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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 17, 2018 12:00 AM Ford government moves ahead with plans to redevelop Ontario place

“And let us be clear: a casino at Ontario Place does not represent the responsible use of valued public lands. No good can come from it,” Layton and Cressy said. John Tory, who authored a report on Ontario Place before becoming Toronto mayor in 2014, has not yet been consulted by the Ford goverment on the site’s future, his spokesperson, Don Peat, said Friday 7

November 15, 2018 4:40 PM Rupert Murdoch, sons begin their goodbyes to 21st Century Fox

Now, Rupert Murdoch is midway through a dramatic downsizing of his corporate dominion. He orchestrated the sale to Disney because he feared that Fox lacked the scale to successfully compete against such technology giants as Google, Facebook and Netflix. As his son spoke, Rupert Murdoch quietly studied a briefing book atop a long rectangular table —draped 4

November 14, 2018 7:25 PM Experts warn of economic uncertainty until USMCA ratified as Dems cast doubts

WASHINGTON—Democrats are calling for tweaks to Canada’s new trade pact with the United States and Mexico as experts warn that economic uncertainty will linger until the deal is ratified in Congress. New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, the presumptive next head of the influential Ways and Means Trade subcommittee, is the latest member of the newly reconfigured 6

November 10, 2018 9:42 PM Mayor ‘fed up’ with explosions from Saint John metal recycling facility

The mayor of Saint John, N.B., says a large explosion at the city’s American Iron & Metal recycling facility rattled the harbourfront Saturday morning. Don Darling said the blast shook nearby houses, adding that he received messages from residents who reported feeling the explosion from kilometres away. He said Saint John residents are concerned with the frequency 5

November 10, 2018 12:05 AM Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I change my age to 64?

Then again, it’s never wise to superimpose a North American sensibility on the Dutch. These impossibly gorgeous people cycle around like kamikazes without helmets and pump fries with mayo into their svelte bodies. They live in an enchanted land where tulips and windmills coexist in perfect harmony. The Dutch were about four decades ahead of the curve 23

November 8, 2018 7:49 PM Alec Baldwin donates appearance fee to Calgary charity following assault charge

“Alec is confident he will be fully released from any potential charges resulting from this incident in New York City and he wants what is best for the charity. He has therefore made this donation to show his support of the work The Owen Hart Foundation does.” Baldwin has had a successful film and television career that has spanned almost four decades 14

November 6, 2018 2:43 PM Trudeau says Canada could ratify new NAFTA even if U.S. tariffs stay put

WASHINGTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t ruling out the possibility that Canada will ratify its new North American trade deal with the United States and Mexico even if U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum exports are still in place. In an interview with CNN, portions of which are airing as U.S. voters cast ballots in pivotal midterm elections, Trudeau 13

November 5, 2018 7:40 PM Man accused of Fredericton murder spree says he wants different lawyer

FREDERICTON — A Fredericton man accused of murdering two police officers and two civilians in an August shooting spree has told a judge that he wants a new lawyer. The court was to have heard the Crown’s application today for a psychological assessment, but that’s on hold until Raymond’s lawyer issue is settled. During two previous court appearances 15

November 4, 2018 12:30 PM Tabloids: Kate and Meghan double your duchess pleasure

Cover: OK! breathlessly reports Meghan and Harry are leaving the royals because Harry doesn’t want his child to end up like Diana. Cheer up, Harry. By the time your kid is old enough to be a paparazzi target, the monarchy won’t exist! But if you’re really worried, try the time-honoured Royal classic: locking your young in a tower. Mama drama: Despite 14