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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

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

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

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

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

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

Panel to help shorten list of female nominees for 2018 Canadian banknote

The Bank of Canada has appointed a group of people to develop a short list of Canadian women whose images could appear on a new banknote in 2018. 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

Economy adds 12,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent

The Canadian economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since February 2014 as more people entered the labour force. READ

Nortel not just Canadian company, IP not solely created in Canada: U.S. lawyer

TORONTO — It’s a fallacy to think of Nortel Networks as just a Canadian company and that its intellectual property was created solely in Canada, a lawyer for its U.S. subsidiary said Tuesday at a cross-border bankruptcy trial that will decide how remaining assets are shared among creditors. READ

Oliver rejects report calling for spending to create jobs, less focus on deficit

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jobs than eliminating a tiny deficit. READ

Wave of smarter data collection could transform how business works

A new wave of intelligent sensors, cameras and tracking devices is expected to sweep across Canada over the next few years, quickly transforming how business is done — much as smartphones took communications to a new level of performance. READ

Former ambassador not confident Keystone will be approved

MONTREAL — A former Canadian ambassador says he’s less confident now than he was a few years ago about the U.S. giving the Keystone XL pipeline project the green light. READ

Canada Post reports Q1 loss

OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada Post had a $27-million loss before taxes in the first quarter of this year amid an overall drop in revenue as it handled lower volumes of bills and statements delivered by mail. READ

Business to have role in Arctic debates, says Aglukkaq

Creating a bigger presence for industry at the world’s premiere international forum on northern issues won’t distract from its work on environmental problems, says the Conservative cabinet minister about to lead the group. READ

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