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    For all the little people

    The Canadian government provided more than $1 billion in loans to a mining company that used a complex offshore business structure to avoid nearly $700 million in Canadian tax...
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    Harley Davidson Lays Off 800 Ships Work to Thailand

    I suppose the USA does not need Trudeau's TPP.......... It’s regrettably a common occurrence these days. During the Obama to Trump transition, much was made about a deal cut by Trump to save jobs at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sadly for the workers there, it was a pack of lies...
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    Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice

    Activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant metastases in mice, Stanford researchers found. Lymphoma patients are being recruited to test the technique in a clinical trial. Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all...
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    U.S. Embassy worker refuses to pay back rent, claims diplomatic immunity

    Ottawa landlord Rolf Baumann thought an American embassy worker would be the ideal tenant for his luxury townhouse. After all, she was closely vetted by the U.S. government and was able to provide proof of a well-paying job and a good housing allowance. To win over the diplomat and meet...
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    70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90%

    A new agreement will see the prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand name equivalents. The price discounts are to start on April 1 and will more than triple the number of drugs that were discounted under the previous generics...
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    PC Party president Dykstra resigns after sexual assault accusation

    Dykstra’s resignation on Twitter made no mention of the allegations against him. “As the process unfolds, I have made the decision to step aside as president and take a step back for someone else to lead us through the hard work,” Dykstra tweeted. Dykstra initially acknowledged receipt of the...
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    Why Good News on the Economy Is Bad News for the Debt

    Historically low interest rates have kept the cost of federal debt in check in recent years. “In 2008, the federal government made $253 billion in net interest payments on debt that was $5 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2007, for a 5 percent average interest rate on the debt,” Capretta...
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    Man nabbed for threatning Notley, Trudeau

    Alberta RCMP have charged a man with uttering threats on Twitter against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Rachel Notley. Orion Rutley was arrested Jan. 19 and charged with two counts of uttering threats, RCMP said in a news release Friday. His Twitter account has been suspended, but...
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    Another step for Amazon's plan to take over the economy

    Amazon Go cashierless convenience store opens to the public in Seattle
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    Head writer for WKRP Dies

    If you ever watched WKRP, you may remember the name Hugh Wilson featured in the credits on every episode. He created the now legendary radio sitcom, including the character of Dr. Johnny Fever. The prolific writer and director died over the weekend. Wilson worked in radio and based the show on...
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    Strapped-in patient breaks through ice as rescue goes awry

    What began as a relatively routine call nearly ended in tragedy for members of the Britt and Area Fire Department and West Parry Sound OPP. Police were called to a cabin off of the Key River in the evening of Jan. 13, after a 48-year-old man had slipped on ice outside and broken his leg...
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    Another horrific case of child abuse in Alberta

    Some readers may find details disturbing Two young sisters had numerous broken bones when they were discovered by a babysitter inside furniture boxes left in a dark, barricaded, basement room at a northeast Edmonton townhouse, CBC sources say. CBC News has spoken to a number of sources to...
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    China's trade surplus with the US hit a record high in 2017

    China's 2017 trade surplus with the U.S. was $275.81 billion, the country's customs data showed Friday, according to Reuters.
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    CRTC looking for your opinion

    - The CRTC today launched a survey to better understand why Canadians are consuming content in different ways. This survey is part of the CRTC's consultation on the future of programming distribution in Canada. This past December, the CRTC published a reference document to help guide the...
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    Notable Canadians who passed in 2017
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    Taiwanese workers protest labour laws

    OUTRAGE CONTINUES from Taiwanese activists regarding the actions taken by police against demonstrations against the Tsai administration’s planned labor laws on December 23rd. Police actions were undertaken by the Zhongzheng First Police Precinct which is frequently at odds with activists over...
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    UK Now Consumes 50 % Less Beef Than in the 70s

    A new report compiled by market research company ReportLinker found that household consumption of beef and veal in the United Kingdom have dropped by half—equalling nearly 4.7 ounces less per person per week—since 1975. On the flip side, household expenditures for soy and other plant-based...
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    Hydro Helicopter Crash Reason Pinpointed

    I don't know how they figured this out but I'll take their word for it....... In a conference regarding the fatal helicopter crash which took the lives of 4 Hydro One employees on December 14th, 2017 in Tweed, Ontario, about 100km northwest of Kingston, the Transportation Safety Board of...
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    Keeyask dam cost could reach $10.5 billion

    An independent review of Manitoba Hydro's capital expenditure program warns the Keeyask hydroelectric dam could cost the province billions more to complete than expected. It also blames the Crown corporation's lack of construction management experience and skills for failing to keep the...
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    No raise for you

    I bet they want low wage TFW's....... Quebec is struggling to find enough workers. Yet employers aren't offering to pay more Offering workers higher pay in order to address a labour shortage is a strategy that appears to have largely escaped the attention of employers in Quebec. Wages in...