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CBC hiring outside investigator to probe Jian Ghomeshi allegations

theglobeandmail.com — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is hiring an outside investigator to probe allegations of abusive behaviour by ex-host Jian Ghomeshi that have been made by a growing number of women.
Oct 30, 2014

Jiangate: CBC hiring outside investigator to probe Jian Ghomeshi allegations theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @picardonhealth: CBC hiring independent investigator to probe allegations of abuse by #JianGhomeshi, by @SimonHoupt theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… via @GlobeArts

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RT @picardonhealth: CBC hiring independent investigator to probe allegations of abuse by #JianGhomeshi, by @SimonHoupt theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… via @GlobeArts

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Harper boosts monthly child benefit, unveils income-splitting plan

theglobeandmail.com — Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled $4.6-billion-a-year in new tax cuts for Canadian families with measures to allow income splitting, as well as an expansion of the Universal Child Care Benefit that delivers monthly cheques to families. The Universal Child Care Benefit was a key pledge of the Conservatives' 2006 platform and currently delivers $100 cheques every month to families for each child under six.

Rogers, Vice Media to partner on $100-million venture

theglobeandmail.com — Rogers Communications Inc. revealed plans Thursday to build a production studio in Toronto with Vice Media, the edgy digital media company recently valued at $2.5-billion (U.S.). The two companies made a joint announcement in Toronto, saying they will form a $100-million joint venture that includes a dedicated Canadian television channel dubbed the VICE TV Network as well as a Vice network of Canadian digital properties.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @christinedobby: Here are the details: Rogers, Vice Media to partner on $100-million venture trib.al/nfXmIOb

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Cogeco becomes first in Canada to integrate Netflix into customer boxes

theglobeandmail.com — Cogeco Cable Inc. will be the first Canadian cable operator to integrate Netflix Inc. into its customers' set-top boxes when it launches its new TiVo service next week. Montreal-based Cogeco said Thursday it will make TiVo - a digital video recorder or DVR platform - available to its Ontario customers starting Monday.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @christinedobby: Also being announced right now: Cogeco to become first in Canada to integrate Netflix into set-top boxes trib.al/pznxb7O

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RT @christinedobby: Also being announced right now: Cogeco to become first in Canada to integrate Netflix into set-top boxes trib.al/pznxb7O

Oct 30, 2014

RT @christinedobby: Also being announced right now: Cogeco to become first in Canada to integrate Netflix into set-top boxes trib.al/pznxb7O

Oct 30, 2014

RT @christinedobby: Also being announced right now: Cogeco to become first in Canada to integrate Netflix into set-top boxes trib.al/pznxb7O

Oct 30, 2014

Also being announced right now: Cogeco to become first in Canada to integrate Netflix into set-top boxes trib.al/pznxb7O

Canadians spend more income on housing than almost anyone in the world

theglobeandmail.com — Canadians are struggling with steep housing costs, according to a large global survey which found that high mortgage, rent and utility payments are leaving little for saving and investing.
Oct 30, 2014

Biggest financial risk among Canadian investors? The "high cost" of living, survey finds bit.ly/13kCaF3 @globemoney

Oct 30, 2014

Cnds spend 43% of income on housing, 3rd highest of those surveyed, leaving little room for saving bit.ly/13kCaF3 #realestate

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Health-care spending projected to grow at slowest pace in 17 years

theglobeandmail.com — Provincial health-care budgets across the country will rise by an average of 2.1 per cent in 2014, a much smaller jump than the roughly 7-per-cent annual increases that were the norm from 2000 to 2010, according to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information
Oct 30, 2014

Canada's health-care spending projected to grow at slowest pace in 17 years theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 30, 2014

Health-care spending projected to grow at slowest rate in 17 years, according to a new CIHI report: theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Duhatschek: Oilers' goaltending started the mess, but also ended it

theglobeandmail.com — A few weeks ago, there was a crossing-of-the-generations moment in Edmonton, when the members of the Oilers' 1984 Stanley Cup championship team arrived in town the day before the current edition played its home opener. For two days, all the old stories were spun like cotton candy at the fair - of how a young talented group ultimately learned to win championships.
Oct 30, 2014

Ben Scrivens, trying to solve the Edmonton Oilers' ongoing GT riddle, one save at a time: tinyurl.com/orht2cb

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globehockey: Duhatschek: Oilers' goaltending started the mess, but also ended it bit.ly/13nQ1uv

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

theglobeandmail.com — Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don't seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them.

