Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, disappointed medical tax remains
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Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, disappointed medical tax remains

Cannabis industry players welcomed the change in the Federal Budget to tax edibles, extracts, oils and concentrates based on the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol rather than weight, as it…

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Britain’s Portrait Gallery declines donation from Sackler opioid manufacturer family
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Britain’s Portrait Gallery declines donation from Sackler opioid manufacturer family

Britain’s National Portrait Gallery says it won’t move ahead with a £1 million pound ($1.76 million Cdn) donation from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the…

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U.S. Fed chair unlikely to raise interest rates anytime soon
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U.S. Fed chair unlikely to raise interest rates anytime soon

The soothing message the Federal Reserve has been sending in recent weeks — no interest rate hikes are likely for months to come — will likely be reinforced…

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NDP leader promises to spend $7B over 10 years to spur energy investment
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NDP leader promises to spend $7B over 10 years to spur energy investment

NDP Leader Rachel Notley is promising to spend $7 billion over 10 years on incentives for companies willing to build petrochemical and upgrading facilities in Alberta if she…

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EU regulators fine Google $1.68B US for abusing online ads market
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EU regulators fine Google $1.68B US for abusing online ads market

European Union regulators hit Google with a $1.68-billion US fine on Wednesday for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It’s the third time the commission has slapped Google…

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N.B. budget pledges to pay down debt
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N.B. budget pledges to pay down debt

The New Brunswick government will pay down some of the province’s accumulated debt for the first time in 13 years. Progressive Conservative Finance Minister Ernie Steeves is projecting…

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Buying a home? CMHC could soon kick in 10% of the cost — for a price
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Buying a home? CMHC could soon kick in 10% of the cost — for a price

The 2019 federal budget includes a tantalizing pitch for prospective first-time home buyers — one that could see Canada’s housing agency contribute up to 10 per cent of…

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Disney closes $71B US deal for Fox entertainment assets
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Disney closes $71B US deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion US acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting Cinderella, The Simpsons, Star Wars and Dr. Strange under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake…

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New home construction to decline for next two years, says report
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New home construction to decline for next two years, says report

The construction of new homes in Canada will continue to decline for the next two years as the economy slows and higher interest rates weigh on consumers, according…

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Canadian women earn 25% less in pay, bonuses and profit sharing, study says
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Canadian women earn 25% less in pay, bonuses and profit sharing, study says

Canadian women are paid 25 per cent less than men, and the gap widens further when it comes to bonuses and profit sharing, according to a new study.…

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