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Vancouver medical marijuana businesses must close by Friday if breaking rules

Vancouver medical marijuana businesses that are operating without a licence must close by Friday.

The city says inspectors will start enforcing regulations on compassion clubs and retail stores that have not complied with the rules but were allowed to remain open past a six-month grace period. READ

CN Rail warns Ottawa not to impose or extend regulations on railways

Canadian National Railway is calling on Ottawa to refrain from imposing or extending service regulations on the country's railways that it fears will stifle innovation and discourage investment. READ

Pensions should brace for new normal of lower neutral interest rates: Poloz

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is recommending pension funds get ready for a new normal: neutral interest rates lower than they were before the financial crisis. READ

Man fights treatment of obese plane passengers in court: 'It's a slippery slope'

Delta Airlines' practice of bumping obese travellers or making them buy two seats is discriminatory and should be banned in Canada, says a Halifax man who advocates on behalf of airline passengers. READ

Liberal infrastructure changes mean money for ferries, small roads

Provincial governments are being told the first phase of the Liberal infrastructure program will cover the cost of new projects, as long as they are completed in three years. READ

Alberta finance minister looking to boost budget with investors

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci is taking the province's latest budget on a get-to-know you visit with investors and credit-rating agencies. READ

Notley's pleas to federal cabinet on pipelines and EI make no immediate headway

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's pleas to the federal cabinet to give the province a pipeline and enrich employment insurance seem to be gaining little traction. READ

Seeing the other side of the food equation

Most of my work in agriculture is with those who produce the food. But it’s always good to see the other end of the equation – those who put the ‘finishing touches’ on the food to get it to the consumer. READ

WestJet responds to proposed class-action lawsuit from former flight attendant

WestJet is rejecting allegations made by a former flight attendant that it fails to provide a harassment-free workplace for its female employees, saying it would not put its reputation at stake by inadequately dealing with complaints. READ

Not Cool: Vandals trash popular coffee stop on Ross Street

It is not a great start to the season for a popular coffee hang out on Ross Street. READ

Loblaw to open 50 new stores this year, renovate more than 150 others this year

Loblaw said Tuesday it is planning to build 50 new stores and renovate 150 others this year in its latest effort to adapt to a rapidly evolving food retail sector. READ

Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. READ

IMF cuts Canada's growth estimates for 2016, 2017 as part of global trend

The International Monetary Fund is lowering its economic growth projections for Canada and the world. READ

Alberta shuts down environmental monitoring agency after report

Alberta is closing its arm's-length environmental monitoring agency and moving its work back into government after a critical report. READ

Mining companies need stronger oversight abroad says Liberal MP McKay

Liberal MP John McKay is calling for stricter oversight of Canadian mining companies abroad as plaintiffs increasingly look to Canadian courts to seek justice. READ

Gloom about oil price shock is overblown, Bank of Montreal CEO says

The CEO of the Bank of Montreal says doom-and-gloom about the effects of the oil price shock are overblown because Canada's economy is diversified enough to withstand the downturn in the energy patch. READ

Despite global outcry, tackling tax havens is a tough task

There's one part of the British Empire on which the sun still does not set: its tax havens. READ

Icelandic PM to resign amid offshore holdings controversy

Iceland's embattled prime minister has resigned amid a controversy over his offshore holdings, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday as outrage over the accounts roiled the North Atlantic island nation. READ

Canadian bank fined $1.1 million for failing to report suspicious dealing

The federal anti-money laundering agency has levied a $1.1-million penalty against an unnamed Canadian bank for failing to report a suspicious transaction and various money transfers. READ

Ottawa to study gap in uncollected taxes in light of Panama Papers

A senator who has crusaded against tax evasion has released recent correspondence from the revenue minister revealing the government's plan to determine how much money Canada loses to tax dodgers. READ

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