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After three consecutive monthly decreases, the value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 11.9% to $6.3 billion in October. The increase came from the non-residential sector, particularly in Ontario. (Full Story)
Canadian taxfilers reported making charitable donations of just under $8.3 billion in 2010, up 6.5% from 2009. At the same time, the number of donors increased 2.2% to just over 5.7 million. Data are based on income tax returns filed for 2010. (Full Story)
Canada's overall current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) narrowed $4.0 billion in the third quarter to $12.1 billion, largely the result of higher exports of goods. (Full Story)
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis was 3.6 million in the third quarter, down 12,000 (-0.3%) from the second quarter. (Full Story)
In the economic downturn that began in 2008, employment fell further and over a longer period among Aboriginal people than in the non-Aboriginal workforce. This was true for all age groups. (Full Story)
TORONTO - Don and Linda Ingram of Oshawa can hardly believe their good fortune after discovering they are Ontario's latest multi-millionaires following their $50 million jackpot win in the November 18, 2011 LOTTO MAX draw.
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Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees declined 0.3% to $872.75 in September, partly offsetting an increase in August. Earnings have been relatively flat since the start of the year. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 1.1%, the smallest increase since November 2009. (Full Story)
Labour productivity in the business sector increased in every province and in Nunavut in 2010. (Full Story)
Wholesale sales increased for a fifth consecutive month in September, rising 0.3% to $48.7 billion. (Full Story)
Libyan military officials say they have captured and detained Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, a fugitive son of former leader Moammar Gadhafi. (Full Story)
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