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Liberals promise $30 billion over five years to create national child care system

After decades of broken promises and half measures on child care, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced today the federal government will invest roughly $30 billion over five years to help offset the cost of early learning and child care services.
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HSBC's CEO is swapping his office for a hot desk

HSBC is scrapping the executive floor at its Canary Wharf headquarters in London, as one of the world's biggest banks slashes office space and moves towards new ways of working following the pandemic.
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Liberals promise $30B over 5 years to create national child-care system

After decades of broken promises and half measures on child care, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced today the federal government will invest roughly $30 billion over five years to help offset the cost of early learning and child care services.
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Rogers, Fido wireless customers affected by countrywide outage

TORONTO -- Many Rogers and Fido wireless customers are being impacted by a countrywide cellular service outage and have been left unable to make calls, send text message or use mobile data.
"Some wireless customers are experiencing an intermittent service interruption for wireless voice and data services.
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The federal government tabled its first budget document in two years on Monday, a 739-page behemoth that outlines Ottawa's plan to spend $354 billion beyond its means while Canada's economy struggles to recover from COVID-19.
With its vows to spend $30 billion on a subsidized national child care program and $18 billion on a "green recovery" to help create 1 million new jobs, and to set the federal minimum wage at $15, this budget is an ambitious plan that signals the government's willingness to spend what it thinks will take to reshape Canada's post-pandemic economy.
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Rogers, Fido wireless services returning to normal after countrywide outage

TORONTO -- Rogers wireless services were starting to return to normal Monday evening, the company said in a tweet, after a countrywide cellular service outage left many Rogers and Fido wireless customers unable to make calls, send text messages or use mobile data.
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Opposition leaders react to federal budget

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Annual pace of housing starts posts 21.6 per cent increase in March

OTTAWA -- The annual pace of housing starts in Canada soared higher in March as it climbed 21.6 per cent compared with February.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts rose to 335,200 units, up from 275,567 in February.
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CBC special coverage of Federal Budget 2021

Canada Tonight
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What to expect at Apple's 'Spring loaded' event

If the "Spring loaded" tagline of Apple's upcoming press event is any indication, the company is about to drop a ton of new products.
Apple is hosting its first event of 2021 on Tuesday and it'll likely focus on new iPads, along with a product that's been years in the making.
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Union accuses Amazon of illegally interfering with vote

NEW YORK -- The retail union that failed to organize Amazon workers at a Alabama warehouse wants the results of a recent vote to be thrown out, saying that the company illegally interfered with the process.
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TORONTO -- With all there is to worry about regarding the pandemic and our working lives, the idea of rushing to file income tax returns on time this year may seem a bit quaint. But anyone hoping to receive any of the various COVD-19 relief benefits going forward could face delays of up to two months if they miss the April 30 deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency warns.
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