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3/30/2017: FRONT PAGE: Built on trust.

(image) John Bayne Maclean founded the Financial Post in 1907 to help readers analyze and interpret all the news they needed to make decisions about their money. Canadians have depended on Canada’s Business Voice through the Great Depression of the 1930s and...



3/30/2017: FRONT PAGE: Brexit triggers a future full of doubt

(image) LONDON • Britain will go it alone — turning its back on decades of integration to control its own borders and free itself from the European Union’s spider web of rules and regulations. It is a bold and risky move for this proud island nation. Few...



3/30/2017: FRONT PAGE: Spat heats up between Wall and Notley
CALGARY • Saskatchewan’s conservative premier, Brad Wall, has upped the stakes in his ongoing spat with Alberta’s NDP premier, Rachel Notley, by offering incentives to Calgary-based energy companies to relocate their headquarters to his province. It’s...



3/30/2017: FRONT PAGE: LEITCH MET WITH MOSQUE PROTESTERS
TORONTO • Video showing Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch at a meeting with members of a group that protested outside a Toronto mosque last month was called “deeply troubling” on Wednesday. Leitch can be seen shaking hands with a Rise...



3/30/2017: FRONT PAGE: ‘Masculinity confession booth’ to hear sins of the student
An anti- violence campaign at the University of Regina has set up a “Masculinity Confession Booth” so passing students can absolve their personal guilt for promoting “hypermasculinity,” an exaggerated view of maleness in which emotion is suppressed...






3/30/2017: NEWS: Arbitrator calling best game he can

(image) The windows of the 14 t h- f l oor Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario hearing room in downtown Toronto look over a construction site, complete with cranes. As Stan De Rango, vicepresident of the Mississauga Girls Hockey League ( and Mississauga Chiefs),...



3/30/2017: NEWS: Alleged assault ‘ feels like hate crime’

(image) Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., are investigating whether an alleged attack that debilitated a First Nations woman — when she was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a passing car — was racially motivated, after reports of similar drive- by incidents...



3/30/2017: NEWS: CAT RETURNING HOME AFTER FOUR YEARS AND 3,000-KM TRIP

(image) It’s anyone’s guess how BooBoo the cat travelled more than 3,000 kilometres from California to Canada, but its American owner says she can’t wait to be reunited with her brown tabby, who went missing four years ago. Ashley Aleman, from Watsonville,...



3/30/2017: CANADA: Action pledged at military colleges

(image) • A review of the Royal Military College of Canada has uncovered significant problems at the prestigious institution in Kingston, Ont., prompting a promise of immediate action from none other than the country’s top soldier. Chief of Defence Staff Gen....



3/30/2017: CANADA: Roadside tests await pot users

(image) Bill Blair, Canada’s pot czar, doesn’t sound impressed with the leak of the news that marijuana use will be legal by Canada Day 2018. “That isn’t my date,” he harrumphed in an interview Wednesday. “I haven’t said anything about a timeline and the...



3/30/2017: CANADA: N.B. TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL BONUS FOR FEMALE CANDIDATES

(image) In what is thought to be a Canadian first, the New Brunswick government is planning to give political parties a financial incentive to field more female candidates. The move is being applauded by the New Brunswick Women’s Council, which had made the...



3/30/2017: CANADA: The perils in taking a poke at provinces

(image) Suppose, for the sake of argument, Kevin O’Leary were not an idiot. Imagine an alternate reality in which the probable front- runner for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada did not just blurt out whatever half- chewed nostrum it pleased him to...



3/30/2017: CANADA: P.E.I. SEED COMPANY SAYS IT’S NOT STUNG BY BEE CAMPAIGN

(image) The P. E. I. seed company caught up in controversy over Cheerios’ “Bring Back the Bees” campaign says it has no regrets. Veseys Seeds supplied seed packets for a North America campaign launched by the General Mills cereal aimed at drawing attention to...



3/30/2017: CANADA: Rights must be part of any China deal, envoy says
• John McCallum, Canada’s new ambassador to China, says human rights and labour standards will form part of any potential free trade agreement between the two countries. Formal trade negotiations have yet to begin and Ottawa is conducting a round of...



3/30/2017: CANADA: CARLETON PUTS SCALES BACK IN CHANGING ROOMS

(image) Carleton University now has scales in both men’s and women’s changing rooms after stirring controversy by removing the scales from its primary athletic facility. The university previously offered scales only in the women’s changing room, as well as in...



