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Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum: Toronto Star Exposes How Some Doctors Can Scam Canadian Taxpayers

For several months, we, at The Canadian, have been documenting complaints against Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum which subvert the integrity of OHIP specifically and Canada’s public healthcare system in general. On 30 December 2016, the Toronto Star further documented how the province’s 12 top-billing doctors — who received payments of between $2 million and $7 million in one year — are …

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Pink Tax & Blue Tax: Does Gender-Based Markup Belong in 2017?

The pink tax, or the fact that certain products accrue a price premium when they are targeted specifically at women – with the most frequently quoted example being the razor – is a long-publicized phenomenon with a body of supporting research. In fact, a recent story by CBC reported that when it comes to personal care products, women can pay …

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‘I Haven’t Even Taken a Salary’: Small Distillers Say New Ontario Liquor Tax Will Kill Them

The good news for Charles Benoît, the scrappy young lawyer and co-founder of The Toronto Distillery Co., is that he won his constitutional crusade against the Ontario government. The bad news is that it will probably put him out of business. Ontario regulations currently force distillers that sell through stores on their premises to hand over more than two thirds …

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Alberta Strikes $1.36 Billion Deal with Coal Companies as Part of Plan to Shut Down Plants Early

CALGARY  — The Alberta government will pay three coal-fired electric generating companies $1.36 billion for the province’s decision to close their plants early, while also potentially avoiding a lawsuit with other power companies in the province. The province’s Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd announced Thursday the province will pay Capital Power Corp., TransAlta Corp. and ATCO Ltd. a total of $97 …

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TV Services Top Complaints to Telecom Watchdog

Consumer gripes over TV contracts have become a growth area for the telecom complaints commissioner, even though grievances within its mandate — mainly phone and Internet services — and have fallen for a third year. Overall, telecommunications complaints dropped 18 per cent over the 12 months that ended in July to 8,197, says the latest annual report from the Commissioner …

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Union Demands Postmedia Executives Return $2.3M in Bonuses

Unions representing Canadian journalists want five Postmedia executives to reject bonuses totalling $2.275 million as the struggling newspaper chain continues staff reductions. The company awarded Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey $900,000, CFO Doug Lamb $450,000, COO Andrew MacLeod $425,000, legal and general counsel Jeffrey Haar $300,000, and National Post president Gordon Fisher $200,000, according to financial documents filed Wednesday. …

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The Best Defenceman You Never Think of: How Radko Gudas tilts the ice in Favour of Philadelphia Flyers

TORONTO — Quick: three words you would associate with Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas. Reckless? Irresponsible? Dirty? Seems harsh, but those are adjectives the typical hockey fan would probably blurt out in response. Simply put, Gudas does not have a sterling reputation. “If you think of Radko Gudas, everybody sees the big beard and the big hits and some of …

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