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1/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: ‘HOW COULD SOMEONE DO THIS?’

(image) Hilda Kelly’s first thought, upon seeing a swarm of cars and trucks and flashing lights outside Greenwood Manor at 5 a. m. Tuesday, was that someone in her senior’s residence was gravely ill. So the 86- year- old went to investigate. It was still dark,...



1/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Nice-guy-in-chief needs to toughen up
Thomas Mulcair was back to form. In an interview with CBC Radio Monday, the caretaker NDP Leader gamely alleged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent ride in the Aga Khan’s helicopter — possibly a violation, but also possibly not a violation, of the...



1/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Ship plans cited in Norman’s dismissal
An alleged leak of information related to the government’s troubled shipbuilding plans is behind the removal of the second highest military officer in Canada, sources say. Vice- Admiral Mark Norman, the vice-chief of the defence staff, was temporarily...



1/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: MAY VOWS CLEAN BREAK WITH EU
L ON DON • Britain’s future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It’s so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers. In a long- awaited speech, Prime...



1/18/2017: NEWS: ‘Nothing fishy’ about buy, dinosaur fossil hunter says

(image) Wendy Sloboda insists there is “nothing fishy” about a purchase she made on eBay of a 250- million- year- old marine reptile fossil from China. “Everything was above board,” said Sloboda, who lives in Warner, Alta., and has a reputation as a...



1/18/2017: NEWS: FIVE THINGS ABOUT FLIGHT 370
1 WHAT HAPPENED After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deepsea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane or...



1/18/2017: NEWS: Accused, parents of two worlds

(image) If Douglas Garland, as prosecutors say he did, killed and dismembered and burned the bodies of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their little grandson over the last weekend of June 2014, he did so under the very noses of his elderly parents. And if he did...



1/18/2017: NEWS: Ex-professor sues over nude photo on Twitter
HALIFAX• A former Halifax professor whore signed after saying he had a sexual relationship with a student has filed a lawsuit over a nude photo of his genitals that was posted to Twitter. Michael Kydd is seeking $ 1 million in damages from Twitter,...



1/18/2017: CANADA: Say that again? Some zingers on PM’s tour

(image) In Dartmouth, N. S., Monday, Justin Trudeau said that because his maternal grandfather was born in Scotland, he understands the immigrant experience. In Kingston last week, Trudeau was asked what to do if he got a spot on his tie — and he had a handy...



1/18/2017: CANADA: TRUDEAU WON’T SAY IF VACATION WITH AGA KHAN WAS A FIRST
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau twice refused to answer questions Tuesday about whether he had ever before vacationed with the Aga Khan, the billionaire leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims. Trudeau and his family spent about a week over the New Year’s...



1/18/2017: CANADA: TTC has improved... More please

(image) Six years ago, a TTC Customer Service Advisory Panel issued a series of recommendations that made my head ache: it proposed an “audit” of the TTC’s “brand”; it fretted there were “few healthy food options within subway stations”; no word of a lie, it...



1/18/2017: CANADA: Hydro rant leads to Wynne meeting
• Libby Keenan’s Facebook rant over soaring hydro costs has prompted a face- to- face meeting with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Wednesday at Queen’s Park. Keenan wrote Wynne an open letter on social media detailing the struggle to keep her...



1/18/2017: CANADA: NEARLY A THIRD OF ADULTS TREATED FOR ASTHMA DON’T HAVE IT: STUDY
About a third of Canadian adults being treated for asthma don’t actually have the respiratory disorder, either because they have been misdiagnosed or have gone into remission, research suggests. Asthma is caused by a chronic inflammation of the airways...



1/18/2017: CANADA: Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health deal

(image) • The united front that provinces wanted in negotiating a national healthfunding deal with Ottawa weakened Tuesday when Saskatchewan struck an agreement with the federal government. The deal holds the healthtransfer increase to either three per cent...



1/18/2017: CANADA: Leadership foes target Bernier in French debate

(image) • All 13 Conservative leadership candidates crossed swords in a Frenchlanguage debate Tuesday as they tried to cement their credentials ahead of the vote in May. Each of the 13 read a 30-second opening statement with varying degrees of proficiency in...



1/18/2017: CANADA: City says protest signs on lawn must be removed
• A London homeowner who covered her front yard with signs blasting a contractor has been ordered to remove them. Allison Stacey, 58, said she erected the signs outside her home last Thursday to shame the contractor she accuses of not finishing...



