Trump Says Cameron Has Invited Him to Visit U.K.

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Friday British Prime Minister David Cameron had asked him to visit and that he might accept the invitation, an apparent easing of tensions between the presumptive Republican Party nominee and the leader of a major U.S. ally. Trump, in an interview with MSNBC, said Cameron extended the invitation to visit 10 Downing Street two ...

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Ontario’s Private-College Grads Not Finding Jobs, Provincial Numbers Show

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Almost 40 per cent of the most highly rated private career colleges in Ontario appear to be failing to prepare students for the labour market, with a third of graduates at 58 out of 159 campuses unable to find any work six months after graduation. The numbers, released by the provincial government this spring and analyzed by The Globe and ...

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Victoria Police Chief Warns of Tent City’s ‘Street Gang’ Presence

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A controversial tent city for the homeless not far from the B.C. Legislature in Victoria has been invaded by street gangs and become unsafe for many occupants and service providers – and challenging for police, says the city’s acting police chief. Chief Del Manak of the Victoria Police Department outlined the unruly situation at a special meeting of Victoria City ...

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The story of the Niagara River: The water wonder of the world

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Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, Pierre Trudeau, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Shirley Temple, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Charles Blondin, Wild Bill Hickok, Laura Secord, H.G. Wells, Charles Dickens, Helen Keller, Sir Harry Oakes, Jimmy Stewart, Princess Diana … Bit characters all – in a story in which the main character has always been and will always be: the Falls. Those famous ...

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Jeffrey Simpson: Lessons From B.C.’s Carbon Tax Experience

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British Columbia was the first jurisdiction in North America to impose a carbon tax. The 2008 Carbon Tax Act set the levy at $10 a tonne of carbon emissions on all fossil fuel uses. The tax was increased by $5 a tonne each year until it reached $30 a tonne in 2012. Then, the provincial government of Premier Christy Clark ...

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After Trudeau’s Scuffle: How Strong Are the Liberals, Really?

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The distance of two sword lengths, which is supposed to separate the government from the opposition, was no impediment to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau crossing the floor to “engage” the opposition directly the other day. Although this is surely fodder for the opposition parties, the polling suggests that it usually takes more than one incident to shake the trend line. ...

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Canada, Mexico Join UN Peacekeeping Operation in Colombia

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Canada and Mexico are exploring joint participation in a United Nations peacekeeping operation in Colombia as part of a pending peace treaty to end a half-century-old guerrilla war. Paulo Carreno King, Mexico’s undersecretary for North America, said he has held talks with senior Canadian officials about involving Canada in peacekeeping operations in Latin America under the UN mandate. Read More..

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Scandal-Hit VW Agrees to 4.8% Pay Hike For Workers

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Auto maker Volkswagen and Germany’s industrial union have agreed on wage increases that will see pay rise 4.8 per cent by next year, the kind of deal that could help the 19-country euro zone raise inflation from current dangerously weak levels. The company said Friday that workers would get 2.8 per cent more on Sept. 1 and then another 2.0 ...

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Greek Parliament Approves Reforms in Exchange for Aid, Debt Relief

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Greek lawmakers approved tax increases and a new privatization fund on Sunday and freed up the sale of non-performing loans in exchange for much-needed bailout loans and debt relief. Athens hopes the measures, two days before a key euro zone finance ministers meeting, will help it unlock the funds it needs to pay IMF loans, ECB bonds maturing in July ...

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Deadline Looms for Businesses Looking to Sell

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Private companies pondering whether to sell their businesses are being forced off the fence becaue of a change in the latest federal budget that would see them pay more tax on a sale starting next year. The revision is around taxation of intangible assets, such as goodwill and licences, at the time of sale. Tax experts says the move, which ...

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