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Ontario school strikes: A look at the key issues, from teacher wages to class sizes

In the News   |   January 20, 2020

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For the first time in more than 20 years, Ontario’s main education unions are all involved in job action at the same time, from work-to-rule to one-day walkouts, as contract negotiations stall with the provincial... read more

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Pay down the mortgage, or set money aside for those inevitable homeowner emergencies?

In the News   |   January 17, 2020

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The must-have accessory for all homeowners will never be featured in a TV series or in magazines about decorating. Having at least a few thousand dollars safely parked in a savings account makes both financial... read more

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Putin accused of seeking to become Russia’s leader-for-life through constitutional changes

In the News   |   January 16, 2020

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to the constitution that critics say clear the way for him to remain in power beyond the end of his term, as he shook up the country’s long-static... read more

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Aeroplan, it’s time to stop grabbing back the miles of your inactive customers

In the News   |   January 15, 2020

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Karen Thomson thought a technology glitch was at fault when she tried to use her 75,000 Aeroplan miles to book a flight and found out she had only 6,138. Then Ms. Thomson looked at her... read more

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Trudeau says Canada wasn’t warned of Soleimani strike, says crash victims would be alive if not for U.S.-Iran tensions

In the News   |   January 14, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he received no advance warning from U.S. officials of the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general and days later led to Iran shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet... read more

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In the climate change wars, Greta Thunberg thrashes Roger Federer 6-0, 6-0

In the News   |   January 13, 2020

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Over the weekend, Roger Federer was forced to try something new – defend his integrity. He didn’t do a very good job of it. Federer may be the world’s most successfully branded person. Among his... read more

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Iran rejects missile theory, calls on West to show evidence

In the News   |   January 10, 2020

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The head of the Iranian team investigating the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines plane near Tehran has rejected Western assertions that the aircraft was shot down by a missile. On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin... read more

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138 passengers aboard plane that crashed in Iran were connecting to Canada

In the News   |   January 9, 2020

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A passenger jet crash in Iran on Wednesday killed 176 people, including dozens of Canadians, leaving communities across the country grieving and Ottawa facing enormous obstacles in probing one of the largest air disasters involving... read more

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Iran fires missiles at two bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in retaliatory attacks for Soleimani killing

In the News   |   January 8, 2020

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After a night of mostly ineffective Iranian missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq, there is now a possibility that the crisis could pass without a full-scale war, analysts say. Political leaders on all sides... read more

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Advice on how to improve your finances from people who have heard all your excuses

In the News   |   January 7, 2020

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By Friday, your postholiday buzz will be gone and so will a lot of your motivation to follow the New Year’s resolutions you made. For your financial resolutions, let’s see if we can buck you... read more

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Tangled Roots: Iconic Canadian retailer struggles with global expansion, operational woes at home

In the News   |   January 6, 2020

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Long before it was called “athleisure” and before Lululemon was selling $75 stretchy pants, Roots made it fashionable to pay a pretty penny for sweatpants. But behind the brand’s cozy image of nostalgic Canadiana, a... read more

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The next generation: Meet four of Canada’s latest Rhodes scholars

In the News   |   January 6, 2020

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One worked on technologies to improve the lives of trans people. Another examined nutrition challenges in Northern Canada. Now, they’re among the 11 Canadians selected to spend two years at the University of Oxford. Considered... read more

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It’s important to control our own destiny: Why brands are choosing retail over wholesale

In the News   |   December 26, 2019

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Leave the mall, and enter “the crevasse.” The walls are decorated to look like a craggy rock face. The howls of a frigid wind surround you. On the ground, screens glow with an image of... read more

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Ottawa to ban e-cigarette ads in bid to curb youth vaping use

In the News   |   December 20, 2019

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The federal government is planning to ban e-cigarette promotions from convenience stores, public transit and all social-media platforms in response to a major rise in teen vaping and fears of health risks. But the proposed... read more

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U.S. President Donald Trump impeached for obstruction and abuse of power

In the News   |   December 19, 2019

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The House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump for soliciting foreign interference in next year’s election and stonewalling an investigation into the scandal, making him the third president in U.S. history to face the sanction.... read more

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