Canada says Russian sanctions must be upheld by all countries

Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion on Friday urged all countries to remain firm about upholding sanctions against Russia for its actions toward Ukraine and said Canada will not ease them as long as Moscow keeps its current stance.Dion’s comments came three days after businessman Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election after a campaign in which he praised Russian President Vladimir Putin.”The behavior of Russia in Ukraine and Syria is problematic to say the least. Because of that, it is important to be very frank in our relationship with Russia,” Dion told a news conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.”About Ukraine, there are sanctions that are existing and Canada is insisting that all countries must be very firm about these sanctions,” Dion added.Russian officials, eager to see the sanctions lifted or eased, welcomed Trump’s election. Putin on Wednesday said he was ready to fully …

Bank of Canada head says can't speculate on Trump impact

(Adds comments on Trump election, response to shocks) Nov 11 The head of the Bank of Canada
said on Friday he could not speculate on how Donald Trump’s
election as U.S. president would affect monetary policy, but
that the central bank will respond to shocks as needed and rely
on its inflation target to set interest rates.Governor Stephen Poloz, speaking at a central bank
conference in Santiago, reiterated that economic growth will be
around 2 percent for nearly the next two years, and said he
expects inflation to converge on target around the middle of
2018.Asked whether the spillovers from any changes in U.S. policy
would be positive or negative, Poloz said he would not speculate
because there are “too many things that may be different.””It would be odd for a central banker, certainly me, to
speculate on how that will all work out positive or negative.
It’s …

5 moves small business should watch for after Trump takes office

The U.S. election campaign season of 2016 is over. Finally. Some are mourning. Some rejoicing. Some puzzled. Some vindicated. Some angry. Some fearful. Some lacking in hope. Some filled with it. And now we begin to pick up the pieces.ADVERTISEMENTAs a small business owner, my mind goes to my work and livelihood as I assess how Trump’s election will impact small business. The president-elect provided few business-policy details over the course of his campaign and small business isn’t featured among Trump’s highest priorities as he takes office.Instead, here what small-business owners can expect during Trump’s first 100 days in office, in his own words:1. Reducing overseas competitionOf the nine priorities Trump indicated were on his list for the first 100 days, only one directly corresponds to promises he made to business: revising or exiting the NAFTA agreement.This complex and far-reaching agreement has pros and cons. On the plus …

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

By Martyn Herman
| LONDON

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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