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McDonald's sauces will be sold in grocery stores and we can all die happy.

Have you ever wished the taste of the creamy, Thousand Island-y sauce from a McDonald's Big Mac would never go away? If only that delightful spread could touch your lips forever. Well, soon it can... but only in Canada. SEE ALSO: Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chalupa isn't intense enough, so we improved it There, you won't ...

- Mashable! - US

Trump team wants more NAFTA access for US goods, services: lawmakers.

Trump administration trade officials want a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to improve access for U.S. farm products, manufactured goods and services in Canada and Mexico, said lawmakers who met with them on Tuesday. Members of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee met w...

- The Raw Story - US

Millennials are trapped in debt.

Millennials are much more likely to use payday loans than any other age group in Canada, according to a recent survey by debt management company Hoyes, Michalos & Associates. As it turns out, 14 percent of Canadians saddled with debt and unable to pay it off are between the

- VICE News - US

IATA criticizes U.S., UK electronics bans as ineffective.

NEW YORK/MONTREAL - The leading international airline trade organization's top official on Tuesday denounced U.S. and British bans on some electronic devices on flights from several Muslim-majority countries, criticizing the policies as a move toward "more restricted borders and protectionism."

- Reuters - US

Toronto's South Core booming.

A tower, to be built on spec, is another sign of developer confidence

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Stephen Poloz warns protectionism 'rarely succeeds,' urges open borders.

'Protectionism does not promote growth, and its costs are steep,' Bank of Canada governor says

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Ottawa hires Metrolinx CEO to advise on Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Bruce McCuaig is leaving Metrolinx after more than six years as President and CEO to serve as executive adviser to the federal government as it prepares to launch a $35-billion Canada Infrastructure Bank

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Canada dispatches team to Brussels to assess airplane laptop threat.

The United States and Britain have ruled that only cellphones and smartphones will be allowed in the passenger cabin of flights into the U.S. and Britain from a number of Muslim-majority countries

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Four lessons for investors, Canada's hottest stock cools, and why pot is dangerous for investors.

A roundup of investment ideas for active investors

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Activist groups, institutional investors lead crusade for lobbying transparency.

Canada's CN, Goldcorp and Cenovus among the most recent companies pushed for greater transparency in lobbying, political donations

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Home Capital shares plunge following news that CEO has been terminated.

The announcement comes as Home Capital finds itself confronting declining stock value and earnings as well as scrutiny from Ontario's securities regulator

- Financial Post - CA

Notley doubles down on criticism of Saskatchewan's 'fantasyland' hack and slash budget

Alberta's premier laced up her gloves for a second round of budget sparring with her Saskatchewan counterpart Monday

- Financial Post - CA

National Energy Board is beyond repair: protesters at Montreal hearings

After the second day of hearings Wednesday, the panellists will draft a report and present it to the federal government in May

- Financial Post - CA

Toronto lawyer Walied Soliman appointed chairman of Norton Rose Canada

Soliman, 39, is currently a partner at the law firm, and co-chairman of its Canadian special situations team

- Financial Post - CA

Ontario knew about strong opposition to privatizing Hydro One for more than a year, but did it anyway

Pollara conducted research at the government's behest in 2014 asking people for their thoughts on selling Hydro One. The general response? Don't do it

- Financial Post - CA

Costs of protectionism are 'steep', Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz warns

In a speech that pushed back against rising anti-trade sentiment, Stephen Poloz said open trade and immigration are necessary for economic prosperity

- Financial Post - CA

Quebec government balances budget again, cuts personal and business taxes

After three years of spending restraint, Premier Philippe Couillard's government is starting to turn on the taps again

- Financial Post - CA

Home Capital Group shares tumble after CEO dismissal, adds to already uncertain outlook

The dismissal comes just weeks after 'several' current and former officers and directors were served with enforcement notices by the Ontario Securities Commission

- Financial Post - CA

Unlicensed Calgary dental office may have spread serious viruses — including HIV and hepatitis B

Infection may have been spread from one patient to others at the unlicensed office because proper sterilization procedures were not in place

- National Post - CA

John Ivison: Slow, steady O'Toole makes his pitch to be the CPC's consensus candidate

Even rivals admit O'Toole has run a solid ground game, particularly in Nova Scotia, where he was stationed in the navy, and in his home province of Ontario

- National Post - CA

Canada First Nation Makes History with LNG Vote

Sarita LNG would source natural gas from northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta via existing and new pipelines.

