Ethics, exports and nuclear threats: how federal politics mattered this week

Ethics, exports and nuclear threats: how federal politics mattered this week
OTTAWA — The week in political rhetoric was a study in contrasts. Donald Trump lit fires of dissent across his country and around the world with inflammatory comments about Haitians and Africans. Justin Trudeau put out fires in Atlantic Canada and Ontario, taking the public’s questions on all and sundry — and empathizing with almost everyone except the odd protester or two... Read More

Shares of Primero Mining more than double after First Majestic takeover offer

Shares of Primero Mining more than double after First Majestic takeover offer
VANCOUVER — Shares in Primero Mining Corp., which owns the San Dimas silver-gold mine in Mexico, more than doubled in trading Friday after First Majestic Silver announced a deal to buy the company. Primero shares (TSX:P) were up 15 cents at 27 cents in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, while shares of First Majestic (TSX:FR) fell 30 cents to $8.44.... Read More

Finance minister issues order in response to North Korean money-laundering fears

Finance minister issues order in response to North Korean money-laundering fears
OTTAWA — Canadian financial institutions have been ordered to treat what few transactions they conduct with North Korea with even greater diligence as the federal government tries to increase pressure on the nuclear-armed nation. Finance Minister Bill Morneau quietly issued the directive last month following concerns that the North Korean government was skirting international sanctions through money-laundering and other illicit means.... Read More

Morneau still committed to deficit reduction despite slower economy

Morneau still committed to deficit reduction despite slower economy
LONDON, Ont. — Finance Minister Bill Morneau concedes that Canada’s red-hot economy is likely to slow this year. And he says that makes it all the more important for the federal government to continue making investments that will boost economic growth and job creation. But Morneau says the government also recognizes the importance of being fiscally responsible and remains committed to reducing annual... Read More