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Canadian Political News Update

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Political leadership on Climate Adaptation

Published: 2019-09-26T00:45:00Z 

As IBC has stated repeatedly in recent months, given the floods, wildfires and windstorms Canadians are now experiencing, political leadership on a ...

Next government will face 'challenge' of regional alienation, Preston Manning says

Published: 2019-09-25T21:53:12Z 

CALGARY -- The founder of what was the Reform Party of Canada is concerned that a pervasive level of alienation could leave the country more ...

Fuhr offers Perth-Wellington voters an alternative in October's federal election

Published: 2019-09-25T21:22:30Z 

Retired entrepreneur and lifelong Perth County resident Roger Fuhr has thrown his hat in the race as the People's Party of Canada's candidate for ...

GOLDSTEIN: Scheer's fighting history, not just Trudeau

Published: 2019-09-25T20:48:45Z 

... Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in election polling, given Trudeau's numerous political scandals, need to learn some Canadian political history.

US military court appoints panel to hear Omar Khadr's war-crimes appeal

Published: 2019-09-25T18:45:00Z 

They transferred him to Canada," Morison said on Wednesday from Virginia. ... Khadr became a political flashpoint in July 2017, when the Canadian ...

Trudeau's claim that Canada is 'on track' to meet 2030 climate target is misleading

Published: 2019-09-25T16:30:00Z 

As part of our federal election coverage, CBC News is assessing the truthfulness and accuracy of statements made by politicians and their parties.

Canadian dollar dips as greenback shakes off political uncertainty

Published: 2019-09-25T14:25:46Z 

The Canadian dollar edged lower against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday, giving back gains from the day before when investors worried about ...

Trudeau government's 353 pre-election promises assessed in new book

Published: 2019-09-25T13:07:30Z 

"In an era of 'fake news,' negative advertising campaigns and conventional ... Overall, governments in Canada have good records when it comes to ...

Green Party to release PBO findings on its platform promises this morning

Published: 2019-09-25T12:18:06Z 

For the first time, Canada's budget watchdog has a mandate to cost out election ... The goal behind the costing analysis is to give political parties more ...

Before the Bell: What every Canadian investor needs to know today

Published: 2019-09-25T10:11:59Z 

Before the Bell: What every Canadian investor needs to know today ... Europe started sharply lower as investors weigh the impact of news that Democrats ... "The political turmoil around Donald Trump's official impeachment inquiry, ...

Canada's top 1 per cent saw fastest income acceleration, overall decrease in taxes

Published: 2019-09-25T09:20:37Z 

Statistics Canada has found that in 2017 the average total income of all ... In 2016, the Liberal government increased the tax rate on income in the ...

Canadian delegation campaigns for temporary UN Security Council seat this week

Published: 2019-09-25T08:37:36Z 

"What the government wants to do is continue to advance the Canadian ... Wednesday in his first meeting with media since news of the investigation ...

Jody Wilson-Raybould wants a minority government and is willing 'to work with whomever' is in ...

Published: 2019-09-25T08:00:39Z 

"I think the best public policy and laws are created through a minority .... She says Canadian politics "has gotten to the place where people's voices are ...

To understand a party's election strategy, just follow the leader

Published: 2019-09-25T07:52:30Z 

Already, one-third of Canada's 338 ridings have received at least one visit from at least one party leader — with Ontario and New Brunswick being the ...

Where the party leaders are on Day 15 of the federal election campaign

Published: 2019-09-25T07:52:30Z 

Here's what you need to know about where the leaders of Canada's political parties are on Day 15 of the election campaign. You can watch streaming ...

Canada's Singh may revive party with deft response to Trudeau blackface scandal

Published: 2019-09-25T04:52:30Z 

Singh, 40, the first minority leader of a federal Canadian political party, is also running in his first national campaign as head of the New Democrat ...

Chrystia Freeland 'shocked' by pro-Assad views of Canada's new Syrian consul

Published: 2019-09-24T23:26:40Z 

While there was shock and outrage at the news of the appointment of ... or political attention, former Canadian ambassador Ferry de Kerckhove said ...

