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Gloomy Goldman offers 20 ‘safety’ stocks with valuations below the previous 2 bear markets

It’s tight quarters in Wall Street’s bear sleuth these days. Goldman Sachs just downgraded their 2022 US growth forecast (to 2.4% from 2.6%) and 2023 (to 1.6% from 2.2%), as senior chairman Lloyd Blankfein warned of “very, very high” risks for a US recession. “If I were running a big company, I would be very …

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Firing Bank of Canada head would spark global ‘shock wave’: ex-budget watchdog – National

If any Canadian government were to fire the head of the Bank of Canada, the result would be a “global financial shock wave,” warned the country’s former budget watchdog. In an interview with The West Block guest host Eric Sorenson, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page said the Bank of Canada’s reputation is one as …

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Firing Bank of Canada head would spark global ‘shock wave’: ex-budget watchdog – National

If any Canadian government were to fire the head of the Bank of Canada, the result would be a “global financial shock wave,” warned the country’s former budget watchdog. In an interview with The West Block guest host Eric Sorenson, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page said the Bank of Canada’s reputation is one as …

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Demonstrators in Montreal protest Quebec’s Bill 96

People take part in a demonstration against Bill 96 in Montreal, May 14, 2022.Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press Demonstrators streamed through downtown Montreal to protest Quebec’s contentious language bill on Saturday, demanding it be scrapped to preserve the rights of anglophones, allophones and Indigenous communities. The protesters, who rallied at Dawson College before marching more than …

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John Horgan encouraging people ‘to think before you hop in the car’ amid record-breaking gas prices

Premier John Horgan is encouraging BC drivers to carpool, use alternative modes of transit and “think before” they drive amid record-breaking gas prices. Analysts are forecasting fuel could cost $2,339 per liter at Metro Vancouver gas stations by Sunday. Horgan says he is more worried about the inflationary impacts on things like food prices than …

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Canada’s top court says voluntary extreme intoxication a defense in violent crimes

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a major decision on Friday allowing criminal defendants in cases involving assault — including sexual assault — to use a defense known as self-induced extreme intoxication. Effectively, it means defenders who voluntarily consume intoxicating substances and then assault or interfere with the bodily integrity of another person can avoid …

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Alberta health minister pausing, apologizes for insulin pump program changes

The Alberta government is pressing pause on changes to the provincial insulin pump program. “We are doing a pause on our program and I want to apologize to Albertans due to the confusion,” Health Minister Jason Copping said during question period Thursday. “There are a lot of questions we haven’t answered yet.” The pause comes …

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RCMP ‘following up’ after Jagmeet Singh harassed by protesters in Peterborough – National

The RCMP say they’re “following up” on an incident in Peterborough, Ont., Tuesday, in which NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was harassed by protesters who called him a “traitor” and followed him to his car. Deputy Commissioner Michael Duheme called the incident “unacceptable” and said the national police force has been in contact with party leaders …

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