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Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle adds new faces, puts focus on trade, border

In the News   |   July 19, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expanded his cabinet on Wednesday to put the spotlight on trade diversification, the flow of asylum seekers and confronting an increasingly strong challenge from the provincial premiers in the runup to... read more

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In speech, Obama warns against new era of ‘strongman politics’

In the News   |   July 18, 2018

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Former U.S. president Barack Obama, in an impassioned return to the global stage, has warned that the world is sliding into a brutal and dangerous new era of “strongman politics” where autocrats are exploiting fear... read more

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In extraordinary statement, Trump refuses to take U.S. intelligence agencies’ word over Putin’s on election meddling

In the News   |   July 17, 2018

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It was a disorienting scene: the President of the United States of America, standing beside the ruler of Russia, refusing to take the word of his country’s own intelligence agencies over that of the autocrat... read more

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U.S. slams Canada, others in WTO case for retaliating against Trump’s tariffs

In the News   |   July 16, 2018

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The United States has filed complaints against Canada and other countries at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Mr. Trump’s trade chief, Robert Lighthizer, announced five... read more

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Trump, NATO allies at odds ahead of President’s meeting with Putin

In the News   |   July 13, 2018

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The first leg of Donald Trump’s European tour ended in confusion on Thursday, with the U.S. President boasting that he had personally persuaded the other 28 members of the NATO alliance to dramatically increase their... read more

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Ford government scraps controversial Ontario sex-ed curriculum

In the News   |   July 12, 2018

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Ontario schools will revert to teaching the old sex-education curriculum, which did not include topics such as same-sex marriage and online safety, when students return in the fall. The province’s new Education Minister, Lisa Thompson,... read more

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Western provinces, First Nations urge Ottawa to provide alternative to cancelled Greyhound routes

In the News   |   July 11, 2018

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Alberta, British Columbia and First Nations leaders are calling on Ottawa to help find a replacement when Greyhound stops operating its buses in Western Canada at the end of October, saying it is an issue... read more

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Trump sets stage for conservative majority on U.S. Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh pick

In the News   |   July 10, 2018

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Donald Trump has nominated a conservative appeals court judge to the U.S. Supreme Court, with his second appointment to the top bench handing him the opportunity to craft a firm and enduring right-leaning majority. The... read more

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Court approves class-action lawsuit for Indigenous students who say they were abused at day schools

In the News   |   July 9, 2018

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Indigenous people who say they lost their culture and suffered physical and sexual abuse at government-funded day schools are calling for compensation in a Canada-wide lawsuit that has been certified as a class action. First... read more

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Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing

In the News   |   July 6, 2018

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If investment-industry websites were books, the reviews would be brutal. “The problem with the copy that we’re reading and analyzing is that it is turgid, dense and complex,” said Fergal McGovern, chief executive of VisibleThread,... read more

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Purdue Pharma halts marketing of opioids in Canada

In the News   |   July 5, 2018

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The pharmaceutical giant whose pain pill triggered an overdose epidemic that has devastated communities across North America has stopped marketing its opioids in Canada. Purdue Pharma announced the change in response to the federal government... read more

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Why some homeowners will pay more than expected to renew their mortgage

In the News   |   July 4, 2018

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New accounting rules adopted by the banks mean they’re paying closer attention than ever before to your financial situation and your home’s value when you renew a mortgage. Mortgage renewals used to be utterly routine... read more

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Canadarm 2 set to make 30th ‘catch’

In the News   |   July 3, 2018

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In the 1990s, Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Devon White was famous for his ability to make graceful, leaping catches that seemed to defy the laws of physics. Just up the road, engineers at Spar... read more

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The teacher who changed your child’s life deserves more than a gift card

In the News   |   June 29, 2018

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The teacher who changed my life didn’t get a bottle of Riesling or a gift card from the neighbourhood coffee franchise. I don’t believe my mother even sent a thank-you card. Such tokens of gratitude... read more

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Tipping the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court has long been a right-wing dream

In the News   |   June 28, 2018

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set for a rightward swing that could lead to sweeping changes to some of the most explosive culture-war issues roiling the country: a roll-back or abolition of abortion rights, the... read more

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