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Justin Trudeau Tells NYC Gala That Worker-Friendly Policies Will Save Free Trade

NEW YORK _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his so-called progressive trade agenda to the United States on Tuesday.In a speech to a black-tie gala aboard an aircraft carrier in the Hudson River, Trudeau argued that worker-friendly policies are key ... read more

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B.C. Liberals Asked Oil And Gas Industry To Tweak Climate Plan, Docs Show

VANCOUVER _ British Columbia's former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to "refine" the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan, documents show.Meeting agendas and presenta... read more

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This Is What A NAFTA-Fuelled Race To The Bottom Looks Like

If you want to see what a NAFTA-caused race to the bottom looks like, go to Ingersoll, Ont.In that picturesque town west of Toronto, workers at the CAMI automotive plant are on strike over a reasonable proposal that their employer, General Motors of ... read more

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See The Northern Lights At Eye-Level In Chartered Flight From Whitehorse

In a Canadian first, an airline will offer a flight just for viewing the northern lights this fall."One of the best places to see the Aurora Borealis in the northern hemisphere is in the Yukon," Anthony Gucciardo, president of the Yukon Astronomical ... read more

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To Foster Entrepreneurship, Ottawa Should Look To Vienna

In the Canadian political landscape, entrepreneurship is as good as apple pie. Every Canadian politician claims to want to help entrepreneurs. However, there is considerable confusion about the kinds of public policies that foster entrepreneurship. I... read more

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Justin Trudeau Urges Canadian Aerospace Companies To Put The Heat On Boeing

OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadian companies that work with Boeing to speak out against the U.S. aerospace giant's trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier.The comments come after some of Canada's largest aerospa... read more

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Bitcoin Has Become About The Payday, Not Its Potential

In the beginning, Bitcoin was something of a revolution to me. The digital currency represented everything from my rebellious youth.It was a decentralized, denationalized, and digital currency operating outside the traditional banking and governmenta... read more

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James Cameron Invests In Sask. Pea Plant, Says Others Should Eat Less Meat

VANSCOY, Sask. _ Oscar-winning Hollywood director James Cameron was in the heart of the Prairies Monday, pushing protein from plants and suggesting people eat less meat or dairy.Cameron and his wife, former actor Suzy Amis Cameron, are investing in a... read more

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How Chris Hammell Of Toronto's Town Barber Succeeded With A No-Bullsh*t Approach To Business

Chris Hammell, owner of Toronto's Town Barber, has a no-frills attitude when it comes to running his barber shop. "Everybody is trying to find that next thing," he says in the video above. "It's like having a cocktail bar as your focus and this mysti... read more

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Theresa May, Justin Trudeau Say Canada And U.K. Working Toward New Trade Deal

OTTAWA _ Those feeling anxious about the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the rest of the world could use a little predictability, and both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May say Canada can help.The... read more

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Boeing-Canada Dispute Ramps Up: Trudeau Says Won't Do Business With Company 'Trying To Sue Us'

OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won't do business with a company that is busy attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work.The comments rep... read more

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Bill Morneau Lambastes NDP For Backing 'Unfair' Tax Breaks For Rich

OTTAWA _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau is putting the squeeze on federal New Democrats, chiding them for failing to support his proposals to end what he calls unfair tax advantages for some wealthy small business owners.In a letter to three New Democ... read more

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Air Canada Refuses To Let Toddler Use Approved Carseat During Takeoff, Landing

Air Canada will apologize to an Alberta mother who said she had the "worst experience ever" during a flight with her toddler.Kaitlynn Kirschner, who lives in Fort McMurray, said she bought an aircraft-approved carseat specifically for a family trip t... read more

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Doctors Who Support Tax Changes Want Their Voices To Be Heard

TORONTO _ Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau's proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies.To make their point, they have been putting signa... read more

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Health Canada Bans Partially Hydrogenated Oil, The Main Source Of Trans Fats

OTTAWA _ Health Canada is taking the final steps toward a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canadian diets.The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated oils or PHOs, which are the main source of industrially produced tran... read more

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Women's Empowerment Group Catalyst Canada Says It Believes In Strength Of Male Leaders

When you're choosing leaders of a team meant to increase workplace inclusion for women, it seems natural to pick a woman to lead that initiative.But as Bloomberg put it with a headline that could have been ripped right out of The Onion, "Man Named to... read more

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Shipping Containers Are An Instantly More Vibrant Community In A Box

