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Top Tory contenders will fight carbon tax if they win leadership race

In the News   |   January 30, 2020

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The key contenders in the Conservative leadership race say they plan to keep fighting the federal carbon tax, if they win the party’s top job. While Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole and Marilyn Gladu have tried... read more

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Trump’s Mideast peace plan draws praise from Netanyahu, ire from Palestinians

In the News   |   January 29, 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump has unveiled his plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a vision that could see an independent Palestinian state created in four years’ time – though almost entirely on Israel’s long-standing terms.... read more

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Despite low risk of coronavirus outbreak in Canada, face masks in high demand

In the News   |   January 28, 2020

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Rotblott’s, a discount warehouse has sold 3,900 N95 masks in the last week – one such customer, Tony Lyu, seen here on Jan. 27, 2020, bought two boxes of N95 masks. FRED LUM[/caption] Rotblott’s, a... read more

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We won’t see another Kobe Bryant, basketball’s complicated anti-hero

In the News   |   January 27, 2020

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Kobe Bryant had the habit of going through people – rivals, teammates, reporters, anyone who irked him. And just about everyone did. During the twilight of his career, ESPN bumped him out of the top... read more

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Schulich Leader Scholarship program doubling number of scholarships to 100 this year

In the News   |   January 24, 2020

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By 21, Emma Mogus had been the chief executive officer of a non-profit, an intern at Tesla, a biomedical inventor and had even had a moment on late-night television. “I keep busy,” the fourth-year McMaster... read more

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‘This time I’m scared’: SARS virologist warns Wuhan virus far worse, as China locks down second city

In the News   |   January 23, 2020

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The virus that has infected hundreds in China shows signs of being far worse than SARS, the pandemic that killed nearly 800 people 17 years ago, a prominent virologist has warned after travelling to Wuhan,... read more

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Starbucks to phase out black plastic in Canada as part of global push to reduce waste

In the News   |   January 22, 2020

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Starbucks is promising to cut its carbon emissions and waste in half by 2030, a goal that would require major changes from the global coffee chain that sells the majority of its products in disposable... read more

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What to expect as Trump’s impeachment trial nears

In the News   |   January 21, 2020

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The Senate will meet on Tuesday at 1 p.m. to start the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. The substance of the case against U.S. President Donald Trump is well known: The President is... read more

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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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