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FINANCES DURING COVID-19

Canada extends pandemic benefits through to Oct. 23

The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date.

From Pattie Lovett-Reid, Chief Financial Commentator

Pattie Lovett-Reid: Five ways to land your dream job

On CTVNews.ca, chief financial commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid writes: According to data from the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions for the third quarter of 2021, 8.3 per cent of businesses expect to have more job vacancies over the next three months.

An office is seen in this file photo. (Marc Mueller / Pexels)

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FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, shows a marijuana plant at in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday, July 29, 2019 that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past convictions. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)