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At midday: TSX rises as financials and Blackberry gain ground
Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday, led by the country's heavyweight bank shares, while BlackBerry Ltd rallied after announcing a strategic shift away from hardware.
Canadian stocks rise with oil, while Wall Street retreats in choppy trade  Financial Post
TSX rises as financial stocks, BlackBerry gain ground  bnn.ca
Toronto Star  
SABMiller investors cheer $100-billion-plus AB InBev takeover
SABMiller shareholders overwhelmingly backed the brewer's $100-billion-plus takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev on Wednesday, clearing the last big hurdle for one of the largest corporate mergers in history.
SABMiller shareholders approve AB InBev takeover  Toronto Sun
Anheuser-Busch pays $6M to settle India bribery accusations  CanadianBusiness.com
Trudeau government at pains to explain Pacific Northwest LNG
It is, of course, very easy for the leader of the opposition to say. But no doubt imagining that the question might very soon be moot, Rona Ambrose stood in the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon and demanded Justin Trudeau make a decision on the ...
Who stands to gain if Pacific Northwest LNG ever gets built  Financial Post
Three reasons the $11.4B Pacific NorthWest LNG project still might never be ...  bnn.ca
OSC chair sees 'hard slog' as Corporate Canada slow to adopt diversity policies
Just 21 per cent of publicly traded companies have adopted policies to boost the proportion of women on their boards, suggesting Corporate Canada is moving slowly to embrace new diversity standards introduced two years ago by securities regulators.
Women on corporate boards in Canada falls far short of 30 per cent target  Financial Post
Women on Canadian corporate boards edges up 12%, report says  bnn.ca
Vancouver proposes licensing Airbnb short-term rentals
The City of Vancouver is proposing a business licence for short-term rentals like Airbnb's in principal residences, that may require licensees to pay a hotel tax.
Airbnb licensing coming to Vancouver, says mayor  CBC.ca
City of Vancouver proposes licencing short-term rentals  Globalnews.ca
320000 immigrants came to Canada in past year, highest number since 1971
More than 300,000 immigrants arrived in Canada in the past year, the highest number since comparable record-keeping began, new estimates show.
Canadian population sees biggest spike since 1988 – thanks to immigrants ...  Globalnews.ca
Manitoba population growth outpaces national average  Winnipeg Free Press
No growth-fee vote or Marion decision as council gathers for first time this fall
Two of the biggest issues facing city hall won't be decided at today's meeting of city council - but they are still up for debate.
Privatizing liquor sales a headache for Tories  Brandon Sun
The middle-class myth? Report claims we are actually prospering
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) - Forget the struggle to pay for housing, feed your family and maybe try to set a few dollars aside for your savings, a new report claims the stagnation of the middle class isn't quite true.
Middle-class incomes rising: Fraser Institute report  Ottawa Sun
Middle-class incomes up dramatically in Canada since 1970s  The Nelson Daily
Vancouver real estate has always been expensive—and we have proof
Vancouver has a long history of pricey housing, especially since the Second World War, and an equally long history of speculation about causes and potential solutions.
The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories  MetroNews Canada
Real estate a growing problem  New Zealand Herald
Amazon raises stakes as retailers battle for customers online
Amazon.com Inc. is raising the stakes in Canada's e-commerce landscape by launching free same-day delivery for its Prime members in Toronto and Vancouver just ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.
Amazon announces free same-day delivery in Toronto to Prime customers  Toronto Star
Amazon Prime to offer same-day delivery in Toronto, Vancouver  CBC.ca