Defence minister Harjit Sajjan to meet U.S. counterpart Monday

Sajjan will be joined by Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, for the meeting at the Pentagon with Mattis and Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice-chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff. The two nations’ joint interests in the NATO and NORAD military alliances and the ongoing mission to defeat Daesh extremists will…

Trump to issue directives targeting Dodd-Frank, retirement advice rule

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with representatives of Harley-Davidson at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst By Ayesha Rascoe and Sarah N. Lynch | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday will fire the opening salvo in his campaign to scale back major regulations that resulted from the financial…

Tax Update: What’s Wrong With Our Tax System and How to Fix It

Relatively few people have heard of Nina Olson, but she’s been busy working for American taxpayers for many years, as our National Taxpayer Advocate. Part of her job is regularly issuing reports to Congress, detailing problems she has observed in our tax code and our tax-paying processes — along with solutions she recommends. Olson recently…

Canadian company Investel takes patent case against Snapchat to U.S. court

LOS ANGELES—A Canadian company is taking its patent-infringement claims against the owner of Snapchat to the U.S. federal court system. Investel Capital announced the U.S. legal battle this morning, a day after Snap Inc. officially filed for a U.S. initial public offering that could raise an estimated $ 3 billion (U.S.) or more from investors.…

McKnight shooter charged, 2nd-degree murder

2:43 PM ET The man who told authorities he shot former New York Jets running back Joe McKnight has been charged with second-degree murder, the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. If convicted, Ronald Gasser, 55, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. As a…

JONES: McDavid scoring more on road a headscratcher

TERRY JONES, Postmedia Network Feb 2, 2017 , Last Updated: 11:29 PM ET EDMONTON – Connor McDavid didn’t get a point in the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 shutout loss in Nashville Thursday night. It was the second straight game in which McDavid didn’t register a point. This is NOT news. If it happens again Friday in…