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CEO of airline association criticizes electronics device ban

MONTREAL " The head of the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday it's difficult to understand how banning electronic devices in carry-on baggage will improve flight security.In a prepared text of a speech, IATA...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

National Grid proposes 1,200-megawatt New England project

CONCORD, N.H. " National Grid on Tuesday announced a transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid and run along existing lines in Vermont and New Hampshire.National...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bharti Airtel sells 10% stake in tower unit

Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it sold a 10.3% stake in Bharti Infratel to U.S. private equity firm KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for more than ₹6,193.9 crore .The ...

- The Hindu - IN

Canada's set to legalize marijuana nationwide on July 1, 2018

Robert F. Bukaty/AP Marijuana will be legal for all Canadians over the age of 18 by July 1, 2018, CBC News reports, marking Canada's 151st birthday in style. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will officially announce the plan on April 10. The legislation is expected to easily pass through Parliament, as it holds ...

- Business Insider - US

Canada might legalize recreational weed in 2018

It was one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's most controversial promises. Video provided by Newsy         


Students turn to Canada in Trump immigration era

Interest comes from both U.S. and abroad.

- Times-Picayune - US

IATA criticizes Trump administration electronics ban as ineffective

MONTREAL - An international airline trade organization on Tuesday denounced the Trump administration ban on some electronics on direct flights from several Muslim-majority countries, criticizing the policy as a move toward "more restricted borders and protectionism."

- Reuters - US

Airtel sells 10% stake in Bharti Infratel for Rs 6,194 crore

Bharti Airtel has sold 10.3% stake in Bharti Infratel to a consortium of funds for approximately Rs 6,193.9 crore.Bharti Airtel has successfully completed secondary sale of over 19 crore shares of its subsidiary Bharti Infratel representing 10.3% to a consortium of funds advised by KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Crop shipper AGT sees resolution of India-Canada pulse trade snag

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Canada's AGT Food and Ingredients Inc, one of the world's biggest exporters of peas and lentils, expects India to extend an exemption for Canada within days from a crop fumigation policy that threatened to derail trade, Chief Executive Murad Al-Katib said on Tuesday. India's current ...

- Sify - IN

China to Canada: Don't follow Australia's lead on extradition treaty

As Canada eyes a treaty with China, Australia's move to nix a planned deal highlights concerns about the judicial system of an authoritarian regime

- The Globe and Mail - CA

802.11ay Wi-Fi: “It’s going to be a very scalable spec”

Peraso Technologies, one of the early players in 802.11ad gigabit wireless networking, is also readying for enhanced Wi-Fi technology called 802.11ay that promises higher speeds and greater reach. The Toronto-based company, whose semiconductors enable smartphones, tablets and other devices to exploit unlicensed 60 GHz ...

- Network World - US

Square Is Launching In The UK

Mobile payment company Square has announced that they are launching in the UK, the company will male it easier for small businesses to take card payments. The UK is the fifth country where Square is launching, it is already available in the US, Canada, Japan and Australia. Square helps independent traders take card payments ...

- Geeky Gadgets - US

Hydro One sell-off was unpopular even before announcement by Ontario Liberals in 2015

Government polling showed strong opposition to partially privatizing Hydro One.

- Global News - CA

Missing Calgary man found dead: police

Calgary police announced Monday that a man missing since February has been found dead.

