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Toronto Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Claiming Nearly $1M in Tax Refunds

Toronto Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Claiming Nearly $1M in Tax Refunds

By The Canadian Press

Canada Revenue Agency
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

TORONTO – A Toronto man has been sentenced to five years in prison for claiming nearly $1 million in Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds to which he wasn’t entitled.

The Canada Revenue Agency says Alexander Wiafe — who was convicted of fraud over $5,000 — also was fined $96,000 and faces an additional 18 months in custody if the fine isn’t paid within five years of his release.

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Tragically Hip Bandmates, Alex Trebek Receive Order of Canada

Tragically Hip Bandmates, Alex Trebek Receive Order of Canada

By The Canadian Press

Alex Trebek
Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presents the insignia of the Order of Canada to Alex Trebek at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday Nov. 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The members of the Tragically Hip and “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek were among the Order of Canada recipients to be honoured with medals on Friday.

Kingston, Ont., natives Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair and the late Gord Downie were made members of the Order of Canada for their cultural contributions to the nation and work on behalf of social and environmental causes.

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CRTC Weighs Impact on Revised Wireless Code Following Rogers Request for Delay

CRTC Weighs Impact on Revised Wireless Code Following Rogers Request for Delay

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Walking - Texting
A man walks and texts on his smartphone in downtown Toronto on Monday, October 30, 2017. It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.

While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.

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Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The owners of a port and broken rail line in northern Manitoba are filing a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Ottawa filed a lawsuit against the owners of a broken rail line in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, hours after the company said it would file a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The legal salvos are the latest in a battle over the damaged track that is the only land link to Churchill, a town of 900 on the western coast of Hudson Bay.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Shoppers Drug Mart
The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.

A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will entail leading its strategy and marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers in the cannabis space.

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Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Expanding to Canadian Market

Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Expanding to Canadian Market

By The Canadian Press

Lyft
A vehicle with the logo from the Lyft ride sharing service is shown at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Seattle. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted S. Warren)

TORONTO – Ride-hailing company Lyft is bringing its service to Canada.

The company announced Monday that it is coming to Toronto in what will be its first expansion outside of the United States.

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Adults with Autism Want to Give More Input on Services Catering to Community

Adults with Autism Want to Give More Input on Services Catering to Community

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Vivian Ly
Vivian Ly, who is autistic, sits for a photograph during a break from classes at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., on Friday, November 10, 2017. A growing number of Canadian businesses are providing programs and services geared towards autistic people, but their target customers say they want more of a say on how the offerings are developed. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – A growing number of Canadian businesses are providing programs and services geared toward autistic people, but some adult members of their target audience want more of a say on how the offerings are developed.

Organizations from movie chains to airports to blood services labs have designed programs geared toward addressing the needs of people with sensory sensitivities or cognitive disabilities.

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Canada’s Push to Eliminate Coal Power Takes on U.S. Clean Coal in Bonn

Canada’s Push to Eliminate Coal Power Takes on U.S. Clean Coal in Bonn

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Friday June 16, 2017 in Ottawa. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna lands in Bonn, Germany today to attend the second week of COP23, the annual United Nations climate change talks that two years ago led to the Paris climate change accord. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Climate change talks in Germany are headed for a collision course on coal this week — and Canada is right in the middle of it.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is arriving today in Bonn, Germany, to attend the second week of COP23, the annual United Nations climate change talks that two years ago led to the Paris climate change accord.

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Got Pot? Travellers to Canada Will Be Asked If They’re Carrying Cannabis

Got Pot? Travellers to Canada Will Be Asked If They’re Carrying Cannabis

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

OTTAWA – Travellers to Canada will be routinely asked whether they are bringing marijuana into the country as Ottawa moves to legalize recreational pot use.

Signs will also be posted at major ports of entry to remind people that the unauthorized importation of pot remains illegal, said Peter Hill, associate vice-president of the Canada Border Services Agency.

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Ottawa Proposing Legal Weed Tax of At Least $1 Per Gram, Plus GST/HST

Ottawa Proposing Legal Weed Tax of At Least $1 Per Gram, Plus GST/HST

By Mia Robson, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
A man smokes a marijuana joint during a rally in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – Ottawa and the provinces and territories could have another $1 billion a year in tax revenues to split after pot becomes legal next year.

Liberal MP Bill Blair, former Toronto police chief and the Trudeau government’s point man on legalizing marijuana, made public Friday the federal tax proposal for legal pot, kicking off a period of public consultations that ends Dec. 7.

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