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RBC chief Dave McKay tops big banks pay at $12.4 million as CEO wages rise 7%

TORONTO — The chief executives of Canada’s five biggest banks collectively earned roughly $53.6 million in the latest fiscal year, up more than seven per cent from a year earlier. But it was a particularly good year for TD Bank’s chief executive Bharat Masrani, who got a more than 20 per cent increase in total direct compensation to pull in …

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Trump’s new State Department hawk could be bad news for Iran

The revolving door at the Trump White House puts me in mind of something a certain close observer of a certain corporate leader once said about the latter’s management style: “He surrounds himself with weak people, because he thinks it makes him strong.” It was not a compliment. Granted, Gary Cohn, Trump’s recently departed economic adviser, and more recently Rex …

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Carabins’ Régis Cibasu and Félix Ménard-Brière work to impress scouts

It’s never a good sign when the media outnumber the scouts at a player’s pro day — even in Montreal, when the Canadiens are out of town and people are scrambling for a story. Having said that, receiver Régis Cibasu and kicker Félix Ménard-Brière, along with the agent who represents the two Université de Montréal players, weren’t about to complain …

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Game Report: Canadiens limp home after yet another road loss in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The good news for the Canadiens is they get to go back home. The bad news is that Montreal is expecting a snowstorm on Tuesday — which sort of sums up this season for the Canadiens. The Canadiens ended a 12-day, six-game road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night at Nationwide …

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Raptors stage fourth-quarter comeback, top Hawks 102-90

For most of Tuesday night’s contest, the Toronto Raptors looked like they were headed for an embarrassing loss to one of the basement dwellers of the Eastern Conference. After trailing for the majority of three quarters, the Raptors ambushed the Atlanta Hawks 30-13 in the final quarter and escaped with a 106-90 victory. Behind 25 points from DeMar DeRozan, 15 …

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One-man show: Patrik Laine’s hat trick leads Jets past Rangers

Patrik Laine went more than a year between hat tricks, and still the 19-year-old Finnish star is on a remarkable pace. Laine got his fourth hat trick and set a career high with his 38th goal, lifting the Winnipeg Jets over the New York Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday night. The 19-year-old star had been the youngest ever with three hat …

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Former Impact boss Biello named national team assistant coach and youth director

MONTREAL — Former Montreal Impact coach Mauro Biello was named assistant coach of Canada’s national soccer team and under-23 program director Monday. Biello, a former national team player, will oversee the development of young players and assist head coach John Herdman with the Canadian squad. “Having represented Canada on a number of different levels and having both played and coached …

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In the Habs’ Room: Pacioretty, Julien praise Lindgren’s effort in goal

Charlie Lindgren returned to the NHL after a three-month absence and learned that even a shutout isn’t enough when you’re tending goal for the offensively challenged Canadiens. Lindgren was credited with a shutout after making 33 saves through regulation time and a five-minute overtime, but his teammates couldn’t find a way to beat Philadelphia goaltender Petr Mrazek. As a result, …

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U.S. companies cut NRA ties as pressure mounts

NEW YORK—U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on its website. #BoycottNRA is trending on Twitter. Members of the NRA have access to special …

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Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media launches retirement savings fund to help support its programming

TORONTO—Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media has teamed up with a wealth management firm to launch a retirement saving fund geared toward Canadians who want to invest in the highly controversial and conservative online news site. The Wells Plus 6ix Rebel Freedom Fund is run by Alberta-based Wells Asset Management. The firm says the RRSP eligible income fund is directed at investors …

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