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Supreme Court decision on 'free-the-beer' case lands today

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The Supreme Court of Canada will release its ruling Thursday on the 'free-the-beer' case. The decision will establish whether Canadians are able to freely buy and transport alcohol from one province to another. But the case also could have implications for the sale of tobacco and cannabis, as well as the dairy and egg industries.

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Central bank gambles Canadians won't get into the inflation habit: Don Pittis

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More interest rate hikes are coming, but Stephen Poloz holds off to see how Canadians adjust to recent changes.

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Charities 'worried' after meeting with Morneau on 'political activity' law

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More than two years after the Liberal government promised to reform charity law to allow for more political activity, there's still no amending legislation. A member of a group of environmental charities who met with Finance Minister Bill Morneau this week to talk about the issue says the continued lack of action is troubling.

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Ontario election campaign has 'unprecedented' level of nastiness even before it officially begins

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The election campaign hasn't even started yet in Ontario, but already there are predictions that it will be one of the nastiest races for premier in the province's history.

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Lots of support for Humboldt Broncos first responders, but risk of PTSD can be long-term, experts say

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Paramedics, firefighters and police officers who responded to the horrific crash in rural Saskatchewan are in the midst of debriefings to help them talk about what happened, but agencies emphasize that post-traumatic stress symptoms can take weeks, months, or years to appear.

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How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia

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An innovative dementia therapy tool is making its way to Canada. The BikeAround is a device that combines a stationary bike, Google Street View and a dome-shaped projector to give users a virtual ride down memory lane.

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Why sending the U.S. spy chief to meet Kim Jong-un was a 'savvy' move by Trump

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The revelation that CIA chief Mike Pompeo met secretly last week with Kim Jong-un represents a diplomatic seesaw of sorts for foreign policy observers, delivering both relief and anxiety.

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Cuba's next president won't be a Castro. Here's what that means for Canada.

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Cuba's next president will be a non-Castro for the first time in almost 60 years, ending an era in which the island’s revolution was presided over by a generation of charismatic guerrilla leaders with a personal affinity for Canada’s Trudeau family. The power transfer will come at a delicate time for Canada-Cuba diplomacy.

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Central bank gambles Canadians won't get into the inflation habit: Don Pittis

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More interest rate hikes are coming, but Stephen Poloz holds off to see how Canadians adjust to recent changes.

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Supreme Court decision on 'free-the-beer' case lands today

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The Supreme Court of Canada will release its ruling Thursday on the 'free-the-beer' case. The decision will establish whether Canadians are able to freely buy and transport alcohol from one province to another. But the case also could have implications for the sale of tobacco and cannabis, as well as the dairy and egg industries.

full story

Oil closes above $68 US a barrel, highest price since 2014

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The price of the North American oil benchmark closed above $68 US a barrel on Wednesday, the highest level since 2014 as U.S. data showed inventories plunged by more than one million barrels last week.

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Kinder Morgan begins negotiations with Ottawa to save pipeline project

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Kinder Morgan CEO Steven Kean told investors on Wednesday afternoon that negotiations with the federal government are underway to see if a deal can be struck to salvage the Trans Mountain expansion project, which continues to face opposition from the B.C. government.

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Trump says he prefers bilateral trade deal with Japan

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he would prefer a bilateral trade deal with Japan instead of rejoining an 11-nation Pacific Rim trade pact.

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Bank of Canada keeps interest rate steady at 1.25%

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The Bank of Canada decided to keep its benchmark interest rate right where it is on Wednesday.

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