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Jurors should have to provide reasons for verdict, Toronto lawyer argues

Jurors should have to provide reasons for verdict, Toronto lawyer argues

A Toronto lawyer says the New Brunswick Court of Appeal's decision to overturn Dennis Oland's murder conviction because of an error in the trial judge's instructions to the jury illustrates a problem with the s…

Why a Canadian teen joined American youth in suing U.S. over climate change

Why a Canadian teen joined American youth in suing U.S. over climate change

All his life, Jacob Lebel has felt a special connection to the land, in rural Quebec where he was bo…

File Photo: A real estate for sale sign is pictured in front of a home in Vancouver

Average house in Canada worth $470,661 in December, up 3.5% in 2016

The average price of a Canadian home continues to move higher, but there are signs of a slowdown, ac…

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  • Jurors should have to provide reasons for verdict, Toronto lawyer argues
    Jurors should have to provide reasons for verdict, Toronto lawyer argues

    A Toronto lawyer says the New Brunswick Court of Appeal's decision to overturn Dennis Oland's murder conviction because of an error in the trial judge's instructions to the jury illustrates a problem with …

    Jurors should have to provide reasons for verdict, Toronto lawyer argues

    A Toronto lawyer says the New Brunswick Court of Appeal's decision to overturn Dennis Oland's murder conviction because of an error in the trial judge's instructions to the jury illustrates a problem with the system that should be changed. David Butt says there's no way of knowing if that error had any influence on the …

  • British pound drops to lowest since 1985 as Theresa May to outline Brexit plan

    The British pound fell to its lowest since 1985 on Monday after speculation ramped up that British Prime Minister Theresa May will lay out her plans for a so-called "hard Brexit" from the EU to European …

    The British pound fell to its lowest since 1985 on Monday after speculation ramped up that British Prime Minister Theresa May will lay out her plans for a so-called "hard Brexit" from the EU to European lawmakers tomorrow. Sterling touched as low as under $1.20 US per pound on Monday, its lowest level since 1985. The …

  • Why a Canadian teen joined American youth in suing U.S. over climate change
    Why a Canadian teen joined American youth in suing U.S. over climate change

    All his life, Jacob Lebel has felt a special connection to the land, in rural Quebec where he was born and in Eugene, Ore., where he now lives and farms. Lebel, 19, is passionate about preserving the …

    Why a Canadian teen joined American youth in suing U.S. over climate change

    All his life, Jacob Lebel has felt a special connection to the land, in rural Quebec where he was born and in Eugene, Ore., where he now lives and farms. Lebel, 19, is passionate about preserving the environment and doing what is necessary to prevent climate change. "By the time you see the full effects, by the time we …

  • IMF expects Canada's economy to expand by 1.9% this year

    The International Monetary Fund is projecting strengthening world growth in 2017 and has upgraded its estimates of Canada's economic potential. Canada is expected to have the second-fastest growth among …

    The International Monetary Fund is projecting strengthening world growth in 2017 and has upgraded its estimates of Canada's economic potential. Canada is expected to have the second-fastest growth among the G7, ahead of the four European members and Japan.

  • File Photo: A real estate for sale sign is pictured in front of a home in Vancouver
    Average house in Canada worth $470,661 in December, up 3.5% in 2016

    The average price of a Canadian home continues to move higher, but there are signs of a slowdown, according to figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association. The average price rose last year, but …

    File Photo: A real estate for sale sign is pictured in front of a home in Vancouver

    The average price of a Canadian home continues to move higher, but there are signs of a slowdown, according to figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association. The average price rose last year, but the picture changes drastically depening on the area of the country.

