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Navy calls for all hands on deck

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is hoping to say ahoy to more mateys amid a shortage in the service.
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Feds tighten loan shark rules

With interest rates and the cost of living way up, at least one important number is going down—the maximum interest rate on loans.
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It’s federal budget day

Strap on a new pair of shoes and step into the 2023 federal budget analysis. 

What happened: We were warned the government’s budget would not offer a “goodie bag” and unless you’re part of the green economy, that’s probably true. New spending will focus on clean energy investments and national dental care. 

Why it matters: In any budget, whether it involves government spending or a week in France, there’s a balance to be struck between splurging on “key priorities” and not blowing the bank. This budget tends toward the former.
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Feds turn in a tighter budget

If you’ve been anxious about your household budget lately, take heart: The federal budget very likely involved some truly stomach-churning decisions.
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The latest election interference drama

The latest Chinese interference drama has offered us a very valuable lesson: always confirm any hot goss you get before spreading it around.
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TikTok’s legal drama heats up

Yesterday, Congress had its first opportunity to grill TikTok CEO Shou Chew about the company’s relationship with its Chinese owner, ByteDance, its handling of US user data, and the risks it may pose to teens. And, well, we knew we were in for some spicy questions.
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Biden’s big arrival

Make sure to be on your best behaviour, everyone! We’ve got an important guest visiting.
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Big Beer’s budget battle

It’s not a Happy St. Patty’s for everyone. On the year’s premier drinking day, Big Beer is ramping up a fight with the federal government over a looming tax hike on the sudsy stuff.
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A slap on the wing

Canada’s air travel regulator has been handing out fines left and right, at 10,000 feet and on the ground, amid a surge in customer complaints.
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What’s wrong with the Senate?

We’re taking it back to Grade 9 civics class by giving you an update on the Senate. 
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