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Bank of Canada hikes interest rate again, but warns of NAFTA fallout

In the News   |   January 18, 2018

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The Bank of Canada is shifting its focus to NAFTA’s possible demise as it ponders what comes next after pushing its key interest rate to the highest level since the last recession. The central bank... read more

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Liberal government to announce new ‘responsible enterprise’ watchdog

In the News   |   January 17, 2018

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The Liberal government is increasing pressure on Canadian companies to respect human rights abroad with the launch of a new ombudsperson focused on corporate social responsibility. The office will also be given investigative powers and... read more

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The year so far in interest rates: Savers 1, Borrowers 0

In the News   |   January 16, 2018

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This year is already shaping up as the most eventful in a decade for interest-rate watchers. The country is zeroing-in on Wednesday’s Bank of Canada announcement as an indicator of what’s ahead for rates. But... read more

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Canada’s navy has ‘capability’ to help enforce North Korea sanctions: Vance

In the News   |   January 15, 2018

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Canada’s top general says the Royal Canadian Navy has the “capability” to help enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea if asked to do so at Tuesday’s foreign ministers summit in Vancouver. U.S. Secretary of... read more

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A curriculum of their own

In the News   |   January 12, 2018

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As number of Indigenous grads grows, so do calls for funding and programs that reflect the history of their communities. It’s a cold, late November afternoon at Trent University – the kind of cold that... read more

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bookmark Anger brews in Cobourg over Tim Hortons' response to Ontario minimum wage
Anger brews in Cobourg over Tim Hortons' response to Ontario minimum wage

In the News   |   January 11, 2018

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Tim Hortons in the town of Cobourg has become ground zero for public anger in Ontario since New Year’s, when local owners cut workers’ benefits after a hike in the provincial minimum wage. On Wednesday,... read more

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Salvadorans facing possible deportation from U.S. not looking to Canada: Hussen

In the News   |   January 10, 2018

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans facing possible deportation from the United States under a recent Trump administration order do not want to come to Canada, playing down concerns of another possible... read more

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North Korea in breakthrough agreement to attend Winter Olympics

In the News   |   January 9, 2018

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There will almost certainly be more North Korean cheerleaders than athletes, but the 2018 Winter Olympics will include a delegation from the country that has provoked global anger through its nuclear development program. Only two... read more

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Majority of Canadians oppose parliamentarians accepting free trips: poll

In the News   |   January 8, 2018

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An overwhelming majority of Canadians are opposed to MPs and senators accepting free travel paid by foreign governments, businesses or lobby groups, a new poll shows. The survey by Nanos Research for The Globe and... read more

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The world needs Canada back in the democracy export business

In the News   |   December 29, 2017

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Doug Saunders offers a New Year’s resolution for Canada: Keep the undemocratic forces of the world in check, but do it more directly, independently and honestly than ever before. When Robert Mugabe was finally pushed... read more

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Globe editorial: If you think Trump is bad now, just wait

In the News   |   December 29, 2017

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Over the course of his career in politics, Donald Trump has attacked and diminished the essential institutions of his country’s democracy. These include fair elections, the justice system and the media. As a candidate, he... read more

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While not without his hiccups, Trump surely had a successful 2017

In the News   |   December 28, 2017

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We might as well admit it: Donald Trump has had a very successful year. His many critics, including this writer, would like to believe that this rogue President has been largely frustrated in realizing his... read more

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A miracle on main street (Lesson one)

In the News   |   December 22, 2017

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Every day, main street businesses across the country shutter their doors, falling victim to the tremendous pressures of competition, globalization and technological change. Yet despite it all, a crew of hardy business owners manages to... read more

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Eight dos and don’ts for your personal finances in 2018

In the News   |   December 22, 2017

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Eight dos and don’ts for preparing your personal finances for the challenges ahead in 2018: DO brace for higher borrowing costs The economy’s improving, and that means an increased likelihood of more interest-rate increases next... read more

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A miracle on main street (Lesson two)

In the News   |   December 22, 2017

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Every day, main street businesses across the country shutter their doors, falling victim to the tremendous pressures of competition, globalization and technological change. Yet despite it all, a crew of hardy business owners manages to... read more

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