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Nov 27, 2014

Canadian celebrity radio host charged with sexual assault

TORONTO (Reuters) – A celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada’s biggest sex scandals was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday in a case that has grabbed headlines.

Jian Ghomeshi, 47, former host of the internationally syndicated music and arts program Q on Canadian Broadcasting Corp radio, appeared in court to answer four counts of sexual assault and one of choking.

Nov 26, 2014

Canadian celebrity radio host charged with sexual assault -police

TORONTO (Reuters) – A celebrity radio host was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on Wednesday in a scandal that has grabbed Canada’s media spotlight.

Jian Ghomeshi, 47, former host of the internationally syndicated music and arts program Q on Canadian Broadcasting Corp radio, surrendered to police and was charged with four counts of sexual assault and one of choking, Toronto police said.

Nov 25, 2014

Reuters poll: Canada house price rises, new construction to slow

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian house price rises are expected to slow in 2015 after another strong year and homebuilding will gradually cool from elevated levels, but a property market crash still looms as a risk, according to a Reuters poll.

The survey of 23 forecasters found that while most said Canada’s house prices were higher than they should be, medians suggest they will still rise 5.2 percent this year before higher mortgage rates and unaffordability slows the market.

Nov 24, 2014

Canada housing agency sees some overvaluation but few signs of a bubble

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Canada’s housing market is
modestly overvalued and there is overbuilding in Toronto and
Montreal, but there are few signs of overheating, the federal
housing agency said on Monday as concerns about a housing bubble
persist.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said a new framework to
assess the country’s housing market showed conditions were
“broadly consistent” with the growth in Canada’s population and
economy, including its low interest rate environment.

Nov 17, 2014

Ontario deficit projections unchanged, books seen balanced in 2017-18

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Canadian province of Ontario
trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the next three years
on Monday but left its deficit targets unchanged and said its
budget will be balanced by 2017-18.

In his fall fiscal update, Finance Minister Charles Sousa
projected a deficit of C$12.5 billion ($11.1 billion) in fiscal
2014-15, ending March 31, unchanged from the forecast the
province’s Liberal government made in its July budget.

Nov 17, 2014

Canadian home sales edge higher in October

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Sales of existing homes in
Canada edged higher in October from September, the Canadian Real
Estate Association said on Monday, suggesting the housing market
was carrying momentum into the traditionally slower winter
months.

The industry group for real estate agents said sales rose
0.7 percent last month from September. Actual sales for October,
not seasonally adjusted, were up 7.0 percent from October 2013.

Nov 13, 2014

Brazil, China, India still offer investment value – CPPIB

TORONTO, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Brazil, China and India still
offer long-term investment value but a lot of global assets are
fully priced and competing with huge sovereign wealth funds is
getting harder, one of Canada’s biggest dealmakers said on
Thursday.

The head of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the
world’s biggest pension funds, said market conditions remain
difficult because assets are fairly priced, which means deal
activity will be below average and CPPIB will have to “pick its
spots” to find good investments.

Nov 9, 2014

Canada PM under pressure over detained couple on China visit

BEIJING (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper came under increased pressure on Sunday as the son of a Canadian couple detained in China said he was not sure Canada was doing enough to help his parents.

And the opposition leader said Harper should be speaking publicly about the case while he is in Beijing.

Nov 8, 2014

Canada signs China trade deals, raises case of two detained Canadians

BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Canadian and Chinese companies
have signed trade deals worth more than C$2.5 billion, despite
continued tension over the detention of two Canadians near the
North Korean border.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the more than 20
commercial agreements signed between executives from both
countries are expected to create more than 2,000 jobs in
industries as diverse as aerospace, infrastructure, mining,
energy and agri-food.

Nov 8, 2014

Bombardier CEO sees Mexico 6-mth high-speed rail bid window as “tight”

BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Canadian train and planemaker
Bombardier said a six-month window to prepare a bid
for Mexico’s $3.75 billion high-speed rail contract looked
tight.

Mexico on Friday revoked the contract from consortium led by
state-backed China Railway Constructon Corp.