Chrystia Freeland 'shocked' by pro-Assad views of Canada's new Syrian consul

Published: 2019-09-24T23:26:15Z 

The government was scrambling to provide answers Tuesday after a man ... While there was shock and outrage at the news of the appointment of ...

COLUMN: We must purge privilege from politics

Published: 2019-09-24T23:26:15Z 

Behind the noisy partisan sniping, a quiet majority — 70 to 75 per cent of Canadians — is largely disengaged from politics, according to McAllister ...

New Syrian consul in Montreal alarms Ottawa

Published: 2019-09-24T20:48:45Z 

Since Canada severed diplomatic ties with Damascus in 2012, the Syrian government has maintained honorary consulates in Montreal and ...


Canadian Housing News Update

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Vancouver's luxury real estate market to get a boost: forecast

Published: 2019-09-25T22:30:00Z 

Vancouver's luxury real estate market is expected to get a boost this fall after ... The leading Canadian housing market in the forecast was the Greater ...

Liberals promise national flood insurance, disaster EI benefits

Published: 2019-09-25T16:56:10Z 

He is also promising a low-cost flood-insurance program, delivered via the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and a national plan to help ...

Singh pledges to tackle BC housing crisis

Published: 2019-09-25T16:32:36Z 

Singh pledges to tackle B.C. housing crisis ... forward the funding necessary to tackle money-laundering and speculation in the housing market. ... for far too many Canadians to ever own a place," Singh told reporters in Vancouver.

Singh vows to ease BC housing costs by fighting money laundering

Published: 2019-09-25T15:56:15Z 

Singh vows to ease B.C. housing costs by fighting money laundering ... put forward funds to tackle money laundering and speculation in the housing market. He says he would dedicate a unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ...

Trudeau couldn't have prayed for a better distraction

Published: 2019-09-25T15:11:15Z 

Evan Siddall, president and CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), cannot take an official stance on political issues, but ...

Canada's Richest Households Are Seeing Income Grow 6x Faster Than The Bottom 99%

Published: 2019-09-25T15:01:08Z 

The minimum annual income a Canadian needs to earn to be considered a top earner. .... the more vulnerable the economy becomes to a housing correction. ... It's a twofer – home prices rise and the economy gets a boost. Score!

Leaders make housing appeals on day 15 of federal election campaign

Published: 2019-09-25T14:42:31Z 

Singh cited federal inaction as a contributing factor to the state of housing unaffordability; Scheer said Canadians couldn't afford the Liberal plan; and ...

Low interest rates are the market's lifeline during tougher times

Published: 2019-09-25T11:03:45Z 

Lower interest rates have actually kept the Canadian housing sector afloat during times when it was expected to weaken, according to CIBC's ...

Singh pledges to tackle BC housing 'crisis'

Published: 2019-09-25T07:52:30Z 

... to tackle money laundering and speculation in the housing market. He says he would dedicate a unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to fight ...

Singh pledges to tackle BC housing 'crisis'

Published: 2019-09-25T07:52:30Z 

... forward funds to tackle money laundering and speculation in the housing market. He says he would dedicate a unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted ...


Canadian Business News Update

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Exit of two Canadian executives clouds WeWork expansion

Published: 2019-09-26T00:00:00Z 

WeWork's top two Canadian executives have left the company, adding ... Wayne Jacobs was WeWork's Canadian head of real estate and business ... about the potential change in leadership ahead of the news breaking on Tuesday.

'It felt like open season had been declared': How big tobacco changed vaping in Canada

Published: 2019-09-25T22:41:15Z 

When Canada passed the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act in May 2018, tobacco companies like Imperial Tobacco Canada entered Canada's ...

Deal to keep US in international postal treaty good news for Canadian companies , business ...

Published: 2019-09-25T21:56:15Z 

A last-minute deal that will keep the United States in an international postal treaty is good news for Canadian companies, business groups say.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Published: 2019-09-25T21:45:00Z 

Companies in the news: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP). Down $8.29 or 2.76 per cent to $292.12. A delayed grain crop is causing headaches ...

Cannabis Canada : Congress set to ease restrictions on banks' pot business

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

U.S. House set to pass cannabis banking bill. The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill that would ease restrictions against banks ...

