Canadian families have become wealthier over the past several years, with net worth rising despite the well-documented growth in household debt and a setback from the recession, a new Statistics Canada study shows.
The budget promises to publicize employment insurance benefits for apprentices, promote a "Made-in-Canada" branding campaign and interprovincial trade, crack down on terrorist financing, and assert Canada's claim to the North Pole.
A lower loonie may be good news for many Canadian businesses but, over time, consumers may see prices creep up for those popular vacations to warmer climates, and fewer reasons to shop online or in the U.S.
Police issued an advisory about the hazards posed by counterfeit goods. RCMP said one recent case of a counterfeit product putting consumers at risk was found when officers seized a counterfeit Canada Goose coat.