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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Gildan update Gildan Activewear Inc. chief executive Vince Tyra will present an investor update on Monday, marking his first 90 days in the job.
B.C. businesses want feds to fight inflation in next week's budget

B.C. businesses want feds to fight inflation in next week's budget

Businesses call for productivity commission, infrastructure spending and financial responsibility in upcoming budget.
For small businesses, can attracting older workers be the key to them surviving?

For small businesses, can attracting older workers be the key to them surviving?

As the Canadian labour market grapples with the retirement of baby boomers and Gen X, their exit will create a knowledge deficit in organizations
Asking rent prices in March up 8.8% from year ago, but down from February: Urbanation

Asking rent prices in March up 8.8% from year ago, but down from February: Urbanation

TORONTO — A new report says the asking rent for a home in Canada in March was up 8.8 per cent compared with a year ago, but down from February. The report by Urbanation, which analyzes monthly listings from Rentals.
Trudeau says he doesn't understand why NDP is pulling back from carbon price support

Trudeau says he doesn't understand why NDP is pulling back from carbon price support

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are facing political headwinds when it comes to carbon pricing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Friday, although he doesn't get why they seem to be having second thoughts.
Spy director stands by bold assertions in CSIS briefing notes on foreign interference

Spy director stands by bold assertions in CSIS briefing notes on foreign interference

OTTAWA — The head of Canada's spy agency stands by the stark conclusions contained in a series of CSIS briefing notes, including that China "clandestinely and deceptively interfered" in the past two federal votes, he testified Friday.
Foreign landlord fails to pay taxes, CRA goes after tenant

Foreign landlord fails to pay taxes, CRA goes after tenant

A Montreal tenant was audited and ordered to pay the tax he had failed to withhold on the monthly rent to his non-resident landlord.
Tax filing changes 'raising the burden' on B.C. taxpayers

Tax filing changes 'raising the burden' on B.C. taxpayers

From the Forced Labour Act to electronic filing rules, individuals and businesses can expect more change and complexity when preparing returns.
Law Society of BC to be disbanded under new legislation

Law Society of BC to be disbanded under new legislation

The new law means, in theory, you will be able to have broader access to legal services at a more affordable rate than lawyers. One stakeholder suggests lawyers opposed to the move wish to perpetuate a system that 'does not work for so many people.'
Home prices expected to climb 4.9% in 2024 as sales rise last month: CREA

Home prices expected to climb 4.9% in 2024 as sales rise last month: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says it's now expecting the national average home price to climb 4.9 per cent on an annual basis to $710,468, more than double the hike it had predicted at the start of 2024.