Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks at a news conference as she meets with her counterparts from the Baltic region in Quebec City on June 2.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said she would welcome an investigation into whether Ottawa knew before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine that locally hired staff at … Read more

NHL free agency – Seven potential destinations for Nazem Kadri

NHL free agency – Seven potential destinations for Nazem Kadri

Nazem Kadri is a Stanley Cup champion who had 87 points in 71 games last season for the Colorado Avalanche. He hadn’t scored more than 61 points in a season previously, turns 32 in October and is seeking a hefty payday on a new contract. The combination of those factors make Kadri a top-tier NHL … Read more

Predictions for the top NHL free agents, including Nazem Kadri, Johnny Gaudreau, Evgeni Malkin

Predictions for the top NHL free agents, including Nazem Kadri, Johnny Gaudreau, Evgeni Malkin

Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland has surveyed the NHL free-agent landscape every summer since 1997. What does he see as the 2022 market prepares to officially open Wednesday at noon? “Lots of teams are tight on the cap, so it’s going to be interesting,” Holland told ESPN. “And then other teams… you wonder if … Read more

AFN head RoseAnne Archibald calls her unlawful suspension

AFN head RoseAnne Archibald calls her unlawful suspension

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks during the AFN annual general meeting in Vancouver on July 5.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press RoseAnne Archibald made her case to the Assembly of First Nations annual general assembly on Tuesday morning, after weeks of political uncertainty that followed the National Chief’s suspension last month. Ms. Archibald … Read more

Nine TSX financial stocks that may be flying under your radar

Nine TSX financial stocks that may be flying under your radar

What are we looking for? Small and mid-cap stocks in the financial sector with attractive trade-offs between performance and valuation. Everyone appreciates large Canadian banks and they are indeed solid companies. Unfortunately, when a stock is highly appreciated it will naturally sell at a higher price and our banks, beloved by investors, are no different. … Read more

A 17-pack of dividend-growth stocks for investors who want to flip the script on inflation

A 17-pack of dividend-growth stocks for investors who want to flip the script on inflation

Fight inflation by investing in it. If you’re paying more for gasoline or diesel fuel, invest in energy stocks. Price hikes in retail stores mounting up? Put some money in companies that sell the things you buy. Let’s refine this idea a bit: Focus on dividend-paying stocks because their quarterly cash payouts will help you … Read more

Pierre Poilievre accused of exaggerating Conservative Party membership numbers

Pierre Poilievre accused of exaggerating Conservative Party membership numbers

Conservative leadership candidates Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference in Ottawa on May 5.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Pierre Poilievre’s two main rivals in the federal Conservative leadership race are accusing the perceived front runner of inflating the number of party memberships he claims to have … Read more

Buyer adds $50,000 to secure Canmore townhouse

Buyer adds ,000 to secure Canmore townhouse

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada 1080 Cougar Creek Dr., No. 508B, Canmore, Alta. Asking price: $600,000 (April, 2022) Selling price: $650,000 (April, 2022) Tax: $2,161 (2021) Days on the market: Oven Listing agents: Christopher Vincent and Laura Wright, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada The action The main floor has a living room and an eat-in kitchen with … Read more

The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

There was this coach I heard about. He hadn’t yet served as an NHL head coach. His qualifications indicated he was ready to do so. So like a fan of a new indie band double-checking its coolness with a music snob, I reached out to an NHL team executive to ask how they felt about … Read more

Poilievre campaign roils Conservative leadership race, saying it added more than 300,000 new party members

Poilievre campaign roils Conservative leadership race, saying it added more than 300,000 new party members

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que., on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press Pierre Poilievre’s campaign to lead the federal Conservatives has shaken up the race, saying it has signed up more than 300,000 new members, but his rivals insist that the battle to succeed former leader … Read more