Late payments set to rise on Canadians’ $599-billion of credit card, non-mortgage debt, Equifax predicts

Late payments set to rise on Canadians’ $599-billion of credit card, non-mortgage debt, Equifax predicts

Canadian delinquency rates, which have been declining since the last recession, will probably reverse and begin to climb by the end of 2018 as the central bank presses ahead with interest rate increases, according to the country’s largest credit reporting firm. Regina Malina, senior director of analytics at Equifax Canada, predicts late payments on the…

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Transgender identities: a series of invited essays

Transgender identities: a series of invited essays

FROM the transgender bathroom debate in America to the argument in Britain over who can stand for election on women-only shortlists, a row about transgender identities is generating more heat than light. On one hand are some transgender people and activists, who advocate for “gender self-identification”: the belief that the world should take at face…

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts Trump’s handling of trade, says tariffs will badly hurt economy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts Trump’s handling of trade, says tariffs will badly hurt economy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday denounced President Donald Trump’s handling of global trade disputes, issuing a report that argued tariffs imposed by Washington and retaliation by its partners would boomerang badly on the American economy. The Chamber, the nation’s largest business lobbying group and a traditional ally of Trump’s Republican Party,…

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Terence Corcoran: How smug politicians — including Harper — sabotaged Canada’s dreams of energy superpowerdom

Terence Corcoran: How smug politicians — including Harper — sabotaged Canada’s dreams of energy superpowerdom

It is too early to conclude that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, aided and abetted by climate activists and what the late Charles Krauthammer identified as perceivable leftist stupidity, is presiding over the decline of Canada into its new role as a global energy underpower. History takes time and a lot can change quickly. More importantly,…

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Mixed surgical teams lead to less medical error

Mixed surgical teams lead to less medical error

SURGEONS are people, and people are animals, and animals often fight. Which is why Frans de Waal, one of the world’s leading experts on animal behaviour, has turned his attention to the operating theatre to demonstrate how insights drawn from his discipline might improve surgical practice. Dr de Waal—and, more particularly, Laura Jones, his colleague…

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How Corey Stewart is helping Democrats in Virginia

How Corey Stewart is helping Democrats in Virginia

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is expected to be a drag on Republican congressional candidates in Virginia this year. He lost the state in 2016 and has angered much of its increasingly Democratic electorate ever since. But Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for the US Senate, could be a bigger liability in the mid-terms than the president.…

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