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Thursday, Oct 18

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'(It's) the way to go': Brian Mulroney explains his about-face on cannabis

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Former prime minister Brian Mulroney — whose government once introduced legislation continuing to classify marijuana in the same category as heroin — has not only become a born-again weed evangelical, but now says Canada is poised to…

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Munchies for the masses: Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup

CBC.ca / Business

When Edmontonians lined up to buy cannabis from retail stores on Wednesday, Girl Guide Elina Childs saw a business opportunity.

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Majority of first-time buyers maxed out budgets to buy a home: CMHC

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A majority of first-time homebuyers say they maxed out their budgets when they bought their homes, according to a survey released today by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

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Locking in your mortgage could save you money, but it depends on your plans

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Homeowners with variable mortgage rates have seen their rates rise over the past year as the Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target four times.

Pot grower Aphria Inc. applies to list on New York Stock Exchange

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The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis company submitted its registration statement to U.S. securities regulators today.

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How much longer can Canada's low oil price last?

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The Western Canadian oil industry is losing at least $100 million every day, according to an analyst's estimate.

Why making rich Canadians richer may not be the best business strategy: Don Pittis

CBC.ca / News

A call from a Canadian Senate committee to follow the U.S. lead in cutting corporate taxes comes just as the hazards of that policy loom larger south of the border.

Wednesday, Oct 17

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Canadian pot shoppers placing 100 orders per minute online, Shopify says

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Shopify is processing over 100 legal weed orders per minute across the country.

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Brian Mulroney joins board of directors of New York-based pot company

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Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is joining the board of directors of an American cannabis company.

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Canada to apply USMCA cultural exemption to trade in digital media

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The broad cultural exemption Canada fought to keep in the renegotiation of the North American free trade deal will allow for Canadian content rules in digital media. But the Trudeau government will not apply the exemption to avoid…

Cleanup of wind and solar sites won't land at Alberta farmers' feet

CBC.ca / Technology

Provincial government takes aim at farmers' concerns they could get stuck with cleanup bill for renewable energy projects.

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Federal government's tariff relief plan faces criticism; Morneau says 50 firms tariff-free

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau says 50 Canadian companies have so far been exempted from paying surtaxes on U.S. steel and aluminum imports that have been in place since Ottawa imposed retaliatory tariffs last summer.

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U.S. border patrol warns 'amnesty' for pot convictions doesn't guarantee entry

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A senior U.S. border patrol official is warning travellers that cannabis remains an illegal narcotic in the U.S. — and even if you've been granted amnesty for a previous pot-related criminal conviction, you could still be denied entry to…

Tuesday, Oct 16

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TSX posts best day in 6 months despite pullback in cannabis shares

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Canada's main stock index posted its best day in six months despite a pullback of cannabis stocks on the last trading session before Wednesday's legalization.

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B.C. government moves ahead with speculation tax on vacant homes

CBC.ca / Business

The provincial government is moving ahead with a controversial tax that targets secondary homes left vacant by homeowners, along with properties held by foreign owners.

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Drilling forecast bleak as discount for Canadian oil persists, analyst says

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The Canadian oil and gas sector is in a holding pattern in which spending and production growth can't occur until new ways to get products to export markets are found, according to CIBC analyst Jon Morrison.

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Bacteria concerns prompt recall of meal replacements including Ensure, PediaSure

CBC.ca / Business

Abbott Nutrition is recalling a number of canned nutritional beverages due to possible bacterial contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Greenhouse growers turn to cannabis to cash in on lucrative crop

CBC.ca / Business

A growing number of fruit and vegetable farmers in southern Ontario are switching over to cannabis or at least adding it to their production. That means additional demand for water, electricity and other municipal services — a financial…

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Canada open to more China trade now that USMCA is done, Trudeau says

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Canada is open to doing more business with China now that a trading agreement with the United States and Mexico has been finalized, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Monday, Oct 15

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Bank of Canada survey says Canadian businesses are optimistic

CBC.ca / Business

A new Bank of Canada poll suggested Monday that companies are optimistic about the year ahead — especially when it comes to sales growth, foreign demand and their investment plans.

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1 in 5 Canadian companies was hit by cyberattack last year, StatsCan says

CBC.ca / Business

The survey found that more than one in five companies said they were impacted by a cyberattack last year, with large businesses more than twice as likely as small ones to be apparent targets.

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TSX slumps despite pot stocks soaring toward legalization

CBC.ca / Business

Canada's main stock index resumed last week's selloff by closing down slightly on Monday despite strong gains by the cannabis-heavy health sector just days before the drug's legalization.

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Home sales down slightly in September in first dip since spring

CBC.ca / Business

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in September fell 0.4 per cent compared with August, but average prices are still up slightly compared to this time last year.

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How will Canadians buy pot? It depends where they live

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Pot becomes legal on Wednesday, but the rules vary widely across the country, with some provinces allowing private retail sales and others putting recreational cannabis under the control of government-run monopolies. Here's a guide to the…