Jian Ghomeshi's PR firm Navigator adept at handling crises

theglobeandmail.com — By the time Jian Ghomeshi penned a 1,586-word letter to the public that was published on Facebook on Sunday, denying allegations still to come that he had physically assaulted women, he had already hired a communications firm known for handling high-profile crises: Navigator. The Toronto-based Navigator Ltd.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @globetoronto: 'We don't talk about ourselves.' Who is behind the Navigator PR firm. tgam.ca/EGCo #JianGhomeshi

Oct 30, 2014

"When you can’t afford to lose." The crisis PR firm hired by Mulroney, Bryant, and now, Ghomeshi theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… via @perreaux

Oct 30, 2014

What we know about Navigator, the firm that has worked with @jianghomeshi, specializing in high-profile crises: theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

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Actress claims Ghomeshi choked, slapped her

theglobeandmail.com — A Canadian actress is breaking her silence about her relationship with former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, saying she was stunned when he choked her and slapped her across the face. Lucy DeCoutere, 44, who plays "Lucy" on the Trailer Park Boys, says there was nothing consensual about what happened at Mr. Ghomeshi's Toronto home nearly 10 years ago.
Oct 30, 2014

Response: Jian Ghomeshi takes to Facebook and vows to 'meet allegations directly' as actress claims abuse theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: UPDATED: Jian Ghomeshi makes statement after Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere claims he choked, slapped her trib.al/jVVCjAi

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: UPDATED: Jian Ghomeshi makes statement after Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere claims he choked, slapped her trib.al/jVVCjAi

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: UPDATED: Jian Ghomeshi makes statement after Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere claims he choked, slapped her trib.al/jVVCjAi

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere claims Jian Ghomeshi choked, slapped her trib.al/puXQBHi

Ontario resident’s arrest reveals evolving approach in terror strategy

theglobeandmail.com — A 30-year-old assault-rifle collector from Pakistan has been arrested on allegations that he is a terrorist threat to Canada. The Ontario resident is in jail, charged under immigration laws that would allow him to be deported, just one year after he avoided prison on different charges.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Colinfreeze: Pakistani with "small arsenal" of guns called terror threat to Canada after online rants @colinfreeze @sahar_fatima theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Colinfreeze: Man forced to surrender these gun models for unsafe storage in 2013 now branded terror threat theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… pic.twitter.com/HecxkT83iy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Colinfreeze: Man forced to surrender these gun models for unsafe storage in 2013 now branded terror threat theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… pic.twitter.com/HecxkT83iy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Colinfreeze: Man forced to surrender these gun models for unsafe storage in 2013 now branded terror threat theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… pic.twitter.com/HecxkT83iy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @josh_wingrove: Arrest shows police using new strategy to charge suspected extremists tgam.ca/EGCB via @globeandmail

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Transcript of interview with women who claims Ghomeshi assaulted her

theglobeandmail.com — On Wednesday evening, CBC Radio One's flagship current affairs show As It Happens aired an interview with a woman who said she had been physically assaulted by the former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi about 10 years ago. This is The Globe's transcript of that interview conducted by host Carol Off
Oct 30, 2014

RT @simonhoupt: Full transcript of @cbcasithappens interview with a woman who says she was beaten by Jian Ghomeshi. Brace yourself: theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @simonhoupt: Full transcript of @cbcasithappens interview with a woman who says she was beaten by Jian Ghomeshi. Brace yourself: theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

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A retirement spending rule that's simple (and seriously flawed)

theglobeandmail.com — Ken Steiner is no fan of simple, mechanical rules for determining how much to spend in retirement. So he's developed a thinking person's alternative. The retired actuary offers a free spreadsheet that allows retirees to adjust their spending goals every year to reflect their actual experience - including unplanned spending and unexpected market returns.
Oct 30, 2014