1/18/2017: CANADA: O’LEARY STILL MUM ON POSSIBLE LAUNCH IN TORY RACE

(image) Kevin O’Leary says there are all sorts of rumours swirling about when he will join the Conservative leadership race. But he’s refusing to comment on the latest one: that he’ll finally launch his campaign Wednesday afternoon in Toronto. The celebrity...



1/18/2017: WORLD: FORCES ­CAPTURE RELIGIOUS ­HERITAGE SITE

(image) MOSUL Iraqi forces have captured the site of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis after driving Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant militants from a new neighbourhood in eastern Mosul, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The progress comes as the UN warned...



1/18/2017: WORLD: TRUMP FACES GROWING BOYCOTT

(image) • More than 50 House Democrats plan to boycott president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Don Beyer of Virginia...



1/18/2017: WORLD: Obama commutes Manning’s sentence
• President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go f ree nearly three decades early. Manning, who will leave prison in May, was...



1/18/2017: WORLD: CONCERN NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING POINTS TO DRUG WAR
PLAYA DEL CARMEN Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street- level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left a Canadian and...



1/18/2017: WORLD: UKRAINE TAKES CASE AGAINST RUSSIA TO UNITED NATIONS’ HIGHEST COURT
THE HAGUE Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations’ highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups in eastern Ukraine. Kyiv also is seeking compensation for deadly...



1/18/2017: WORLD: MORE THAN 80 FALSE KILLER WHALES DIE AFTER STRANDING

(image) Officials say dozens of false killer whales have died after stranding in the Gulf of Mexico west of the Florida Everglades. Blair Mase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told reporters that the U.S. Coast Guard had confirmed...



1/18/2017: WORLD: 100 KILLED AS REFUGEE CAMP BOMBED IN ERROR

(image) MAIDUGURI A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, a Borno state official said. Military commander Maj.Gen. Lucky...



1/18/2017: WORLD: ORLANDO GUNMAN’S WIDOW KNEW ABOUT ATTACK, PROSECUTOR SAYS
OAKLAND, CALIF. The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Obama era a huge success, so says he

(image) You might not have realized it, but Barack Obama has been an enormous success as president of the U. S. The country he leaves behind is more peaceful, prosperous and respected than it’s ever been. Critics may suggest he’s been a disappointment, even a...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Trump prepares for loftiest stage yet

(image) Donald Trump was repeatedly said to be unfit for the presidency. There was certainly truth in that, but he is uniquely suited to being inaugurated president. A presidential inauguration is a simulacrum of a coronation, the introduction of the new...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Changing genders, conflicting views

(image) Re: Trans activists and their influence, Jan. 13 Based on anecdotes promulgated by the Catholic Church and a hashtag started by transgender adults on the autistic spectrum with the gall to have pride in who they are, Susan Bradley concludes that the...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Not all wealthy have plundered underclasses
On Monday, Oxfam released its annual report on a state of affairs that it alternately described as “obscene” and “beyond grotesque.” It’s not exploitative labour practices. It’s not monopolistic market control. It’s not even oligarchical cronyism. No,...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Another snake oil salesman
Re: Trudeau ‘ broke the law’, Jan. 13 Justin Trudeau may be getting too big for his britches. He has pirouetted around the Liberal election promises, such as fiscal restraint, election reform, ethical conduct and candid openness, with an uncanny...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Hold the syrup, thanks
Re: English: It ain’t what it used to be, Feb. 13 It has been said that language is more like a cow path than a highway — it evolves by taking the path of least resistance. This model is apt, but not perfect, for unlike us, cows have no need for...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Attacking the wrong country
Re: Inexplicably, West laying siege to Israel, Jan. 15 Yes, to everything Robert Fulford wrote about how, inexplicably, the West appears to be “laying siege to Israel.” However, his conclusion asks if Israel has fallen on the wrong side of the...



1/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Don’t trust his advice
Re: Trump script a dead- end for Canadian Tories, Jan. 13 Michael Den Tandt, who spent the entire previous election dissing Harper, now giving advice to the Conservatives? No thanks! Kevin O’Mahony, North Vancouver



1/18/2017: NEWS: The House and Brexit

(image) U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May pledged Tuesday to give both houses of Parliament a vote on the Brexit deal she strikes with the EU. But does the vote change anything? Emma Ross-Thomas and David Goodman report. Q What will Parliament be voting on? A...