Visiting Ghana a few years ago, some unusual kiosks caught the eye of Kevin Lee. Local vendors had cut windows and doors into abandoned shipping containers and turned them into storefronts."Clothiers, butchers, hairdressers _ each day families went i... read more

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Facebook Artificial Intelligence Lab To Open In Montreal

MONTREAL _ Facebook is launching an artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal.The social media giant says it will be headed by Joelle Pineau of McGill University's computer science department.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on hand for the an... read more

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Don't Be Surprised If Your Real-Estate Deal Gets Cancelled

A rapidly changing and volatile real-estate market makes it more likely that deals will be cancelled, with painful consequences such as lost deposits. The buyer who does not carry through on his obligations almost always loses his deposit, and may be... read more

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Canadian Home Sales May Slip By 5.3% In 2017, 10% In Ont. And B.C.

OTTAWA _ The Canadian Real Estate Association has downgraded its sales forecast this year as national home sales slipped 9.9 per cent in August compared with a year ago.The association expects sales to decline by 5.3 per cent year-over-year to 506,90... read more

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A More Inclusive NAFTA Is Just Smart Economics

When Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announcedthat the modernization of NAFTA would include a concerted effort to create dedicated chapters on gender and Indigenous exclusion as well as the environment, some scoffed that these were irrelev... read more

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10,000 CAA consumers could be Equifax hack victims

TORONTO _ The Canadian Automobile Association says it is informing about 10,000 of its members that they may have had sensitive data compromised by the massive Equifax cybersecurity breach.The CAA said Thursday Equifax was its partner on the auto org... read more

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1st Avro Arrow, Now Canadarm: When Will Canada Learn To Hold Onto Its Tech?

The images we choose to put on our currency are meant to be iconic portrayals of the people, places and things we hold most dear as a nation, images that help define us as a people and speak to what we wish we could be.There's the loon, the moose, th... read more

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Amazon Wants A 2nd Headquarters. Toronto Has What It Takes

Amazon has sparked a flurry of activity when it announced last week its plans to search for a second headquarters, a move that would reportedly bring 50,000 jobs to the host city. Toronto has what it takes to win this bid. The Six is the most vibrant... read more

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NAFTA Negotiations: U.S. Wants So-Called Sunset Clause In Agreement

WASHINGTON _ The United States is seeking to insert a so-called sunset clause into a new NAFTA, which would terminate the agreement after five years unless the three member countries agree to extend it.Wilbur Ross, Donald Trump's commerce secretary, ... read more

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Shehan De Silva Had No Brewing Experience. Now His Beer's An Award-Winner

Shehan De Silva, founder of Lost Craft beer, says the secret to entrepreneurial success lies in boxing."When you get knocked down, you get back up and keep fighting," he says of the sport. He's also applied the same ethos to his business.What began a... read more

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Roots Corp. Files For IPO

TORONTO _ Canadian retailer Roots Corp. is launching an initial public offering of its shares.The company has applied to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ROOT.The price the shares will be issued at was not immediately disclosed.The... read more

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If Halting Climate Change Means Slowing The Economy, So Be It

What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada's prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to "grow our economy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate." The Pan-C... read more

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National Post Workers Will Attempt To Unionize

TORONTO _ Workers at Postmedia's National Post newspaper have announced plans to try to form a union.CWA Canada says it's working to organize the employees amid significant challenges in the media business.Postmedia has made significant cuts across i... read more

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Canada Jetlines To Offer Ultra-Low-Cost Plane Tickets Starting In 2018

Canada Jetlines, a new ultra-low-cost airline, has revealed new details about its summer 2018 launch.The company announced on Monday it will base its main hubs in Ontario at the Hamilton and Waterloo airports.The smaller airfields are cheaper to cent... read more

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One-Quarter Of All Canadians Living In Poverty Are Children

OTTAWA _ Nikkie Edwards and her boyfriend make about $31,000 a year, a sum that leaves them below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada _ and in the company of another 4.8 million people, according to the latest census numbers released Wed... read more

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Women Are Bringing Home More Of The Bacon, Census Data Shows

TORONTO _ Men and women are each making comparable contributions to the family finances in nearly one-third of all couples, Statistics Canada said Wednesday as the latest data from the 2016 census revealed new details about how _ and which _ Canadian... read more

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Calgary Flames Give Up On Building New Arena

CALGARY _ The Calgary Flames say they're pulling out of talks with the city for a new arena as a civic election campaign heats up.Team president Ken King said Flames owners believe they can't make a deal because negotiations have been unproductive.Fl... read more

