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Tax tussle: Shaw loses bid to claim customers 'bought' paper invoices

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An extensive court battle has seen Shaw Communications lose a bid to transfer the tax responsibility for the cost of its paper invoices to its customers.

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Parents stranded in Japan relieved as Canada issues visas for adopted children

Ryan Hoag

After weeks of sleepless nights in Tokyo hotel rooms, five Canadian families will finally be able to return home with the Japanese-born children they are adopting.

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Trump renews tough immigration, border stance as critics press for family reunions

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U.S. President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds "we have to be very strong" to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally.

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Train from Alberta derails in Iowa, leaking crude oil into floodwaters from rain-swollen river

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A freight train from Alberta derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials say.

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Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know

Border Crossing Fee

Each day, 400,000 Canadians cross the Canada-U.S. border. Beginning Oct. 17, 2018, more and more of those travellers could be forced to answer an uncomfortable question posed by wary American customs officers: Have you ever smoked pot?

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Support workers doling out pills in nursing homes are under-qualified, some health professionals say

Monya Johnson

The Elizabeth Wettlaufer public inquiry has raised alarms about who is providing support to seniors in long-term care facilities. One doctor tells Checkup that support workers aren't adequately trained to deliver medications.

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Helicopter parents hinder kids' emotional well-being with too much hovering

Helicopter parents

Study followed 422 children over an eight-year span, assessing the kids at ages two, five and 10. Researchers also tracked their social and emotional development. The findings underscored the importance of educating 'helicopter' parents about supporting children's autonomy with handling emotional challenges.

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A viral photo of a crying Honduran girl didn't tell the whole story. Does it matter?

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The picture of a crying young Honduran girl in a pink jacket and jeans became a powerful image to illustrate the controversial policy of separating children from parents arrested for crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. It has since been learned that this picture did not tell that story.

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Tax tussle: Shaw loses bid to claim customers 'bought' paper invoices

Shaw Strategy 20160107

An extensive court battle has seen Shaw Communications lose a bid to transfer the tax responsibility for the cost of its paper invoices to its customers.

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How Canadian-made artificial intelligence is helping Hollywood write better scripts

The Kissing Booth

The movie industry is a hit-or-miss, high-stakes business. But some Canadian tech entrepreneurs believe they have a way to improve the odds.

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Buy American? No thanks, Canadians starting to say

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Trade issues with the United States have many Canadians feeling uncharacteristically patriotic of late, and they say they're choosing to express that in their purchasing decisions.

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BlackBerry shares slip on lower enterprise revenue

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BlackBerry Ltd. shares sank more than nine per cent on Friday, despite beating analysts' estimates and reporting a solid start to its 2019 financial year.

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'Unintended consequences' — How Trump may soon wallop the U.S. oil market

CHINA-OIL/DEMAND

The first border skirmishes in the U.S.'s simmering international trade war have been relatively contained. But that could change quickly if the conflict spreads to the primary resource powering the global economy — oil.

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Trump threatens 20% U.S. tariff on EU car imports

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President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 per cent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars.

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