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IMF calls on Canada to raise carbon taxes, cut income taxes

theglobeandmail.com — The International Monetary Fund says Canada and other countries can improve their economies and environment by hiking energy taxes - while cutting them on people and capital. In a new book, Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice, the IMF essentially endorses policies at times advocated by the federal Liberals and NDP calling for what some have termed a "green shift" in the taxation system.

UBC says outgoing president’s travel expenses are justified

theglobeandmail.com — The substantial travel expenses for the University of British Columbia's outgoing president reflect an exhaustive year of fundraising, outreach and lobbying, a spokesman for the school said after UBC published detailed expenses for the first time. Stephen Toope chalked up $168,265 in his last year of travel before stepping down in March.
Jul 31, 2014

Outgoing #UBC prez Toope spent $168,000 on travel expenses last year, which I'm actually okay with. theglobeandmail.com/news/british-c…

Jul 31, 2014

Toope's travel did seem pretty indefatigable - UBC defends outgoing president's $168,265 travel bill tgam.ca/EEFN #cdnpse

Canadian intelligence sweeps often intercept private data

theglobeandmail.com — In its fight against Chinese espionage and other cyberthreats, Canada's electronic-intelligence agency intercepts citizens' private messages without judicial warrants. A 22-page "Operational Procedures for Cyber Defence" document obtained by The Globe speaks to just how Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) can log, store and study volumes of electronic communications that touch government computer networks - including the "private communications" of Canadians not themselves thought to be hackers.
Jul 31, 2014

In fight against spying, CSEC often intercepts Canadians' private messages -- big story from @colinfreeze theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @mattbraga: CSEC often sweeps up Canadians’ private communications, say new docs obtained by @Colinfreeze. theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…

Carrick on money: Toronto is well supplied with millionaires

theglobeandmail.com — The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick. Wealthy people - where they live and how they invest Canadian Business highlights the richest neighborhoods by province. Mine didn't make the list.

Pospisil, Sock prove to be sudden bromantic success

theglobeandmail.com — This is a story of how two young men fall in love (platonically and professionally) and how Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock are upending the natural order of the tennis world in doubles (at least for now, and maybe for a while). Fact No. 1: No aspiring tennis player grows up dreaming of doubles.
Jul 31, 2014

Good stuff from @DavidEbner om how Pospisil and Sock "upending the natural order of the tennis world" ... theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sp…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @DavidEbner: A tennis love story, Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock, upending the natural order of doubles (for now): theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sp…

Jul 31, 2014

A tennis love story, Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock, upending the natural order of doubles (for now): theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sp…

Bitter rivals face off over future of Penn West Petroleum

theglobeandmail.com — Calgary energy producer Penn West Petroleum Ltd. is facing the prospect of a messy battle for control of the company just as it copes with an accounting scandal and allegations of manipulating stock options. Former investment banker Tom Budd said several Penn West shareholders have contacted him about launching a campaign to oust company chairman Rick George.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @pwaldieGLOBE: Accounting scandal, allegations of stock option manipulation and now a possible proxy battle; life at Penn West ow.ly/zMKaR

Jul 31, 2014

RT @the_Jeff_Jones: Amid accounting woes, Penn West's George may now face rival looking to settle score. Great story by @CarrieTait m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi… $PWT

Jul 31, 2014

Amid accounting woes, Penn West's George may now face rival looking to settle score. Great story by @CarrieTait m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi… $PWT

Jul 31, 2014

Accounting scandal, allegations of stock option manipulation and now a possible proxy battle; life at Penn West ow.ly/zMKaR

Rise of the machines: Why the robot car is inevitable

theglobeandmail.com — You love driving, don't you? Enjoy it while you can. The British government announced Wednesday that it's going to allow self-driving cars to be tested on the country's roads. The robot cars will be on English streets within the next six months, marking yet another milestone in the elimination of the human driver.

Why are some Toronto homes being relisted - at a higher price?

theglobeandmail.com — It seems some Toronto homeowners aren't getting the bidding wars they hope for when they list their houses for sale. But in a move that irks many market watchers, the owner pulls the listing, then relist a week or two later at a higher price.
Jul 31, 2014

Why are some Toronto homes being relisted - at a higher price? bit.ly/UNRoxD

Toronto police board swiftly denies chief’s extension bid

theglobeandmail.com — Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who won praise early in his tenure for community outreach but fell out of favour over the G20 protests and became embroiled in the Rob Ford saga, will not serve a third term as head of the country's largest municipal police force.

Shaw Communications to acquire U.S.-based ViaWest for $1.2-billion

theglobeandmail.com — Shaw Communications Inc. said Thursday it plans to acquire U.S. data centre and cloud services provider ViaWest Inc. for $1. 2-billion (U.S.). Denver, Colo.-based ViaWest is privately owned and controlled by private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @globeinvestor: Shaw Communications to acquire U.S.-based ViaWest for $1.2-billion trib.al/dpcdN9j $SRJ-B pic.twitter.com/XcYIaDELBJ

Maple Leaf Foods losses shrink as company continues restructuring

theglobeandmail.com — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. narrowed its second-quarter loss to $12-million, or 13 cents a share, as the food processor's billion-dollar restructuring drags on. Sales from continuing operations rose by 9 per cent from the year-earlier quarter, but higher prices for pork, bacon and other prepared meats were offset by lower volumes, the company said Thursday morning.
Jul 31, 2014

Maple Leaf Foods losses shrink as company continues restructuring $mfi.ca theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

China singles out a voice of Uyghur resistance to be silenced

theglobeandmail.com — Ilham Tohti sat in the back of the second-floor coffee shop, eyes occasionally flitting to the door to check if he had been followed. The surprise was that it seemed he had not. By his count, some 15 people were employed to monitor his every movement, day and night.
Jul 31, 2014

“I have tried to tell the truth and to speak for Uyghur people" - @nvanderklippe on China's silencing of Ilham Tohti: theglobeandmail.com/news/world/chi…

The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com — Inside the Market's roundup of some of the Canadian small caps making news and on the move today. This post will be updated during the trading day. Dundee Precious Metals Inc.reported a net loss of $79.7-million, partially due to losses on hedging gold and copper futures and certain exploration and evaluation assets.

Rogers shares are flashing bearish signals

theglobeandmail.com — I recently bought a small position in Rogers just before the last bit of news of trying to get a fourth player in the market again, which caused the stock to dip. I was hoping to get your analysis on this stock and whether there is much more downside risk associated with it.

The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com — It was the first question U.S. President Barack Obama was asked at a press conference on Tuesday as he announced new sanctions targeting the defence, finance and energy industries of the Russian Federation. "Is this a new Cold War, sir?" Mr. Obama replied that it was not.
Jul 31, 2014

. @BarackObama's wrong. Russia and the West are in a New Cold War. Let me count for you the reasons why... theglobeandmail.com/news/world/wor…

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