has been since September, 2010. This was not a surprise at all but there were some different
messages contained in Governor Mark Carney’s commentary and in the Bank’s Monetary Policy
Report published the same day as the rate announcement was made.
results of the combination of survey data from both consumer and industry participants are
interesting, provocative and, in some areas, a little sobering.
In construction, weekly earnings increased 5.3% to $1,133.09, and growth was widespread across all industries in this sector.
mortgages, some expected and some not, rocked the Canadian mortgage world last week.
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TORONTO - For decades visitors to the D-Day beaches on the northwest coast of France have looked out at the English Channel, taking in the journey made by Allied troops that marked a turning point in the Second World War.
The view from some of those sites — including Juno Beach where 359 Canadians died — could soon change if a plan succeeds to build an army of wind turbines some 10 kilometres offshore.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Mexican media are reporting that a Canadian and an American have gone missing from the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.
The online newspaper Noticias PV says Diego Hernandez, a Canadian martial arts instructor, and his friend Craig Silva vanished on May 8.
MONTREAL - A philosophy professor who famously wore a panda costume to lighten the mood throughout last year's Quebec student protests has found a new cause.
Anarchopanda, the unofficial mascot of the Quebec student strikes, has completed a fundraising campaign to contest fines levied against protesters in recent months.
Note to readers: Corrects spelling of costume
Get ready to break out the sunscreen Canada, but don't worry about sizzling all season.
Meteorologists at AccuWeather.com say the majority of Canadians can look forward to a more "typical" summer this year, when hot spells will be interspersed with cooler periods.
TABUSINTAC NEW BRUNSWICK, - A minister of a United Church in a New Brunswick village says the community is in mourning after several weeks marred with tragedy for the local fishing industry, including the death of three fishermen.
Olive Ann Archibald of the Tabusintac Pastoral Church said the crowd at Sunday morning's service was "sombre," as search and rescue teams continued to comb the waters offshore for two missing fishermen.
TORONTO - A public relations expert suggests Rob Ford's decision not to host his weekly radio show on Sunday may indicate the Toronto mayor has yet to fully figure out how to respond to allegations he was recorded on video appearing to smoke crack cocaine.
Queen's University Professor Monica LaBarge said Ford should come out and directly say whether the alleged drug use the video reportedly appears to show is true — something she says Ford could have used this week's edition of his Toronto talk radio show to do.
OTTAWA - A look at the life and career of Ray Novak, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new chief of staff:
Born: March 30, 1977
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version wrongly said Novak's birthday was May 30, 1977 and that he had completed a master's degree in political science.
OTTAWA - Emerging from a dramatic week that has seen him lose two senators and his chief of staff, Stephen Harper will focus now on calming down his anxious caucus and righting a listing Conservative ship.
Tory MPs have been hearing from upset constituents about the Senate expenses controversy that has become one of the most serious challenges for the prime minister's administration.
A group that includes some prominent Canadian actors, writers and politicians is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to change the name of Victoria Day.
Author Margaret Atwood, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and actor Gordon Pinsent are among those behind an online petition to rename the public holiday, which is celebrated on Monday, as "Victoria and First Peoples Day."
OTTAWA - The Harper government is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars advertising a program that does not yet exist.
Prime-time ads began airing this week during NHL playoff games — currently the priciest advertising real estate on the dial — that tout a new federal Canada Jobs Grant for training workers.
OTTAWA - Here is a timeline of the Senate audits controversy.
OTTAWA - A team of 15 Canadian soldiers has been dispatched to Kandahar on a month-long assignment to assess whether dozens of military containers are still seaworthy enough to be brought home.
Over 375 shipping containers full of military supplies remain stranded at Kandahar Airfield nearly 18 months after Canada's withdrawal from the war-torn province, and almost two years since combat operations ceased.
HEDLEY, B.C. - Adrian Dix was inside the Hitching Post Restaurant drinking from a mug stamped with twin six-shooters while outside on the old mining town's main street, with dusk starting to cover the mountaintops, his campaign workers were counting potential seats in what appeared to be a shoo-in win.
How many? Forty-seven? Fifty-three? Maybe even 60 seats.
OTTAWA - A growing number of Canada's car dealers are removing fuel-efficiency labels that the industry agreed to display on each vehicle under a voluntary deal reached with Ottawa 15 years ago.
A survey of almost 600 dealerships across the country found that the labels were attached to only 63 per cent of the new vehicles on outdoor lots.
HALIFAX - A search will resume today along New Brunswick`s northeast coast for two missing lobster fishermen.
A vessel with three men aboard hit a sandbar in rough seas early yesterday morning and started taking on water.
HALIFAX - A small New Brunswick community was mourning the loss of a young fisherman Saturday as search efforts continued for two other crew members who were aboard a vessel that went aground off the province's northeast coast.
Military efforts to find the two missing crew members were called off around 3:45 p.m., about 10 hours after the boat issued a distress call after heading out to sea offshore of Tabusintac.
TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford decided against hosting his weekly radio show this weekend after explosive allegations that he was recorded on a video appearing to smoke crack cocaine.