A retirement spending rule that's simple (and seriously flawed) theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor…

See first photos of Canadian fighter jets arriving in Kuwait

theglobeandmail.com — The first photos of the Canada's CF-18 fighter jets in Kuwait were released by the Canadian Forces Wednesday evening. The planes pictured arrived in the country on Tuesday. Canada's military operations against Islamic State targets are set to begin by Saturday, Lieutenant-General Jon Vance told Postmedia Wednesday.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Canadian Forces releases the first photos of Canadian fighter jets landing in Kuwait: trib.al/tZL4c9i pic.twitter.com/J6a6kMw4BE

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Canadian Forces releases the first photos of Canadian fighter jets landing in Kuwait: trib.al/tZL4c9i pic.twitter.com/J6a6kMw4BE

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Canadian Forces releases the first photos of Canadian fighter jets landing in Kuwait: trib.al/tZL4c9i pic.twitter.com/J6a6kMw4BE

Men accused in Finkelstein case cite lack of evidence for dismissal request

theglobeandmail.com — Lawyers for three men accused of insider trading in a case involving Bay Street lawyer Mitchell Finkelstein have asked an Ontario Securities Commission hearing panel to immediately dismiss some of the allegations against them for lack of evidence.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @JMcFarlandGlobe: "@globebusiness: Men accused in Finkelstein case ask for dismissal for lack of evidence trib.al/uRrO2pB"

Oct 30, 2014

"@globebusiness: Men accused in Finkelstein case ask for dismissal for lack of evidence trib.al/uRrO2pB"

Who’s in charge of government in the Peg?

theglobeandmail.com — Either/or: Either Premier Greg Selinger of Manitoba should resign, or the five cabinet ministers who have publicly called for his resignation should themselves resign. The five include ministers with major portfolios such as Finance, Health and Justice. As things now stand, Manitoba can hardly be said to have a cabinet, because there is no longer cabinet solidarity.
Oct 30, 2014

Globe editorial on #mbpoli with, I submit, wrong take on HST impact on gov $: theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/e… #mbpoli

Oct 30, 2014

Globe editorial suggests Manitobans would have preferred HST to hike in PST. HST drains treasury: theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/e… @JGBourgeois

Manitoba ministers agree to truce with Premier Selinger

theglobeandmail.com — Five senior cabinet ministers who have challenged the Manitoba Premier's leadership have agreed to an uneasy truce, but questions remain as to whether Greg Selinger can survive the revolt and to when he will recall the legislature.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Manitoba ministers agree to truce with Premier Selinger trib.al/R0QfYT1

Tories set to announce income-splitting tax break

theglobeandmail.com — The Harper government will announce an income-splitting tax break for Canadian parents Thursday, sources say. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Joe Oliver are scheduled to make the announcement in Toronto at a Jewish community centre Thursday afternoon.
Oct 30, 2014

PM Harper/Conservatives plan tax cut for some rich Canadians. From @globeandmail: trib.al/sPbM6Ue

Oct 30, 2014

RT @stevenchase: Harper government unveiling income splitting tax break for parents worth up to$2,000 Thursday. Details here: theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @globebusiness: Tories set to announce income-splitting tax break trib.al/OCe7X82 @GlobeMoney

Oct 30, 2014

Tories set to announce income-splitting tax break tgam.ca/EGBa via @globeandmail

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What a resurgent U.S. economy means for Canada

theglobeandmail.com — But the one area that Canada hasn't been keeping pace is in the value of its currency. The U.S. economy's superior growth pace has put it on track to reach its full economic capacity considerably earlier than other advanced economies - and that means its central bank, the Federal Reserve, is on track to raise interest rates ahead of the pack, too, in order to stabilize growth and keep inflation from building.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ParkinsonGlobe: My latest - The strengthening US economy and how it impacts Canada, explained in five graphs theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi… #cdnecon

Oct 30, 2014

My latest - The strengthening US economy and how it impacts Canada, explained in five graphs theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi… #cdnecon