Canada http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25401/all en UPDATE 1-Vodafone apologises for Blackberry fault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-vodafone-apologises-blackberry-fault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mobile operator Vodafone apologised on Friday after some customers using Research in Motion's Blackberry handset lost emails in Europe, Middle East and Africa.</p> <p>Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator with 407 million customers globally, said the problem was due to a router error and said services were now being restored.</p> <p>"We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused and we will provide updates as necessary," the group said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-vodafone-apologises-blackberry-fault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Economy of Canada Vodafone Vodafone Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:45:09 +0000 5733168 at http://www.globalpost.com In party leadership debate, Canada's Trudeau calls for fresh ideas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/party-leadership-debate-canadas-trudeau-calls-fresh-ideas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Liberal debate showcases crowded field</p> <p>* Rival asks: 'Where's your plan?'</p> <p>By Russ Blinch</p> <p>Jan 20 (Reuters) - Justin Trudeau, son of charismatic former Canadian leader Pierre Trudeau, said on Sunday the race to find a new head of the minority Liberal party was about ushering in someone with "vibrant ideas" who could help the struggling middle class.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/party-leadership-debate-canadas-trudeau-calls-fresh-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Environment Justin Trudeau Pierre Trudeau Politics Politics of Canada Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:30:50 +0000 5737027 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-In party leadership debate, Canada's Trudeau calls for fresh ideas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-party-leadership-debate-canadas-trudeau-calls-fresh-id <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Liberal debate showcases crowded field</p> <p>* Rival asks: 'Where's your plan?'</p> <p>* Analyst says Trudeau is still the one to beat (Updates with comment from analyst)</p> <p>By Russ Blinch</p> <p>Jan 20 (Reuters) - The race to find a new head of Canada's minority Liberal Party is about ushering in someone with "vibrant ideas" who can help the struggling middle class, Justin Trudeau, the son of charismatic former Canadian leader Pierre Trudeau, said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-party-leadership-debate-canadas-trudeau-calls-fresh-id" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Environment Justin Trudeau Pierre Trudeau Politics Politics of Canada Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:15:34 +0000 5737056 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian senator arrested for domestic violence: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/canadian-senator-arrested-domestic-violence-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A controversial Canadian senator was reportedly arrested Thursday for domestic violence.</p> <p>Public Broadcaster CBC said Senator Patrick Brazeau was in police custody and officers were searching his Ottawa area home, which had been taped off with yellow police ribbons.</p> <p>A police spokesman confirmed they were holding a man for domestic violence but did not identify Brazeau nor the victim, saying their investigation was ongoing and no charges had been laid yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/canadian-senator-arrested-domestic-violence-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Government of Canada Politics of Canada Social Issues Sports AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:30:56 +0000 5749450 at http://www.globalpost.com COLUMN-Keystone, the long way round to China: John Kemp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/column-keystone-the-long-way-round-china-john-kemp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Kemp</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Canada badly needs to find a way to get its crude to customers in Asia and avoid the oversupplied North American market to fetch a better price for its oil.</p> <p>Surging output of light sweet oils from North Dakota and Texas is crowding out demand for heavier, sourer crudes from Alberta - pushing the price of blends such as Western Canadian Select (WCS) to a $25 discount against West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and down as much as $45 against Brent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/column-keystone-the-long-way-round-china-john-kemp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Economy of Canada Petroleum Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:45:23 +0000 5750289 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Canadian police accused of abuse and failure to help natives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-canadian-police-accused-abuse-and-failure-help-natives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Human Rights Watch urges inquiry into abuse allegations</p> <p>* Group says it found physical and sexual abuse of females</p> <p>* Government says allegations will be examined (Adds government and police reaction, background)</p> <p>By Russ Blinch</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-canadian-police-accused-abuse-and-failure-help-natives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Robert Pickton Royal Canadian Mounted Police Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:16:08 +0000 5755042 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese oil giant CNOOC buys Canada's Nexen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chinese-oil-giant-cnooc-buys-canadas-nexen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Chinese oil giant CNOOC completed its $15.1 billion purchase of Canada's Nexen energy group on Monday, in what analysts have said is China's largest foreign investment.</p> <p>Canada gave the green light in December, as did the United States, which had to approve the deal because of Nexen's activities in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p>Nexen confirmed the completion of the acquisition in a statement, noting that its shareholders had received $27.50 per share, a gain of $10 compared to the day before the announcement of the transaction in July.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chinese-oil-giant-cnooc-buys-canadas-nexen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada China National Offshore Oil Corporation Economy of Canada AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:16:34 +0000 5766546 at http://www.globalpost.com Frank Stronach: from autos to Austrian politics at 80 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/frank-stronach-autos-austrian-politics-at-80 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Aged 80, billionaire Frank Stronach has achieved in his native Austria what he failed to do in Canada, the country where he built his fortune: make a splash in politics.