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Canada’s COVID-19 Case Count Passes 400,000 Mark

Canada has now recorded more than 400,000 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic. Today’s bleak marker came after Saskatchewan reported 283 new cases… Read more »

HSBC Offers Mortgage Rate Below One per Cent

HSBC Offers Mortgage Rate Below One per Cent

HSBC says it will offer rates below one per cent for some mortgages, which rate comparison website RateSpy.com says is a record low for Canada. However, experts… Read more »

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Walmart Canada to Give 85,000 Workers Cash ‘Appreciation’ Bonus as COVID-19 Surges

The country’s largest organization of small businesses is calling on the Ontario government to think twice about its lockdown policies that close most small businesses while leaving big box retailers open.

Pace of Job Gains Slows to 62,000 in November, Statistics Canada Says

Pace of Job Gains Slows to 62,000 in November, Statistics Canada Says

The rate of job growth continued to slow in November with the economy adding 62,000 jobs, down from 84,000 in October. The gains were mostly focused in… Read more »

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Twist of Fate: Prairie Provinces Become COVID-19 Hot Spot in Pandemic’s Second Wave

The three Prairie provinces have become the epicentre of COVID-19’s second wave in Canada — surpassing Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces that were initially… Read more »

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Feds, Provinces to Stage Distribution Dry Run as Approval of First Vaccine Imminent

Federal and provincial governments will stage a dress rehearsal Monday to test the complex plan to get precious COVID-19 vaccines distributed to every corner of Canada.

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Crash Victims’ Families Told Approval of 737 Max by Transport Canada Looks ‘Imminent’

Transport Canada’s head of civil aviation informed family members in a virtual meeting Wednesday the department is on the cusp of validating changes to the plane — already cleared for takeoff in the United States — said Chris Moore, who lost his 24-year-old daughter Danielle in the tragedy.

Elliot Page Coming Out Offers Historic Visibility for Trans and Non-Binary Community

Elliot Page Coming Out Offers Historic Visibility for Trans and Non-Binary Community

One of the first things Alexandher Brandy wanted to do after reading Elliot Page’s coming out letter was break into a dance. The urge to celebrate the… Read more »

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Airbnb Rolls Out Restrictions in Canada to Prevent New Year’s Eve Parties

Airbnb says it has a plan to curb New Year’s Eve parties this year while Canada works to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with the… Read more »

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Husky Energy to Get $41.5 Million in Federal Cash for Stalled N.L. Offshore Project

Husky Energy will receive $41.5 million in federal money to maintain jobs and move toward restarting its West White Rose offshore oil project in Newfoundland and Labrador,… Read more »

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Liberals Table Bill to Implement Un Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Liberal government is set to introduce long-awaited legislation today to enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian law.

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‘Netflix Tax’ for Digital Media Likely to Raise Prices for Consumers, Experts Say

The cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies like Netflix will go up under a taxation plan the government wants to put in place… Read more »

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Government Plans Foreign Buyers Tax in Bid to Create Affordable Housing

The Liberal government says it will take steps over the next year to tax foreign homeowners who live outside of Canada as part of a plan to… Read more »

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Netflix Canada Loses ‘Friends’ as Crave Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights

Netflix Canada will bid farewell to “Friends” later this month as the hit sitcom moves to Crave. Both streaming platforms confirmed the switch on Tuesday, saying Dec…. Read more »

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Actor Elliot Page, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Juno,’ Announces He’s Transgender

The Oscar-nominated Canadian star of the film “Juno” has come out as transgender. The Halifax-raised Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, made the announcement in a… Read more »

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Canadians Not Worried Other Countries Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine First: Poll

A new poll suggests most Canadians aren’t currently worried that people in other countries might get a COVID-19 vaccine first.

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These are Top Canadian Content Creators and Most Watched YouTube Videos for 2020

Google has revealed the most-watched YouTube videos in Canada including the list of top 10 Canadian ads, top 5 Canadian content creators, top 10 music videos and… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Economy Grew at a Record Pace in Third Quarter of 2020

Statistics Canada says the economy grew at a record annualized pace of 40.5 per cent in the third quarter as businesses came out of COVID-19 lockdowns. The… Read more »

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“Everyone Wants a Tree and They Want It Now”: Christmas Tree Sales on Pace for Record

Canadians planning to buy a live Christmas tree this season should start shopping now and expect to pay more, the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association says. Farmers… Read more »

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Work-From-Home Tax Break and “NetflixTax”: Highlights of the Federal Government’s Fiscal Update

  Key elements from the federal government’s fiscal update, delivered by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland Monday afternoon: A boatload of borrowing. The federal deficit is sailing toward $381.6… Read more »

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Liberals Take Step on National Child-Care System, Promise Plan Coming in 2021 Budget

The federal government is proposing millions of dollars in new spending as a down payment on a planned national child-care system that the Liberals say will be… Read more »

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With Deficit Closing in on $400 Billion, Liberals Detail More Spending to Come

The federal Liberals are proposing $25 billion in new spending to help Canadian businesses and workers make it through a COVID-19 winter and vowing tens of billions… Read more »

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Officials Warn Storm Could Cause Local Flooding in Parts of New Brunswick

Emergency Measures officials in New Brunswick are urging residents to be prepared for a large storm system that has the potential to cause flooding in low-lying areas…. Read more »

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Restoring Civil Liberties in Canada Post-Pandemic a Concern for Legal Experts

Canadians willingly, unwillingly, and sometimes unknowingly, gave up some of their civil liberties over the past eight months to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. Legal… Read more »