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November 13, 2018 8:53 PM A $1.7-trillion fund manager joins critics of Trudeau oil policy

One of the largest foreign holders of Canadian energy stocks says investors are turning away from the country, frustrated over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s failure to get pipelines built to ease a record discount for oil-sands crude. In a letter to the prime minister, Darren Peers, an analyst and investor at Los Angeles-based Capital Group Cos., warns 11

October 30, 2018 11:52 AM Montreal hit with rotating Canada Post strike, 6,000 workers walk off job

MONTREAL—The union representing Canada Post workers says 6,000 members in Montreal walked off the job Monday night as part of its countrywide rotating strikes. CUPW says walkouts continue in Lloydminster, Sask., Peterborough, Ont., and in the B.C. communities of Royal City, Upper Valley, Fraser Valley West, Squamish and Prince George. Last week, 9,000 workers 12

October 19, 2018 2:17 PM Pompeo warns Panama against doing business with China

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he had warned President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama about doing business with China, criticizing Chinese state-owned enterprises that engage in “predatory economic activity.” As his plane left Panama City, Pompeo recounted his talks with Varela and local journalists. Clearly concerned 14

October 11, 2018 3:43 PM Movie poster from Karloff’s ‘The Mummy’ could fetch $1.5 million (U.S.)

The remnant of Hollywood’s golden age of horror depicts Karloff in the title role and Zita Johann as the subject of his desire. The tag next to the greenish ghoul warns: “It Comes to Life!” It fetched $453,500 at Sotheby’s in 1997, then the auction record, and held the title until 2014, when it was eclipsed by a poster for the 1927 film “London After 19

October 1, 2018 2:29 PM The road to a NAFTA deal was a roller-coaster. Here were the milestones along the way

That fall, negotiators responsible for more than 30 “tables” of talks flew north and south across the continent, between Washington, Mexico City, Ottawa, back to the U.S. and back to Mexico, where it became clear the deadline for a new NAFTA deal would have to be extended into 2018. In the early rounds, Canada and Mexico put up a friendly front, but the body language 12

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 15

September 13, 2018 12:21 PM ‘We have hit a tipping point.’ City clerk warns Oct. 22 municipal vote in jeopardy over confusion over number of wards

Toronto city council gathers Thursday to respond to Premier Doug Ford’s unprecedented push to cut council almost in half. Whether the city can logistically hold a 25-seat election on Oct. 22 — with or without advance voting, any legal options for the city to fight Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause, and Mayor John Tory’s push for a referendum on council 22

August 24, 2018 4:30 PM WTO warns U.K. faces difficult shift to Bloc’s rules post-Brexit

The head of the World Trade Organization said the U.K. risks trade disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit because it is “very unlikely” to have agreed tariffs and quotas with the other WTO members in time. “The moment that other countries begin to sense an opportunity to increase their market share or increase a quota here or there, they are going 18

August 1, 2018 3:32 PM Parry Sound 33 forest fire forcing evacuations in Northern Ontario

Environment Canada says a special air quality statement has been issued for the northern Ontario cities of Sudbury and North Bay due to smoke from forest fires in the area. The agency says smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility, and warns conditions may deteriorate if the smoke descends to ground level. The main source of the smoke 20

July 17, 2018 12:42 PM Algonquin College warns students, alumni after hackers infiltrate databases

The school, which also has campuses in Perth and Pembroke, says an investigation has not found any direct evidence that any data was accessed or taken, nor was any financial or health information exposed in the incident. The college says it alerted 4,568 people via email on Monday that their information, including birth dates and home addresses, may have been exposed 22