1/18/2017: NEWS: MAN POSED AS BIEBER ONLINE TO EXTORT NUDE PICS, COPS SAY

(image) A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a nine-yearold California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday. Bryan Asrary, pictured, was taken into custody near Boston and could face local...



1/18/2017: ARTS & LIFE: Citizenship ceremony, hockey go hand-in-hand
He hails from Nigeria, moved to Saskatoon five years ago, remembers vividly the first time he touched snow. Adesina Adeyemo likes this strange sport of hockey — the Boston Bruins are his favourite team, he says — though he has never attended a live...



1/18/2017: ARTS & LIFE: IN THIS CORNER

(image) Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal on shutting down his downhill skiing season due to a knee injury: Ever since the Val Gardena downhill, I’ve had a strange feeling in my knee. Meniscus not attached means no function, and no function means every landing (is)...



1/18/2017: SPORTS: STEROID STIGMA ON DECLINE

(image) When the first wave of purported and admitted steroid users began appearing on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot a decade ago, voters rejected them overwhelmingly, no matter their credentials. Drug- tainted sluggers Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro...



1/18/2017: SPORTS: RAONIC ‘GOING TO HAVE TO STEP UP’ IN ROUND 2

(image) A comfortable first- round victory complete at the Australian Open, Canada’s Milos Raonic will next meet a player who has given him trouble in the past and is brimming with confidence. Gilles Muller won his first ATP World Tour title last week in...



1/18/2017: SPORTS: Comeback win could be costly for red-hot Leafs

(image) Auston Matthews fired the first on- ice salvo in the opening instalment of what should be lengthy Golden Horseshoe rivalry with the Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel, but his Maple Leafs may have paid a painful price for the victory. About an hour before a...



1/18/2017: SPORTS: Podium is sweet ‘relief ’ for Valjas

(image) As an elite cross-country skier growing up in Toronto, Lenny Valjas went to extreme lengths to train on surreptitious night runs at Uplands Ski Club in nearby Thornhill, Ont. “I would go with a headlamp and just ski up and down a couple of t i mes and...



1/18/2017: SPORTS: No Lowry, few problems against lowly Nets

(image) • Dwane Casey has always said he would adjust accordingly when he felt the wear and tear on his stars was becoming too much. Tuesday night was the first of those nights. It likely won’t be the last. Kyle Lowry, some were whispering rather...



1/18/2017: SPORTS: TV LISTINGS
HOCKEY Pittsburgh at Montreal, Sportsnet, 7: 30 p. m. Arizona at Winnipeg, SN360, 7: 30 p. m. Florida at Edmonton, Sportsnet West, 10 p. m. BASKETBALL Grand Rapids vs. Raptors 905, NBA, 12: 30 p. m. Toronto at Philadelphia, TSN1, 4/ 5, 7 p. m....



1/18/2017: ARTS & LIFE: TRUMP‘ WAY FUNNIER THAN HILLARY CLINTON’

(image) Judd Apatow has let it be known that he is no fan of presidentelect Donald Trump, most recently in an interview with The New York Times. “I said it as a joke, but I think there’s something to it,” the comedian/writer/director said, explaining that it’s...



1/18/2017: ARTS & LIFE: We take breaking pop culture news and piece it back together at nationalpost. com/arts
He had the kind of real deep tan that rich people spent ages trying to achieve with expensive holidays and bits of tinfoil, when really all you need to do to obtain one is work your arse off in the open air everyday. — Terry Pratchett , Equal Rites



1/18/2017: ARTS & LIFE: A STAGE DIVIDED

(image) On my left, the self-proclaimed luckiest man in the world, giving a motivational address on how he does it, meaning essentially that he doesn’t know and you can too. On my right, a sternly rationalist stem- cell researcher, addressing her students on...



1/18/2017: ARTS & LIFE: This is The End
Less than 48 hours before President Barack Obama leaves office, CNN will air an i ntimate tribute told through the workdays and accounts of key White House staff members. But however worthy it may be, this twohour documentary, airing Wednesday at 9 p....



1/18/2017: ARTS & LIFE: JADEN SMITH SAYS HE ‘FAILED’ HIS FATHER WILL SMITH
Failing a driver’s test can happen to the best of us, but when it happens to Jaden Smith, son of Will, well, it may very well be the end of the world. While parked in a car outside the DMV last week after failing his test, Smith discussed his feelings...



