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Hassan Diab talks about his 9-year ordeal battling terrorism accusations

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After three years languishing in a French prison, Canadian university professor Hassan Diab and his team of supporters are calling for an public inquiry into Canada's extradition system.

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Bank of Canada raises key interest rate to 1.25% despite NAFTA worries

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The Bank of Canada raises its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent, the third time it has moved its benchmark rate from once-record lows.

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Loblaws in $400M tax fight with CRA over claims it set up bogus offshore bank

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Loblaws and the government squared off in court today in one of the biggest offshore corporate tax-avoidance cases in the country, with authorities alleging the grocery conglomerate set up a bogus foreign bank to avoid tax on hundreds of millions of dollars in income.

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Veterans out $600 a month after rounding error at Veterans Affairs

Dennis LeBlanc

Dozens of veterans across Canada were shortchanged $600 a month for seven months due to what Veterans Affairs calls a rounding error.

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'It's slavery in the modern world': Foreign workers say they were hungry, abused at Toronto temple

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For five months this year, four migrant workers from India faced harsh living conditions and were drastically underpaid as sculptors on a Hindu temple in Toronto, according to two of the workers who spoke exclusively to CBC Toronto.

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Child-care benefits need to be updated, says Canada-U.S. council on women in business

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Child-care benefits and other family policies need to be updated to help support women entrepreneurs grow their business, recommends the first report from the Canada-U.S. council on women in business.

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Family horrified after funeral home mixes up bodies, cremates wrong one

Sandra Bennett

A Nova Scotia family is reeling after a funeral home mix up saw them presented with two bodies that were not their loved one — only then to learn she had been mistakenly cremated.

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Bitcoin slumps below $10K US, then rebounds even as regulatory fears intensify

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Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 US on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, before rebounding, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency after it rose so much last year.

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Bank of Canada raises key interest rate to 1.25% despite NAFTA worries

POLOZ BOC

The Bank of Canada raises its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent, the third time it has moved its benchmark rate from once-record lows.

full story

Loblaws in $400M tax fight with CRA over claims it set up bogus offshore bank

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Loblaws and the government squared off in court today in one of the biggest offshore corporate tax-avoidance cases in the country, with authorities alleging the grocery conglomerate set up a bogus foreign bank to avoid tax on hundreds of millions of dollars in income.

full story

Bitcoin slumps below $10K US, then rebounds even as regulatory fears intensify

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Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 US on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, before rebounding, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency after it rose so much last year.

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Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May

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Quebec's labour minister says it will be the largest wage increase in the province's history. The government estimates about 352,000 workers will benefit from the increase.

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Canadian natural gas industry a 'sad story': analyst

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A prominent commodities analyst struck a gloomy tone as he delivered a blunt assessment about the Canadian natural gas industry's fortunes this year, describing it as a "sad story."

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Carillion Canada says it's soldiering on despite U.K. parent's financial woes

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A spokesman for the Canadian subsidiary of insolvent British construction giant and state contractor Carillion says it's business as usual in Canada despite the parent company's collapse on Monday.

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