Alberta’s support of the national climate plan is nice, but hardly necessary

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announces that she is suspending the province’s ban on B.C. wine at the legislature in Edmonton, on Thursday, February 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dean Bennett Jason MacLean is an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. The test of a first-rate intelligence, F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, More...

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Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media launches retirement savings fund to help support its programming

By The Canadian Press Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 TORONTO—Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media has teamed up with a wealth management firm to launch a retirement saving fund geared toward Canadians who want to invest in More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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TD Bank stops allowing credit card purchases of cryptocurrency

By The Canadian Press Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 Article Continued Below Royal Bank said Friday it does allow its credit and debit cards to be used for transactions involving cryptocurrency in limited circumstances. More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Canada’s phony debate about carbon taxes

Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks to media after announcing Ontario’s Five Year Climate Action Plan with Minister of Economic Development Brad Duguid (L) and then-Environment Minister and Climate Change Glen Murray More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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U.S. appeals court restores lawsuit naming RBC that alleges Libor interest rate manipulation

By The Canadian Press Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 NEW YORK—A U.S. appeals court has ruled in favour of Charles Schwab Corp. and several of its mutual funds, giving new life to their lawsuits alleging 16 financial More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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U.S. companies cut NRA ties as pressure mounts

By The Associated Press Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 NEW YORK—U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Will Wall Street ever give up on guns?

By Laura ColbyBloombergPolly Mosendz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 Will Wall Street ever let go of guns? That question has come up before—after the shootings in Newtown, in Orlando, in Las Vegas, and on and on. Now, More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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NBA players taking a shot at Hollywood success

LOS ANGELES—Kevin Durant, for the record, has no aspirations to act. “I haven’t really seen a lot of 6-foot-10 actors, so I think I’ll pass on that,” he said with a chuckle. “Not a fit.” Hollywood More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Silicon Valley’s quest for conversational AI needs room to learn from ‘screw ups’

At Microsoft, for instance, a new system learns to chat by analyzing thousands of online discussions pulled from services such as Twitter and Reddit. When you send this bot a message, it chooses a response after More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Carmakers want to crunch consumer data for cash

Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighbourhood pizzeria, an ad offering $ 5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard More...