PREVIEW-Tennis-Back to business for Murray as he aims to end year on high

By Martyn Herman

LONDON Andy Murray’s climb to the top of the world rankings took a while longer than it takes thrill-seeking tourists to reach the summit of the O2 Arena roof walk. Ten years in fact.Which is why the 29-year-old Scot will be the man to beat next week as he attempts to win the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time to seal the year-end number one ranking.The distinctive domed arena next to the River Thames, home of the season-ending showpiece since 2009, has never been the happiest hunting ground for Murray.He has never made the final but knows that must change if he is to stop Djokovic from snatching back the crown.”I’ve said over the last few moths I expect Novak to start playing his best tennis again,” Murray, who boasts a 19-match winning streak, told reporters on Friday.”The last couple …

Leonard Cohen: Canadian singer dead aged 82

Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82.The news was announced on his official Facebook page, but no details about the cause of death were given. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement said.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led tributes to the singer, who was known for hits including Hallelujah and Dance Me to the End of Love.”It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of the legendary Leonard Cohen,” Mr Trudeau said in a statement.”He will …
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Canada's immigration website crashes as Trump's election lead grows

Data from Google suggests searches for ‘move to Canada’ spiked significantly during the night as Trump victories unfolded in key battleground states

The idea of Americans who fear a Trump presidency decamping to Canada, where Liberal PM Justin Trudeau is in power, has been bubbling along throughout the election.
Photograph: Ben Nelms/Reuters

Canada’s main immigration website appeared to suffer repeated outages on Tuesday night as Trump took the lead in several major states and his prospects for winning the US presidency turned markedly higher.
Some users in the United States, Canada and Asia saw an internal server error …
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Canada’s men’s soccer team begins rebuilding after disappointing season

As regional rivals battle for a spot at the 2018 World Cup, Canada’s men’s national soccer team faces another rebuilding process and the growing pains that go with it.Canada lost 2-0 loss to South Korea in an international friendly Friday on the same day that six other teams in the CONCACAF region kicked off the final round of World Cup qualifying.

Canada, eliminated from the final qualifying round in September, has started the slow build to the 2022 World Cup that has an important stop next summer at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.“It was a disappointing year. We had …
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Canadian haven

Put Toronto in the rear-view mirror for an island getaway filled with charming towns, rolling hills and Lake Ontario views. Crime novelist Linwood Barclay has become fond of the food and wineries, too

County carriage … the Glenora Ferry is a free service that shuttles cars and passengers to Prince Edward County.
Photograph: Alamy

“Where is it?” I asked.
“Prince Edward County.”
“Where’s that?”
I should have known. It’s only a two-hour drive east of Toronto, about three-and-a-half west of Montreal. The county (as the locals call it) is technically an island – in the northern half of Lake Ontario – …
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Canada sees U.S. trade deal minus Mexico as fall-back option

(Corrects title of Royce Mendes, paragraph 9)By David Ljunggren and Andrea Hopkins Nov 10 Canada could fall back on a free
trade agreement that excludes Mexico if U.S. President-elect
Donald Trump follows through on radical protectionist policies,
officials said, predicting fears of a massive economic hit are
overblown.During a raucous election campaign, Trump vowed to either
renegotiate or scrap the 1994 three-nation North American Free
Trade Agreement, under which Canada sends 75 percent of all its
exports to the United States.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that
“if Americans want to talk about NAFTA, I’m more than happy to
talk about it”, a day after Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. said
Ottawa would be “happy” to renegotiate NAFTA.The envoy, David MacNaughton, said that even if NAFTA were
torn up, the two nations would be bound by the terms of the 1987
Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the …
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Canada pension boss sees opportunities after Trump win

* Sees ‘interesting opportunities’ in U.S. after vote* Keen on more infrastructure investment in U.S., Canada* Assets rise to over C$300 billion in second quarter

(Recasts; adds comments from CEO interview)By Matt ScuffhamTORONTO, Nov 10 The Canada Pension Plan
Investment Board, one of the world’s biggest dealmakers, sees
potential opportunities arising from Republican Donald Trump’s
election victory, its chief executive said in an interview.Mark Machin, who became CPPIB’s chief executive in June,
said equity markets were reacting positively to the Republican
party having control of the house and senate, potentially making
it easier to pass legislation, and to the possibility of lighter
regulation, particularly in the financial sector.He also identified Trump’s commitment to spend big on
infrastructure as a potential opportunity for investors.

“There’s a lot of expectation of increased fiscal stimulus,
less regulation, more economic activity, that’s getting priced
in here and that’s obviously helping the …
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Canada's Trudeau should swallow pride — extend hand to Trump

It is time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to show some diplomatic acumen and some mettle. ADVERTISEMENTDonald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump talks with Canadian PM Preliminary list shows potential Trump Cabinet picks Report: Pence to meet with Biden, Ryan MORE’s victory in the United States presidential election has the potential to seriously disrupt relations between Canada and the United States. From Trump’s stances on free trade, to military alliances, to immigration and who should be allowed to visit the United States, there are a litany of directions that the president-elect could take American policy that would hurt Canadian interests.It does not need to be that way though.Since the War of 1812, relations between Canada and the U.S. have ebbed and flowed, but for the most part been constructive. This is particularly true since the end of the Second World War. Over these last 70 years, Canada and the U. …
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