Stephen Poloz to step down: How Canada’s top banker went from folksy obscurity to steady hand

OTTAWA — Outgoing governor Stephen Poloz once joked that, after being chosen to succeed Mark Carney as head of the Bank of Canada in 2013, he was received much like the guy who replaced Wayne Gretzky. That is to say: nobody actually remembers the guy who replaced The Great One. Poloz was plucked from relative […]

Halifax police respond to viral video, say man faces charges of assaulting police – Halifax

Halifax Regional Police have confirmed that they are aware of a video circulating of an arrest they made on Quinpool Road Wednesday. The video, shared widely on social media, shows police deploying a conducted energy weapon on a man as officers attempt to arrest him. The arrest comes only days after Halifax police issued a […]

‘High school gossip’: Opposition rips Trudeau for hot mic comments about Donald Trump

Justin Trudeau flew out of England Wednesday leaving in his wake what one British newspaper called a “diplomatic disaster”. The prime minister was branded “two-faced” by Donald Trump after Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and others were caught on a hot mic at a Buckingham Palace reception mocking the U.S. President. As the NATO […]

U.S. Navy to christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship – Defence Blog

The Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Dec. 7, in Mobile, Alabama. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s first district, will deliver the christening ceremony’s principal address. His wife, Rebecca Byrne, president and CEO of the Community Foundation […]

‘Close and personal’: Inside the strategy of one of Canada’s fastest growing retailers — podcast

Even if they aren’t buying the essential oils, shoppers have probably smelled Saje Natural Wellness products when walking by one of the retailer’s ever-growing number of stores in Canada and the U.S. Saje is part of a burgeoning global health and wellness industry that’s now worth an estimated $4.2 trillion dollars, according to the Global […]

Jailed Bill Cosby calls himself ‘political prisoner’ in bizarre Twitter frenzy blasting media for exposing sex crimes

JAILED Bill Cosby has launched a bizarre Twitter tirade calling himself a “political prisoner” and an “educator.” The shamed TV legend went into meltdown in a blistering attack in which he targeted the mainstream US media. 5 Jailed Bill Cosby has launched a blistering attack on the American mediaCredit: AP:Associated Press 5 In one message […]

USMCA: Ratification is getting there but ‘difficult issues’ remain

The push to ratify a new North American trade pact is “getting there” Mexico’s top negotiator says, though some “difficult issues” remain as U.S. Democrats continue to insist on stronger labour enforcement. Jesús Seade, Mexican Undersecretary for North America, met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland in Ottawa Friday, as […]