and our robust local reporting without government subsidies. Rather, we have counted on the passion, loyalty and support of you, our readers, to help fund our journalism. Like all news outlets in recent years, though, the Toronto Star has been forced to deal with the economic 30

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 30

September 10, 2018 1:17 PM Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won’t make hatchback in U.S

WASHINGTON—Ford won’t be moving production of a hatchback wagon to the United States from China — despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim Sunday that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. Citing Trump’s new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America 35