Delaet Carries Canada’s Torch

. . for six years there was nothing done about the charter, said Parent, who served as a military search-and-rescue technician for three decades. Veterans already suffering financial hardship dont have time for a drawn-out review, Parent said. What we dont want to see is another long, extended review, he said, adding that the Veterans Affairs Department should use his report as a blueprint to make the required changes. Everything is there for them so, therefore, it could be expedited, Parent said. Fantino was not available for an interview Tuesday. He issued a statement saying the report was an important starting point for the upcoming review. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair accused the Conservatives of a double standard and said the shortfalls identified in Parents report are absolutely unacceptable. We have hundreds and hundreds of veterans who are simply not being taken care of by our government, Mulcair said Tuesday on Parliament Hill. This is the same government that talks about respecting our brave men and women in uniform. Lets do more than talk . .

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM DUBLIN, Ohio — When Graham DeLaet thinks about the Presidents Cup, the first thing that comes to mind is Mike Weir beating Tiger Woods 1-up at Royal Montreal Golf Club in 2007. It was one of the few bright spots for an International Team that got crushed by 5 points that year, but the Sunday singles victory by Weir left an indelible mark on DeLaet. “It was an unbelievable moment for golf in our country,” said DeLaet, who was playing on PGA TOUR Canada at the time. “He’s represented Canada so well for so long, and he’s a great role model.” Now it’s DeLaet’s turn. The 31-year-old is making his Presidents Cup debut this week but arrives at Muirfield having played well enough to earn a spot on the team. In 26 starts on the PGA TOUR this season, DeLaet had seven top 10s, including a runner-up at The Barclays and a third-place finish the following week at TPC Boston. He also finished third at the Travelers Championship and ended the year eighth in the FedExCup standings. “He’s really come out of his shell this year and I think he’s starting to believe in himself and his ability,” Price said. “He’s probably rounded off a few of the rough edges that he had in the first couple of years as a professional. He’s learned how to play the game, and he plays it so beautifully.” So much so that there aren’t many holes when taking a closer look at DeLaet’s game. He ranked first in total driving — a combination of distance and accuracy — and was third in greens in regulation. He was also 16th in birdie average. If there is a weakness, it’s probably his putting.

Canada’s Dollar Drops Against Australia’s as U.S. Shuts Down

Australias dollar climbed after the nations Reserve Bank left borrowing costs unchanged today. The U.S. dollar fell versus most major counterparts. A partial shutdown of the federal government would cost the U.S. at least $300 million a day in lost economic output at the start, according to IHS Inc. (IHS) Weve got uncertainty whether or not Canadian exports to the U.S. are going to rebound sharply over the next several months with this uncertainty over the government shutdown and the U.S. economic outlook, David Watt , chief economist at the Canadian unit of HSBC Holdings Plc, said in a phone interview. It makes sense the Canadian dollar would lag its commodity peers during an episode such as this. It will behave more like the U.S. dollar because of the close ties. The loonie, nicknamed for the image of the aquatic bird on the C$1 coin, weakened 1 percent to 97.02 cents per Australian dollar at 5 p.m. in Toronto. Canadas currency depreciated 0.1 percent to C$1.0322 per U.S. dollar.