US-China trade war hurting Canada's largest railway, says CN executive

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

MONTREAL -- A slumping global economy and the U.S.-China trade war are hurting freight volumes and revenue, says Canadian National Railway ...

25-day auto rate approvals? You're not dreaming….

Published: 2019-09-25T20:37:30Z 

The news was met with silence in the room. ... IBC, which represents Canada's auto, home and business insurers, has long advocated for more ...

Bitumen by container

Published: 2019-09-25T20:37:30Z 

The company is working to line up Asian refinery customers who can use Canadian bitumen for products such as asphalt and diesel, while also ...

Canada's manufacturing sector must address labour gaps, intellectual property to compete globally ...

Published: 2019-09-25T19:41:15Z 

Canadian manufacturers have an unprecedented opportunity to take the ... In addition to examining current economic and international trade trends, ...

Major kosher slaughterhouse under food safety investigation, licence suspended

Published: 2019-09-25T18:45:00Z 

17 when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the suspension. The company will have 90 days, or until mid-December, to take "corrective ...

Rains delay grain crop

Published: 2019-09-25T18:22:30Z 

Grain carloads at the two major Canadian rail companies are down 11 per cent so far in the quarter ending Sept. 30. John Brooks, head of marketing ...

Some Canadian retailers join global climate strike, plan to close shop Friday

Published: 2019-09-25T17:58:07Z 

The 22 mountain equipment co-op stores in Canada will be closed on Friday until 5 p.m. local time to allow staff the opportunity to participate in ...

Liberal government commits to protect the environment – Bob Nault – Kenora

Published: 2019-09-25T17:48:45Z 

A re-elected Liberal government will make Canada the most attractive place to start — and grow — a business that produces zero-emissions ...

Some Canadian retailers join global climate strike, plan to close shop Friday

Published: 2019-09-25T17:15:00Z 

Some Canadian retailers join global climate strike, plan to close shop ... The company will close its 22 stores in Canada on Friday until 5 p.m. local ...

Promise tracker: What the parties are pitching on the campaign trail

Published: 2019-09-25T17:03:45Z 

Pass legislation to help businesses and workers make the transition to ... 23: Ensure every Canadian can find a family doctor or primary-care team, set ...

YouTube brings its ticketing feature to Canada

Published: 2019-09-25T16:51:22Z 

YouTube has partnered with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to bring their ticketing feature to Canada. The feature was made available Sept. 24 and ...

Evolution of online sales catches up to Ancaster's Great Canadian Gift Company

Published: 2019-09-25T16:41:15Z 

"Search engine ranking doesn't have to cost a lot, which is good news for small startups," said co-founder John Janisse, but the bad news is new ...

CIBC reorienting Canadian mortgage strategy to focus on more markets: CEO

Published: 2019-09-25T13:52:30Z 

MONTREAL -- The chief executive of CIBC says the bank is starting to "reorient" its Canadian mortgage strategy after having too large a focus on two ...

TD only Canadian bank among DJSI's most sustainable companies

Published: 2019-09-25T13:52:30Z 

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) have once again listed the world's most sustainable companies, and TD is the only Canadian bank to be ...

Skills training and immigration are key to Canada's future prosperity

Published: 2019-09-25T12:56:15Z 

"Canada's talent has been our competitive advantage, attracting foreign investment and fueling the creation of new companies and the growth of ...


Canadian Manufacturing News Update

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Canada's manufacturing sector must address labour gaps, intellectual property to compete globally ...

Published: 2019-09-25T19:41:15Z 

Canadian manufacturers have an unprecedented opportunity to take the lead on an important global issue: the growing skills gap, as the ...


Canadian Mortgage News Update

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Streetwise newsletter: Why Canada's top insurers are eyeing growth in Asia

Published: 2019-09-26T00:11:14Z 

CIBC reorienting Canadian mortgage strategy to focus on more markets, CEO ... DEALS NEWS: MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, IPOs and FINANCINGS.

Trudeau promises $40K interest-free loans to make homes energy efficient and safer from severe ...

Published: 2019-09-25T15:41:24Z 

Costs associated with retrofits and the Net Zero Home Grant would be financed through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation by drawing ...

Trudeau couldn't have prayed for a better distraction

Published: 2019-09-25T15:11:15Z 

Evan Siddall, president and CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), cannot take an official stance on political issues, but ...