3/30/2017: CANADA: Radicalization fears at airport played down

(image) • The company that operates Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport says it hasn’t been informed of any specific threat related to reports this week that four airport employees had their access levels scaled back as officials looked into the...



3/30/2017: CANADA: Wristband support draws warning from police chief
Ottawa police leaders are asking fellow officers who are wearing wristbands in solidarity with a colleague charged in the 2016 death of a 37- year- old Somali- Canadian man to think carefully about the message it sends to the community. “We must take...



3/30/2017: CANADA: MAN CHARGED IN B.C. HIGHWAY SHOOTING SPREE CASE

(image) RCMP say a man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Chilliwack, B.C., as they investigate nearly two dozen truck shootings along three highways. Police say in a news release that 38-year-old Peter Kampos remains in...



3/30/2017: WORLD: ISIL traps residents in Raqqa for use as human shield

(image) • Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U. S.- backed opposition forces for its last major urban...



3/30/2017: WORLD: Activist’s funeral exposes divide
• The funeral of one of South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid activists on Wednesday exposed the angry divide over the fate of a country he fought decades to see exist. President Jacob Zuma didn’t attend after Ahmed Kathrada’s family asked him to stay...



3/30/2017: WORLD: DOZENS ARRESTED IN PLOT TO STEAL FERRARI’S BODY

(image) A plot to abscond with the casket of Italian automotive legend Enzo Ferrari, who died in 1988 at age 90, has been foiled, Italian authorities said Tuesday. The would-be tomb raiders, who wanted to hold Ferrari’s remains for ransom, belonged to Anonima...



3/30/2017: WORLD: BIRDS BLAMED FOR BLAZE AT U. S. WATER TREATMENT PLANT
A fire that knocked a Massachusetts city’s water treatment plant out of commission has been blamed on birds. Peabody Fire Lt. Chris Dowling tells the Salem News it appears the March 13 blaze was caused by nesting birds that chewed the insulation on an...



3/30/2017: WORLD: PYRAMIDS GET NEW LABORATORY TO RESTORE PHARAONIC BOAT
Egypt’s famed pyramids at Giza have a newcomer in their midst: the largest on-site antiquities laboratory meant to restore the location’s second pharaonic boat. The vessel is believed to be the ceremonial boat of Pharaoh Cheops, known for building the...



3/30/2017: WORLD: MAN SWALLOWED WHOLE BY PYTHON, VILLAGERS SAY
Villagers and news reports say a 25- year- old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi. A six-minute video on the website of the Tribun Timur publication shows villagers slicing open the python’s carcass to reveal the...



3/30/2017: WORLD: ARAB SUMMIT RESTARTS PEACE PLAN WITH ISRAEL
Arab leaders on Wednesday endorsed key Palestinian positions in the conflict with Israel — a signal to U. S. President Donald Trump that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli- Arab normalization. In a one-day summit, they relaunched...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Seeking pot facts amid the haze

(image) When the federal Liberals set a Canada Day 2018 deadline for marijuana legalization last weekend, they erected a new landmark in our country’s history. I do not refer to the proposed changes to the law; you would, after all, have to be crazy to take a...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Dining etiquette
Re: Cheque is in the mail, The Chatter, March 25 Sarah Sahagian’s Chatter piece on the complexities of dining rituals in this new age of equalities may be overcome if the parties adopt the following simple practice. Restaurants could supply, next to...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Trudeau and the ‘great man’
Re: Liberal cons just keep on coming, Andrew Coyne, March 28 While Andrew Coyne had given Justin Trudeau some benefit of a doubt in the past, as we all should, are these autocratic tendencies all that surprising given Trudeau’s well- documented...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Humour on the Hill
Re: Liberal MP’s stripper joke puts heat on PM, March 24 Maybe I’m a lucky man to have had many wonderful, realistic, hard- working women in my life, but all I know is, if any of them had their cellphone go off and a man had jokingly asked, “Where’s...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: On shooting injuries
Re: A child or youth shot each day in Ontario, March 28 Readers should know that the claims about shooting injuries reported in this article are considerably exaggerated. It is based on a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Breastfeeding brouhaha
Re: Globe spikes Leah McLaren’s column on trying to breastfeed MP Michael Chong’s baby ‘to see what it felt like’, March 27; and I breastfed my sister’s baby without telling her and didn’t apologize. It’s the natural thing to do, Shannon Miller...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Kids just want to play
Re: Hockey Canada making smaller ice surfaces mandatory for beginners, March 28 Good to hear that Hockey Canada, such an impenetrable Byzantine organization, has finally caved in and accepted the concept that five-year-olds need modified rinks to...



