With MLS numbers rivalling the CFL, Canadian soccer is entering a new era

We live in ahistorical times. Thankfully there is photographic proof of the golden age.It was 1979, and the downtown of a major Canadian city was choked with fans celebrating the Vancouver Whitecaps’ North American Soccer League triumph in the now-defunct Soccer Bowl.“Five years before, we were playing in front of friends and family, then it was Giants Stadium and 100,000 people in the streets,” said Bob Lenarduzzi, a Canadian soccer great who played in that 2-1 triumph over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

They were heady times for the beautiful game in North America, Pele and Franz Beckenbauer were winding down …
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U.S. industry seeks duties on Canadian lumber, reignites dispute

A group representing the U.S. lumber industry and some of its workers on Friday called on authorities to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber, reigniting a long-standing trade dispute between the two nations.U.S. producers complain Canadian lumber is subsidized, and have in the past launched trade challenges that resulted in the United States imposing billions of dollars in tariffs.In a widely expected move, a group that includes the U.S. Lumber Coalition petitioned the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose duties to “offset the harm caused to U.S. …
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Trump's Anti-Trade Plans Pose 'Existential' Threat For Canada: John Manley

OTTAWA — A former Liberal cabinet minister and leader of a major Canadian business group says Donald Trump’s impending presidency poses an economic threat to Canada that’s on par with the 9/11 attacks on the United States.John Manley, the president of the Business Council of Canada, is urging the Liberal government to respond to Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric in order to keep goods and people flowing across the busiest border in the world.”This is existential for Canada. This is the heart that beats (in) our economy so we just can’t get this wrong,” Manley said in an interview Wednesday.”We have to see it as the same … almost existential threat that 9/11 was.”U.S. President-elect Donald Trump yells to members of the media on Nov. 19. (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters) Earlier this week, Trump released a YouTube video vowing to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership.He was silent …

CanadaTrump presidency poses 'existential' economic threat to Canada: Manley

Mike Blanchfield, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Nov 23, 2016, Last Updated: 7:16 PM ET

OTTAWA — A former Liberal cabinet minister and leader of a major Canadian business group says Donald Trump’s impending presidency poses an economic threat to Canada that’s on par with the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
John Manley, the president of the Business Council of Canada, is urging the Liberal government to respond to Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric in order to keep goods and people flowing across the busiest border in the world.
“This is existential for Canada. This is the heart that beats (in) our economy so we just can’t get this wrong,” Manley said in an interview Wednesday.
“We have to see it as the same … almost existential threat that 9/11 was.”
Earlier this week, Trump released a YouTube video vowing to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Trump presidency poses ’existential’ economic threat to Canada: Manley

OTTAWA — A former Liberal cabinet minister and leader of a major Canadian business group says Donald Trump’s impending presidency poses an economic threat to Canada that’s on par with the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
John Manley, the president of the Business Council of Canada, is urging the Liberal government to respond to Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric in order to keep goods and people flowing across the busiest border in the world.
“This is existential for Canada. This is the heart that beats (in) our economy so we just can’t get this wrong,” Manley said in an interview Wednesday.
“We have to see it as the same … almost existential threat that 9/11 was.”
Earlier this week, Trump released a YouTube video vowing to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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He was silent on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but …

Media Advisory – Janssen Canada Presents: When it Comes to Medicines, Value is as Important …


Media Advisory – Janssen Canada Presents: When it Comes to Medicines, Value is as Important as Cost











The Economic Club of Canada

Janssen Inc.

November 23, 2016 14:00 ET

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 23, 2016) – Panel discussion featuring Janssen Canada’s President, Chris Halyk – A look at the value of investing in innovative medicines.

WHO:
Speakers

Chris Halyk:
President, Janssen Canada Inc.

Angie Specic:
Vice President – Marketing & Communications, Crohn’s & Colitis Canada

Martin LeBlanc:
President & CEO, Caprion Biosciences Inc.

Yanick Labrie:
Health Economist & Public Policy Consultant

WHAT:
TORONTO, ON – A look at access to life-saving medicines for governments, patients and individual Canadians and the importance of investing in innovation.

WHEN:
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

11:15am:
Registration begins

11:30am:
Opening remarks begin

11:35am:
Keynote address (Chris Halyk)

12:00pm:
Panel discussion begins

1:30pm:
Event concludes

WHERE:
Le Westin Montreal

270, Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montreal

Fortifications Room – 9th Floor
The Economic Club of …

Trump presidency poses 'existential' economic threat to Canada: Manley

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CanadaLiberal-linked Canada 2020, seeks insulation against cash-for-access inferno

OTTAWA — A not-for-profit think-tank founded by Liberals with close personal ties to Justin Trudeau is trying to insulate itself from the cash-for-access inferno that is scorching the federal government.
Canada 2020 recently introduced a new donor agreement that must be signed by any company or group that gives it money, making it clear that the donation won’t buy access to the prime minister, his cabinet ministers or anyone else who attends the organization’s events.
It has also recently implemented a new policy prohibiting active lobbyists from sitting on its board of directors.
Trudeau has attended at least three events organized by Canada 2020 — two exclusive events with the prime minister during his first official visit to Washington last March and an “after party” last June at a swank Ottawa restaurant following the North American Leaders’ Summit.
His cabinet ministers are also regular attendees and speakers at Canada 2020’s policy conferences …

CanExport hits impressive milestone: 500 Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises funded to reach new international markets

November 23, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

CanExport has reached an impressive milestone: 500 Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have been approved for funding since the program started this year.

Launched in January 2016 by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, CanExport provides financial support to help Canadian SMEs develop new international markets and increase their contribution to Canada’s economy.

To date, successful applicants have been supported in a broad range of endeavours in all regions of the globe-from innovative technology for monitoring water quality in India to Canadian jewellery accessing the Chinese market to customized information technology solutions and products for service providers in Finland.

Canadian SMEs planning or considering upcoming international business development activities in new markets are encouraged to apply for CanExport funding.

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