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Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a federal budget Tuesday that keeps the deficit capped at $40 billion, thanks to higher-than-expected government revenues and new taxes that largely offset billions in new spending.
ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America's audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA 's 1976 album “Arrival,” The Notorious B.I.G.
West Virginia transgender sports ban discriminates against teen athlete, appeals court says

West Virginia transgender sports ban discriminates against teen athlete, appeals court says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's transgender sports ban violates the rights of a teen athlete under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 4th U.S.
Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Alberni Pacific Division facility

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Alberni Pacific Division facility

VANCOUVER — Western Forest Products Inc. says it's indefinitely curtailing operations at its Alberni Pacific Division facility. The Vancouver-based company says the facility has been temporarily curtailed since the fall of 2022.
Dr. Martens shares plunge to record low after weak US revenue outlook

Dr. Martens shares plunge to record low after weak US revenue outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens is warning of a tough year ahead. The London-based company's footwear became a symbol of youthful rebellion in the 1960s and has remained popular with a string of subcultures, from punk to goth since.
$535B budget projects $39.8B deficit, aims to restore economic fairness

$535B budget projects $39.8B deficit, aims to restore economic fairness

OTTAWA — The 2024 federal budget will provide "generational fairness" to younger Canadians by raising taxes on those who have already capitalized on Canada's economic strengths, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday as she tabled the docume
Government documents confirm coal lobbying on Rockies mining, show months of planning

Government documents confirm coal lobbying on Rockies mining, show months of planning

EDMONTON — Documents released under Alberta Freedom of Information laws confirm the United Conservative Party government was talking with the coal industry about relaxing a policy that protected the Rocky Mountains from open-pit mines long before mak
TSX down almost 100 points, U.S. markets mixed amid ongoing interest rate angst

TSX down almost 100 points, U.S. markets mixed amid ongoing interest rate angst

TORONTO — Weakness in several sectors including financials and utilities led Canada's main stock index down almost 100 points Tuesday, while U.S. markets were mixed after a choppy day of trading. U.S.
Artist and curators refuse to open Israel pavilion at Venice Biennale until cease-fire, hostage deal

Artist and curators refuse to open Israel pavilion at Venice Biennale until cease-fire, hostage deal

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The artist and curators representing Israel at this year’s Venice Biennale announced on Tuesday they won't open the Israeli pavilion exhibit until there is a cease-fire in Gaza and an agreement to release hostages seized by Hamas
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,642.87, down 97.33 points): Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Finance. Down 37 cents, or 0.48 per cent, to $77.57 on 13.