I’ve traveled to 25 countries, and here’s my checklist for exactly what to do weeks, days, and hours before an international trip

Summer travel may be relaxing, but the two weeks before an international trip can often be a stressful ordeal. We’ve laid out the most important things to do when in the weeks, days, and hours before your big trip. They include confirming your reservations, buying an international adapter, and setting up an out-of-office email. You’ve […]

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Colby Cosh: A judge just blew up a long-standing charitable rule, and the Liberals cannot be pleased

There is nothing so dangerous, perhaps, as a judge with good intentions. If you look at Canadian caselaw on what counts as charitable activity for tax purposes, you’ll see that much of it involves churches, religious groups and the occasional racket-with-a-religious-veneer, such as the “House of Holy God,” the appellant in a 2009 Federal Court […]

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eBay tumbles after cutting its full-year guidance (EBAY)

eBay on Wednesday topped Wall Street’s expectations for second-quarter earnings, but slashed its full-year profit forecast. Shares fell more than 7% as investors were spooked by the guidance pullback amid the company’s ongoing fight against Amazon. Follow eBay’s stock price in real-time here. eBay topped Wall Street earnings expectations for the second quarter on Wednesday, […]

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Raymond J. de Souza: Iceland no longer need trouble itself with a joyful Special Olympics

On July 20th, 1968, less than two months after the assassination of her brother Bobby in Los Angeles, Eunice Kennedy Shriver — whose character was far more noble than her famous brothers JFK, RFK and Teddy — held the first Special Olympics at Soldier Field in Chicago. Amidst all the triumphant and tawdry matters of […]

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9 reasons Raptors fans should stop freaking out about Kawhi Leonard

I awoke Tuesday morning surprised at the push alerts that signalled the Toronto Raptors‘ new reality. Not surprised that they had just acquired the best franchise player in team history for a package most would have laughed at, but that the response online from fans ranged from bewilderment to disgust. I’ve taken appraisal of the […]

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An under-the-radar move by Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau showed that Canada is ready to get tough with Trump on trade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a reshuffle of his Cabinet on Wednesday. As part of the reshuffle, Trudeau said Jim Carr would become minister of International Trade Diversification. Trudeau also emphasized the need to move away from trade with the US. The move was a shot at President Donald Trump’s antagonistic trade policies toward […]

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WATCH: Steam Pipe Explosion in Flatiron District Rocks Manhattan

A steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District of Manhattan shut down the busy area during Thursday’s morning rush hour. The explosion left thick sheets of billowing smoke floating over Manhattan and an enormous crater in the middle of the street as first responders worked to clear the normally bustling morning traffic out of the […]

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Comcast is dropping out of the race to acquire some of 21st Century Fox’s assets (CMCSA)

Comcast said Thursday that it no longer intended to pursue its acquisition of some 21st Century Fox assets, ending a bidding war with Disney. The company said it would instead focus on its offer for Sky. Comcast had entered a bidding war with Disney for some of 21st Century Fox’s assets excluding the Fox News […]

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Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth have apparently called off their engagement again

I kept going back and forth on Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. I couldn’t decide if they pissed me off or if I sort of liked them. I sort of liked them because I think he’s a good influence on her and I think she’s happier when she can identify herself as Liam’s low-key girlfriend. […]

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Kelly McParland: Vladimir Putin cannot begin to believe his luck

In the old days of the Soviet empire, Moscow-watchers might have spent weeks analyzing the look on Vladimir Putin’s face during his meeting in Helsinki with the U.S. president. What, precisely, was behind the enormous grin the Russian leader wore during their joint appearance? Glee? Disbelief? Self-satisfaction? An uncontainable sense of utter hilarity? It’s possible […]

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