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Niagara College first to offer certificate in production of commercial cannabis

cbc news - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:57

Niagara College will be the first to offer a post-secondary certificate in the production of commercial cannabis.

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Do Canadian cities have a shot at Amazon's HQ2? And should they want one?

cbc news - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 05:00

Canadian cities are vying to play host to Amazon's second headquarters — but not everyone agrees they should be.

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Liberals will offer measure to soften small business tax changes, source says

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:56

The Liberal government intends to offer some kind of measure to soften the blow of proposed tax reforms, CBC News has learned.

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Ford cutting North American production as demand slips

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:54

Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday it plans to idle five North American vehicle assembly plants for a total of 10 weeks to reduce inventories of slow-selling models.

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Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 494,000 Ram trucks for safety issue

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:45

Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective.

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Dominion Diamond investors OK $1.2B US sale to Washington Companies

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:01

The Canadian head office of Dominion Diamond is to remain in Calgary after its shareholders voted on Tuesday to approve its $1.2-billion US sale to Washington Companies.

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Trudeau urges Canadian aerospace companies to pressure Boeing

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:38

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.

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Ottawa ran a smaller deficit than expected last year, at $17.8B

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:39

The federal Finance Department says the government ran a smaller deficit than it was expecting in the spring budget, ending its 2016-17 fiscal year with a deficit of $17.8 billion.

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Equifax says personal data of 100,000 Canadians may have been exposed in hack

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:26

A massive cybersecurity breach at the company may have exposed the personal information of some 100,000 Canadian consumers, Equifax Canada says 12 days after it was disclosed that the personal data of about 143 million Americans was exposed.

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Foreign buyer crackdown in Toronto, Vancouver boosted luxury Montreal real estate: Sotheby's

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:52

Montreal is emerging as a luxury real estate "hot spot," while Vancouver and Toronto sales should pick up this fall after somewhat sluggish times, according to a new Sotheby's report.

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Air Canada seeks credit card partner for new loyalty program

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:26

Air Canada is looking for a financial services company to partner with it on a co-branded credit card, as part of its plans to launch a new loyalty program by 2020.

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Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection

cbc news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:17

Toys R Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion US in long-term debt, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. ahead of the key holiday shopping season, and its Canadian subsidiary will be seeking similar protection through a court in Ontario.

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Canada won't do business with Boeing while it's 'busy trying to sue us,' Trudeau says

cbc news - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:03

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won't do business with a company that he's accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work.

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Equifax says it will update Canadians this week about cyberbreach

cbc news - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:26

Equifax Inc. says it intends to provide an update this week to Canadians on the impact of the massive data breach it recently suffered, but would not say how many individuals north of the border may have had their personal information compromised.

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Hollywood director James Cameron invests in Saskatchewan pea processing plant

cbc news - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:54

Hollywood director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, have announced they are investing in an organic pea processing plant in Saskatchewan.

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U.S. opens criminal probe of Equifax executives' stock sales before breach disclosed: report

cbc news - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:00

New York's governor announced plans on Monday to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state, while federal authorities reportedly opened a criminal probe into Equifax Inc executives' stock sales before the company disclosed a massive data breach.

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Rising credit-to-GDP gap signals banking system 'vulnerability,' warns report

cbc news - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:14

A new international banking report groups Canada with China and the special administrative region of Hong Kong as jurisdictions whose domestic banking systems are at risk from rising debt levels.

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Canadian dollar near 82 cents US, as Dow sets record

cbc news - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:23

The Canadian dollar rose to 82.15 cents US in Monday morning trading, down slightly from last week, but still near the strongest levels since 2015.

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