April 21st, 2019

Business

U.S. allows allow lawsuits against foreign companies in Cuba, imperilling Canada

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Trump administration says it will now allow lawsuits against foreign companies connected to properties seized from American firms during the Cuban revolution – including Canadian businesses. The landmark tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba’s communist government represents a major shift in U.S. foreign policy – one that now could place ... Read More »

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U.S. shifts Cuba policy to allow lawsuits against foreign companies

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Trump administration says it will now allow lawsuits against foreign companies connected to properties seized from American firms during the Cuban revolution – including Canadian businesses. The landmark tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba’s communist government represents a major shift in U.S. foreign policy – one that now could place ... Read More »

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Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon, other stars donate to 2020 Dems

By Brian Slodysko, The Associated Press on April 17th, 2019

WASHINGTON – From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money – and a dash of star power – to their favourite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week’s first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded field of more than a dozen contenders ... Read More »

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‘Deeply candid’ Demi Moore memoir coming in September

By By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on April 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – Nine years after her book deal was first announced, Demi Moore is ready to release a memoir her publisher calls “deeply candid and insightful.” Moore’s “Inside Out” is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday. According to the publisher, she will write openly about everything from her “tumultuous relationship” with her mother, ... Read More »

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Sony Pictures Television forms closer ties with Wattpad storyteller platform

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

TORONTO – Sony Pictures Television is forming a tighter relationship with the Wattpad social media platform for storytellers, authors and writers. Toronto-based Wattpad will use its proprietary technology to identify writers that are likely to appeal to Sony Pictures Television and then act as a liaison between the creators and the multinational TV producer. A ... Read More »

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February cannabis sales tepid as inventory stockpile grows: Health Canada

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – Heath Canada says sales of cannabis products in February fell by nearly nine per cent compared with the previous month, largely due to fewer days, but average daily sales stayed relatively flat. The government agency’s latest sales and inventory figures also show that the inventory of finished cannabis continues to pile up at ... Read More »

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Inflation rises 1.9% on higher prices for fresh vegetables, mortgage costs

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – Canada’s annual inflation was up last month as price pressures strengthened for fresh vegetables, mortgage interest costs and auto insurance. Statistics Canada said Wednesday that the country’s consumer price index increased 1.9 per cent in March, in line with economists’ expectations. It was higher than its readings of 1.5 per cent for February ... Read More »

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Here’s a list March inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 1.9 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): – Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.2 per cent (0.5) – Prince Edward Island: 1.0 (0.4) – Nova Scotia: 1.3 (1.0) – New Brunswick: 1.6 (0.9) – Quebec: 1.8 (1.3) – ... Read More »

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Here’s a list of March inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 1.9 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets): – St. John’s, N.L.: 1.0 per cent (0.5) – Charlottetown-Summerside: 1.1 ... Read More »

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Multinational shuts Nova Scotia carpet plant, moves work to Georgia

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2019

TRURO, N.S. – Hundreds of workers will soon be without jobs following the closure of a Truro, N.S., carpet plant, one of the city’s oldest operating manufacturers. The 240 employees of Tarkett North America were told Tuesday afternoon that their work will move to Dalton, Georgia, with the Truro plant scheduled to close on July ... Read More »

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