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No relief for Canadian small business on cost of credit card fees

As Canadians grapple with affordability of various commodities such as gas, food and other essentials, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s failure to provide relief for Canada’s small and medium size businesses from high credit card interchange fees remains inexplicable. You don’t need to be an economist to grasp that while there are a number of factors …

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Credit cards’ unjustified 2.5% FX fee screams for competition

After two years with minimal travel, Canadians are itching to get away. Huge backlogs at Passport Canada as well as a dramatic increase in passengers at the country’s largest airports are evidence of this. When travelers finally make it to that European capital or golden Caribbean beach, many will use their credit cards for lodging, …

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Will Kate and William’s awkward Jamaican vacation end royal tours?

“Oh my gosh. The weather, sorry, we’ve brought England’s rain with us,” says Kate as she arrives at a school in the Bahamas. Prince William quips, “We’ve brought the weather, haven’t we.” “I hope you didn’t get too wet coming here and apologies for bringing this British weather with us,” Kate tells the assembly at …

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