The United States has fired the opening shot in a latest softwood-lumber war against Canada, with the Trump administration announcing its first batch of duties on imported wood in the neighbourhood of 20 per cent.
One might assume that the Ontario Liberal government's pilot project to provide a guaranteed basic income would be roundly dismissed by those on the political and economic right as yet another government-led social welfare scheme doomed to failure.
Interim CEO has left Canada's largest social housing provider amid what he has described as an ongoing crisis. Greg Spearn, shown in 2016, has left his job as interim chief exectutive officer of Toronto Community Housing.
U.S. equities got off to a strong start on Tuesday as solid quarterly reports from several large-cap companies rolled through. The Nasdaq composite jumped about 0.5 percent, sending the index above 6,000 for this first time ever.
Teck Mining Company's zinc and lead smelting and refining complex is pictured in Trail, B.C., on Monday November 26, 2012. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS.