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Sep 28, 2011

TSX extends losses as commodities weigh

TORONTO, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Toronto’s main stock index
retreated further on Wednesday afternoon, pressured by falling
commodity prices, as uncertainty over Europe’s debt crisis
continued to dog the market.

The TSX had rallied more than 3 percent in the previous two
sessions on hopes that euro zone leaders were readying decisive
action to tackle the region’s debt woes.

Sep 23, 2011

Big-name celebrities irk Ottawa in pipeline debate

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s energy minister shot back on Friday at Hollywood celebrities protesting a plan to build a $7 billion oil pipeline to Texas from Alberta in the first public indication that the protests are getting under Ottawa’s skin.

Joe Oliver, the minister in charge of energy, said increasingly vocal critics opposing the project on environmental grounds may become a threat to his government’s plans to cement Canada as the dominant North American energy supplier.

Sep 17, 2011

Women directors shine at Toronto film festival

TORONTO (Reuters) – Madonna may have stolen the lion’s share of the headlines, but there were plenty of films by women directors earning a lot of buzz at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which draws to a close on Sunday.

From the invention of the vibrator to the aftermath of a school massacre, women brought comedy and complexity to the event that helps launch Hollywood’s Oscar season.

Sep 16, 2011

Dealtalk: Cameco may go unchallenged in hostile Hathor bid

By Julie Gordon and Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay

(Reuters) – Hathor Exploration (HAT.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) might have trouble finding a white knight to rescue it from the clutches of Cameco Corp, the uranium giant whose C$520 million ($530 million) hostile offer stands a much better chance of succeeding than any foreign bid.

Cameco, Canada’s largest uranium producer, faces none of the hurdles that a non-Canadian company would have to clear in acquiring a strategic asset such as Hathor. Only last year, Canada’s federal government shot down a $39 billion Anglo-Australian bid for Potash Corp, the world’s largest fertilizer producer.

Sep 16, 2011

Cameco may go unchallenged in hostile Hathor bid

Sept 16 (Reuters) – Hathor Exploration (HAT.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) might have
trouble finding a white knight to rescue it from the clutches
of Cameco Corp, the uranium giant whose C$520 million ($530
million) hostile offer stands a much better chance of
succeeding than any foreign bid.

Cameco, Canada’s largest uranium producer, faces none of
the hurdles that a non-Canadian company would have to clear in
acquiring a strategic asset such as Hathor. Only last year,
Canada’s federal government shot down a $39 billion
Anglo-Australian bid for Potash Corp, the world’s largest
fertilizer producer.

Sep 16, 2011

Political satire “Butter” drips with ambition

TORONTO (Reuters) – Ambition and folk art collide in director Jim Field Smith’s comedy, “Butter,” which uses a state fair butter carving competition to satirize the divisiveness of American politics.

The British comedian-turned-filmmaker crafts the story of Laura Pickler, a woman who steps into her husband’s shoes as a competitive butter sculptor after he is pressured into retirement in order to give someone else a chance to win.

Sep 15, 2011

“Hysteria” sex toys stir crowds at Toronto film fest

TORONTO (Reuters) – To say Toronto was abuzz with “Hysteria” would be an understatement.

The film, which is based on the true story of the first electronic vibrator’s invention in the 1880s, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday but even before the curtain rose, the movie’s stars and director had reporters laughing at a news conference.

Sep 14, 2011

Polish drama “In Darkness” sheds light on Holocaust

TORONTO (Reuters) – With her new drama “In Darkness” Agnieszka Holland has returned to her native Poland to produce a haunting portrait of the Holocaust that could net the veteran director another Oscar nod.

The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, tells the true story of a group of Jews that hid for 14 months in the sewers beneath the then-Polish city of Lvov during World War II.

Sep 10, 2011
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“Ides of March” stars play politics, or not, at TIFF

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George Clooney and Ryan Gosling at TIFF

Politics may make for good films, but don’t expect the stars of “The Ides of March” to run for office any time soon.

George Clooney, who directs and stars as governor Mike Morris in the political drama, has already said he isn’t interested in a real-life political career.

Sep 10, 2011
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