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September 10, 2016


International trade is increasing day by day, small and big countries alike are mutually engaging in the transfer of huge quantities of goods and services. As with any contractual relationship, these mutual actions, between the trading partners may at times, create legal challenges and problems. However, due to the international nature of these undertakings, potential difficulties are exacerbated if and when they do become present.The issues which tend to give rise to the complications are the formation of contracts, distribution of agreements, joint ventures and the setting up of foreign companies or subsidiaries. Such transactions can pose a wide-range of legal uncertainties and it is trite that uncertainty does not bode well in contractual undertakings. For example, determining appropriate jurisdictions, interpreting applicable legal norms such as promissory estoppels and the enforcement of bilateral or unilateral promises1 are particularly troublesome.As per …

Vancouver’s Nightingale is a hard miss for a Canadian culinary leader

1017 W. Hastings St.
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Price Small plates and pizza, $12 to $26; large plates, $19 to $45
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When clearing the remains of our oven-blistered flatbread, the server at Nightingale accidentally dropped an oil-brushed slice on the wood floor. Uh-oh. She paused and looked down, not sure whether to bend over and retrieve the bread or leave it. After a moment’s hesitation (the space was fairly tight), she swiftly kicked the pesky piece under the table, where it landed about an inch away from my toe. Own goal score! The flatbread punt wasn’t a red-card offence in and of itself. The service, on this occasion and two others, was generally pleasant, prompt and knowledgeable. Yet, this one little slapdash fumble does neatly encapsulate the larger inconsistencies, laziness and lack of ingenuity plaguing …

Integral to Canada’s economy, immigrants deserve more support

Six Degrees: Experiments in Pluralism is an essay series devoted to exploring Canada’s emerging identity as an experimental society. The inaugural 6 Degrees “citizen space,” presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, will take place in Toronto from Sept. 19 to 21. 6degreescanada.comOne of my great-grandfathers came from a family so poor that his parents abandoned him in Trafalgar Square. He somehow ended up in the hands of the Canadian Pacific Railway, was sent from London to Canada as an indentured child – a virtual slave – and began his new life as one of those little boys running messages up and down the transcontinental trains.

He ended up driving the trains – chief engineers, I believe they were called. His son became a doctor in Winnipeg, then ran the St. Boniface Hospital. His daughter married a businessman, Merle Saul, my grandfather – and perhaps more successful as a hockey player. He played rover, a …

EU risks trade impotency as critics target deal with Canada

A deal that would allow Canada to sell maple syrup duty-free in the EU and Europeans to ship more cheese to Canadian shops has become the focus of a battle with anti-globalization groups that is key to the future of Europe’s free trade agreements.Supporters of the huge deal say it would increase trade between the EU and Canada on a range of products, from cars to investment and farm products, by nearly a quarter, boosting the EU economy by €12-billion ($17.6-billion).

But anti-globalization and other groups emboldened by France’s call to suspend EU trade talks with the United States have turned their attention to the deal already reached with Canada which has not yet been approved.There is a growing public backlash in the West against free trade and globalization, which critics blame for factory closures, depressed wages and a widening gap between rich and poor. Britain’ …

Task force to deliver report on future of Canada Post

Maureen Moyer holds her mail outside the Canada Post mailboxes on Eglinton Ave just west of Bayview. The boxes are always stuffed with mail with the lids not able to fully close. She has called with several other people in the community to tell Canada Post about the problem. (Toronto Sun/Craig Robertson) (Toronto Sun/Craig Robertson) (Toronto Sun/Craig Robertson)Craig Robertson
/ Ottawa CitizenThe four-member task force studying the future of Canada Post will deliver its report next week outlining options that could overhaul the structure and operations of the troubled Crown corporation, including the way it delivers mail.The report will be turned over to the House of Commons government operations committee for the next phase of the Liberals’ Canada Post review, which includes hearing from Canadians on what they need from their national postal service. The committee has already booked a cross-country tour for hearings through September …

Aeromexico Announces Increased Service On Its Three Routes To Canada

MEXICO CITY, Sep. 9, 2016 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — Starting in December, Aeromexico will expand its seat capacity to Canada by 47%, to more than 9,900 seats per week Aeromexico currently serves the Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver markets Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announced plans to increase the number of flights it offers to its three Canadian destinations, starting in December 2016. The expanded service will start on December 1 on the Vancouver and Toronto routes, followed by the Montreal route on December 2. Service will continue to be operated with the carrier’s 160 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 16 seats in Clase Premier–Aeromexico’s business class cabin, 144 in economy. Schedules on the three routes to and from Canada are as follows: Mexico City – Montreal Montreal – Mexico City AM 636 16:00 hrs. 22:20 hrs. Mon, Wed, Fri, AM 637 23:35 hrs. 05:02 hrs. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Sun Mexico City – Toronto Toronto – Mexico City AM 616 16:50 …

Canada Today: A Surge in Interest, and Prices, for Toronto’s Film Scene

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Canada adds more jobs than expected in August, yearly growth soft

By Leah Schnurr

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada created more jobs than expected in August on increased hiring in the construction and services sectors, but the gains did not fully make up for recent declines in employment, pointing to a labor market that was struggling to gain momentum.

Canada added 26,200 jobs in August, Statistics Canada said on Friday, following two months of declines. The unemployment rate rose to 7.0 percent as more people were looking for work.

Economists were encouraged by the 52,000 gain in full-time work, but noted the report could be volatile month-to-month. Compared to a year ago, employment was up …
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Aurelie Rivard, Brent Lakatos win gold for Canada at Paralympics

Brent Lakatos capped off a successful day for Canada at the 2016 Rio Paralympics by winning gold in the men’s 100-metre T53 final. The Montrealer won the race in 14.44 seconds.

Brent Lakatos cruises to gold in the 100m1:47

Swimmer Aurelie Rivard won Canada’s first gold of the Games by setting a world record of 27.37 to win the women’s 50-metre freestyle S10 final.

Aurelie Rivard sets world record in gold medal performance2:28

Canada also added three silver medals on Friday. Alister McQueen claimed second place in the javelin F44 event, while para-cyclists Ross Wilson and Tristen Chernove won silvers in the men’s …
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Canada looks to end US travel ban for residents who admit to marijuana use

Instances of border agents stopping Canadian pot smokers ‘ludicrous’, minister said, as the drug is legal in many US states and is expected to be in Canada

A medical marijuana user smokes a joint on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Canada will push the United States to change a border policy that has banned Canadians who admit to having used marijuana from travel to the United States, given Canada’s plans to legalize pot, a government spokesman said on Friday.
The case of a Canadian man barred from US travel because he admitted to having smoked pot …
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