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January 22, 2018 3:20 PM Trudeau to travel to India for state visit

The prime minister has made deepening economic ties with India a priority. The PMO says the visit will build on recent meetings with Trudeau and India’s Modi. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to India for a state visit next month. Trudeau has made deepening economic ties with India a priority and recently completed his second visit to China 6

January 19, 2018 6:03 PM Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: study

U.S. pushing for Canada to increase the duty-free allowance as part of ongoing NAFTA talks A new study commissioned by the Retail Council of Canada says an increase in the duty-free allowance for cross-border shopping would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy. The PwC study comes as U.S. lawmakers 47

January 19, 2018 12:25 AM Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply

The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-mg form of the EpiPen because of a manufacturing disruption. The 0.15-mg EpiPen Jr. product for young children is not affected. The company 8

January 19, 2018 12:07 AM Rebecca Quinn becomes highest Canadian ever taken in NWSL draft

Toronto native, who played for Duke, goes third overall to Washington Spirit. PHILADELPHIA—Duke defender-midfielder Rebecca Quinn became the highest Canadian ever taken in the NWSL draft when she went third overall to the Washington Spirit on Thursday. The Spirit also had the first overall pick, taking U.S. international midfielder Andi Sullivan of Stanford 7

January 18, 2018 7:11 PM BMO financing deal with Canopy Growth marks policy shift for Canadian banks

Canopy Growth, Canada's largest licensed pot producer, announced the $175-million deal with BMO and GMP Securities on Wednesday. The Bank of Montreal’s participation in a major financing deal for licensed cannabis producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada’s biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector. Canopy, Canada’s 9

January 18, 2018 4:28 PM 'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste storage near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, Ont., could be up and running in 2020 Indigenous groups say a plan to store nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is "insanity" and want the federal government to intervene. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a private company, wants a 10-year licence to keep running the Chalk River 8

January 18, 2018 2:49 PM Toronto makes cut of top 20 cities vying to be Amazon's 2nd headquarters

It's the only Canadian city to still be in the running Amazon has released a list of 20 cities for its second North American headquarters, with Toronto the only Canadian city to make the cut. (David Horemans/CBC) Toronto has made the cut of the top 20 cities that e-commerce giant Amazon is considering for its second headquarters. Toronto is the only Canadian 23

January 17, 2018 6:49 PM Loblaw, CRA face off in court in $404-million dispute over tax avoidance allegations

The Canadian Revenue Agency alleges the grocery giant is using its Barbadian banking subsidiary in order to circumvent tax rules. Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in a Toronto court today, the latest in an ongoing battle involving allegations that the grocery giant’s Barbadian banking subsidiary was misused for tax avoidance 14

January 17, 2018 6:27 PM Global Affairs says it’s aware of report of 2 Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

OTTAWA—Global Affairs Canada says it’s aware of reports that two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in Nigeria. Spokesperson John Babcock says consular officials in Nigeria are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information. Local police, however, say two foreigners kidnapped Tuesday evening in Kaduna State were a Canadian and an American 11

January 17, 2018 4:30 PM TSX moves higher, Canadian dollar down after Bank of Canada interest rate hike

The loonie was trading at 80.26 cents U.S., down from an average price of 80.52 cents U.S. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 37.90 points to 16,336.78, after 90 minutes of trading. Canada’s main stock index moved higher in late-morning trading helped by gains in the energy and financial sectors. The move came as the Canadian dollar was trading at 80.26 cents 16