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Bill Morneau voted Canadian Press 2017 business newsmaker of the year

Bill Morneau voted Canadian Press 2017 business newsmaker of the year

OTTAWA — When 2017 dawned, Finance Minister Bill Morneau was presiding over the early stages of an economic resurgence that would lift growth beyond expectations, create jobs at an impressive clip and help shave billions off his projected budgetary d

Canadian Press business newsmaker of the year selections over the years

TORONTO — A list of The Canadian Press business newsmakers of the year, as determined in an annual poll of newsrooms across the country: 2017: Finance Minister Bill Morneau 2016: The Foreign Investor 2015: Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz 2014:
'Avery keeps me going:' Survivor recalls 10 freezing hours with young daughter

'Avery keeps me going:' Survivor recalls 10 freezing hours with young daughter

BOISSEVAIN, Man. — Kristen Hiebert has a tattoo on her arm, written in Arabic, that sums up her outlook since the night she and her young daughter almost froze to death on the side of a rural Manitoba highway. "I lived. I suffered.
'Like our gift to the Christians': Non-Christian doctors volunteer to work Xmas

'Like our gift to the Christians': Non-Christian doctors volunteer to work Xmas

TORONTO — For millions of Canadians, Christmas brings the perennial promise of turkey, stuffing, and quality time off with family and friends. In many hospitals, however, a different tradition has been playing out on Dec.
'U.S. model' for parole ineligibility likely to face court challenge: lawyers

'U.S. model' for parole ineligibility likely to face court challenge: lawyers

CALGARY — Legal experts say a sentencing provision that can keep killers in prison for the rest of their lives is likely to make its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Small number of killers face consecutive parole ineligibilities

Small number of killers face consecutive parole ineligibilities

CALGARY — Federal legislation adopted in 2011 allows a judge to order a multiple murderer to serve more than the usual minimum number of years before being allowed to apply for release from prison.
Christmas tail: Europe deal could slow yuletide lobster biz

Christmas tail: Europe deal could slow yuletide lobster biz

PORTLAND, Maine — A trade deal between Canada and the European Union could amount to a lump of coal for the U.S. at Christmastime.
Autopsies underway for pharmaceutical billionaires found dead in their home

Autopsies underway for pharmaceutical billionaires found dead in their home

TORONTO — Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife Honey before determining next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths, police said Saturday. Const.
Housing crisis in B.C. pushing seniors to brink of homelessness: advocates

Housing crisis in B.C. pushing seniors to brink of homelessness: advocates

VANCOUVER — Skyrocketing rents and dwindling affordable-housing units in Vancouver are driving seniors to the brink of homelessness, forcing some to couch surf, seek roommates or even live in cars, advocates say.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $9 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $9 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million dollar prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Dec.