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UK and EU agree three negotiating rounds for post-Brexit deal

Following a “constructive” videoconference meeting held on Wednesday April 15, UK and EU agreed on the need to organise further negotiating rounds to achieve tangible progress until June’s talks, to reach a post-Brexit deal on their future relationship. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David […]

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Boris Johnson to seek Parliamentary approval for Brexit deal ahead of Christmas – National

There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his […]

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Climate change: Longest talks end with compromise deal

Image copyright Kiara Worth/IISD Image caption Some of the difficult issues proved impossible to resolve in Madrid The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal. Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to curbing carbon. All countries will need to […]

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Major victory for Catalyst against HBC take-private deal as OSC delays shareholder vote

The Ontario Securities Commission has decided to push back a crucial shareholder vote on the takeover of Hudson’s Bay Co., effectively freezing the transaction until the company releases a more detailed story on how the deal came together. The decision, announced late Friday evening, marks a major victory for Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the private […]

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Volkswagen set to propose plea deal on environment charges in Ontario court

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 13, 2019 9:46 am Updated December 13, 2019 9:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Lawyers for German auto giant Volkswagen are set to propose a plea deal in an Ontario court today on allegations […]

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New NAFTA deal lifts cloud of uncertainty hanging over Canadian business: Poloz

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz suggested Thursday that the ratification of a new North American free-trade deal is key to finally eliminating uncertainty that has hovered over businesses trying to make investment decisions since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. Following a lunchtime speech to a business crowd in Toronto, Poloz told reporters […]

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Chrystia Freeland heads to Mexico in effort to finalize new NAFTA revisions

OTTAWA—Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is to meet American and Mexican officials in Mexico City on Tuesday amid reports a deal to revise the new North American free-trade agreement is close to completion. The federal government revealed Freeland’s itinerary late Monday following a day of furious speculation about the state of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade […]

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‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and […]

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Congress nearing deal on paid parental leave for government workers

WASHINGTON — Congress is nearing a deal on paid parental leave for federal employees, according to four sources familiar with the negotiations. It’s a significant development for government workers but one that highlights the disparity with most American workers, who still aren’t given paid leave. The agreement would give 2.1 million non-military federal workers 12 […]

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TD sees opportunities in Schwab-Ameritrade deal, but redeploying capital remains an option

Toronto-Dominion Bank will have at least eight months to decide what to do with its stake in a U.S. brokerage behemoth once Charles Schwab Corp. closes its proposed acquisition of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. TD Bank owns approximately 43 per cent of Omaha, Neb.-based TD Ameritrade, which San Francisco-headquartered Schwab is buying in an approximately […]

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