  • OPEC cuts, while the U.S. turns on the oil taps

    It's been a few weeks since members of OPEC started cutting production. Saudi Arabia said last Wednesday that its production is the lowest it's been in two years, Iraq said that it had made cuts, as did …

    OPEC cuts, while the U.S. turns on the oil taps

    It's been a few weeks since members of OPEC started cutting production. Saudi Arabia said last Wednesday that its production is the lowest it's been in two years, Iraq said that it had made cuts, as did Kuwait. The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecast that U.S. oil production would rise through 2017 to nine …

  • Electric vehicles popular at auto show, but hard to find in Windsor-Essex, owners say

    The  latest in electric vehicles may be on display at the Detroit auto show this week, but according to local owners they're scarce in Windsor-Essex — one woman even had to go all the way to Toronto before …

    Electric vehicles popular at auto show, but hard to find in Windsor-Essex, owners say

    The  latest in electric vehicles may be on display at the Detroit auto show this week, but according to local owners they're scarce in Windsor-Essex — one woman even had to go all the way to Toronto before she could get one. Marilyn Kerester said she knew she wanted al electric vehicle, she just didn't know how hard it …

  • Former Alberta oilpatch workers hesitant to return as activity picks up

    John Fodchuk says life is good for him and his family in Weyburn, Sask. There's no carbon tax, and there's plenty of optimism and opportunity — a sharp contrast to the Alberta he left behind. "Southeast …

    John Fodchuk says life is good for him and his family in Weyburn, Sask. There's no carbon tax, and there's plenty of optimism and opportunity — a sharp contrast to the Alberta he left behind. "Southeast Saskatchewan reminds me of the way Alberta used to be," says Fodchuk, 34. Born and raised in Brooks, Alta., Fodchuk …

  • MUN students say new N.L. book tax hitting them hard

    Kristen Lo carried her new statistics textbook to the counter with a white-knuckled grip, prepared to pay the new 10 per cent provincial book tax on top of the $90 retail price. Like many of her friends, …

    MUN students say new N.L. book tax hitting them hard

    Kristen Lo carried her new statistics textbook to the counter with a white-knuckled grip, prepared to pay the new 10 per cent provincial book tax on top of the $90 retail price. Like many of her friends, she avoids the Memorial University book store at all costs. The new book tax also has the university's students' union …

  • Big Mac, big manager: Yellowknife McDonald's boss named best in Canada

    Alex Bornilla was named the best McDonald's manager in Canada back in October. "I wouldn't say I'm the best manager, but I surround myself with great crew," says the self-effacing 34-year-old. Bornilla started …

    Big Mac, big manager: Yellowknife McDonald's boss named best in Canada

    Alex Bornilla was named the best McDonald's manager in Canada back in October. "I wouldn't say I'm the best manager, but I surround myself with great crew," says the self-effacing 34-year-old. Bornilla started working at McDonald's in Winnipeg when he was 16.

  • Red Rock Restaurant on Topsail Road closing, owners cite economy and 'excessive' competition

    Red Rock Restaurant and Pub on Topsail Road in St. John's is shutting its doors after more than seven years in business. The owners broke the news on the restaurant's Facebook page on Saturday. Red Rock opened …

    Red Rock Restaurant and Pub on Topsail Road in St. John's is shutting its doors after more than seven years in business. The owners broke the news on the restaurant's Facebook page on Saturday. Red Rock opened in June 2009, and specialized in seafood and steaks.

  • First Nations gas tax ruling strengthens N.B. position to renegotiate deals

    The New Brunswick government may now be in a stronger legal position to renegotiate controversial gas-tax agreements with First Nations bands, agreements that other retailers say are unfair. In December, …

    First Nations gas tax ruling strengthens N.B. position to renegotiate deals

    The New Brunswick government may now be in a stronger legal position to renegotiate controversial gas-tax agreements with First Nations bands, agreements that other retailers say are unfair. In December, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal of a Quebec ruling that said that province can force First Nations …

  • Lawsuits totalling $8.7M against St. John's from former Baird Cottage owner, developer

    The former owner of a century-old home and potential developer of the property are suing the City of St. John's for millions of dollars they claim has been lost by city council's imposition of heritage …

