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Pilot project teaches Ontario students financial skills needed to succeed

TORONTO — Students in more than two dozen Ontario high schools are taking part in a pilot project aimed at teaching them financial skills necessary to succeed in the new global economy.
Uber decries new tax measures on ride-hailing announced in federal budget

Uber decries new tax measures on ride-hailing announced in federal budget

TORONTO — Uber is crying foul over new tax measures announced in the federal government budget that would see the company subject to the same sales tax rules applied to taxi drivers.

Toronto's wandering capybaras - Bonnie and Clyde - have 3 pups: zoo says

Toronto's wandering capybaras are now parents. The High Park Zoo said Thursday in a birth announcement that the rodent couple — who escaped last year and were on the lam for several weeks — have had three "energetic capybabies.

Canada gets green light to join controversial China-led infrastructure bank

OTTAWA — Canada has been approved to join a controversial new international infrastructure bank led by China. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says Canada is among 13 applicants approved for membership in the bank by its board of governors.
N.S. budget to be tabled April 27, two days after start of spring sitting

N.S. budget to be tabled April 27, two days after start of spring sitting

HALIFAX — Opposition parties are accusing Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil of playing political games by refusing to rule out a quick election call after tabling the spring budget next month.
Pastor planning healing service after Nova Scotia church damaged in fire

Pastor planning healing service after Nova Scotia church damaged in fire

NORTH PRESTON, N.S.

Toronto school board to stop booking new U.S. travel over border restrictions

TORONTO — Canada's largest school board says it will stop booking trips to the United States indefinitely in light of the uncertainty surrounding restrictions at the border.
Meredith's new lawyer eschews race card; hopes to 'dial down' temperature

Meredith's new lawyer eschews race card; hopes to 'dial down' temperature

TORONTO — Beleaguered Sen. Don Meredith's new lawyer said he hoped to temper the intense emotions unleashed by an ethics report on his client's affair with a teenager, adding the race card is now off the table.

Stand up for electoral reform, New Democrat MP urges Liberal colleagues

OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen is planning a series of town-hall meetings in Liberal ridings across the country in an effort to resurrect the issue of electoral reform.
A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA

A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA

WASHINGTON — The most common uses of Canadian dairy normally include milk, cream, yogurt, butter and cheese. But a new report suggests an altogether different application: use it as a bargaining chip.