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Supporting veterans
Re: Veterans deserve better, Letters, March 28 The sad truth is that our governments, Liberal or Conservative, care only about dead veterans. Why? Because they’re cheaper. R. H. Addington, London, Ont.



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: About Quebec
Re: Potter shows Quebec is no liberal society, Andrew Coyne, March 25 To paraphrase Tsar Nicholas II; Québécois is not a nationality, it is a profession. Peter Gwin, Toronto



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Millennials a sucker for Trudeau

(image) From speaking with peers I get the sense many millennials don’t pay any attention to politics. For instance, I was out at the bars recently and work came up. I mentioned a politician’s name and the other 20- something- yearold looked at me perplexed....



3/30/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Maudit if you do, maudit if you don’t

(image) Iwas on the search committee that recommended Andrew Potter for the job of director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. Search committee deliberations are confidential but I don’t think anyone will mind if I say we were unanimous and...



3/30/2017: ARTS & LIFE: LIKE LAMBS TO THE WATER

(image) Jesus may have turned water into wine, but that does not mean we should be trying to do the same. Such is the mission of a new breed of hospitality professionals. Meet the water sommelier. Just as a regular sommelier deals with wine, water sommeliers...



3/30/2017: ARTS & LIFE: The spice of fame

(image) Vikram Vij is recognizable to most as the successful Vancouver restaurateur, television personality, celebrity chef and author of three cookbooks. But when you read his new memoir, Vij: a Chef ’s One Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in his...



3/30/2017: ARTS & LIFE: No Canada
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list will be revealed in Melbourne, Australia on April 5. This week, leading up to the ceremony, the industry organization has come out with its 51100 list. And it remains blissfully Canuck-free. Back in 2015,...



3/30/2017: ARTS & LIFE: Big Mac, McChicken, Filet- O- Fish sauces to finally hit Canada

(image) Follow along this week as we offer you guides for the best (and warnings for the worst) burgers, breakfast, fries and desserts, along with a burger breakdown and personal rants and raves for your favourite chains right here. Consider it a combo...



3/30/2017: ARTS & LIFE: WE’VE OFFICIALLY REACHED PEAK AVOCADO TOAST

(image) In what is surely a sign of avocado toast’s impending demise, Starbucks is jumping on the all- consuming trend. The new spring menu item is essentially prepackaged guacamole, made with “fresh, organic Hass avocados, sea salt, onion, garlic, jalapeño...



3/30/2017: ARTS & LIFE: ‘ HEALTH IS FOUND AT THE SUPERMARKET’

(image) If you can’t find it at your local No Frills, you won’t find it in Sarah Britton’s latest cookbook, Naturally Nourished (Appetite by Random House, 2017). Although she lives in Copenhagen with her husband and their son, the Canadian holistic...



3/30/2017: ARTS & LIFE: DUMPLING ONE OF THE 14 NEW FOOD EMOJIS

(image) The food emoji universe started with a hot beverage — perhaps a cup of coffee or is it tea? — in 2003. Then, it was a long seven years for food lovers. It wasn’t until 2010 that a bento box, hamburger, fries, pizza, eggplant, and a host of other foods...



3/30/2017: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or big decisions after 7 PM EDT today. The Moon is in Taurus. Aries (March 21-April 19) This month you are probably giving thought to how you can improve your closest friendships and partnerships. You know this is possible...



3/30/2017: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Astringent substance 5. Farm calls 9. In the capacity of 12. Unless, in law 13. Rustling sound made by the wind 14. Put up the money for 15. Holm oak 16. High-quality black tea 17. Assistant 18. Siren who lures sailors to shipwreck on the...



3/30/2017: DIVERSIONS: CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 7 Seven matters I’d written about in notices for the press? (14) 9 Stratagem needed by this person sunk in depression in military manoeuvre (10) 11 Fish in tremulous motion, first to get away (4) 12 The deep chair maybe with no back (3) 13 Go...



3/30/2017: DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
A tale of two different tables with different auctions, different opening leads and dramatically different results even though the final contracts were the same! At the table where West “found” some reason to overcall, his partner’s raise provided all...



