In the news today, Dec. 5

Seven stories in the National News for Tuesday, Dec. 5th PM TRUDEAU: FREE TRADE MEANT TO COMBAT POPULISM Pursuing free trade with China and preserving NAFTA are...

Softwood exports to U.S. down but it’s not causing big financial pinch

OTTAWA — Canada's softwood lumber exports to the U.S. have fallen since the Americans imposed new duties earlier this year, but thanks to near-record wood prices...

MPs give Equifax Canada’s chief privacy officer a rough ride over data breach

OTTAWA — MPs chastised an Equifax Canada executive Monday for not doing more to make amends to thousands of Canadians whose personal information was compromised by...

Feds willing to give more pot tax revenue to provinces to help municipalities

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is willing to give provinces and territories a bigger share of the revenue from a federal excise tax on cannabis, provided that...

Feds fear expanding Home Buyers’ Plan would fuel hot housing market: document

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are having second thoughts about a 2015 campaign promise out of concern that expanding the popular Home Buyers' Plan would throw fuel on overheated...

Feds to spend millions to reverse low take up rates for low-income benefits

OTTAWA — The Liberals are looking beyond the bureaucracy to figure out how to spend more than $1 billion in uncollected benefits meant to help low-income families save...

Bank of Canada holds rate, suggests more hikes likely at more-cautious pace

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday following two straight hikes, but suggested future increases are still likely,...

400 People to Receive a Basic Income This Month

Four hundred people from Hamilton, Brantford, Brant County and Thunder Bay and the surrounding area will be receiving a basic income this month as...
real estate

Housing agency explores cutting red tape for self-employed borrowers

OTTAWA — The national housing agency is exploring ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs and new immigrants to buy a home by cutting...
Toys R Us

Toys “R” Us Canada impacted by U.S. woes

TORONTO - Toys "R" Us Canada sought creditor protection largely due to the financial woes of its U.S. parent company, which filed for bankruptcy,...