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  • Jaime Montero lives with other McDonald's workers from Belize. They said they felt forced to live in an apartment far from work that they couldn't afford.
    McDonald's foreign workers call it 'slavery'

    Foreign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like ‘slaves,' by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – then deducting almost half their take-home …

    Jaime Montero lives with other McDonald's workers from Belize. They said they felt forced to live in an apartment far from work that they couldn't afford.

    Foreign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like ‘slaves,' by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – then deducting almost half their take-home pay as rent.

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited's Primrose Lake oil sands project is seen near Cold Lake, Alberta
    Energy sector to drive Canada first-quarter profit gains

    By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian companies are expected to post solid profit gains when they begin unveiling first-quarter results next week, with robust earnings at energy companies seen overcoming …

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited's Primrose Lake oil sands project is seen near Cold Lake, Alberta

    By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian companies are expected to post solid profit gains when they begin unveiling first-quarter results next week, with robust earnings at energy companies seen overcoming weakness at miners and the materials sector. Energy companies will benefit from a ramp-up in production, improved …

  • A man pumps gas into his truck at a Petro-Canada gas station in Toronto
    Inflation rose to 1.5 per cent in March

    OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate rise to 1.5 per cent in March, from 1.1 per cent the previous month, Statistics Canada said Thursday.

    A man pumps gas into his truck at a Petro-Canada gas station in Toronto

    OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate rise to 1.5 per cent in March, from 1.1 per cent the previous month, Statistics Canada said Thursday.

  • Canada to evaluate fighter-jet options over next several weeks

    By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government will take several more weeks to evaluate its options for the much-delayed replacement of the country's CF-18 fighter jets, Public Works Minister …

    Canada's Public Works Minister Finley speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government will take several more weeks to evaluate its options for the much-delayed replacement of the country's CF-18 fighter jets, Public Works Minister Diane Finley said on Thursday. The decision boils down to whether to proceed with a single-source contract to Lockheed …

  • Cost to attend university, live away from home to be $150,000 by 2031: TD

    As if the cost of a higher education weren’t crippling enough; university is poised to rival your first mortgage for expense supremacy. If living away from home, the average cost of an undergraduate degree …

    Why the Class of 2018 Will Be Better Off

    As if the cost of a higher education weren’t crippling enough; university is poised to rival your first mortgage for expense supremacy. If living away from home, the average cost of an undergraduate degree is expected to reach $150, 000 … Continue reading →

  • Low interest rates come with high cost for savers, retirees

    While overleveraged homeowners worry when record low borrowing rates will come to an end, savers on the other end of the spectrum are anxious to see yields get back to more normal levels.

    Los baby boomers encuentran en el "trabajo 3.0" una salida laboral

    While overleveraged homeowners worry when record low borrowing rates will come to an end, savers on the other end of the spectrum are anxious to see yields get back to more normal levels.

  • Mattel posts first quarterly loss in five years as Barbie sales fall

    Mattel Inc , the world's largest toymaker, reported its first quarterly net loss in nearly five years due to a double-digit fall in sales of its iconic Barbie dolls, sending the company's shares down as …

    Barbie dolls are displayed inside a showroom at a Mattel office in Hong Kong

    Mattel Inc , the world's largest toymaker, reported its first quarterly net loss in nearly five years due to a double-digit fall in sales of its iconic Barbie dolls, sending the company's shares down as much as 3 percent in early trading. Mattel's worldwide sales fell 5 percent to $946.2 million in the quarter ended March …

  • Canada March inflation higher than forecast; core tame

    By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Costlier energy helped boost Canada's annual inflation by more than expected in March to 1.5 percent from 1.1 percent in February but the less volatile core measure …

    A man pumps gas into his truck at a Petro-Canada gas station in Toronto

    By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Costlier energy helped boost Canada's annual inflation by more than expected in March to 1.5 percent from 1.1 percent in February but the less volatile core measure that guides the Bank of Canada edged up to only 1.3 percent from 1.2 percent. Statistics Canada said on Thursday the …

  • More Canadians leaving their jobs after just two years: Workopolis poll

    TORONTO - Canadians may have some commitment issues when it comes to their jobs, according to a new poll by employment website Workopolis.

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    TORONTO - Canadians may have some commitment issues when it comes to their jobs, according to a new poll by employment website Workopolis.