3/30/2017: DIVERSIONS: PEPYS ’ DIARY

(image) Samuel Pepys ( 1633-1703) was the naval administrator and first secretary of the British Admiralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665. Up, and to my Lord Ashly, but did nothing, and to Sir Ph. Warwicke and spoke with him about business, and so...



3/30/2017: DIVERSIONS: ON T HI S DAY
March 30, 1972 Sailors in the Canadian Navy were issued their last ration of rum, marking the end of a tradition that began 300 years earlier in the British Royal Navy. Canada was the last Commonwealth country to end the custom, almost two years after...



3/30/2017: SPORTS: GAME 1 NOD ‘A HUGE HONOUR’

(image) Though he has a point, Marco Estrada was being a little too humble in his reaction to being named the Blue Jays opening day starter. When a s ked what it meant to be handed the ball from pitching coach Pete Walker and manager John Gibbons for Monday’s...



3/30/2017: SPORTS: No reason to push the panic button
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. • It seems like Brooke Henderson can’t win. That’s in the figurative sense because the 19- yearold from Smiths Falls, Ont., has proven she is one of the world’s best. She’s won three times on the LPGA Tour. She beat world No. 1...



3/30/2017: SPORTS: OSMOND, DALE MAN IN MEDAL HUNT AT WORLDS

(image) There were times over the past two seasons when Kaetlyn Osmond didn’t know if she would ever be able to skate again. Or if she even wanted to. Now, the 21-year-old from Marystown, N.L., is three points behind defending champion Evgenia Medvedeva and...



3/30/2017: SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) Connor McDavid after the Edmonton Oilers’ 10-year playoff drought ended Tuesday night with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings: It’s definitely special, you saw the excitement in the building. The fans are excited, we’re excited. There is a lot of...



3/30/2017: SPORTS: AMERICAN LEAGUE PREVIEW

(image) Can the Red Sox survive without Big Papi? Will the Angels find help for Mike Trout? Will Jose Bautista find his form with the Jays? Scott Mitchell has your guide to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST BOSTON RED SOX Last year: 93- 69, 1st in AL...



3/30/2017: SPORTS: Tucker helps shore up Raptors’ weakness

(image) As aggressive and effective as he is on court, getting P. J. Tucker to describe his impact on the game is comparable to trying to score against him. If it happens, it’s like pulling teeth. It doesn’t come easily. Asked to describe what it takes to do...



3/30/2017: SPORTS: HORNETS END RAPTORS’ WIN STREAK
Marvin Williams dropped a 26-foot three- pointer with 8.7 seconds left in the game as the Charlotte Hornets staged a fourth- quarter rally in a 110-106 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The loss snapped the Raptors’ six- game win streak...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: $17.7B Cenovus deal deepens Canadianization of oilsands

(image) CALGARY • Cenovus Energy Inc. is paying $ 17.7 billion to buy assets from ConocoPhillips in a blockbuster deal that both deepens the concentration of Canadian ownership in the oilsands and turns the previously pure-play Cenovus into a significant...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Dark start to 2017 for Lululemon
Lululemon Athletica Inc. saw its revenue jump 12 per cent in the fourth quarter, which included a robust holiday selling season, but executives warned of a “slow start” to 2017. The slowdown most acutely affected ecommerce, chief executive Laurent...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: No Brexit ahead for Teachers’
TORONTO • The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is continuing to hunt for deals in the United Kingdom, even as concrete steps were taken Wednesday to extricate Britain from the European Union. “We’re not heading for the hills by any stretch of the...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: New takeover rules pass hostile bid test

(image) The country’s new takeover bid regime is less than one year old. The rules — which include a 50-per-cent minimum tender requirement, a 10- day extension following satisfaction of all conditions and a minimum 105- day tender period — were meant to...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Canadian coal output at 30-year low
CA LGA RY • The National Energy Board says Canadian coal production dropped to a three-decade low last year as demand waned. Production came in at 60.4 million tonnes, a 12-per-cent decline since 2013, and well off the peak of about 79 million tonnes...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: REPORT PROMISED AFTER PIPE RUPTURES AT BARRICK PROPERTY
The decoupling of a pipeline at Barrick Gold Corp’s Veladero mine in Argentina on Tuesday posed no threat to the environment, the company said in a statement on Wednesday while local authorities investigated the incident. The rupture of the pipe...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Environmental groups vow to fight Trump

