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Italy: Conte clears hurdle to retain power, bigger one ahead

Italy: Conte clears hurdle to retain power, bigger one ahead

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte won a crucial vote in Parliament's lower house Monday night after a coalition defector's lawmakers abstained in the balloting, but he must clear a much tougher hurdle less than 24 hours later in the Senate to hol
Private broadcasters' group argues CBC is disrupting the market by selling ads

Private broadcasters' group argues CBC is disrupting the market by selling ads

TORONTO — A review of the CBC's licence renewal applications entered its second phase Monday, with some organizations and individuals presenting their call for greater accountability and transparency from the public broadcaster.
WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health c
Couche-Tard open to second chance to woo French food giant Carrefour, says CEO

Couche-Tard open to second chance to woo French food giant Carrefour, says CEO

Alimentation Couche-Tard remains open to a second chance to consummate a union with Carrefour if the French government has a change of heart about its opposition.
TC Energy plans net zero emissions for Keystone XL even as project's future in doubt

TC Energy plans net zero emissions for Keystone XL even as project's future in doubt

CALGARY — Cancelling the multi-billion dollar Keystone XL pipeline expansion would not only jeopardize thousands of jobs in Alberta, it would also mean the loss of billions of dollars in corporate income taxes, carbon taxes and royalties, according t
B.C. company turning fly larvae into pet food gets $6M in federal funds

B.C. company turning fly larvae into pet food gets $6M in federal funds

CALGARY — A British Columbia company that feeds food waste to insects to produce pet food has received $6 million from the federal government for a new plant just north of Calgary. Enterra Feed Corp.
Urbanation report says apartment vacancy in Toronto hit record high in Q4

Urbanation report says apartment vacancy in Toronto hit record high in Q4

A new report says Toronto's rental apartment vacancy rate hit a record high in the fourth quarter of last year.
Unifor approves $1 billion General Motors deal to build electric vans in Ontario

Unifor approves $1 billion General Motors deal to build electric vans in Ontario

INGERSOLL, Ont. — Unifor members have voted to approve General Motors Canada's plan to invest $1 billion in an electric vehicle plant in southern Ontario.
World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

Stock markets got off to a slow start for the week despite news that the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020 after a sharp contraction early in the year. Shares fell in London and Tokyo on Monday but advanced in Hong Kong, Paris and Shanghai. Most U.S.
China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

BEIJING — China eked out 2.