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The cost of imports from Asia and North America are moving in opposite directions

Apr 12, 2024
The things we buy from China and Japan became cheaper in March, while prices rose on automotive goods and energy from Mexico and Canada.
Each category of goods that the U.S. buys from Mexico, Canada, China and Japan has its own price trend, as does each country's currency.
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British doctors seek jobs abroad amid discontent over NHS pay

Feb 19, 2024
As doctors prepare for another strike to protest their salaries and working conditions, some weigh opportunities in the U.S. and Canada.
Junior doctors plan to go on strike Saturday, another in a series of work stoppages.
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Canada extends its ban on foreigners buying homes for two more years

Feb 6, 2024
The ban was supposed to make housing more affordable.
After foreign investors began buying up properties in places like Vancouver, "residents were being priced out of their own real estate market," said McGill University's David Wachsmuth.
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As the U.S. courts EV battery manufacturers, Canada follows suit

Dec 19, 2023
Canada's federal government teamed up with Quebec's provincial government to offer a Swedish company $2 billion in subsidies.
Swedish company Northvolt plans to build a massive battery plant outside Montreal, Quebec, seen here in a digital rendering.
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Would Canada and Australia be better off without a monarch?  

Jun 30, 2023
Fourteen Commonwealth countries share a head of state — Britain’s King Charles III — but calls to replace him with a republic are growing.
A recent poll finds that Canada and Australia would ditch King Charles III as their symbolic head of state if given the chance.
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After 2 years in the pandemic economy, businesses still face uncertainty

Mar 7, 2022
But it's not necessarily the pandemic that's driving it. Three businesses on three continents share what they're seeing.
Small businesses have been through a lot of stress and uncertainty in the last two years, and the war in Ukraine is creating new challenges.
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Rising lumber prices can be tracked to a host of issues in Canada

Jan 24, 2022
Storms, supply chain problems, and a beetle infestation are among the factors in the lumber price spike.
A variety of problems in Canada has led to a spike in lumber prices.
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Quebec, suffering Canada's highest COVID deaths, will tax the unvaccinated

Jan 14, 2022
Strains on ICUs across the province are behind the provincial government's decision.
A nurse prepares a COVID-19 vaccine in Montreal, Quebec. The province is planning to impose a tax on the unvaccinated.
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Potato wart outbreak leads to Canada stopping its spuds from heading to U.S.

Dec 24, 2021
Every year, Canada ships enough potatoes to starch up about 9 million Americans.
A potato wart outbreak has lead to an potato export ban from the Canada to the U.S.
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Pandemic highlights poor conditions for some of Canada's farmworkers

Aug 10, 2021
The country is starting to beef up inspections and is looking at a process to set standards for housing farmworkers who are in the country on temporary visas.
The pandemic has highlighted the poor living and working conditions some temporary farmworkers in Canada experience.
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