Speculation tax tabled by B.C. government

B.C.’s finance minister has introduced legislation to move ahead with a controversial speculation tax on vacant or underutilized properties. The…

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‘Lives are hanging in the balance’: Why some newly licensed truckers aren’t ready for the road

Tractor-trailers can measure up to 23 metres long, carry 30-tonne loads and barrel down the highway at 120 km/h, but…

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Estée Lauder seeks to kick Deciem founder out of cosmetics company

Lawyers for Estée Lauder were in a Toronto court today trying to kick out the founder of a small Canadian…

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Explosion, fire at Saint John oil refinery injures several contractors

Several Irving Oil contractors are being treated for non-life threatening injuries following an explosion and fire at the refinery in Saint John on…

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Toronto Real Estate Board sues listings website Mongohouse for $2.1M

The Toronto Real Estate Board is suing property listings website Mongohouse for $2 million, alleging that the anonymously-run page is…

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Satellite radio service SiriusXM buying streaming music company Pandora

Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it’s buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5…

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Canada’s concession on dairy not enough to seal NAFTA deal, U.S. economists say

There’s been growing calls from both sides of the border for Canada to make concessions on its protected dairy sector in…

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To understand Venezuela’s future, look to the bond market, not politics and protests

Despite some of the world’s worst inflation and an economic crisis so severe that 2.3 million people have fled the…

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Widespread mislabelling of seafood reported in cities across Canada

An “alarming” rate of seafood in Canadian restaurants and stores is mislabelled, according to a new report by an ocean advocacy group.…

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Environment minister sends Canso spaceport company back to drawing board

Nova Scotia’s environment minister says she can’t make a decision whether to approve a proposed rocket launch site near Canso, N.S., because…

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