Hockey Canada back in hot seat after review finds evidence of misleading statements

Hockey Canada back in hot seat after review finds evidence of misleading statements

Scott Smith and Brian Cairo join fellow witnesses as they appear at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on July 27, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Federal MPs say they expect more transparency from Hockey Canada at hearings this week after … Read more

No home charger for your electric vehicle? No problem

No home charger for your electric vehicle?  No problem

Home charging is a great option but many EV owners can get by without one.Illustration by Glenn Harvey Charging an electric vehicle at home sounds like a pleasure: no waiting, no fussing and you can sleep in your bed while your car battery charges. The problem is that not everyone has access to a dedicated … Read more

Opinion: No, Lowe’s Canadian odyssey was not doomed from the outset

Opinion: No, Lowe’s Canadian odyssey was not doomed from the outset

Throughout its 15 years in Canada, Lowe’s head office was constantly distracted by bigger problems the chain faced in the US market: activist shareholders and unflattering comparisons with Home Depot.Alan Diaz/The Associated Press If only to save face, Lowe’s Companies chief executive officer Marvin Ellison had to come up with something good to say about … Read more

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan faces a hit on investment in crypto trading platform FTX

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan faces a hit on investment in crypto trading platform FTX

A big cryptocurrency investment by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is in jeopardy amid the latest market turmoil for the sector. Teachers, which is Canada’s third-largest pension fund, invested in trading platform FTX Ltd. a year ago at an announced US$25-billion valuation. Teachers watched Tuesday as FTX sold itself to rival Binance Holdings Ltd. after … Read more

What happens when the Competition Bureau, Rogers and Shaw meet in merger court

What happens when the Competition Bureau, Rogers and Shaw meet in merger court

Widespread public interest may have increased the urgency of the Rogers-Shaw case.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press In less than a week, Canada’s anti-competitive watchdog will face off against two telecom giants in the biggest case ever heard by the Competition Tribunal. And the independent agency is fighting its case in an arena where it has never … Read more

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton, $1 trillion cocaine seizure

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton,  trillion cocaine seizure

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A former heavyweight boxer from Montenegro was charged by the US Department of Justice on Monday with trafficking in 22 tons of cocaine worth over $1 billion, most of which was part of one of the largest cocaine seizures in American history. Goran Gogic, 43, was arrested on Sunday … Read more

Prosecutor says star witness may be ‘reluctant’ in Trump Organization trial

Prosecutor says star witness may be ‘reluctant’ in Trump Organization trial

Trump Tower in New York City on Feb. 20.Ted Shaffrey/The Associated Press A prosecutor in the tax fraud trial of Donald Trump’s company told prospective jurors on Tuesday the government’s star witness – a longtime Trump Organization executive – may be “reluctant” to answer questions, while some jury candidates were dismissed after expressing contempt for … Read more

Rebekah Vardy ordered to pay up to £1.5-million after losing ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case

Rebekah Vardy ordered to pay up to £1.5-million after losing ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case

Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City soccer player Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice, in London, on May 19.PETER NICHOLLS/Reuters Coleen Rooney, wife of ex-England soccer captain Wayne Rooney, will receive up to £1.5-million ($1.7-million) in legal fees from the spouse of one of her husband’s former teammates after winning her high-profile libel … Read more

Trump accused of stonewalling rape accuse to avoid Oct. 19 deposition

Trump accused of stonewalling rape accuse to avoid Oct. 19 deposition

Former US president Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Sept. 17.GAELEN MORSE/Reuters The writer suing Donald Trump for defamation after he denied having raped her in the mid-1990s accused the former US president of stonewalling and trying to avoid a scheduled deposition as he tries to delay the case indefinitely. In … Read more

Jittery markets? Just wait ’til QT really kicks in

Jittery markets?  Just wait ’til QT really kicks in

If global investors really care about the amount of money central banks are about to withdraw from the world economy then rising official policy rates are only the half of it. World markets got crushed this week after US inflation data prompted a dramatic repricing of how high and how fast the Federal Reserve’s interest … Read more