Trump's 15% tariffs on $112B in Chinese goods take effect

Trump's 15% tariffs on $112B in Chinese goods take effect

The Trump administration’s latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports have taken effect, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer goods in advance of the holiday shopping season. The 15 per cent taxes apply to about $ 112 billion US of Chinese imports. All told, more than two-thirds […]

Changes to legal tender status will take effect in 2021

Changes to legal tender status will take effect in 2021

In accordance with amendments to the Bank of Canada Act and the Currency Act approved by Parliament in 2018, the federal government recently decided to remove legal tender status from some older bank notes as of January 1, 2021. This change will affect the $ 1, $ 2, $ 25, $ 500 and $ 1,000 […]

‘It’s been a long time coming:’ mogul’s downfall sparks a ‘Weinstein effect’ of calling out harassment

‘It’s been a long time coming:’ mogul’s downfall sparks a ‘Weinstein effect’ of calling out harassment

The mounting allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have ignited a powerful, widespread discussion — online and off — about how pervasive sexual harassment and assault remain in our society today. It’s provoked a sort of “Weinstein effect,” with waves of accusers coming forward to publicly call out powerful figures, and institutions acknowledging their allegations and […]

Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

In Canada’s ongoing battle against childhood obesity, one simple weapon appears to be working. Over the past 12 years, six provinces have banned junk food from schools, and a new study says the measure is having a positive impact on student health. “It’s a small step in the right direction,” said Philip Leonard, a health economist at the University […]