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International students are now able to work full time. What that means for B.C.’s economy

Business leaders say a federal pilot project that allows international students to work full time could benefit B.C.’s economy, even as student advocates worry about its impact on workload. Experts say the move could help employers struggling with labour shortages and provide them with more flexibility and job security. Under a pilot project …

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Why Xi Jinping publicly rebuked Justin Trudeau, and what it means for Canada’s relations with China

Xi Jinping’s threatening rebuke of Justin Trudeau was a rare and surprising move by the Chinese president, and highlighted the disregard he has for the Canadian prime minister, according to some experts and former diplomats.  “He certainly wouldn’t speak like that to the U.S. president. So it does suggest that Mr. Xi has a degree of disdain …

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Inflation’s hit to consumer spending power means retailers may refocus on the low end

When the Hudson’s Bay Co. announced last week that it was jolting Zellers back from the dead, many former shoppers were moved to share fond memories of the discount chain. From old-fashioned Coke bottles to retro kitchen products, retailers know that nostalgia can sell. To the extent that some Canadians find themselves yearning …

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Wyoming’s dedication to Donald Trump likely means the end of the road for Liz Cheney

To get a sense of just how committed the voters of Wyoming are to former U.S. president Donald Trump, look no further than the Laramie County Fair.  Inside a large metal barn complex on the outskirts of the state capital of Cheyenne, hundreds of young ranchers have brought their cows, …

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A heat wave is building across the Prairies and climate change means we can expect more

CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new pilot series on weather and climate change on the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and how it impacts everyday life. A heat wave is building …

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Bigger battle groups, more reinforcements: What overhauling NATO means to Canada

Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of NATO, likely didn’t set out to steal anyone’s thunder — but it was hard for anyone at the G7 Summit in Germany to ignore the man on Monday. Affable, seemingly awkward sometimes, the former prime minister of Norway has been a steady, usually unflappable …

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What the Ontario leaders’ debate means for the rest of the election campaign

The sharpest blows in the Ontario leaders’ debate came from the candidate with the least chance of winning the provincial election. Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner, who went into the debate with the least to lose, unsettled Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford in their direct exchanges with an approach that …

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