1/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Libra. Aries (March 21-April 19) In the next four weeks, you will be more popular. Enjoy schmoozing with friends, clubs, groups and associations. This window of time...



1/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Sail support 5. Source of the Blue Nile 9. Throw dice 13. Throughout 14. Japanese wheat noodles 15. Cone- shaped tent 16. Dole out 17. Very generous 19. Timetable 21. Catkin 22. Jaunty rhythm 23. Brought a civil action against 24. Man’s...



1/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: CRYP TIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 7 Joyous experience lying back with seabird endlessly crossing ( 7) 8 Figure over hundred with name attached? ( 7) 10 Point of story I found in pub regarding men’s movement? ( 10) 11 Club that’s used in a decreasing way (4) 12 Pass large recess...



1/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
One of the greatest attractions (and occasional frustrations) about the time-honoured guidelines for bidding, play or defense is that they are merely guidelines that can and should be violated when the circumstances are right. North’s second-round...



1/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Medium To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil.



1/18/2017: 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 January 18, 1665. Up and by and by to my bookseller’s, and there did give thorough direction for the new binding of a great many...



1/18/2017: DIVERSIONS: ON THIS DAY
January 18, 1801 Minister and linguist James Evans was born at Kingston- upon- Hull, England. Evans served on several missions in Upper Canada, learning Ojibwa, and translating and printing various texts. His experience later enabled him to create the...



1/18/2017: HEALTH: Ontario woman sees progress in fight against genetic kidney disease

(image) IHEIDI WESTFIELD POSTMEDIA CONTENT WORKS t is hard to know exactly when Jan Robertson decided to fight. It could have been when she was first diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Or back when her abdomen was so large and swollen, people...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: YouTube testing chat in Canada
TORONTO • Canadians share more videos online than anyone else, so it’s fitting that Youtube is unveiling its latest social feature in this country. Beginning Wednesday, Canadians will start receiving a new social chat platform within Google’s YouTube...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Trump’s path to oilpatch agony
Canadian oil and gas producers happy to see the end of the Obama era are quickly coming to the realization that the imminent Trump presidency could be even more challenging if he moves forward with the adoption of a border adjustment tax. While other...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Morneau mulls new budget cushion
OTTAWA • Finance Minister Bill Morneau is considering reintroducing a risk cushion as he prepares Canada’s next federal budget amid economic uncertainty driven in part by the Trump administration, according to people familiar with his plans. Canada’s...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Superior joins Freshii in IPO queue

(image) If Freshii Inc. is set to become the year’s first initial public offering — road shows for the company’s part- secondary and part- treasury offering are underway and pricing is set for next week — we now know who is expected to win the award for the...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: CMHC insurance premiums up again
TORONTO • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the Crown corporation that controls the majority of the mortgage default insurance market in the country, is raising premiums for a third time in the past couple of years, saying new regulations are forcing...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: HALF OF DISABLED CANADIANS EMPLOYED FULL OR PART-TIME

(image) A new poll suggests that employment conditions remain dismal for Canadians with disabilities. The survey commissioned by CIBC and conducted by Angus Reid found that only half of respondents living with a disability have a full or part-time job. Two...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: SEC’s White warns of meddling as tenure winds down

(image) WASHINGTON • Outgoing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White had some harsh parting words for Congress on Tuesday and a plea to the incoming administration to ensure the regulator remains independent and insulated from political...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Vanguard predicts BoC rate increase this year

(image) TORONTO • Canada’ s economy is in better shape than many analysts think and will require an interest- rate increase by the end of the year, according to Vanguard Group Inc., t he world’s second- biggest money manager. Vanguard’s call bucks the...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: ‘BIG, BIG, BIG NUMBERS’ AT N.Y. TIMES TIED TO TRUMP ELECTION
New York Times Co.’s online business delivered off-the-charts performance in the fourth quarter as customers rushed to take out subscriptions and absorb Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, chief executive Mark Thompson said. “We haven’t given...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Bombardier regains ‘credibility’ with Toronto

