This week’s fiscal update will have Trudeau seeking redemption from a frustrated business community

This week’s fiscal update will have Trudeau seeking redemption from a frustrated business community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets one of his last chances this week to mend frosty ties with Canada’s business community as next year’s election nears. Trudeau’s finance chief, Bill Morneau, will unveil a fiscal update Wednesday in Ottawa that provides a shot at redemption after warnings about the country’s fading competitiveness. It will likely include…

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An election looms in Israel

An election looms in Israel

WHEN AVIGDOR LIEBERMAN became Israel’s defence minister in 2016, he vowed to eliminate the leader of Hamas within 48 hours. Two years later Ismail Haniyeh is still alive—and may have just helped eliminate Israel’s government. On November 14th Mr Lieberman (above, left) resigned, withdrawing his party from the ruling coalition over its supposed meekness in…

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Lucia Berlin made art from her chequered life

Lucia Berlin made art from her chequered life

Welcome Home. By Lucia Berlin. Edited by Jeff Berlin. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 176 pages; $25. Picador; £16.99.  Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. Evening in Paradise. By Lucia Berlin. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 256 pages; $26. Picador; £14.99.  IN 2015, 11 years after her death, Lucia Berlin was rediscovered. The…

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