(image) CHICAGO• Environmental groups that have hired extra lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and would roll...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: TransCanada loses go-to-guy
TransCanada Corp. has lost its go- to- guy on t ough pipeline projects with the surprise retirement of its 51- year- old chief operating officer, Alex Pourbaix. The announcement came days after the Calgary-based company won approval by U. S. President...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: SEVERAL ISSUES EXPECTED TO HAMPER TECK’S Q1 COAL SALES

(image) Teck Resources Ltd. says several issues hampered its coal business in the first quarter but it expects production and sales volumes to return to normal levels in the second quarter. The Vancouver-based mining firm provided investors with an update...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Little clarity for Canadian firms in Brexit trigger

(image) Britain has officially filed for divorce from the European Union, but Canadian companies with a footprint in the U. K. still face a lengthy period of uncertainty as the details of the split are sorted out. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: MANULIFE PICKS HEAD OF ASIA DIVISION AS NEW PRESIDENT

(image) A relative newcomer to the senior ranks of Manulife Financial Corp. has been picked to be the insurer’s president, responsible for its global operations including Canada. Roy Gori, pictured, who joined the Canadian life insurance and wealth management...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Tech company fights ‘unjust’ bidding race

(image) TORONTO• A company that lost a $ 428- million federal contract in 2007 is calling on Canada’s top court to weigh in on the longrunning case, arguing the fairness and integrity of the country’s public- procurement process is at stake. The Supreme Court...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: PM, FORD CHIEFS IN WINDSOR FOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Ford Motor Co.’s president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs and its Canadian president Mark Buzzell in Windsor, Ont., Thursday for an announcement at the Essex Engine Plant, the Windsor Star reports. Ford won’t...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Fire risk, faulty doors prompt recall of 570K Fords

(image) DETROIT • Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company’s bottom line in the first quarter of this...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Ford eyes the road ahead despite industry churn
VANCOUVER• Ride hailing, electric vehicles and self- driving cars are transforming the future of Ford Canada, and CEO Mark Buzzell says the company is gearing up for a radical shift toward becoming an “auto and mobility” business. Buzzell said t he...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: INDEPENDENT CONTROLS OVER BRAZIL MEAT URGED

(image) Brazil needs independent controls over its meat industry, a top EU health official said on Wednesday, as he wrapped up a visit to the country rocked by an anticorruption investigation centring on bribery of its food-sanitation inspectors. Brazil’s...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Gold seen soaring to US$1,500 an ounce
Gold is poised to rally to levels last seen four years ago as rising inflation and negative real interest rates combine to boost demand, according to Incrementum AG, which says the precious metal may be in the early stages of a bull market. Prices may...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: AMAZON TO CUT 263 EMPLOYEES AT UNPROFITABLE QUIDSI

(image) Amazon. com Inc plans mass l ayoffs at its money-losing parenting products subsidiary Quidsi as part of a business restructuring, the company said in a document filed with the state of New Jersey on Wednesday. The e- commerce giant plans to terminate...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Bombardier executive pay up nearly 50% in 2016

(image) MONTREAL • Bombardier Inc.’ s senior executives saw their compensation rise by nearly 50 per cent last year while it laid off thousands of workers, sought government aid and saw the first CSeries passenger jet take flight. Total compensation for the...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Accedian lands US$100M investment
A Montreal- based network monitoring company that works with some of the world’s l argest telecoms landed a major investment from a U. S. private equity firm. New York- based Bridge Growth Partners LLC announced Thursday it invested north of US$ 100...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: BEZOS WORLD’S SECOND-RICHEST WITH AMAZON SURGE
Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person. Bezos, 53, added US$ 1.5 billion to his fortune as Amazon. com Inc. rose US$18.32 on Wednesday, the day after the e-commerce giant said it plans to...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Reducing Greenbelt not in cards, Wynne says
TORONTO• Reducing the Greenbelt lands is not one of the options Ontario’s Liberal government is considering as it tackles a housing shortage in the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday. The government, s he said, is actually committed to...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: ONTARIO TO SET UP NEW REGULATOR FOR HOME BUILDERS

(image) The Ontario government will be setting up a stand- alone regulator to oversee the province’s home builders. Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles ( pictured) says the move will mean removing responsibilities from the Tarion...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Via Rail’s youth pass sales derailed
TORONTO • “High demand” derailed sales of a $150 youth pass for unlimited travel across Canada in July, Via Rail said Wednesday. The Canada 150 Youth Pass, which is intended to coincide with celebrations in honour of the country’s sesquicentennial,...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: BlackBerry facing tough test with skeptics

