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Supreme Court Sides With Uber Driver Seeking Better Pay, Benefits

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for Uber drivers to take the next step in their fight to be recognized as employees. In a decision… Read more »

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These are the Most Popular Dog Breeds in Canada

Rover.com, a company that connects pet sitters and dog walkers to dog owners, surveyed 35,000 people and has released a list of the 20 most popular dog… Read more »

No Import Duty For Goods Under $150 From U.S. and Mexico, But Not if You Use Canada Post

No Import Duty For Goods Under $150 From U.S. and Mexico, But Not if You Use Canada Post

The managing director of Ebay Canada says an arcane rule in the new North American free trade agreement means people who shop online from the U.S. or Mexico will pay two different tax rates depending on who delivers their packages.

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Trudeau Launches $5000 Canada Student Support Grant

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government’s fiscal record on Thursday as it launched several new programs promising billions of dollars in new support for students. The… Read more »

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Air Canada Quietly Offers Refunds to Some Passengers With Cancelled Flights

Air Canada has quietly changed its refund policy to allow some customers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID−19 pandemic to recoup their cash — but not passengers whose trips originated in Canada.

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Numbers of Large Wild Atlantic Salmon Returning to North American Rivers Dipped to Near Historic Lows in 2019

A report from a group advocating for the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon says the number of salmon returning to North America rivers fell to near historic lows last year.

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Trudeau: Bowing to Beijing Would Put ‘an Awful Lot More Canadians’ at Risk

Bowing to pressure from Beijing to secure the release of two Canadians would put “an awful lot more” citizens at risk by signalling Canada can be intimidated, Prime… Read more »

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Tim Hortons Is Now Offering Almond Milk as Plant Based Alternative

Tim Hortons has introduced Danone’s Silk® Almond Beverage in all its restaurants so that those who want plant-based beverages can now choose almond milk as an alternative… Read more »

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Watch & Listen: Walk off the Earth’s Ketchup Bottle “O Canada”

Listen to this new unique rendition of O Canada! The Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth has used French’s Ketchup bottles by turning them into flutes and… Read more »

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Study: COVID-19 Long Term Care Deaths in Canada Double the Average of Other Nations

A new study finds the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average of rates from other developed nations.

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Alberta Introduces Bill to Stop Sex Offenders From Legally Changing Their Name

Alberta is moving to stop convicted sex offenders from being allowed to legally change their names. Nate Glubish, the minister in charge of Service Alberta, has introduced… Read more »

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Calgary Flames Icon Jarome Iginla Headlines Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2020 Class

Jarome Iginla will headline the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2020. The Calgary Flames icon and former captain was in his first year of eligibility following a… Read more »

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Canada Investing $5 Million in New Wildlife Research Network

The federal government is investing $5 million to create a national wildfire research network, two years after the Canadian Forest Service warned that Canada’s expertise and research… Read more »

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Westjet to Lay off More Than 3,300 Workers Under Restructuring Plan

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it will lay off 3,333 employees as part of major restructuring amid the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. The company says… Read more »

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International Agency Strips Canada of Its Triple-A Credit Rating

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is defending the state of the country’s finances after an international agency stripped Canada of its triple-A credit rating.

He says Canada continues to be a in a stronger financial position than many other G7 and G20 countries, noting continued global investment in Canadian bonds is contributing to drive down the cost of borrowing.

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Asylum Seekers Continue to Cross Canada-U.S. Border Despite Shutdown

New statistics show 21 people were apprehended by the RCMP crossing into Canada from the U.S. in May, despite the shutdown of the border. That’s up from just six… Read more »

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Blair Says Feds Will Make First Nations Policing an Essential Service

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says First Nations policing must be made an essential service — something Indigenous leaders have been pressing the federal government to do.

The government will work with Indigenous communities to come up with a legislative framework that ensures First Nations have the policing services they need and deserve, Blair told the House of Commons public safety committee Tuesday.

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Green Party Leadership Candidate: Police Should Pay Racialized Canadians a Fee Every Time They Stop Them

One of the 10 people running to be the next leader of the Green Party of Canada told another candidate he was being “super racist” Tuesday after he suggested police in Canada should have to pay racialized Canadians a fee every time they stop them.

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Alberta Government Halts Closure of 17 Provincial Parks Due to COVID-19

The Alberta government has quietly halted the closure of 17 provincial parks and recreation sites this year because of COVID-19. The province had initially planned to fully or… Read more »

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PBO: Eight More Weeks of CERB to Cost $17.9 Billion

The parliamentary budget officer estimates in a new report that it will cost $17.9 billion to provide eight extra weeks of payments through the Canada Emergency Response… Read more »

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U.S. Residents en Route to Alaska via Canada Fined $1200 for Breaking Health Rules

American visitors attempting to use a loophole allowing them to travel through Canada on the way to Alaska ran into the long arm of the law in… Read more »

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Iran Commits to Handing Over ps752 Black Boxes, Start Compensation Talks: Ottawa

Iran has promised to hand over the flight recorders from the civilian airliner it shot down in January “without further delay” and begin compensation talks with the… Read more »

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List of Landmark Cinemas Reopening Across Canada; Every Show is $5 for a Month

Landmark Cinemas has announced that they are reopening on June 26th with safety precautions in place in markets where health restrictions have been relaxed. The Landmark cinemas… Read more »

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Canada Ranked Top Twenty in World’s Safest Countries in the COVID-19 Era

Deep Knowledge Network group has released a list of world’s safest countries during COVID-19 era. According to Deep Knowledge Network group, the report is based on 130 quantitative… Read more »