May 4, 2015

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Before You Complain About Taxes, Read This

People don't like paying their taxes in part because the connection between what we pay and the goods and services we receive has been broken. Add to that a massive shift toward a consumer society in which people derive a lot of social standing from what they consume and it's an uphill battle for taxes.

Trudeau Would Cut Middle-Class Taxes, Make Rich Pay More

Justin Trudeau
CP

Oil Industry Shudders Over Prospect Of Socialist Alberta

Alberta Oil Sands
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Oliver Tries To Woo Torontonians

Joe Oliver
CP

Floyd Mayweather Displays His Big, Fat $100 Million Check

Check
ESPN

N.B. Makes 'Significant' Change To Senior Care

Nursing Home
Getty Images

Skeptic's Guide To Tesla's New Home Battery

Tesla Battery
Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Obama's Keystone XL Claims About Canadian Oil Debunked

Obama
MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images

Calgary Airbnb Damage Prompts Experts To Urge Caution

Calgary Airbnb
CP

Study Reports Alarming Trend Among Ontario Seniors

Meals On Wheels Elderly
John Moore via Getty Images

The Uphill Battle To Better Regulate Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde Furniture
Mario Tama via Getty Images

Alibaba Apologizes For Ad Seeking Candidates Who Resemble Porn Star

Alibaba
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alberta's Housing Sector Is Hurting, But It's No 1980s Flashback: Feds

Downtown Calgary
Christian Hoehn via Getty Images

The Latest Sign of Bike-Share's Social Equity Problem

Bike Share
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Problem With Philanthropy, And How To Fix It

Altruism
Alamy

RCMP Worried Alberta Company's Opium Research Will Attract Criminals

Rcmp Car
Rolf Hicker via Getty Images

Canada's 'Better-For-You-Style' Burger Market Keeps Growing: Analyst

Plate Of Food
Wavebreakmedia Ltd via Getty Images

Lindsey Vonn And Tiger Woods: It's Over

Tiger Woods Lindsey Vonn
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bad News For Home Owners Looking To Sell Without An Agent

Apartment Key
shutterstock

Tesla Wants To Sell You A Battery For Your Home

Tesla
REUTERS

Supermarket Owner Surprises Employees With...Part Ownership

Frank Budwey
The Buffalo News/Twitter

Canada, U.S. Announce Broad New Uniform Standards For Rail Safety

Train
Shutterstock / Yuttasak Jannarong

Target Returns Leases For 55 Of Its Stores To Landlords

Target Canada Protest
CP

FEMA Wants $24 Million Back From Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Toronto Named Hottest Luxury Real Estate Market

Ford Expands Recall To More Than Half A Million Cars

Ford
Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

GM Slashing 1,000 Jobs In Ontario

General Motors
AP

Non-Permanent Residents A Force Too Large To Ignore: CIBC Report

Immigration Canada
CP

Canada's Riskiest Housing Markets Aren't In Toronto Or Vancouver

Houses For Sale
Zoonar RF via Getty Images

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Uh Oh, Apple Reportedly Finds Defects In Watch

Apple Watch
Ryan Emberley/Invision/AP

Apple Watch May Not Work On Tattooed Skin

Apple Watch
YouTube/Michael Lovell

Action Suit Seeks $2 Billion From Loblaw Over Garment Factory Collapse

Joe Fresh Bangladesh Safety Pact

BCE Profit Suffers From Court Battle With Quebecor

Bce
CP

Bacon Ambassador Wanted (For Bacon)

Bacon
bhofack2 via Getty Images

Canada's Real GDP Unchanged For February

Shopping Bag
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

Barrick Gold, CIBC Shareholders Flexing Their Say-On-Pay Muscles

Cibc Q4 Earnings Profit

HBC In Talks To Acquire German Chain Of Department Stores

Hudsons Bay

Pope Francis Calls For Equal Pay For Women: 'Disparity Is Pure Scandal'

Pope Francis
FILIPPO MONTEFORTE via Getty Images

This Is How Much Canadians' Debt Jumped In Just Over A Decade

Canada Household Debt

Most Canadians Expect Semi-Retirement Or Never Quitting: Poll

Labour Day Canada
Shutterstock

Why Uber Is Suing The City Of Houston

Uber
ASSOCIATED PRESS

AT&T Fires President Over Racist Text

Aaron Slator
Imeh Akpanudosen via Getty Images

Secure Jobs A Vanishing Breed In Canada

Unemployment Canada
Getty

TransAlta Looks At Reviving Carbon Capture

Carbon Capture
Invision for NRG

Twitter Stock Tanks After Info Leak

Twitter Logo
Bethany Clarke via Getty Images

Underground Economy Totalled $42.4 Billion In 2012: StatsCan

Illegal Money
Jan Stromme via Getty Images

Students In B.C. District To Pay $100 For School Bus Services Next Year

School Bus Stop
Shutterstock