Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Influenced by Progressive Nonprofit

Facebook has published an update on its work to develop a “Global Oversight Board,” that commentators have colloquially dubbed the “Facebook Supreme Court.” The update reveals Facebook worked closely with a progressive nonprofit that pushes causes like climate change, “diversity,” and “sustainability” to corporations around the world. The oversight board is the brainchild of anti-Trump […]

After meeting with Trudeau, Kenney says next few weeks critical for Alberta-Ottawa relations

Both Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the federal Liberal government are describing a meeting Tuesday between Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a frank and realistic discussion. But after the meeting, Kenney said the next few weeks will be a critical time for Trudeau to prove it’s not just talk, and the Liberals are […]

EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fayez al-Sarraj, chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Arriving at today’s (9 December) EU Foreign Affairs Council, Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission was asked about the recent memorandum between Turkey and Libya that would give […]

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 […]

Jason Kenney calls November job losses ‘disappointing,’ but expects oil and gas growth in 2020

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 6, 2019 4:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the latest job numbers from Statistics Canada are disappointing, but he expects the situation in the province will soon be […]

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 […]

Canadian economy faces a prolonged period of sluggish growth

Canada’s economy is shifting into a lower gear as some of the country’s growth drivers begin to lose steam. Statistics Canada will release third-quarter gross domestic product numbers Friday that will probably show a sharp drop in growth. According to the median forecast of economists in a Bloomberg survey, the country’s expansion slowed to a […]

All joking aside, Trudeau isn’t doing much to convince the business community he’s serious

Poor Mona Fortier. She was so close to a title that would look great on any resume: associate minister of finance. But whoever runs Team Trudeau decided that moniker wasn’t descriptive enough. So Fortier, a member of Parliament from Ottawa, will spend the next phase of her career being introduced as the Minister of Middle […]

Scotiabank pushes back its Bank of Canada rate cut forecast following Poloz remarks

Scotiabank now sees the Bank of Canada lowering its benchmark interest rate at the beginning of 2020 instead of at the central bank’s next meeting. The change of forecast comes on the heels of comments Thursday by Governor Stephen Poloz, which sent the Canadian dollar higher against its U.S. counterpart and tempered market expectations for […]

Confidence in Trump Economy Hits Highest Level Ever

Support for Donald Trump’s economic policies rose to the highest level of his presidency in November, according to the latest Gallup opinion poll. Fifty-seven percent of Americans approved of President Trump’s handling of the economy, up from 53 percent in August and 50 percent in May. Approval is dramatically improved from the early days of […]