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FINANCES DURING COVID-19

As some pandemic benefits expire, feds to spend $7.4B on new programs

The federal government has announced a suite of changes to the popular income and business support programs put in place during the pandemic and set to expire on Saturday. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland reminded Canadians on Thursday that the measures were always intended to be 'temporary.'

Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland joins Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a press conference as they visit the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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.

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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)