The subtle ways that discrimination works

PREGNANT WOMEN have limited mobility. That is obvious to anyone who has had a baby, but didn’t occur to the founders of Google when they designed their car park. When Sheryl Sandberg, then head of online sales, became pregnant in 2004, she made a simple request: parking spaces for expectant women as close to the building entrance as possible. That More...

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Kenney’s premiership to pose challenges, opportunities for Trudeau

OTTAWA – Jason Kenney’s newly secured perch as premier of Alberta poses both a threat and a potential boon to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s re-election chances this fall, political observers said Wednesday More...

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Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

EDMONTON – Jason Kenney, Alberta’s incoming premier, said he cordially talked pipelines Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — Kenney’s political nemesis and his election campaign pinata — More...

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Canopy Growth nears deal to acquire Acreage Holdings

Canopy Growth Corp. is nearing a deal to buy Acreage Holdings Inc. in what would be the first major cross-border cannabis merger, according to people familiar with the matter. The purchase could be announced as More...

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Saudi Aramco looks downstream, and East

IN MOST WESTERN eyes Saudi Aramco inspires either awe or disdain. Financiers are in the first camp. They gobbled up the state-owned behemoth’s first-ever global bonds last week, gasped at its $ 111bn annual More...

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Kinder Morgan options for Canadian branch delayed due to ‘complexity’

CALGARY – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says it is continuing to evaluate its strategic options and hopes to announce its next steps in coming weeks. The company was spun off from its American parent in mid-2017 More...

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Hulu, Netflix may face subpoenas over Fyre documentaries

Two years after the Fyre Festival failed, it continues to make waves: Hulu LLC and Netflix Inc. may face subpoenas over their documentaries about the festival. Gregory Messer, the Chapter 7 trustee for the Fyre More...

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Realtors oppose mandatory sharing of offers among competing home buyers

Ontario real estate agents are lobbying the province against the mandatory disclosure of offers among competing home buyers in transactions involving multiple bids. The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) sent More...

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TREB secures permanent injunction against Mongohouse using its data

TORONTO – The Toronto Real Estate Board says it has secured a permanent injunction to stop the now-defunct property listing site Mongohouse from sharing its real estate data. The board sued Mongohouse last More...

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Lobbying over car-sharing is exhausting U.S. lawmakers

The bill that turned Illinois into the focal point of a bitter debate over car-sharing last year started as a proposal about what happens when a rental car is stolen. The legislation, which would allow rental More...