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B.C. announces tax on homes sold 2 years or less after purchase
The B.Cgovernment announced a 20 per cent tax on profit made by people who sell properties two years or less after purchasing.
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Four-day week made permanent for most UK firms in world’s biggest trial | Work-life balance
Research shows 51that took part permanently adopted the changewhile 89still operating policy one year on
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CommentLaw & Order | 11:43 PM on Friday
Police in British Columbia say they have dismantled a “significant, sophisticated” criminal organization involved in manufacturing and distributing fentanyl-laced counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
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CommentMisc CDN | 3:25 PM on Friday
Just three days after arriving in Canada to claim asylum, a Kenyan woman died while waiting for a bed at a Mississauga, Ont., shelter. Advocates say Delphina Ngigi's death highlights the urgent need for Ottawa to provide more support for asylum seekers.
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CommentPolitical | 1:35 PM on Friday
The federal Liberal government and the NDP have come to an agreement on pharmacare, clearing the way for the two parties to continue operating under the confidence-and-supply agreement that has helped keep the government in power over the last two ye
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:00 AM on Thursday
The actions of a man convicted of killing a London, Ont., family in 2021 because of their Muslim faith amounted to terrorism, a judge ruled Thursday on the final day of Nathaniel Veltman's sentencing hearing. Afzaal family relatives say the sentence, incl
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:22 AM on Thursday
A sewage saga continues in Winnipeg, as 90,000 residents are being asked to cut down on their water use while the city battles a pipe leak that has spewed over 200-million-litres of untreated sewage into the Red River.
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CommentEnvironmental | 1:38 AM on Thursday
Canada has secured the surrender of the last remaining permits for oil and gas development off its Pacific Coast, the federal natural resources minister said on Wednesday, after Chevron Canada voluntarily relinquished 23 permits this month.
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:17 PM on Wednesday
London, Ont. doctor and pro-Palestinian activist Dr. Tarek Loubani has launched a defamation suit against Rebel Media owner Ezra Levant.
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CommentPolitical | 5:09 PM on Wednesday
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre stepped into the debate over trans rights on Wednesday, saying “biological males” should be banned from women’s sports, change rooms and bathrooms.
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CommentLaw & Order | 12:40 PM on Wednesday
|OTTAWA — A future Conservative government would change the law to require that porn websites verify the age of users to prevent minors from accessing the content, Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre signalled on Wednesday. When asked whether his gov
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CommentProvincial Politics | 6:39 AM on Wednesday
Quebec's housing minister has pitched the new law as a way to “re-establish balance between renters and landlords and increase housing supply. Advocates worry it will make things worse for tenants by making it easier for landlords to refuse lease transf
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CommentProvincial Politics | 7:13 PM on Tuesday
Premier Danielle Smith is scheduled to give a television address to Albertans on Wednesday evening.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:16 AM on Tuesday
The jury that will decide the fate of a Quebec man charged with the first-degree murder and sexual assault of a 19-year-old junior college student in 2000 was sequestered today after the judge began delivering instructions.
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:51 PM on Tuesday
The RCMP announced last week that they had arrested one person who allegedly communicated safeguarded information to a foreign entity or terrorist group with the intent to put critical infrastructure at risk.
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:23 AM on Tuesday
Mary Moreau, a judge from Alberta, was officially welcomed Monday as the newest member of the Supreme Court of Canada.
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:28 AM on Tuesday
An 80-year-old man and 81-year-old woman were removed from the house and transported to Davidson Hospital, where they were pronounced deceased Sunday. Once the fire was extinguished, the remains of three children were found inside the home
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:28 AM on Tuesday
The Wikileaks founder is trying to overturn an extradition order signed in 2022 by then UK home secretary Priti Patel.
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CommentMisc World | 7:19 PM on Sunday
At least 53 men were massacred in a major escalation of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea, Australian media reported Monday.
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CommentPolitical | 7:12 PM on Sunday
A rally on Parliament Hill to mark the two-year anniversary of what became known as the Freedom Convoy came and went Saturday afternoon without any major incidents, police say.
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CommentPolitical | 11:30 AM on Sunday
Colin Young gets $175 a month through the province's income support program. He's grateful for all of it, but the money isn't enough for the things he says will help him find a job and secure permanent housing.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 5:01 PM on Friday
A judge has ruled a court challenge can proceed over the Saskatchewan government's law requiring parental consent for children under 16 who want to change their names or pronouns at school.
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CommentSports | 3:11 PM on Friday
Prince Harry and Canadian singer Michael Buble sat in wheelchairs and used sticks to toss rocks across a curling rink in Vancouver in an event aimed at promoting the Invictus Games to be held in B.C. next year.
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CommentPolitical | 6:13 AM on Friday
Former general Prawbowo Subianto is on track to win Indonesia’s presidential race, but his controversial human rights allegations is a problem, according to Andreas Harsono, a researcher with Human Rights Watch. He's worried it could turn into an author
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CommentPolitical | 5:53 AM on Friday
Using qualifying hours for regular benefits reduces what workers can claim in maternity and parental benefits, the New Democratic Party and a group of labour unions say.
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CommentBusiness | 10:53 PM on Thursday
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made headlines after selling more than $4 billion of his shares in Amazon over the past week, as reported by the BBC. This move comes as the e-commerce giant’s stocks…
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CommentBusiness | 2:07 PM on Thursday
A father from the Toronto area is speaking out after finding an unwanted surprise in his daughter’s McDonald’s Happy Meal.
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CommentTech | 5:48 AM on Thursday
Cops have alternative means to access encrypted messages, court says.
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CommentLaw & Order | 2:15 PM on Wednesday
An Airbnb owner west of Edmonton estimates she's out more than $200,000 after her property was ransacked during a booking.
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CommentPolitical | 1:48 PM on Wednesday
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Monday the federal government will stop investing in new road infrastructure — a comment that immediately drew attacks from the Opposition Conservatives and some premiers who said the climate activist tur
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:12 AM on Wednesday
The suspects, who range in age from 20 to 60 years old, face charges related to child luring, obtaining sexual services and inviting sexual exploitation of a young person, Niagara police say. The Niagara Region is an 'epicentre' for trafficking in Ontario
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:07 AM on Wednesday
The Alberta RCMP front-line officer faces multiple charges as part of a national security investigation, including breach of trust and unauthorized use of a computer.