Nine things to do in Toronto this week

Nine things to do in Toronto this week

SUNDAY Toxic Beauty Watch this if: You’ve ever used skin cream, shampoo, makeup or talcum powder. This documentary tackles the issue of chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products and, in particular, suggested links between the use of baby powder and ovarian cancer. It’s a good bet you’ll be tempted to empty your drawers and […]

HBC delaying shareholder vote on takeover offer after OSC ruling last week

HBC delaying shareholder vote on takeover offer after OSC ruling last week

TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. is delaying a shareholder vote on a takeover offer by a group led by the retailer’s executive chairman following a ruling last week by the Ontario Securities Commission. The special meeting of shareholders was set for Tuesday. The Ontario regulator granted a request last week by dissident shareholder Catalyst Capital […]

Morneau to release fall economic and fiscal update next week

Morneau to release fall economic and fiscal update next week

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release his fall economic and fiscal update Dec. 16.  The announcement comes after a week which saw the Conservatives accuse the Liberal government of ignoring signs that the economy is facing challenges. Statistics Canada reported that Canada lost 71,000 jobs in November — about 45,000 of them in Quebec and another […]

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: HBC earnings Hudson’s Bay Co. releases its third-quarter financial results before markets open and holds a conference call on Tuesday. Minority shareholders of the retailer are fighting with a group led by HBC executive chairman Richard Baker that wants […]

A dreadful week comes to an end for the NBA

A dreadful week comes to an end for the NBA

What an absolutely nightmarish week for the NBA. It’s not over yet – although if they were to suddenly announce today that the second Lakers-Nets game in China on Saturday is off and they’re bringing the whole kit and caboodle home it wouldn’t surprise me at all – but the damage done at so many […]

Things I hate hearing in the 1st week of a new NHL season: Pizzo

Things I hate hearing in the 1st week of a new NHL season: Pizzo

Clichés and hockey have gone hand-in-hand since the first faceoff. From players talking about having a “good bunch of guys in the room,” to coaches saying “our backs are against the wall,” they’re a dime a dozen. (See what I did there?) Clichés really seem to take on a whole new level in the first week of the […]

Nine things to do in Toronto this week

Nine things to do in Toronto this week

MONDAY Sarah McLachlan and the TSO Watch this if: You’ve sweetly surrendered to this songstress. You think McLachlan’s music is better than “Ice Cream”? (Sorry, get ready for more song puns.) We’re not “Building a Mystery” — when she plays the Budweiser Stage with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto stop on her current tour […]

Probe report on Hassan Diab's extradition to France to be released this week

Probe report on Hassan Diab's extradition to France to be released this week

The Department of Justice will this week release the findings of an external probe into Hassan Diab’s extradition to France following allegations of involvement in a 1980 bombing outside a Paris synagogue, sources familiar with the department’s plans tell CBC News. A department spokesperson wouldn’t confirm the information, but multiple sources briefed on the department’s plans […]

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