    Lawsuits totalling $8.7M against St. John's from former Baird Cottage owner, developer

    The former owner of a century-old home and potential developer of the property are suing the City of St. John's for millions of dollars they claim has been lost by city council's imposition of heritage status. Mildred Steinhauer, former owner of 154 New Cove Rd., and KMK Properties, the current owner with development plans …

  • Sask. advocate sees benefit in educating salon workers on domestic violence

    Women who are experiencing domestic violence can't always go to a doctor's office or a location that can offer them help, but they can usually still go for a haircut. Giesbrecht is one of several Canadian …

    Women who are experiencing domestic violence can't always go to a doctor's office or a location that can offer them help, but they can usually still go for a haircut. Giesbrecht is one of several Canadian advocates applauding a new Illinois law requiring people who want to work in the beauty industry to have education …

  • Disability-rights group finds strengths, weaknesses in province's accessible employment plan

    A disability-rights group in Manitoba says the province's first pass at developing an accessible employment standard is a step in the right direction but still needs work. Barrier-Free Manitoba published …

    A disability-rights group in Manitoba says the province's first pass at developing an accessible employment standard is a step in the right direction but still needs work. Barrier-Free Manitoba published its preliminary comments on the province's early draft of a proposed accessibility standard for employment on Tuesday. …

  • 'Good to be back': Hampton farmers market staves off bankruptcy

    The owner of a farmers market in Hampton, N.B., is restocking his shelves and rehiring employees after securing money to stave off bankruptcy. Now owner Dave Wolpin says he has secured bridge financing …

    'Good to be back': Hampton farmers market staves off bankruptcy

    The owner of a farmers market in Hampton, N.B., is restocking his shelves and rehiring employees after securing money to stave off bankruptcy. Now owner Dave Wolpin says he has secured bridge financing which will save the business just days before it was due back in court. In December, a judge gave Wolpin until Jan. 17 …

  • Moving nightmares and cremation questions: CBC Marketplace's consumer cheat sheet

    Miss something this week? We got you. Here's this week's Marketplace cheat sheet.

    Moving nightmares and cremation questions: CBC Marketplace's consumer cheat sheet

    Miss something this week? We got you. Here's this week's Marketplace cheat sheet.

  • Atlantic Canada's seafood industry gets a boost as China lowers tariffs

    Atlantic Canada's seafood industry is starting 2017 with a boost for the bottom line thanks to lower tariffs on seafood entering the booming China market. The Jan. 1, 2017, tariff cuts announced just …

    Atlantic Canada's seafood industry gets a boost as China lowers tariffs

    Atlantic Canada's seafood industry is starting 2017 with a boost for the bottom line thanks to lower tariffs on seafood entering the booming China market. The Jan. 1, 2017, tariff cuts announced just before New Year's Day by China's ministry of commerce will benefit about a quarter of Canada's seafood exports to China. …

  • Here's what really happens to all those gifts you return to the store

    Liquidity Services' 10,000-square-metre warehouse in an industrial area northwest of Toronto is filled wall to wall with items — mostly holiday gifts this time of year. Pallets without a manifest are …

    Here's what really happens to all those gifts you return to the store

    Liquidity Services' 10,000-square-metre warehouse in an industrial area northwest of Toronto is filled wall to wall with items — mostly holiday gifts this time of year. Pallets without a manifest are much cheaper because they're simply labelled with a general category — such as housewares — and the buyer is purchasing …

  • Canada could also face auto border tax, Trump spokesman suggests

    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has threatened automakers with a border tax on vehicles built in Mexico and brought into the United States — and it now appears Canada may not be immune from a possible …

    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has threatened automakers with a border tax on vehicles built in Mexico and brought into the United States — and it now appears Canada may not be immune from a possible tariff. "It's not so much a target at one particular country or one particular industry," Spicer said, according to  …