Why visiting Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East in Qatari desert requires real commitment

Why visiting Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East in Qatari desert requires real commitment

People overlook famous American artist Richard Serra’s ‘East-West/West-East’ art as it stands in a desolate section of the Brouq nature reserve in Qatar’s northwestern desert. The Four steel plates, each 14 meters high, span a one-kilometre stretch of the desert.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press To get to Richard Serra’s East-West/West-Eastyou drive west out of Doha, hit … Read more

How RBC pulled off its highly-coveted $13.5-billion deal for HSBC Canada — with some unintended help from Ottawa

How RBC pulled off its highly-coveted .5-billion deal for HSBC Canada — with some unintended help from Ottawa

A combination of external and internal factors made RBC’s HSBC deal a reality.Duane Cole/The Globe and Mail He’ll never want to admit it, but Royal Bank of Canada RY-T chief executive Dave McKay can thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at least in part, for landing Canada’s most coveted bank deal in decades. Like many of … Read more

Danielle Smith targets ambulance services in health care overhaul

Danielle Smith targets ambulance services in health care overhaul

The University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton on May 7, 2021.JASON FRANSON/The Globe and Mail Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s plan to overhaul the province’s health care system has singled out ambulance service as an area that needs urgent attention, in the face of long response times and persistent complaints that paramedics are having to spend … Read more

Elon Musk says he will find a new leader for Twitter

Elon Musk says he will find a new leader for Twitter

Elon Musk said on Wednesday he expected to reduce his time at Twitter and eventually find a new leader to run the social media company, adding that he hoped to complete an organizational restructuring this week. Musk made the remarks while testifying in a Delaware court to defend against claims that his $56-billion pay package … Read more

Best Law Firms in Canada 2023: Our complete listings

Best Law Firms in Canada 2023: Our complete listings

OUR METHODOLOGY Almost 25,000 lawyers as well as in-house lawyers and legal executives working in legal departments of a company across Canada were actively invited to take part in the survey. The sample was collected via research conducted by Statista on company websites and further public available sources. Invitations were sent by email with a … Read more

Bank of Canada poised to lose money for the first time on rising interest expenses

Bank of Canada poised to lose money for the first time on rising interest expenses

The Bank of Canada is expecting total losses of between $5-billion and $6-billion over the next few years, spokesperson Paul Badertscher says.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The Bank of Canada will report its first financial loss in its 87-year history in the coming weeks, a development that risks further denting the central bank’s reputation and inviting … Read more

Why are key US Senate races still undecided? Democratic and Republican voting patterns could be a factor

Why are key US Senate races still undecided?  Democratic and Republican voting patterns could be a factor

Staff adjudicate ballots for the US midterm elections, at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, on Nov. 10.JIM URQUHART/Reuters Charismatic, pugilistic and telegenic, Kari Lake seized the political spotlight with her allegiance to Donald Trump’s stolen-election mantra, her disdain for the media establishment that once paid her gilded salary as a news … Read more

It wasn’t until the end of his life that Dad told me about his Death March

It wasn’t until the end of his life that Dad told me about his Death March

First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide. Illustration by Mary Kirkpatrick The final conversation I had with my father lasted three years and ended the day he died, just a few weeks short of his 99th birthday. As his mobility decreased, he … Read more

Three personal finance survival tips for the looming recession – including ‘unbudgeting’

Three personal finance survival tips for the looming recession – including ‘unbudgeting’

This year has been financially difficult for many Canadians and with inflation remaining stubbornly high, things are likely to get worse before they get better. We’re heading into a recession, or at the very least an extended period of financial challenges. With that in mind, here are three simple ways to allocate your money to … Read more