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Sunny Freeman is The Huffington Post Canada's national business reporter covering economics and business stories that make a difference in Canadians' lives. Sunny was previously a business reporter at The Canadian Press and has also worked at media outlets including The Toronto Star and The Vancouver Sun. You can find her on twitter @SunnyFreeman.

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'Sophisticated' Mystery Tunnel Found Near Toronto's Rexall Centre, York University

(36) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 6:24 PM

Toronto Police will hold a press conference Tuesday after a mysterious tunnel was discovered near York University.

UPDATE: Toronto Police appealed to the public Tuesday for help identifying the people behind the tunnel and their motive for digging it. Full story.

Const. Victor Kwong told...

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RCMP Charges SNC-Lavalin In Libya Corruption Probe

(35) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 9:25 AM

The Mounties have laid corruption and fraud charges against SNC Lavalin, the Montreal-based construction company embroiled in a Libyan bribery scandal.

The RCMP said Thursday morning the company, its division SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. and its subsidiary SNC-Lavalin International Inc. have been charged with one count of corruption and...

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Ottawa Should Look To Norway To Overcome Oil Woes: Reports

(65) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 3:15 PM

Two new reports are calling on Ottawa and the provinces grappling with oil-related revenue shortfalls to look to Norway for a better way to handle their finances. Provinces would be wise to follow the Scandinavian country’s lead and sock away their resources revenue to help cushion the blow the next...

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Peace Naturals Recalls Medical Marijuana For Being Too Strong

(54) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Health Canada has issued its first medical marijuana recall of 2015 as the government continues to address flaws with quality control in the nascent industry.

Ontario-based Peace Naturals Project voluntarily recalled two batches of product after a Health Canada inspection determined its levels of THC — the active ingredient in...

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Odds Of A Recession In Canada At 30%: Capital Economics

(10) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 1:04 PM

At least one economist is ready not only to use the “R-word” but has also put a number on the risk of a recession happening.

The odds of the economy falling into a recession within a year are now as high as 30 per cent, David Madani of Capital...

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Health Canada Investigating Claim Many Herbal Supplements Are Fake

(44) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 4:30 PM

Health Canada is investigating claims from the U.S. that some herbal supplements don’t contain the ingredients advertised on their labels, and are instead packed with cheap filler materials.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist letters to four chains — Target, Walmart, GNC and Walgreens — earlier...

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Target Canada's Pharmacy Patient Records Being Sold At Rock-Bottom Prices

(41) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 9:55 AM

Target Canada is selling valuable patient information from its corporate-owned pharmacies to rival Walmart and effectively forcing its franchised pharmacists to sell off their own businesses at fire sale prices as part of its abrupt departure from Canada.

Pharmacies at Target locations have been told to pack up shop by...

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Is Canada Headed For Another Recession? Eight Troubling Signs

(24) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 2:10 PM

A string of dire economic news since the beginning of 2015 has many observers worried about whether Canada could be on the brink of another downturn, but economists say it’s too soon to mention the “R-word.”

One month in, layoffs seem to be the dominant theme —

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Roll Up The Rim 2015 Prizes To Include TVs, Cars And A Bonus Roll

(18) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 9:21 AM

Don’t flip your lids, Tim Hortons fans. Roll Up The Rim comes early for 2015, giving coffee drinkers the chance to win prizes starting on Monday, Feb. 2.

And just like last year, the contest will feature two chances to win. The bonus...

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Health Canada's Medical Pot Program Racks Up Millions In Costs As Approvals Fizzle

(59) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:18 AM

Health Canada expects to spend more than $2 million this year to review applications from companies vying for entry into the commercial medical marijuana market, some of them having burned through millions of dollars trying to navigate a process that insiders say is mired in red tape.

The federal government,...

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Target Canada's Employee Fund: Some Get 'Severance' Pay, Some Have To Keep Working

(102) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 1:16 PM

It turns out Target’s employee trust for its 17,600 laid-off Canadian workers isn’t much of a severance package for those who have to work throughout the chain's full 16-week wind-down period.

Target CEO Brian Cornell unveiled the $70-million trust, to be kept separate from what...

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NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals

(40) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 12:27 PM

Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country’s environmental laws, according to a new study.

The study from the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) found that more than 70 per cent...

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Ontario To Put A Price On Carbon Emissions: Environment Minister

(59) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 7:22 PM

The Ontario government plans to put a price on carbon emissions to cut down on greenhouse gases, making good on a seven-year-old promise to fight climate change.

The province’s environment minister said Tuesday his new climate strategy will set Canada’s most populous region on a path to reduce its...

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Tech Trends Of 2015: Deloitte's Predictions May Surprise You

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:29 PM

Some of 2015's tech trend predictions might surprise you:businesses are expected to set the trends, Millennials will fork out money for digital entertainment and print is not dead.

That's according to Deloitte's TMT Predictions for the year ahead.

Check out more of the biggest trends expected in 2015:

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Tech Trends Of 2015: Deloitte's Predictions May Surprise You

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:29 PM

Some of 2015's tech trend predictions might surprise you:businesses are expected to set the trends, Millennials will fork out money for digital entertainment and print is not dead.

That's according to Deloitte's TMT Predictions for the year ahead.

Check out more of the biggest trends expected in 2015:

...
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Tech Trends Of 2015: Deloitte's Predictions May Surprise You

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:29 PM

Some of 2015's tech trend predictions might surprise you:businesses are expected to set the trends, Millennials will fork out money for digital entertainment and print is not dead.

That's according to Deloitte's TMT Predictions for the year ahead.

Check out more of the biggest trends expected in 2015:

...
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Tech Trends Of 2015: Deloitte's Predictions May Surprise You

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:29 PM

Some of 2015's tech trend predictions might surprise you:businesses are expected to set the trends, Millennials will fork out money for digital entertainment and print is not dead.

That's according to Deloitte's TMT Predictions for the year ahead.

Check out more of the biggest trends expected in 2015:

...
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Tech Trends Of 2015: Deloitte's Predictions May Surprise You

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:29 PM

Some of 2015's tech trend predictions might surprise you:businesses are expected to set the trends, Millennials will fork out money for digital entertainment and print is not dead.

That's according to Deloitte's TMT Predictions for the year ahead.

Check out more of the biggest trends expected in 2015:

...
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Canada's Labour Force Participation Rate Hits 13-Year Low

(85) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 3:04 PM

The number of Canadians who have a job or are actively looking for work has reached a 13-year low.

Canada’s labour participation rate fell to 65.9 per cent in December, according to the latest jobs report released Friday. That’s the lowest level of participation since October, 2001, just after the...

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Michael Geist: Rightscorp Misleading Internet Subscribers With '$150,000 Fine' Claim

(10) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 6:50 PM

Canada’s new copyright legislation is just a week old and there is already a report of a company exploiting the system by misleading consumers into paying a fee to avoid legal woes.

Michael Geist posted a letter on his blog Thursday allegedly from the copyright trolling firm Rightscorp...

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