CIBC reorienting Canadian mortgage strategy to focus on more markets: CEO

Published: 2019-09-25T13:52:30Z 

MONTREAL -- The chief executive of CIBC says the bank is starting to "reorient" its Canadian mortgage strategy after having too large a focus on two ...


Toronto Stock Exchange News

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Calgary-based companies delisted from the S&P/ TSX composite index

Published: 2019-09-25T23:48:45Z 

Seven Calgary-based companies are reeling after being dropped from the main Toronto Stock Exchange index. Carolyn Kury de Castillo reports on ...

Alberta energy companies

Published: 2019-09-25T23:48:45Z 

Eight energy companies, seven of which are based in Calgary, have been dropped from the Toronto Stock Exchange index. "It's been a very, very ...

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSX:VET). Energy. Up 19 cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $22.64 on 5.2 million shares. Companies in the news: Canadian Pacific ...

Evening Update: Trump's conversation with Ukrainian President; Trudeau denies punishing MP for ...

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index was down 0.08 per cent to 16,784.29. ... Got a news tip that you'd like us to look into? E-mail ...

SQI Diagnostics Inc. Announces Closing of Private Placement with Insider Participation

Published: 2019-09-25T21:00:00Z 

25, 2019 /CNW/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" or the "Company") (TSX-V: ... This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an ...

Hut 8 receives conditional approval to be listed on Toronto Stock Exchange

Published: 2019-09-25T20:37:30Z 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Hut 8 is preparing to become the first cryptocurrency company to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The bitcoin ...

Detour Gold Announces Amendments to Credit Facility

Published: 2019-09-25T20:26:15Z 

25, 2019 /CNW/ - Detour Gold Corporation (TSX: DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the ... This news release contains certain forward-looking information and ...

Holloway Lodging Corporation announces approval of acquisition by Clarke Inc.

Published: 2019-09-25T19:41:15Z 

Clarke's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CKI". For more information about Clarke Inc., please visit our website at ...

Eight Calgary-based energy companies delisted from S&P/ TSX composite index

Published: 2019-09-25T18:33:45Z 

On Monday, eight Canadian oil companies based in Calgary were delisted from the S&P/TSX Composite Index because their market capitalization ...

The Scotiabank Women Initiative commits $3 billion in capital over its first three years to support ...

Published: 2019-09-25T18:00:00Z 

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ today announced its commitment to allocate $3 billion in funding to women-led ...

Apartment investment is paying off for REITs

Published: 2019-09-25T16:07:30Z 

CIBC Capital Markets executive director of institutional equity research Dean Wilkinson said REITs are performing well on the Toronto Stock Exchange ...

Fidelity launches 5 ETFs, Evolve closes 2

Published: 2019-09-25T16:07:01Z 

Toronto-based Fidelity Investments Canada ULC has launched a suite of five fixed income ETFs that began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on ...

Simplii Financial Opens the Market

Published: 2019-09-25T13:41:15Z 

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Aayaz Pira, Senior Vice-President, CIBC Digital & Direct Banking and Head, Simplii Financial, and Corby Fine, ...

British Columbia proposes new funding framework for defined benefit pension plans

Published: 2019-09-25T12:00:00Z 

TORONTO, Sept. ... 2019 issue of its monthly newsletter, News & Views, in which the company looks at the following topics: ... Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario to impose fines for late regulatory ... Morneau Shepell is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI).

TSX pressured by energy, tech declines; healthcare offers support

Published: 2019-09-25T11:38:26Z 

At 9:44 a.m. ET (1344 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX ... The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were shares of Wesdome Gold ...

TSX futures slip on lower oil prices

Published: 2019-09-25T11:26:15Z 

The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX ended 0.41% lower at 16,798.33 on Tuesday. ... FOR CANADIAN MARKETS NEWS, CLICK ON CODES: TSX ...

Meeting client demand for innovative fixed income solutions: Fidelity Investments Canada ...

Published: 2019-09-25T10:52:30Z 

The ETFs will commence trading today (September 25, 2019) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Since Fidelity first entered the ETF marketplace in ...

