SNC-Lavalin affair shows, once again, no election plan can prepare for all events

SNC-Lavalin affair shows, once again, no election plan can prepare for all events

Political campaigns do not occur within hermetically sealed containers and elections are never perfectly simple comparisons of leaders and platforms. Events intervene. Things come up. Choices become complicated. So it was that Day 1 of the 43rd general election campaign began with a story from the Globe and Mail claiming that unidentified individuals were somehow […]

Report: Raiders plan to suspend WR Antonio Brown

Report: Raiders plan to suspend WR Antonio Brown

The Oakland Raiders plan to suspend wideout Antonio Brown, ESPN reported Thursday, after he “got into it” with general manager Mike Mayock in an altercation reported by multiple outlets. Speaking to reporters later in the day, Mayock didn’t confirm the reports. “Short and sweet, Antonio Brown is not in the building today,” Mayock said. “He […]

After 4 years, the Liberals haven't released their plan for the Arctic

After 4 years, the Liberals haven't released their plan for the Arctic

After four years in power, the Liberal government still hasn’t delivered on a promise of a detailed plan for developing Canada’s North in a time of climate change and economic and military threats from circumpolar powers. “There is so much work that needs to be done,” Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern told CBC News. “For decades, […]

Sidewalk Labs and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to launch infrastructure company

Sidewalk Labs and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to launch infrastructure company

Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and affiliate Sidewalk Labs are partnering with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to launch a new company that invests in North American infrastructure. The spin-out of Sidewalk Labs called Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, plans to hold, operate and invest in advanced infrastructure for the digital age. “Sidewalk Infrastructure will give cities […]

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

The Housing Supply Action Plan announced by the Government of Ontario last week represents the first major step — by any provincial government — to address availability and affordability in the market. The actions announced recognize that the “tax and restrict” approaches taken by previous, and other levels of, governments have simply fuelled the generational […]

Facebook announces plan to 'tackle vaccine misinformation'

Facebook announces plan to 'tackle vaccine misinformation'

Amid growing calls from health experts to stem the tide of misinformation spread by anti-vaccination groups on social media, Facebook announced on Thursday that it would reduce the visibility of inaccurate posts and reject ads that include such content.  “We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on […]

TREB Responds To Provincial Housing Supply Plan Announcement

TORONTO, November 28, 2018 — The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) applauds the provincial government for taking action to ensure that our City, region and Province have an adequate supply and appropriate mix of housing. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark made the announcement this morning with TREB’s CEO in attendance. Nowhere are housing […]

Nunavut polar bear numbers unsafe, according to draft plan

Nunavut polar bear numbers unsafe, according to draft plan

There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear […]

Federal government’s tariff relief plan faces criticism; Morneau says 50 firms tariff-free

Federal government’s tariff relief plan faces criticism; Morneau says 50 firms tariff-free

The federal government has so far exempted 50 Canadian companies from surtaxes imposed last summer when Ottawa slapped retaliatory tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he faced pointed questions about his relief plan from political opponents. Morneau provided the figure before a parliamentary committee, where opposition MPs […]

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