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Wholesale sales rose 0.1 per cent in January: Statistics Canada

Wholesale sales rose 0.1 per cent in January: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales, excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and excluding oilseed and grain, rose 0.1 per cent to $82.4 billion in January.
Les Leyne: U.S. ambassador talks protocol, treaties and softwood lumber

Les Leyne: U.S. ambassador talks protocol, treaties and softwood lumber

Advice to Canada’s ambassador to Germany John Horgan is be yourself. On softwood lumber, U.S. sees Canadian practices as discriminatory, he says.
B.C. law to recover health costs from companies behind harmful products: AG Sharma

B.C. law to recover health costs from companies behind harmful products: AG Sharma

VICTORIA — British Columbia introduced proposed legislation Thursday that would allow it to sue for health-related costs over damages by companies like social-media giants and energy drink manufacturers whose products could cause harm.
B.C.’s Ballard Power to build $216 million fuel cell factory in Texas

B.C.’s Ballard Power to build $216 million fuel cell factory in Texas

Canadian company getting US$40 million in grants from U.S. Department of Energy
Canada just had its hottest winter ever recorded

Canada just had its hottest winter ever recorded

'There's no denying the world is warmer and Canada is clearly a part of that.'
TC Energy sells shovel-ready LNG pipeline to Nisga'a in B.C.

TC Energy sells shovel-ready LNG pipeline to Nisga'a in B.C.

Natural gas pipeline was originally planned for abandoned Petronas LNG project
Renters have harder time accumulating wealth than homeowners: RBC economist

Renters have harder time accumulating wealth than homeowners: RBC economist

TORONTO — Renters face daunting barriers in their attempts to build wealth as they're forced to devote an increasing share of their income to keeping a roof over their head, said an RBC report Thursday.
Will Ottawa meet its fiscal target? Economists split as deficit tracks higher

Will Ottawa meet its fiscal target? Economists split as deficit tracks higher

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has pledged that the government will meet its fiscal targets in the upcoming federal budget, but economists say achieving that goal will be challenging as the deficit tracks higher.
'My job is not to be popular,' Trudeau says after pressed to ditch carbon price hike

'My job is not to be popular,' Trudeau says after pressed to ditch carbon price hike

CALGARY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed back Wednesday on growing demands from premiers to dump the planned April 1 hike to the consumer carbon levy, saying leaders must tackle both affordability and climate change.
Tax changes you need to know about this year, from home offices to house flipping

Tax changes you need to know about this year, from home offices to house flipping

Taxes may well be a certainty of life, but they can morph and multiply by the year, including some big changes this filing season.