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Ottawa’s pledge to plant two billion trees is proving difficult to execute

In the News   |   August 8, 2022

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Standing atop an old landfill, Francis Allard is in his element. Mr. Allard is co-founder of Ramo, whose business is planting willows and poplars to help remediate landfills, mines and marginal land. At the Ste-Sophie... read more

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Up to 225 Canadian soldiers heading to U.K. to train Ukrainian soldiers

In the News   |   August 5, 2022

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The Canadian government says it’s sending as many as 225 soldiers to help train Ukrainian army recruits for war with Russia, an escalation of Ottawa’s commitment even as a dispute with Kyiv over repairing Russian... read more

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How Canopy Growth, the star of Canada’s cannabis dreams, fell from grace

In the News   |   August 3, 2022

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On its quest to dominate the global cannabis market, Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp. deployed a very deliberate strategy: Entice investors with a grand vision – something co-founder Bruce Linton had in spades – then endure any... read more

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Companies use student intern programs as a pipeline to help improve representation of Black employees

In the News   |   August 2, 2022

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Canadian companies aiming to improve work force diversity are increasingly using their student hiring programs as a key pipeline to bring in new Black talent and ensure those workers stick around. A Globe and Mail... read more

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Should you still try to change jobs for higher pay as recession risks grow?

In the News   |   July 29, 2022

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For more than a year, Canada’s record labour shortage has held the promise of generous pay bumps for those willing to switch jobs. But with economists increasingly worried about a recession and some tech companies... read more

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Cancelled: The idea that a big mortgage is a noble burden because home prices will rise

In the News   |   July 28, 2022

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The mortgage stress test faces its first big challenge in this year of soaring interest rates. The regulators behind the stress test generated massive pushback from the housing-industrial complex, but they were dead right to worry about... read more

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Chief Littlechild’s headdress gift to Pope Francis carries heavy significance

In the News   |   July 27, 2022

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Made of mostly eagle feathers, the type of headdress commonly known as a war bonnet is a sacred, traditional item that has been worn by Prairie First Nations leaders for hundreds of years. The bestowing... read more

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Pope Francis acknowledges ‘catastrophic’ effects of residential schools in historic apology to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples

In the News   |   July 26, 2022

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It was a scene that, until it happened, was almost impossible to imagine. The Holy Father delivering an apology in a First Nation community, surrounded by the same Indigenous language, regalia, culture and ceremony the Catholic Church... read more

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How the Vatican encouraged the colonization of Indigenous lands – and enabled the Crown to keep them

In the News   |   July 25, 2022

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An abridged trip through 500 years of papal and legal history to understand why Pope Francis faces calls to renounce the Doctrine of Discovery, which underpins Europe’s heist of the Americas and a mass dispossession... read more

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Trump dismissed pleas to halt U.S. Capitol riot, Jan. 6 committee hears

In the News   |   July 22, 2022

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For more than three hours on Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump dismissed pleas from his top aides, lawyers and family members to halt a riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, instead calling up... read more

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The housing market trend no one’s talking about is improving affordability for young buyers

In the News   |   July 19, 2022

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The monthly mortgage cost on an average home has fallen $28 a month since February. This small savings is a symbolic win for all the young adults priced out of a housing market where average... read more

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Bank of Canada rate hike questions: You asked, we answered

In the News   |   July 15, 2022

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The Bank of Canada made a supersized rate increase on July 13 – increasing its benchmark rate by a full percentage point in an effort to get consumer prices back under control. On the same day, The... read more

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We all just got schooled by Rogers on the importance of having cash on hand

In the News   |   July 15, 2022

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Friday’s Rogers Communications outage was just so 2022. In health care, emergency rooms are overloaded and too many people can’t find a family doctor. Airports and passport offices are swamped. Food is becoming unaffordable. In parts of... read more

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Jan. 6 investigation hears Trump held ‘unhinged’ White House meeting before tweet calling supporters to Capitol

In the News   |   July 12, 2022

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Donald Trump hosted a chaotic six-hour White House meeting at which he discussed ordering the military to seize voting machines in a bid to overturn his re-election loss, before issuing his infamous tweet summoning supporters... read more

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Canada wants an all-electric vehicle fleet by mid-century. A patchwork of charging stations stands in the way

In the News   |   July 6, 2022

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For Canadians who want to switch to electric, a lack of infrastructure and real concerns about range are holding them back. When the four Parkland executives set out in late May to do some market... read more

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