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Economic advisers pushing feds to focus on business investment, job re-skilling

Economic advisers pushing feds to focus on business investment, job re-skilling

OTTAWA — The federal government's economic advisers are calling for more changes aimed at driving business investment and helping Canadians acquire new skills as they brace for the march of technology and its job-killing effects.
Don't destroy gay-sex records, historians urge as feds move bill through Commons

Don't destroy gay-sex records, historians urge as feds move bill through Commons

OTTAWA — Four leading researchers say a federal plan to destroy the criminal records of people convicted of same-sex activity is a "troubling feature" of proposed legislation intended to help make amends to the LGBTQ community.
Fact-finding major goal for Canada at between-round NAFTA talks this week

Fact-finding major goal for Canada at between-round NAFTA talks this week

WASHINGTON — Canada's NAFTA negotiators are on a fact-finding mission this week in Washington, seeking places where compromises might be found in the new year when the talks enter a critical, potentially do-or-die phase.

B.C. coroner says fentanyl detected in most of 1,208 deaths up to October

VANCOUVER — Illicit overdoses have claimed 1,208 lives in British Columbia between January and October this year. The BC Coroners Service says the latest figure compares with 683 deaths during the same period last year.
Canadian co-production 'The Breadwinner' gets Golden Globe nomination

Canadian co-production 'The Breadwinner' gets Golden Globe nomination

TORONTO — Canadian author Deborah Ellis was ecstatic about Monday's Golden Globe nomination for "The Breadwinner," an animated film that's based on her children's novel, but said she won't be attending the awards show next month.
Maritime Link sends first electricity between Newfoundland, Nova Scotia

Maritime Link sends first electricity between Newfoundland, Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — For the first time, electricity has been sent between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia through the new Maritime Link.
Relatives of murdered seniors set to ask to take part in public inquiry

Relatives of murdered seniors set to ask to take part in public inquiry

TORONTO — Relatives of murdered seniors, along with advocacy and health-care groups, are among four dozen applicants seeking to participate in a public inquiry sparked by a nurse who killed eight elderly long-term-care residents in Ontario.
Nova Scotia rocket launch site hopes to eventually reach 12 launches per year

Nova Scotia rocket launch site hopes to eventually reach 12 launches per year

HALIFAX — The developers of Canada's only commercial spaceport are shooting for as many as a dozen rockets to blast off per year from a proposed site near a small community on Nova Scotia's eastern shore.
Fingerlings propel Montreal-based company to Christmas retail success

Fingerlings propel Montreal-based company to Christmas retail success

MONTREAL — Just like for a Christmas cookie, there's a recipe that goes into the making of a best-selling toy.
Lyft starts global expansion with Toronto service launch Tuesday

Lyft starts global expansion with Toronto service launch Tuesday

TORONTO — Ride-hailing service Lyft will launch its service in Toronto on Tuesday, marking its first expansion outside the United States. The addition of Lyft brings increased competition to Uber in Canada's largest city.