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September 25, 2018 2:23 PM Ontario’s environmental commissioner slams Ford government over ‘gutted’ climate change policies

The new Doug Ford government has “gutted” most of Ontario’s climate change programs with no replacement, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe says in a damning new report. The report slams the Progressive Conservatives for axing the previous Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions — which Ford branded a carbon tax that was doing 8

September 24, 2018 8:18 PM Sticking points remain as U.S.-imposed deadline looms for NAFTA deal

For example, Mexico agreed to a higher level of duty-free online shopping. However, in its agreement to not apply duty on goods up to $100, it also agreed to not apply sales tax, said the Canadian source — something Canada is not willing to do. “If you applied that to Canada, for example, if you went online to CanadianTire.ca and bought something for $80, you’d 10

September 24, 2018 4:25 PM Trudeau in United Nations, hoping to re-establish Canada

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the United Nations General Assembly on a mission to remind the world that there’s more to Canadian foreign policy than just Donald Trump and North American free trade. Trudeau is beginning his day at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, where he’s scheduled to deliver brief 7

September 21, 2018 4:29 PM Airline fight push to regulate ticket-change fees

“I have sympathy for someone who is making a change well in advance,” Peter Ingram, chief executive of the airline’s parent Hawaiian Holdings Inc., said in an interview. “It’s worthwhile for us to consider whether we should change something on that.” John Heimlich, the airline trade group’s chief economist, said 3% of all passengers pay change fees, and that those 9

September 20, 2018 8:27 PM NHL suspends Canadiens’ Max Domi five games for sucker punching Ekblad

NEW YORK—Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL pre-season after punching Florida defenceman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi. The punch came at the start of the third period of Wednesday’s 6

September 20, 2018 4:36 PM Emerging markets, trade put a cloud on global economy, OECD says

PARIS—The global economy is shrouded in “high uncertainty” as the outlook for emerging markets deteriorates sharply and trade tensions intensify, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The gloomy analysis has pushed the Paris-based institution to cut its global growth forecasts for this year and next with particularly sharp revisions 13

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 11

September 19, 2018 10:58 PM U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs: Quebec firms not banging down the doors for aid

“With our partners, we are following very closely the impact of the tariffs on our economy,” said Guillaume Bérubé. Jean Simard, president of the Aluminium Association of Canada, said the number of requests for assistance may climb if Canada and the United States fail to settle their trade dispute. “Everyone is just finding out what the possible impacts 9

September 19, 2018 8:11 PM U.S. Buy American demand gone from NAFTA as Canada, Mexico claim credit, sources say

Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, cited the competing claims as one example of the animosity between Canada and Mexico that has arisen since Mexico reached its own NAFTA deal with the Trump administration last month. Canada and the United States are trying to renegotiate their portion of the three-country trade pact, but major 5

September 17, 2018 6:28 PM Ford heads to Washington to talk trade amid NAFTA negotiations

He and Economic Development and Trade Minister Jim Wilson will meet with negotiators to get an update on discussions to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, as a Sept. 30 deadline looms. “I’ll be accompanying the premier to Washington to talk to our negotiating team — Canada’s negotiating team first-hand and Ontario’s people that are there 10