- Global News - CA

Purolator suspends shipments Canada-wide as strike looms

Purolator suspended shipment pick-ups Tuesday, after Teamsters Canada, which represents the majority of the company's front line workers, issued a 72-hour strike notice.

- Global News - CA

Injured snowboarder Mark McMorris provisionally named to Canada Olympic team

Injured snowboarder Mark McMorris has been provisionally named to Canada's Olympic team along with fellow snowboarder Max Parrot.

- Global News - CA

Sainte-Catherine molotov cocktail investigated by SQ

Quebec provincial police are investigating after a molotov cocktail was thrown at a house in Sainte-Catherine.

- Global News - CA

Health Canada issues warning about ingredients in skin cream product

Agency says PureCare Herbal Cream contains two ingredients that could cause skin irritation, dehydration or increased blood pressure

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Woman wins 17-year battle against Punjab University

A woman of Pakistani origin, currently residing in Canada has won a 17-year legal battle against Punjab University , the BBC reported on Tuesday.In its judgement, the Lahore High Court ordered the university to pay Rs800,000 in damages to Wajiha Arooj, 38, who had sued the university for damaging her reputation.Arooj had ...


Ottawa doesn't know how it will tax marijuana – yet

Taxation 'subsidiary' to focus on making sure weed stays out of the hands of children and criminals, says finance minister The post Ottawa doesn't know how it will tax marijuana – yet appeared first on

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The Canada150 Quiz Countdown trivia test: Day 56!

What province has the second-largest inventory of cattle in Canada? If you know, you could win today's prize! The post The Canada150 Quiz Countdown trivia test: Day 56! appeared first on

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Airtel sells 10% stake in Infratel to KKR, CPPIB

Bharti Airtel announced it has sold a 10.3 percent stake in its towers arm Infratel to investors KKR and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for INR 61.93 billion . The sale was concluded at a share price of USD 325, a small premium to Infratel's price before the announcement. Bharti Airtel will primarily use the ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Agnico sells $220m in stock to single US institutional investor

Dual-listed Canadian gold producer Agnico Eagle Mines has agreed to issue and sell five-million of its common shares directly to an institutional investor in the US at a price of $43.97 apiece, or about $220-million in total. Toronto-based Agnico said it will use the net proceeds of the offering for general ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Dominion Diamond Corp mulls strategic transactions in wake of rejecting $1.1bn offer

Canada's largest diamond producer Dominion Diamond Corp has launched a formal process to evaluate the potential sale of the company or other strategic transactions. This follows after Montana-based Washington Companies, a group of companies founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis Washington, last month made a ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Square finally opens for business in the UK, its first market in Europe

Almost a year after setting up a UK business entity called Squareup Europe, today the payments company Square is officially opening up for business in the UK, marking its first move into Europe and its fifth country after Canada, Japan, Australia and its home market in the US, with a service that turns ordinary ...

- TechCrunch - US

Payments company Square launches in the U.K., its first European market and fifth globally

Mobile payments company Square is finally landing in Europe with the news today that it's now open for U.K.-based business owners. This launch represents the fifth market for Square, after the U.S., where it has been available since 2010, Canada , Japan , and Australia . “This is just the start for us,” said ...

- VentureBeat - US

Top stories to start your day

Australia scraps extradition treaty with China; Ottawa approves high-tech takeover, and Marijuana legalization coming, but access could vary

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Toronto-based mortgage lending firm Home Capital Group fires CEO Martin Reid

The announcement comes as Home Capital finds itself confronting declining stock value and earnings as well as scrutiny from Ontario's securities regulator

- Financial Post - CA

UkrInform: Canada to provide Ukraine with another batch of military equipment

Canada will soon deliver to Ukraine the next batch of non-lethal military equipment. This was stated by National Defense Minister of Canada Harjit Sajjan, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. The post UkrInform: Canada to provide Ukraine with another batch of military equipment appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA