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UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

LONDON — The COVID-19 pandemic is battering Britain’s public finances, pushing government borrowing to a record last month as tax revenue fell and authorities spent billions of pounds to prop up the economy. The government borrowed a net 36.
The end of double cupping: Tim Hortons ditches two cups in favour of one with sleeve

The end of double cupping: Tim Hortons ditches two cups in favour of one with sleeve

Tim Hortons is ending the practice of double cupping hot drinks, a move the fast food restaurant says will eliminate hundreds of millions of cups from landfills each year. The subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Here's a list of September inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.5 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.3 per cent (-0.6) — Prince Edward Island: 0.
Retail sales rose 0.4 per cent in August to $53.2B, Statistics Canada reports

Retail sales rose 0.4 per cent in August to $53.2B, Statistics Canada reports

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.4 per cent to $53.2 billion in August.
For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

George McKay belts out a hearty “ho ho ho” as he makes the rounds at a weekend farmers market in Brampton, Ont.
Boralex names COO Patrick Decostre to succeed Patrick Lemaire as CEO

Boralex names COO Patrick Decostre to succeed Patrick Lemaire as CEO

MONTREAL — Boralex Inc. has named chief operating officer Patrick Decostre as the renewable power producer's next chief executive. Decostre will replace Patrick Lemaire, who is set to retire at the end of the year.
Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the pandemic.

Ontario to provide COVID-19 liability protection to workers and some organizations

TORONTO — Health-care workers, businesses and non-profits could receive liability protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits under legislation proposed by the Ontario government Tuesday, but critics said the bill would result in extra protection fo
CN Rail earnings fall to $985 million in Q3 despite record grain shipments

CN Rail earnings fall to $985 million in Q3 despite record grain shipments

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. isn't quite ready to reinstate its 2021 guidance after experiencing a third quarter that saw its mix of business change with the economic recovery.
Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 year