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Canada Post union pitches low-income bank, greener tech. But critics ask, who pays the bill?

Canada Post talks 20160825

As arbitration grinds on at Canada Post following back-to-work legislation, the union has made a series of proposals beyond standard contract negotiations on wages and benefits: they want the company to open a new bank for low-income people and turn the post office into a hub for green technology.

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Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues

Dennis Fitt,

Telus, Bell and Shaw are all raising prices on select internet plans over the next few months. The hikes come on the heels of internet price increases by Telus, Shaw, Bell and Rogers in 2018.

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Storm sweeps across Maritimes bringing snow, freezing rain and high winds

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Snow, heavy rain and high winds are hitting the Maritime provinces today, with winter storm warnings in effect across New Brunswick and most of P.E.I., rain and wind warnings in Nova Scotia.

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How we got here: The wild ride to this year's Oscars

Awards race 4x4

As the Oscar nominations approach, CBC's Eli Glasner runs down some of the awards season's winners and losers. Oscar nomination predictions: BlacKkKlansman and Roma lead while Widows trails

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Abandon Trans Mountain if consultations fail to satisfy all Indigenous stakeholders, says Singh

NDP Singh Byelection 20190112

Jagmeet Singh says the federal government should be willing to end the expansion of the TransMountain pipeline if consultations do not end in “partnership” and “buy in” from all the communities along the route.

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Severe winter storm slams Quebec

Winter weather

Across Quebec, Environment Canada is warning of winter storm conditions as, along with falling snow, strong winds, cold and extensive blowing snow are expected.

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The Liberal government wants to pin more medals on bureaucrats

Julie Payette Interview 20181217

The Liberal government says public servants are being shortchanged in Canada's awards and honours system, and so has started a quota system to ensure federal departments nominate more of their bureaucrats - at least five per department each year. It's not clear whether the initiative is having any impact yet.

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Mexico pipeline blast death toll rises to 79

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A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government's strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led people to risk their lives.

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Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues

Dennis Fitt,

Telus, Bell and Shaw are all raising prices on select internet plans over the next few months. The hikes come on the heels of internet price increases by Telus, Shaw, Bell and Rogers in 2018.

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DNA ancestry tests, food waste and juice gets squeezed: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Grocery store produce Toronto

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including why Bell wants to track its customers, problematic plumbing, and trying to go plastic free at the grocery store.

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Abandon Trans Mountain if consultations fail to satisfy all Indigenous stakeholders, says Singh

NDP Singh Byelection 20190112

Jagmeet Singh says the federal government should be willing to end the expansion of the TransMountain pipeline if consultations do not end in “partnership” and “buy in” from all the communities along the route.

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Canada Post union pitches low-income bank, greener tech. But critics ask, who pays the bill?

Canada Post talks 20160825

As arbitration grinds on at Canada Post following back-to-work legislation, the union has made a series of proposals beyond standard contract negotiations on wages and benefits: they want the company to open a new bank for low-income people and turn the post office into a hub for green technology.

full story

Virtual dealership promises no used car salesmen

Halifax

A virtual used car dealership called Clutch intends to exploit the bad reputation of used car salesmen by offering a service with no sales staff, and a "concierge" to bring the car to the customer for a test drive. No commissions and no showrooms means the startup is also promising lower prices.

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U.S. faces deadline to extradite Huawei exec from Canada

China Huawei Cda 20181212

Canadian police arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver's airport Dec. 1 at the request of American authorities, who are seeking her extradition on fraud allegations.

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