What every Canadian investor needs to know today

Published: 2019-09-25T10:11:59Z 

What every Canadian investor needs to know today ... At 9:30 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index .... Economic news.

CGX Energy and Frontera Announce Conversion of Bridge Loan

Published: 2019-09-25T09:56:15Z 

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION ... RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS ... Frontera's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker ...

At midday: US bucks broader equity weakness on trade hopes

Published: 2019-09-25T09:43:48Z 

The U.S. bucked weakness in other world stock markets and the dollar ... At 11:51 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index ...


Canadian Economy News Update

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Economic fears unfairly fuel anti-immigrant sentiment

Published: 2019-09-26T04:07:30Z 

Conservatives and those with a dim economic outlook are more likely to view immigrants as "costly to society" than other Canadians, new research ...

US-China trade war hurting Canada's largest railway, says CN executive

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

MONTREAL -- A slumping global economy and the U.S.-China trade war are hurting freight volumes and revenue, says Canadian National Railway ...

Fuhr offers Perth-Wellington voters an alternative in October's federal election

Published: 2019-09-25T21:22:30Z 

Fuhr, a retired entrepreneur in the tool and die business and a lifelong ... and only accept newcomers with skills that would benefit Canada's economy.

Chatham-Kent-Leamington candidates debate climate change, economic growth and more

Published: 2019-09-25T19:45:42Z 

People's Party of Canada candidate John Balagtas, Conservative party candidate Dave Epp, Liberal party candidate Katie Omstead, Green Party ...

Canada's manufacturing sector must address labour gaps, intellectual property to compete globally ...

Published: 2019-09-25T19:41:15Z 

To compete successfully in the global economy, Canadian manufacturers need to build strategic intellectual property (IP) capacity. This is an important ...

Five-year fixed rates to drop to 2.77%, then hold steady: BCREA

Published: 2019-09-25T18:00:00Z 

Those fears pulled long-term Canadian interest rates low enough to invert ... Overall, the report's outlook for the Canadian economy was one of very ...

'Insulting, racial mockery:' Trudeau's behaviour panned by Alberta premier

Published: 2019-09-25T17:55:25Z 

"I very much hope that Canadians will opt for a prime minister that is in ... The Liberals responded that Canada's economy was struggling in 2015 after ...

Canadian dollar dips but beats G10 peers amid US political uncertainty

Published: 2019-09-25T14:25:46Z 

The loonie has become less volatile than some other currencies because domestic economic data this year has been "somewhat strong," said Bipan ...

Climate change the sword as Liberal and Conservatives battle for power

Published: 2019-09-25T13:30:00Z 

... an irresponsible steward of the public purse who was doling out vague and desperate environmental promises that would ruin Canada's economy.

Skills training and immigration are key to Canada's future prosperity

Published: 2019-09-25T12:56:15Z 

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The key to Canada's long-term economic and social prosperity is unlocking the country's workforce ...

Public service investment, an important driver for the Canadian economy ?

Published: 2019-09-25T10:30:00Z 

IRIS (the Institute for Socioeconomic Research and Information) has analysed relevant data on economic side-effects since 1980 for each Canadian ...

IBC: Small Businesses in Canada Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Published: 2019-09-25T09:56:15Z 

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - October is both Cyber Awareness and Small Business Month and Insurance Bureau of Canada has completed ...

Heat rises in climate fight on campaign trail

Published: 2019-09-24T22:43:25Z 

... and desperate environmental promises that would ruin Canada's economy. ... The first visible-minority leader of a federal Canadian party, currently ...

Heat rises as Trudeau, Scheer exchange fire in climate fight on campaign trail

Published: 2019-09-24T16:08:39Z 

The first visible-minority leader of a federal Canadian party, currently ... saying he "doesn't think it's possible to grow the economy and fight climate ...

Conservatives promise to reduce tax rates for small businesses

Published: 2019-09-24T15:57:32Z 

... war between small business and the Liberal government two years ago. ... full potential of small businesses is critical to growing Canada's economy.

Heat rises as Trudeau, Scheer exchange fire in climate fight on campaign trail

Published: 2019-09-24T08:15:46Z 

The first visible-minority leader of a federal Canadian party, currently ... saying he "doesn't think it's possible to grow the economy and fight climate ...