Gaza residents return during ceasefire, find mass destruction By Karin Laub And Yousur Alhlou BAYT ‘ANUN, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage […]
$3.2B AltaLink sale wins conditional approval CALGARY — The federal government has signed off on the controversial $3.2-billion sale of Alberta’s largest electricity transmission provider to a company owned by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett. The approval, however, comes with a long list of conditions, including the guarantee that buyer Berkshire Hathaway Energy must reinvest every penny it earns from AltaLink in the company, the province or Canada, if it is allowed to complete the purchase from Quebec-based SNC Lavalin.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan resigns over letter to judge OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet is reeling from an ethical slip-up that has caused the resignation of its aboriginal affairs minister and left political critics questioning why Finance Minister Jim Flaherty hasn’t also quit. The political bombshell was [...]