  • Household debt overhang holding back Canada's economy

    By contrast, economists predict that a long-awaited pick up in exports will take hold in the second half of this year as the Canadian dollar weakens and the United States, its top trading partner, recovers …

    Buildings are seen in the financial district in Toronto

    By contrast, economists predict that a long-awaited pick up in exports will take hold in the second half of this year as the Canadian dollar weakens and the United States, its top trading partner, recovers further. The Canadian economy will grow 2.3 percent this year and 2.6 percent next year, according to the median forecast …

  • Canadians spending more out of pocket on health care

    Canadians' out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs, dental care and insurance premiums rose over a 12-year period for all families, especially people with lower incomes who may have reduced their …

    To match ANALYSIS CANADA-HEALTH/

    Canadians' out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs, dental care and insurance premiums rose over a 12-year period for all families, especially people with lower incomes who may have reduced their use of health-care services, a new report suggests.

  • Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes charged in Heartbleed-related SIN theft

    The lawyer of a 19-year-old London, Ont., man charged with exploiting the Heartbleed bug to steal over 900 SIN numbers says his client has been devastated by the arrest.

    Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes charged in Heartbleed-related SIN theft

    The lawyer of a 19-year-old London, Ont., man charged with exploiting the Heartbleed bug to steal over 900 SIN numbers says his client has been devastated by the arrest.

  • Lululemon's status as yogawear's top dog at risk

    By Phil Wahba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Still hurting from last year's see-through yoga pants debacle, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped-up competition from rival yoga retailers, …

    A Lululemon Athletica logo is seen outside one of the company's stores in New York

    By Phil Wahba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Still hurting from last year's see-through yoga pants debacle, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped-up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands. The company is facing aggressive competition from stores such as Gap Inc's Athleta, …

  • Osisko Mining announces new deal with Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle

    Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) announced a new friendly deal Wednesday valued at $3.9 billion that will see the gold miner acquired by Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

    Yamana achète la moitié d'Osisko

    Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) announced a new friendly deal Wednesday valued at $3.9 billion that will see the gold miner acquired by Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

  • Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

    Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) …

    The Canada Revenue Agency website is seen on a computer screen displaying information about an internet security vulnerability called the "Heartbleed Bug" in Toronto

    Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday. In what appeared to be the first report of an attack using a flaw in software known as OpenSSL, …

  • Bank of Canada keeps rates steady, warns of weak inflation

    By Louise Egan and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada signaled its continuing concern about weak inflation on Wednesday, maintaining its neutral stance on interest rates and suggesting …

    Bank of Canada Governor Poloz speaks during a news conference in Ottawa

    By Louise Egan and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada signaled its continuing concern about weak inflation on Wednesday, maintaining its neutral stance on interest rates and suggesting it will ignore a faster than expected rise in headline inflation because the rise will mainly reflect temporary price increases …

  • Supermarket chain Metro says prices could continue to creep higher

    MONTREAL - Supermarket chain Metro says prices for some products could continue to creep higher in the coming months because of the lower Canadian dollar, energy price increases and rising minimum wag …

    Metro denies being left behind as rivals pursue blockbuster acquisitions

    MONTREAL - Supermarket chain Metro says prices for some products could continue to creep higher in the coming months because of the lower Canadian dollar, energy price increases and rising minimum wages....

  • Yamana, Agnico reach C$3.9 billion deal with Osisko to thwart Goldcorp takeover bid

    By Allison Martell and Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Osisko Mining Corp said on Wednesday it has reached a C$3.9 billion ($3.6 billion) deal to sell most of its assets to Yamana Gold Inc and …

    By Allison Martell and Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Osisko Mining Corp said on Wednesday it has reached a C$3.9 billion ($3.6 billion) deal to sell most of its assets to Yamana Gold Inc and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd as it battles to thwart a hostile takeover bid from Goldcorp Inc , one of the world's biggest gold …

  • Resale activity to suffer as housing affordability deteriorates: Scotiabank

    Canada’s housing market is headed for a soft landing in 2014, but affordability will remain a strain for many buyers across the country, especially first-time buyers in major urban centres. That’s the …

    Townhouse for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Oakton, Virginia, on the day the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in Virginia

    Canada’s housing market is headed for a soft landing in 2014, but affordability will remain a strain for many buyers across the country, especially first-time buyers in major urban centres. That’s the message from Scotiabank, which released its annual real-estate … Continue reading →