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Gas prices off charts due to 2-tiered Canadian oil market

Gas prices off charts due to 2-tiered Canadian oil market | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The difference in gasoline prices across Canada has hit its widest point in a decade because supply problems in the crude oil market have thrown the regular rules out the window.
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3 reasons not to freak out over the upcoming prorogation

In the wake of today's not really all that surprising announcement that the 41st Parliament will be enjoying a longer than scheduled adjournment before reconvening in October for a brand new session-starting Throne speech, let's all take a deep breath before hauling the anti-prorogation picket signs out of storage and hitting the barricades, shall we? 

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Rogers designs plan to thwart Verizon move into Canada

Rogers Communications,Canada's largest wireless phone company, has crafted a plan togain control of two struggling rivals to impede any move by U.S.giant

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Wireless companies' claims need reality checks

Wireless companies' claims need reality checks | Canada Today | Scoop.it
I have to apologize for writing about telecom and wireless so much of late, but the rhetoric is flowing pretty hot and heavy and the developments are coming almost as fast. With so much bluster fly...
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U.S. wants exemption from Canadian law for cross-border officers working in Surrey and Ontario

U.S. wants exemption from Canadian law for cross-border officers working in Surrey and Ontario | Canada Today | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The United States wants its police officers to be exempt from Canadian law if they agree to take part in a highly touted cross-border policing initiative, says an internal RCMP memo.
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Telus sues federal government over wireless policy

Telus sues federal government over wireless policy | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Telus Corp. is taking the federal government to court following Ottawa's decision last month that blocked the transfer of wireless spectrum from small competitor Mobilicity to Telus.
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Is Verizon really the 'bogeyman' Canada's telecom giants claim?

Is Verizon really the 'bogeyman' Canada's telecom giants claim? | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Canada's three big mobile-phone providers have been ramping up their campaign to sway public sentiment against the potential entry of Verizon into the wireless market. But is the U.S. giant really the bogeyman they make it out to be?
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India eyes B.C.'s coal reserves as it ramps up steel production

India eyes B.C.'s coal reserves as it ramps up steel production | Canada Today | Scoop.it
India wants to buy a bigger chunk of B.C.’s vast metallurgical coal reserves to feed its growing steel industry, a potential boost to the province’s No. 1 export business, worth $5.7 billion a year.
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Federal deficit widens as expenditures grow

Federal deficit widens as expenditures grow | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The federal deficit widened to $2.7 billion in the first two months of the current fiscal year, the finance department announced Friday.
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Canadians are paying off less debt: poll

Canadians are paying off less debt: poll | Canada Today | Scoop.it
A new poll suggests that more Canadians are in debt this year and taking longer to settle their accounts.
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Air Canada enforces 45 minute check-in rule

Air Canada enforces 45 minute check-in rule | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Chris Hall arrived 40 minutes before the flight but Air Canada said that was too late and denied his ticket.
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Lilly ramps up NAFTA fight over loss of patents

Lilly ramps up NAFTA fight over loss of patents | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Drug giant challenges second patent defeat under trade treaty
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Consumers dealt blow in credit-card fee fight, but war isn’t over

Consumers dealt blow in credit-card fee fight, but war isn’t over | Canada Today | Scoop.it
MasterCard and Visa have won a dispute with competition regulators that will see the two credit-card companies continue to collect “excessively high” fees from merchant store owners.
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Manitoba town launches Bizpal for local entrepreneurs

Manitoba town launches Bizpal for local entrepreneurs | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Businesses in Pinawa, Man. can now begin taking advantage of Bizpal, an online business permit and license service that helps startup founders
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Target failing to impress customers in Canada

Target failing to impress customers in Canada | Canada Today | Scoop.it
A new survey suggests Target is failing to make a good first impression with shoppers in Canada, where the U.S. retailer launched five months ago to fanfare and high expectations.
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TransCanada moves forward with west-east pipeline

TransCanada moves forward with west-east pipeline | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. plans to move forward with its proposed Energy East Pipeline project.
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New beef import levy will fund marketing, research

The creation of a new import levy on cattle and beef will level the playing field between Canada and the U.S., the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) said Tuesday.

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Canada loses economic lead among G7 as growth continues to slow: report

Canada loses economic lead among G7 as growth continues to slow: report | Canada Today | Scoop.it
A new forecast suggests Canada's long run leading the world's biggest economies in growth is at an end.
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Canada’s electronic spy agency quietly given OK to use torture-tainted info

Canada’s electronic spy agency quietly given OK to use torture-tainted info | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The Harper government has quietly given Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency approval to exchange information with foreign partners even when it may put someone at risk of torture.
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Canadian broadband akin to a propaganda village

Canadian broadband akin to a propaganda village | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Canada's telecom companies are on a public relations rampage of late, with Bell, Rogers and Telus presenting a united front across national media in trying to convince the federal government to aba...
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Class-action suit against Pfizer over anti-smoking drug Champix will proceed

Class-action suit against Pfizer over anti-smoking drug Champix will proceed | Canada Today | Scoop.it
A class-action lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Canada over its anti-smoking drug Champix will proceed, an Ontario Superior Court has ruled.
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Wine trade within Canada still being blocked

Wine trade within Canada still being blocked | Canada Today | Scoop.it
Small Canadian wine producers say provincial barriers are still making it difficult for consumers to order from outside their home province, one year after the federal government eased its own restrictions.
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Canadian wireless: when good profits go bad

Canadian wireless: when good profits go bad | Canada Today | Scoop.it
In yesterday's post, I stressed that only two numbers matter in the debate over whether Canada's wireless market is competitive enough: monthly average revenue per user (ARPU) and earnings before i...
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Report says 135,000 jobs open for LNG in B.C.

Report says 135,000 jobs open for LNG in B.C. | Canada Today | Scoop.it
British Columbia will soon need over 75,000 skilled workers for the liquefied natural gas industry and another 60,000 to help with the construction of plants and pipelines.
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CRTC wants to know if Canadians still use payphones

CRTC wants to know if Canadians still use payphones | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The Canadian Radio-Televeision Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is now trying to find out just how many Canadians still use payphones, how often and why.
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Competition Tribunal rejects change to credit-card fee rules

Competition Tribunal rejects change to credit-card fee rules | Canada Today | Scoop.it
The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a complaint from major Canadian retailers about the way credit card companies charge them for processing transactions.
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