(image) Al t hough BlackBerry Ltd. has extricated itself from the smartphone handsets that weighed on its recent fortunes, the Canadian firm faces a tough slog to convince skeptics it can return to its glory days through an enlarged software business. The...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: ‘Most scrutinized fund we’ve ever launched’
Canadians will be able to invest in a basket of marijuana companies when the first marijuana exchange- traded fund launches next week, helping investors diversify their exposure to the volatile and frothy sector. The Horizons Medical Marijuana Life...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: AGNICO ‘ WELL- POSITIONED FOR THE NEW WORLD OF GOLD’
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. was upgraded to overweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan following a pullback in the stock that came despite ongoing progress in the company’s reserve replacement program. “North American precious metals equities seem...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: HIGHER DIVIDEND, BUYBACKS EXPECTED FROM METHANEX
Methanex Corp. was upgraded to outperformer from neutral by Jacob Bout at CIBC World Markets, after chief executive John Floren impressed him with a focus on shareholder returns and return on invested capital. The analyst sat down recently with...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: ELDORADO UPGRADED TO BUY AS OLYMPIAS ON TRACK
Eldorado Gold Corp. was upgraded to buy from hold at Canaccord Genuity after announcing that work at the Phase II expansion of its Olympias polymetallic project in Greece is on schedule, and the company has received several improved tender offers for...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Samsung hopes Galaxy S8 will lure back buyers

(image) NEW YORK • Samsung seems to be playing it safe — at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fireprone Note 7. The Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both bigger than comparable models from...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: AMC hungry for more cinema deals
LOS ANGELES • AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., which has become the biggest cinema operator in the world under the control of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co., isn’t finished with acquisitions. “I am almost certain as we sit here today that...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: AIRLINE PLANS iPAD WORKAROUND FOR PREMIUM FLYERS

(image) One Mideast airline affected by the ban on most electronics in the cabins of U.S.-bound flights will lend iPads to its top-paying travellers. Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that it will offer the tablets to U. S.-bound passengers in first and...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Airports need help for take-off

(image) Following months of hints that Canada’s busiest airports could soon be up for sale, the Trudeau government’s recent budget came up empty. It remains the Liberal’s mission to woo large global institutional investors to Canada. Putting a big- ticket item...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Donald Galileo
Welcome to the greatest science policy divide to hit the world since Galileo declared that the earth is not the centre of the universe. That big idea did not sit well with religious authorities, and so in 1616, following an Inquisition, Galileo was...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: NAFTA talks no cause for fear
The new U. S. commerce secretary, billionaire Wilbur Ross, has said ( of upcoming trade talks): “If people know you have a big bazooka, you probably don’t have to use it.” He believes that President Trump has been “softening up the adverse parties” and...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Kushner family, Chinese company end talks over Manhattan deal

(image) • Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over. The Kushner Cos. conf i r med Wednesday t hat negotiations with Anbang Insurance Group to help fund redevelopment of the...



3/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: FDA NOMINEE PAID MILLIONS FROM DRUG, INVESTMENT FIRMS

(image) Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has received millions of dollars from various pharmaceutical and investment firms, and plans to temporarily recuse himself from making decisions on at least...



3/30/2017: MEDIA PLANET: NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

(image) Five weeks after taking a hit to the head in the ring, professional wrestler Chris Nowinski had an experience so disturbing he remembers it vividly 14 years later. While sleeping one night, he dreamt that he jumped up to catch a falling object. Moments...



3/30/2017: MEDIA PLANET: ANCESTRAL STRESS
Psychological trauma experienced by ancestors can be passed onto future generations.



3/30/2017: MEDIA PLANET: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
This online test can determine if your memory is normal or if you should see a doctor.



3/30/2017: MEDIA PLANET: TECHNOLOGY
Humanoid robots that assist older Canadians with dementia.



3/30/2017: MEDIA PLANET: Discoveries on the Path to Cures Have the Potential to Improve Lives

(image) Strokes often permanently alter the life of affected individuals and their families, as they can result in memory loss, paralysis, or diminished vision, among other consequences. Finding a cure for stroke would be transformative. However, equally...



3/30/2017: MEDIA PLANET: Dementia: A Global Health Crisis That Needs to Be Tackled

(image) Mediaplanet How much of a public health challenge is dementia for Canada? Is the challenge the same for all countries, even developing ones? Dr. Yves Joanette Dementia is a devastating health condition that is characterized by a progressive loss of...