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By Linda Nguyen The Canadian Press

Beware of the taxman: File before the April 30 deadline or face penalties

TORONTO — Like many Canadians, Justin Schaefer gets stressed every year as the tax deadline approaches.

And he has good reason to be.

That’s because the last time the 32-year-old reported his income to the Canada Revenue Agency was for the 2011 tax year, and now he’s on the hook for $28,000 in back taxes and penalties.

He’s not alone.

Starbucks Canada sets goal to hire 1,000 refugees over five years

TORONTO — Starbucks Canada has committed to hiring at least 1,000 refugees over the next five years, the coffee giant said Wednesday.

The company said it will actively begin recruiting job candidates through the national organization, Hire Immigrants, which works with a network of municipal and provincial resettlement agencies.

Purple hair? Starbucks doesn’t care. Coffee chain relaxes employee dress code

TORONTO — Got purple hair? Starbucks wants to hire you.

The world’s largest coffee chain is loosening its employee dress code to allow workers to don brightly-dyed hair and coloured, patterned clothing.

Starbucks says employees now have more fashion choices to wear underneath the company’s signature green apron within reason.