Russia claims 162 Canadian foreign fighters have been killed in Ukraine. There’s no evidence to back that up

Russia claims 162 Canadian foreign fighters have been killed in Ukraine.  There’s no evidence to back that up

Ukrainian soldiers and foreign fighters wait before advancing in the streets during a clearing-out operation of remaining Russian forces in Irpin, Ukraine, March 29, 2022.DANIEL BEREHULAK/The New York Times News Service Jordan Mullins doesn’t know exactly what hit him – he only remembers the pain he felt when shrapnel punctured his left calf. Mr. Mullins, … 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

Which of these 23 TSX dividend stocks offer safety and value?

Which of these 23 TSX dividend stocks offer safety and value?

What are we looking for? This might be a good time, given market weakness so far this year, for investors to take advantage of some quality names with compelling valuations ahead of the slow summer investing season. My team member Allan Meyer and I thought we would highlight one of our favorite valuation metrics, free-cash-flow-to-enterprise-value, … Read more

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que. on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press After a weekend of Conservative leadership campaigns playing show-and-tell with their membership-recruitment figures, Jean Charest piped up to say he still has a clear path to victory. But that path … Read more

Poilievre campaign recruits record number of new members to Conservative Party during leadership race

Poilievre campaign recruits record number of new members to Conservative Party during leadership race

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has recruited more new members than the total number of people who joined the party during the last leadership race two years ago, Mr. Poilievre’s campaign said Saturday. Jenni Byrne, Mr. Poilievre’s senior adviser, said his camp had signed up 311,958 new members before the midnight deadline on Friday. In … Read more

Flight cancellations pile up on Memorial Day weekend

Flight cancellations pile up on Memorial Day weekend

Hundreds of flights worldwide were canceled by midday Sunday, adding to the mounting number of scrubbed flights during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend in the United States. More than 1,260 flights had been canceled as of 2:30 pm EDT Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. That followed more than 2,300 cancellations on Friday … Read more

Nearly 15 million people died in first two years of COVID-19 pandemic, new WHO study finds

Nearly 15 million people died in first two years of COVID-19 pandemic, new WHO study finds

A health worker conducts a COVID-19 test on the third consecutive day of mass testing in Beijing, on May 5.Mark Schiefelbein/The Associated Press The first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic has killed nearly 15 million people around the world, a new detailed estimate from the World Health Organization has found. The latest estimate, focusing … Read more

Britain’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda sparks outrage from human-rights groups

Britain’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda sparks outrage from human-rights groups

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech at Lydd Airport, England, on April 14. Britain says it has struck a deal with Rwanda to send some asylum seekers to the central African country, a proposal that has been condemned by opposition politicians and refugee groups .Matt Dunham/The Associated Press Under a new British government … Read more

Shopify proposes changes to governance structure, announces 10-for-one share split

Shopify proposes changes to governance structure, announces 10-for-one share split

The Shopify headquarters, in Ottawa, on Sept. 1, 2020.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Shopify Inc. SHOP-T is proposing changes to its governance structure to preserve founder and CEO Tobi Lutke’s voting power, but provide sunset provisions that prevent him from transferring that power. Under the new plan, Shopify will issue Lutke a founder share that will … Read more

Ottawa expands access to temporary foreign workers to ease labor crunch

Ottawa expands access to temporary foreign workers to ease labor crunch

Sunterra Farms salami processing plant in Acme, Alta., on Oct. 14, 2021.Jeff McIntosh/The Globe and Mail The federal government is allowing Canadian employers to hire significantly more temporary foreign workers as part of changes to its immigration rules, a move aimed at easing labor shortages that have aggravated businesses during the recovery from the pandemic. … Read more