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Police ID remains found near butcher shop, suspect charged

Police have identified the human remains found last week behind an east-end butcher shop, and laid charges against a Toronto man.

Burned body found in North York park fire pit

Police are asking for the public's help after a burned and unidentified body was found in a North York park.

How a criminal indictment could affect Hillary Clinton's run for U.S. presidency

Depending where you sit on the political spectrum, an indictment against Hillary Clinton over her lingering email scandal is either as unavoidable as an eastern sunrise or the longest of long shots. We take a look at how an indictment would affect her presidential run.

Delay at CRA hurting disabled Canadians, advocates say

Almost two years ago, Ottawa passed a bill to limit what consultants could charge when helping others file for the disability tax credit. But the bill didn't specify a limit and experts say CRA's delay in finishing the job is hitting people with disabilities in their wallets.

Uber drivers often unaware of tax obligations

Tax experts say the most common misconception among those who drive for Uber is that their earnings are tax-free.

From Ted Cruz to hockey: Best cross-border quips from White House dinner

President Barack Obama looked to the upcoming U.S. election and some of our odd northern behaviour to provide some light-hearted moments at Thursday's state dinner.

Canada, OECD countries inch toward closing tax loopholes for the rich

Efforts are afoot to close tax loopholes that cost governments and taxpayers billions every year — meaning even those famously secretive bankers in the Alps might someday have to open their books.
Analysis

Legalized marijuana as a tax boon? Don't count on it

How much revenue will Ottawa and the provinces make if marijuana is legalized? Estimates put the figure at about $5 billion, but there are many unanswered questions that could move that figure in either direction.

Read e-books? Watch Netflix? You're probably a tax cheat

Not many people know about — and even fewer people follow — a law that requires Canadians to voluntarily pay GST/HST for online "intangible" products including streaming music, movies and TV.

Paris attacks raise questions about security, immigration

The deadly attacks that rocked Paris Friday night raise questions about how effective France's efforts have been to improve security following the Charlie Hebdo killings, and whether lawmakers there will change their tune on immigration in the face of Europe's refugee crisis.

Justin Trudeau — the details of his life, then and now

Not without reason, the impending arrival of Canada's first tattooed, strip-teasing, amateur boxing, marijuana-reforming prime minister has piqued the interest of political junkies at home and around the world.

Canada Post's controversial reforms could hang on election

The outcome of Monday's election may determine whether Canada Post will ever finish its five-year overhaul. But experts are still divided on whether the troubled postal service is on the right track by phasing out door-to-door delivery.

Cigarette production hike in U.S. linked to disposable income

Falling oil prices have put more money in consumers' pockets and, according to some, could be fuelling an uptick in cigarette production in the U.S.

Bombardier's CSeries dogged by low oil, risk-averse airlines

Aerospace analysts say low fuel prices and risk-averse airlines are putting a damper on Bombardier's efforts to sell its new CSeries jets, and that the Montreal-based manufacturer may need to sell a stake in its railway division in the years ahead.
Analysis

Russian airstrikes in Syria about regaining global status

Analysts say Moscow has entered the war in Syria to protect its interests in the Mediterranean, while gaining further status on the world stage. But it also raises the chance that Russia and the U.S. might end up shooting at each other.