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Russia’s potash breakup a ‘game-changer’ for Canadian industry

The dramatic breakup of the world's largest potash oligopoly promises to reshape the industry and send prices tumbling, threatening the profit-making power of the marketing group that sells Saskatchewan potash to global customers.<p>Russia's Uralkali said it is walking away from its Belarus Potash …

Who speaks for the consumer in wireless debate? Everyone

Ordinary Canadians are caught in the middle of a public debate over whether Ottawa's measures aimed at stimulating competition in the wireless industry would give big foreign telecoms like Verizon Communications Inc. unduly privileged access to Canada's air waves.<p>All stakeholders claim to be …

Procter & Gamble: A dividend stock with upside potential

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>After going sideways for several years, Procter & Gamble Co.'s stock has finally broken out of its rut.<p>In the past 12 months, the consumer products giant's …

Canadian oil could get an unexpected route to Asian markets

TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Energy East pipeline could give western oil producers back-door access to Asian markets at a reasonable transportation cost if it reaches Saint John.<p>While politicians have focused on the provision of Canadian crude to eastern refineries, Saint John's ice-free, …

Marcel Coutu to retire as CEO of Canadian Oil Sands

Marcel Coutu will retire as chief executive of Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. after 12 years in the position, the company said Tuesday as it reported a more than doubling of second-quarter profit.<p>Mr. Coutu, who will retire on Jan. 1., oversaw Canadian Oil Sands' expansion to a company with a market value …

Analysts fear more Barrick surprises

After all the writedowns, the deep cost-cutting and heart-stopping declines in stock prices, gold mining investors still wrestle with one question: Can it get worse?<p>That fear weighs heavily on Barrick Gold Corp. this week, with the world's largest gold miner reporting earnings Thursday. The company …

Despite Saks deal, HBC stores still in need of a serious makeover

In pure New York fashion, Richard Baker is now boasting a $2.4-billion smile.<p>The 47-year-old businessman has every reason to be triumphant. In the past six years, he accomplished what many retailing experts deemed impossible: He resurrected the Hudson's Bay Co., which looked as doomed as the Eaton …

Consumer groups back Ottawa’s policies to spur wireless competition

Some of this country's largest consumer groups are wading into the public debate erupting over Ottawa's wireless policies, arguing that ordinary Canadians would benefit from increased competition.<p>The Consumers' Association of Canada and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre issued a joint-release on …

Speaker responds to e-mails about pressing him to change gas plant ruling

The Speaker of the Ontario legislature has responded to e-mails revealing that advisers to former premier Dalton McGuinty tried to get him to change one of his rulings, saying he has never bowed to "political interference."<p>Speaker Dave Levac did not comment specifically on the e-mails released to a …

F-35 fighter jet price to fall with new Pentagon deal

The maker of the controversial F-35 is touting the new lower cost of the stealth fighter in a new agreement signed with the Pentagon.<p>Officials at …

On pot, Trudeau puts himself in the vanguard

In the U.S. election of 2008, the proportion of youth who voted in the state of Washington was 10 per cent. In the election of 2012, with the question of marijuana legalization on the ballot, it was 22 per cent.<p>In other states where the question was put, Colorado and Oregon, the increases in youth …

Senator Harb took out $55K loan against condo days after Senate committee rejected housing expense claims

OTTAWA — Eight days after a Senate committee deemed his housing- and living-expense claims improper, Senator Mac Harb took out a $55,000 loan against …