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Budget vows to build 'for the long term' as it promises child care cash, projects massive deficits

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:09

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first federal budget projects deep deficits for years to come as it promises to support people through the pandemic crisis and make Canada’s economy greener and more welcoming to women.

From a yacht tax to new levies on vacant homes and vaping — here's what new taxes Ottawa just announced

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:09

Ottawa may be diving deep into the red ink in its latest budget, but from a new tax on vacant homes, to punitive fees on things like private planes and boats, the government is also laying out a slew of new measures designed to raise billions in new revenue, too

CBC special coverage of Federal Budget 2021

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:00

CBC is airing special coverage of the federal Liberal government's 2021 budget.

Union alleges Amazon interfered with failed vote by threatening layoffs

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:15

The retail union that failed to organize Amazon workers at an Alabama warehouse wants the results of a recent vote to be thrown out, saying that the company illegally interfered with the process.

Airlines, families elated by new Australia-New Zealand travel bubble

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 08:12

The start of quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand is a long time coming for families who have been separated by the coronavirus pandemic as well as to struggling tourism operators.

Canada's new home construction hits record high in March

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 07:24

Canadian housing starts rose 21.6 per cent in March compared with the previous month, easily beating expectations and hitting a new record, data from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation showed on Monday.

Some Rogers wireless customers hit by outages across Canada

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 06:39

Rogers says some wireless customers Canada-wide are experiencing intermittent service interruptions for both voice and data services.

What the future holds for the oilsands and gas stations — and 12 other Qs for Shell Canada's departing boss

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 01:00

During a pivotal time in the energy sector, Michael Crothers sat down with CBC News to answer questions about the future of the company, climate change, carbon policy and other pressing issues during his final days on the job before he hands over the reins. 

CRA has nearly 1,200 complaints of companies misusing COVID money, but has issued no fines

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 01:00

The Canada Revenue Agency has received nearly 1,200 complaints about companies allegedly misusing federal support money designed to protect jobs during the pandemic. But the CEWS program places few restrictions on how recipient companies operate, so Ottawa's hands are tied, critics say.

Woman with dementia locked into 10-year home-heating contract — with a $15K lien on her property

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 01:00

Homeowners say they are being blindsided with thousands of dollars’ worth of liens on their properties after signing contracts for heating and air conditioning equipment that are worth a fraction of what they're paying. Government attempts to fix the problem are failing, says an expert.

Federal budget to commit more than $2B for child care, deficit not to exceed $400B: source

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 15:28

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will deliver the Liberal government's first budget in two years on Monday, laying out more than $2 billion for a national child-care program while keeping the federal deficit for the past year under the $400 billion mark, CBC News has learned.

How businesses are trying to survive the pandemic through crowdfunding

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 01:00

More than a year into COVID-19, some small businesses are going beyond accessing government supports and urging customers to buy local with many requesting donations through online fundraising just to stay alive until they can fully reopen.

U.S. safety regulator issues warning about Peloton's Tread+ treadmill

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 16:06

U.S. safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured.

Who opens a new tourist attraction during a pandemic? Meet Canada's most-optimistic entrepreneurs

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 01:00

Several Canadian entrepreneurs are plunging ahead to launch new tourist attractions, despite surging COVID-19 cases in some regions. They say they can't press pause on projects started before the pandemic, and are pinning their hopes on vaccinations turning the tide — ideally before summer holiday season.

The real winners of Thursday's CRTC decision? Canada's telecom companies

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:59

Some telecommunications analysts and consumer advocates say the country's regional wireless and internet carriers will benefit the most from a landmark regulatory ruling Thursday by the CRTC.

More than 200 travellers fined for refusing to quarantine in hotels after landing in Canada

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 01:00

As of March 30, 219 tickets have been issued to air passengers entering Canada who refused to quarantine at a designated hotel. Some travellers say they defied the rules because they felt it was safer to quarantine at home.

CRTC to allow small wireless carriers to piggyback on Big 3 networks

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:32

Canada's telecom regulator is opening the door a crack to more wireless competition, by allowing a few small wireless carriers known as Mobile Virtual Network Operators to launch wireless services piggybacking on the networks of established players.

Average price of Canadian home rising at fastest annual pace ever, now up to $716,828

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 06:58

Canada's red-hot housing market continues to defy expectations, with sales in March up 70 per cent compared to a year ago and average prices up by more than 30 per cent.

Aphria shareholders give green light to merger with Tilray

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 04:25

Leamington, Ont.-based Aphria did not immediately announce how many shareholders voted in favour of the deal, but said more than 65,000 shareholders and proxy voters were represented at the meeting.

A wave of electricity storage projects is coming to Alberta and could be the linchpin for more renewables

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:00

Some are hailing the nascent technology as game-changing for the renewable energy sector, offering intermittent wind and solar power a consistent low-carbon backup. However, the impact of storage projects to encourage more renewables, and provide other benefits, may be limited by just how much power they can hold. 


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