All you need to know about Canada’s penny withdrawal

What’s up with the penny? The government announced in the budget that it is eliminating the penny from Canada’s coinage system. In about six months the Royal Canadian Mint will stop distributing Canadian coppers. What’s going to happen to the pennies that are in circulation? Starting in the fall, businesses will be asked to return pennies to financial institutions. The

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Feds seek voluntary removal of toxin from personal-care products

OTTAWA — The federal government said Friday it will press companies to remove voluntarily a bacteria killer from some personal-care products after identifying triclosan as toxic to the environment. And pending the results of “voluntary action,” to include looking for a substitute ingredient, the government’s newly published draft risk assessment says “risk management measures” may be proposed. Consumer advocates welcomed

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