</p> <p>On Sunday, "Team Stronach", the eurosceptic party that the Magna auto parts titan created only last September, won around 10 percent of the vote in two state elections.</p> <p>This, he hopes, is just a foretaste of what he can achieve when the whole of European Union and eurozone member Austria goes to the polls in September or October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/frank-stronach-autos-austrian-politics-at-80" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Economy of Canada Frank Stronach Magna International AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:20:12 +0000 5772738 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Trudeau would win next Canadian election for Liberals, poll shows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-trudeau-would-win-next-canadian-election-liberals-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Liberals fell to third place in last election</p> <p>* Trudeau's father was longtime prime minister</p> <p>* Some question Trudeau's experience for office (Adds comment by Conservative minister Kenney, paragraphs 11-12)</p> <p>OTTAWA, March 8 (Reuters) - The Liberals would return to power in the next Canadian election if, as expected, they choose the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to head the party, according to an opinion poll released on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-trudeau-would-win-next-canadian-election-liberals-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Human Interest Pierre Trudeau Politics of Canada Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:45:48 +0000 5777615 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada a 'beachhead' for EU free trade deal with US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/canada-beachhead-eu-free-trade-deal-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If Europe can secure a free trade deal with Canada, it would lay the groundwork for a planned, much larger accord with the United States, French and Canadian leaders said Thursday.</p> <p>French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was in Ottawa for talks with his opposite number Stephen Harper and both were upbeat about the chances of a deal between Canada and the 27-nation European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/canada-beachhead-eu-free-trade-deal-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada European Union International relations United States free trade agreements AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:30:32 +0000 5783829 at http://www.globalpost.com Lazaridis to keep BlackBerry stake, focus on new venture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/lazaridis-keep-blackberry-stake-focus-new-venture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Euan Rocha</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis said on Thursday he has no plans to sell his stake in the smartphone maker even as he steps down from the board to focus on a new quantum computing investment fund.</p> <p>BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion, announced the former co-CEO's departure from the board on Thursday as it reported its first quarterly earnings since launching its make-or-break new BlackBerry 10 smartphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/lazaridis-keep-blackberry-stake-focus-new-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada Economy of Canada Mike Lazaridis Mike Lazaridis Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:45:34 +0000 5796439 at http://www.globalpost.com RBC CEO apologizes for controversy over outsourcing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/rbc-ceo-apologizes-controversy-over-outsourcing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO (Reuters) - The head of Royal Bank of Canada &lt;RY.TO&gt; made a rare apology to employees in a move to quell a media firestorm over the bank's plan to outsource jobs and to assure Canadians that the nation's largest bank complies with labour regulations.</p> <p>"I want to apologize to the employees affected by this outsourcing arrangement as we should have been more sensitive and helpful to them," RBC Chief Executive Gord Nixon said in an "Open Letter to Canadians" on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/rbc-ceo-apologizes-controversy-over-outsourcing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Economy of Canada Labor Law Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:15:21 +0000 5812104 at http://www.globalpost.com RBC CEO apologizes for controversy over outsourcing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/rbc-ceo-apologizes-controversy-over-outsourcing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO (Reuters) - The head of Royal Bank of Canada &lt;RY.TO&gt; apologized to employees on Thursday in a move to quell a media firestorm over the bank's plan to outsource jobs, and to assure Canadians that the nation's largest bank complies with labour regulations.</p> <p>"I want to apologize to the employees affected by this outsourcing arrangement as we should have been more sensitive and helpful to them," RBC Chief Executive Gord Nixon said in an "Open Letter to Canadians" on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/rbc-ceo-apologizes-controversy-over-outsourcing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada Economy of Canada Labor Law S&P/TSX 60 Index Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:45:54 +0000 5812607 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian Liberals pick Justin Trudeau http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/canadian-liberals-pick-justin-trudeau <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canadian Liberals on Sunday chose Justin Trudeau, eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, to lead the party as it seeks to rebound from a major defeat at the polls in 2011.</p> <p>The 41-year-old former French teacher won by a landslide, getting 80 percent of the vote, the party announced during a meeting in Ottawa.</p> <p>The party's last leader, Michael Ignatieff, resigned in the wake of the 2011 drubbing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/canadian-liberals-pick-justin-trudeau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Human Interest Pierre Trudeau Politics of Canada AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:15:27 +0000 5815578 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada Liberals pick Trudeau as leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/canada-liberals-pick-trudeau-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canadian Liberals on Sunday chose Justin Trudeau, eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, to lead the party as it seeks to rebound from a major defeat at the polls in 2011.</p> <p>The 41-year-old former French teacher won by a landslide, getting 80 percent of the vote, the party announced during a meeting in Ottawa.</p> <p>The party's last leader, Michael Ignatieff, resigned in the wake of the 2011 drubbing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/canada-liberals-pick-trudeau-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Human Interest Pierre Trudeau Politics of Canada AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:15:35 +0000 5815579 at http://www.globalpost.com