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National Bank reports Q4 profit down from year ago, raises quarterly dividend

National Bank of Canada raised its dividend as it reported its fourth-quarter profit fell four per cent compared with a year ago. The increased payment came as National Bank said it earned $738 million or $2.08 per diluted share for the quarter ended Oct. 31, down from $769 million or $2.17 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled $2.33 billion, up from $2.21 billion a year earlier.

A National Bank sign is seen May 30, 2016 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

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opinion | 6 tips to achieve financial independence in Canada

Wouldn't it be nice to never have to work again? While this may sound like a dream to many, it is entirely possible. CTVNews.ca personal finance contributor Christopher Liew shares a handful of helpful tips on how to potentially achieve financial independence.

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RCMP conduct 'national security' search at home west of Montreal

The RCMP said investigators are searching a home in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb west of Montreal, as part of a 'national security' operation. The national police force began its operation Wednesday night. Police at the scene would not say what led them to the house on Aquin Avenue, in Quebec's Monteregie region.

RCMP officers conducted an operation at a home in Vaudreuil-Dorion on the night of Nov. 30, 2022. (CTV New/Cosmo Santamaria)

Children behind in their shots, says Montreal vaccination campaign

Montreal children are behind on their vaccines, according to the city's public health department, and a newly-launched campaign is trying to change that. TIn a press release, the city noted that just 80 to 85 per cent of five-year-old children in Montreal are vaccinated against measles, while the target rate is 95 per cent.

Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

The Quebec government will spend the next four years trying to reverse what it says is the decline of French in Montreal and transform the province's economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday. Legault delivered his inaugural speech — equivalent to a throne speech — to the 43rd session of the legislature, almost two months after his Coalition Avenir Quebec was re-elected with a large majority.

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Racism backlash erupts as William and Kate visit Boston

Prince William's office said 'racism has no place in our society' as he sought to prevent the backlash over his godmother's treatment of a Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse from overshadowing his trip to the United States.