CFRB program director Mike Bendixen has tweeted that Ford and his brother Doug, a city councillor, won't be behind the microphones this Sunday for their two-hour talk show "The City" on the Toronto station.
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version wrongly said there was a report that the mayor was to respond to the allegations on Tuesday. In fact it's the mayor's brother
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government says Elijah Harper's body will lie in state in the province's legislature.
Harper, who as a member of the legislature blocked the Meech Lake constitutional accord in 1990, died Friday at age 64.
EDMONTON - A spectator has been killed after a Jeep demonstration at an Edmonton fundraising event went disastrously wrong.
The event was called "Jeeps Go Topless" and was being held in the parking lot of a shopping centre to raise funds for the Edmonton Food Bank.
STE-THERESE, Que. - A father and his two boys, ages 10 and seven, were fighting for their lives Saturday after an early morning fire at a home north of Montreal.
The family's mother and their three-year-old girl were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.
TORONTO - It appears Bryan Colangelo is out as president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors, but he could be staying with the team in another capacity.
According to multiple media reports, the Raptors are negotiating with Colangelo to take on a corporate, non-basketball role with the team.
TORONTO - Given his numbers at triple-A Buffalo, Anthony Gose wasn't expecting a call from the Blue Jays.
When it came, he still didn't quite believe it.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur who made history at Augusta National, is bringing his game to Jack Nicklaus' backyard.
Guan, who last month became the youngest player to make the cut in a major championship when he finished 58th at the Masters, has accepted an exemption to play at the Memorial Tournament next week.
PHILADELPHIA - Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Chapman (3-2) blew his second straight save opportunity after converting his first eight chances this season.
SASKATOON - After being swept in the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs, many questioned whether the host Saskatoon Blades even belonged at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.
They emphatically put those doubts rest with a gritty win over the Canadian Hockey League's top team.
OTTAWA - As good-luck charms go, fibreglass shrapnel isn't high on most hockey players' lists.
But it seemed to do the trick for Colin Greening, whose double-overtime heroics lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Murphy's three-run shot was barely enough against Miguel Cabrera's three home runs.
Murphy put Texas ahead for good with a drive just over the wall in right field in the sixth inning, and the Rangers spoiled the second three-homer game of Cabrera's career with an 11-8 victory on Sunday night.
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OTTAWA - Colin Greening scored 7:39 into double overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.
Daniel Alfredsson got Ottawa even 1-1 by scoring a short-handed goal with 29 seconds left in regulation, just after the Senators pulled goalie Craig Anderson for an extra skater.
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Murphy's shot just over the fence in right field gave Texas an 8-7 lead and answered a bases-loaded double from Prince Fielder that put Detroit up by two in the sixth inning after the Rangers had walked Cabrera intentionally even though first base wasn't open.
IRVING, Texas - Sang-Moon Bae watched anxiously after hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole Sunday in the Byron Nelson Championship.
When the ball landed on the front edge of the green fronted by water, he bent his knees and leaned backward obviously relieved. He was only a few shots away from his first PGA Tour victory and a congratulatory hug from the widow of the tournament's namesake.
BOSTON - Claude Julien wanted his Bruins to play more aggressively in the third period. The Boston coach got his wish with the help of some shaky defence by the New York Rangers.
A rare rough day for goalie Henrik Lundqvist certainly helped, too.
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.
The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden became the first host country to win an IIHF World Championship in 27 years in large part because of the addition of Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin during the tournament.
Henrik scored the winning goal, assisted on a third goal and scored into an empty net in Sweden's 5-1 victory over Switzerland in Sunday's sold-out championship game at Globe Arena.
MANCHESTER, England - Arsenal qualified for the Champions League for the 16th straight season after edging Tottenham to fourth place in the Premier League, as Alex Ferguson bowed out as Manchester United manager with a 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Laurent Koscielny's 52nd-minute volley sealed an unconvincing 1-0 for Arsenal at Newcastle, rendering Spurs' 1-0 victory over Sunderland — courtesy of a late screamer from Gareth Bale — meaningless.
WEST BROMWICH, England - Alex Ferguson. Former Manchester United manager.
At the end of his 1,500th game in charge of Man United on Sunday, the 71-year-old Scot bowed in front of thousands of applauding fans — and then bowed out of football for good.
STOCKHOLM - Paul Henderson is having such a good year, he threatened to steal Mats Sundin's No. 13 at the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame induction.
It's been non-stop recognition in 2013 for Henderson and his heroics for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sunday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees has been postponed due to rain.
No makeup date was set for the AL East rivals, who are not scheduled to meet again in the Bronx until August.
VANCOUVER - Will Johnson got mad — and then he helped his team get even.
Johnson scored on a penalty kick and earned an assist as the short-handed Portland Timbers came back to earn a 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in Major League Soccer action.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings are now the team bemoaning a late penalty while the San Jose Sharks celebrate a dramatic win.
With the script being flipped from Game 2 in Los Angeles, the Sharks have played their way back into this second-round series against their Southern California rivals.