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Brands face risk of by backlash by tweeting about Gord Downie

Brands face risk of by backlash by tweeting about Gord Downie

TORONTO — Fans of rock star, poet and Canadian troubadour Gord Downie began flooding social media with heartfelt tributes as soon as word emerged that the singer had died.
Not your grandpa's haggis: Canada to import less 'offal' type of Scottish dish

Not your grandpa's haggis: Canada to import less 'offal' type of Scottish dish

TORONTO — For the first time in nearly 50 years Scotland will start exporting haggis to Canada, but traditionalists may be disappointed as a key ingredient must be left out of the iconic dish to meet Canadian regulations: offal.

Winnie The Pooh, Ebola research and subsidies are in Manitoba's Amazon pitch

Winnipeg's bid to land the second headquarters of Amazon includes Winnie The Pooh, Ebola research and roughly $1.7 billion in tax credits and other incentives.
Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

BARCELONA, Spain — The crisis over Catalonia's quest for independence escalated Thursday, as Spain's central government prepared the unprecedented step of stripping the wealthy region of some of its self-governing powers after its leader refused to a

CSA survey finds 51 per cent of firms reported cyber security incident last year

TORONTO — A report by the Canadian Securities Administrators says just over half of registered firms surveyed reported a cybersecurity incident last year.
'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defence cases?

'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defence cases?

ATLANTA — The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask ques

Postmedia reports fourth-quarter profit as sale of Infomart boosts results

TORONTO — Postmedia Network Inc. reported a $40.3-million profit in its latest quarter, boosted by the sale of its Infomart business. The media company said Thursday the profit amounted to 43 cents per share for the quarter ended Aug.

BP chairman who presided over Gulf spill crisis to retire

LONDON — Energy firm BP announced Thursday that Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman who presided over the company during the Deepwater Horizon spill, has decided to retire.
EU leaders to May: match Brexit promises with real proposals

EU leaders to May: match Brexit promises with real proposals

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to start discussing a future trade deal by December.
What investors should look for to spot fraudsters before it's too late

What investors should look for to spot fraudsters before it's too late

TORONTO — When former financial planner Daniel P. Reeve was convicted this month of defrauding 41 investors out of about $10 million, it was a bitter lesson.