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Shell Shuts Natural Gas Wells As Wildfire Creeps Closer

Shell Canada and other companies were shutting in natural gas wells in southwestern Alberta on Tuesday due to the threat of growing wildfires.The Alberta Energy Regulator said Shell has shut in 24 wells and associated pipelines, but its big Waterton ... read more

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Usful Co-Founder Kofi Geyke On How Apps Spur Environmental Awareness

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Great Deals Don't Justify Amazon's Predatory Behaviour

Amazon boxes are part of the view of our cities these days. Often sealed with heavy-duty "Amazon Prime" masking tape, they are carried by customers or delivered to the doorstep of Canadians by an army of couriers. Amazon is something big, and it's ge... read more

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David MacNaughton: Boeing Walked Away From Talks With Trudeau Government

OTTAWA _ Canada's ambassador to the U.S. says Boeing walked away from talks with Canadian officials aimed at resolving the American aerospace company's trade dispute with Montreal-based Bombardier.Ambassador David MacNaughton's comments are the first... read more

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Via Rail Says No Financial Info Disclosed In Security Glitch

TORONTO _ Via Rail is contacting customers who may be getting spam messages linked to the email account they have used when corresponding with the company.Via says it began investigating following a report from a customer on Aug. 11 that he had been ... read more

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Hurricane Irma Evacuations Are Most Complex Since 9/11, Air Canada Says

MONTREAL _ Evacuating customers from areas in the path of the deadly Hurricane Irma has frustrated some passengers but Air Canada says it was perhaps the most complex manoeuvre since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.The country's largest airline has ha... read more

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BC Budget 2017: Here Are The Winners And Losers

VICTORIA _ British Columbia's fledgling New Democrat government released its interim budget after taking power in July.Here is a look at some of the winners and losers:Winners:Students and teachers: The government announced $681 million over three ye... read more

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B.C. Will Hike Taxes On Rich, Invest Millions In Affordable Housing

VICTORIA _ British Columbia's minority New Democrat government says it is starting to build the province all residents want, tabling an updated budget that promises to hire 3,500 teachers and build thousands of rental units and homes for the homeless... read more

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Justin Trudeau: Conservatives More Opposed Than U.S. To Adding Gender Equality To NAFTA

TORONTO _ The strongest opposition to including issues such as gender equality in discussions over the North American Free Trade Agreement has come not from the United States but from within Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.Speaking ... read more

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Doctors Are Fighting Tax Changes Like The Capitalists They Are

Doctors' aggressive opposition to a more equitable tax code reflects a capitalist ethos that's often been at odds with public health.The Canadian Medical Association, Coalition of Ontario Doctors, Ontario Association of Radiologists, Canadian Associa... read more

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Hike Taxes On High-Income Earners, Small Businesses Feel The Pain

Discontent is rising against Finance Minister Bill Morneau's tax reform, as it should. The reform's rhetoric, repeated in the minister's recent open letter, claims it targets high-income earners _ to make them pay effective tax rates that are in line... read more

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Ontario's Pot Plan Won't Stop The Black Market, Marijuana Users Say

TORONTO _ Clients and advocates of storefront dispensaries say buying marijuana exclusively from stores regulated by Ontario's provincial government will mean fewer options for medicinal users, little progress on eliminating the black market, and wor... read more

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Canadians Want To See Less Demand For Oil, But More Pipelines, Poll Suggests

Most Canadians, across the country and across political stripes, hope that demand for oil will decrease in the coming decades. They agree on something else, too: that building new pipelines is OK.Fifty-five per cent of Canadians want to see demand fo... read more

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Indigenous Activists Are Building Tiny Houses To Protest B.C. Trans Mountain Pipeline

A group of indigenous and allied activists are protesting Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline by building places for people to live.Nearly half of the proposed pipeline will run through Secwepemc Nation, one of the largest territories in... read more

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Rent Control Is Already Making Ontario A Fairer Place To Live

A response to "Building New Rentals Can Help Ontario Kick Its Housing Crisis" by Jim Murphy:Our government introduced our Fair Housing Plan earlier this year to ensure that everyone has an affordable place to call home. Key to our 16-point plan is re... read more

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What Exactly Is Usful?

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Discreet Ways To Deal With Stinky, Oversharing Or Late Co-Workers

"OMG! Really. I... I... I don't know what to say..."Sounds familiar?Count the number of hours that you spend at work and the number of interactions you have in that day, it's no surprise that occasionally, one of your colleagues, clients or superiors... read more

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