(image) TORONTO • Bombardier Inc.’ s new management team has given the head of the Toronto Transit Commission “much greater confidence” that the city’s delay- plagued $ 1.2- billion streetcar order will be completed by 2019 as originally planned, TTC chief...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Cameco uranium project clears hurdle
SASKATOON • Cameco Corp. is one step closer to building its proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine in Western Australia, after the state’s government overturned an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommendation that the project be halted. It remains...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Fort Mac fire costs estimated near $10B
EDMONTON • An assessment of the total financial impact of last spring’s Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at almost $10 billion. The $ 9.9- billion figure includes the expense of replacing buildings and...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: McDONALD’S CANADA WARNS ALL PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE NUT-FREE

(image) McDonald’s Canada has started serving its first food containing peanuts or tree nuts that don’t come in an individual package, a move critics say reverses its long-standing position as a safe space for people with food allergies. The fast-food chain...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Timing is everything

(image) The registered retirement savings plan, 60 years running as of 2017, has had a big head start when it comes to personal financial planning in Canada, but after eight years of existence, the tax- free savings account appears to making up ground...



1/18/2017: FP INVESTING: An encore performance

(image) Canada’s best mutual fund in 2016 made a big bet on the domestic equity market, and is mostly sticking with the same strategy for 2017. David Taylor, portfolio manager of the IA Clarington Focused Canadian Equity Class, which outperformed its peers in...



1/18/2017: FP INVESTING: Goldcorp shares rise as growth plan unveiled
VANCOUVER • Canadian gold miner Goldcorp Inc. detailed an ambitious growth plan on Tuesday that i ncludes i ncreasing production as well as yet-tobe-mined reserves by 20 per cent over the next five years from existing operations and deposits, lifting...



1/18/2017: FP INVESTING: CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL CUT TO HOLD AT JPMORGAN
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. was downgraded to neutral from overweight by JPMorgan analyst John Ivankoe, who noted that the company admitted its fiscal 2017 guidance was a “stretch goal,” but his estimates nonetheless fall short of that target. “While...



1/18/2017: FP INVESTING: GENWORTH MI UPGRADED, HOME CAPITAL DOWNGRADED
Two players in the Canadian mortgage market may be heading in opposite directions. TD Securities upgraded Genworth MI Canada Inc. to buy from hold, while downgrading Home Capital Group Inc., to hold from buy. For Genworth, analyst Graham Ryding is...



1/18/2017: FP INVESTING: LOOK TO DOW- BENCHMARKED INVESTMENT VEHICLES: RBC
Investors should use ETFs and other investment vehicles benchmarked against the Dow Jones industrial average instead of the S& P 500, because the “antiquated” index is a good indicator of the reflation trade or so- called “Trump rally,” RBC Capital...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Canadian airlines aggressively boosting capacity

(image) TORONTO • The Canadian airline industry will remain aggressively competitive in 2017, led by doubledigit capacity growth at Air Canada, according to a new global airline outlook from Moody’s Investors Service. Air Canada is scheduled to receive nine...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: GM to invest $1B in U.S., create or keep 7,000 jobs
DETROIT • General Motors plans to invest US$ 1 billion in U. S. factories and add thousands of new white- collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but were announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. In all,...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Wal-Mart touts job growth ahead of inauguration
NEW YORK• W al-Mart Stores Inc.’s slowdown in opening new stores — part of an effort to cope with sluggish brick- and- mortar sales — is now being touted as a growth plan. On Tuesday, the company announced its intention to open, expand or relocate 59...



1/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO AGREES TO TAKE OVER REYNOLDS

(image) British American Tobacco Plc has agreed to fully take over Reynolds American Inc. in a deal that will create the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company. The US$49 billion takeover was agreed on improved terms compared with an initial bid made...



1/18/2017: FP COMMENT: Ontario’s sacrifice was all for nothing

(image) The federal Liberal government plans to impose a national coal phase- out, based on the same faulty arguments used in Ontario — namely that such a move will yield significant environmental benefits and reduce health- care costs. One problem: those...



1/18/2017: FP COMMENT: PM for sale, cheap
We take inflation more or less for granted these days but in fact two things have been getting cheaper and cheaper over time: computers and politicians. In the country’s first big pay- for- play dust- up, the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald, who...



1/18/2017: FP COMMENT: Canada’s frog heats up
Is Canada at risk of boiled frog syndrome? Many of us have heard the theory that if a frog is dropped into a pot of boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but if it’s put in cold water that’s heated gradually to a boil, it will die before it...