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NAFTA talks 'very likely' on sidelines of UN General Assembly, Trudeau says

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:44

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer — the two top officials at the NAFTA talks — are due to be in New York on Monday and Tuesday for the UN General Assembly.

Teck's $20B Frontier oilsands project heads to joint review hearing

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 07:30

Teck Resources Ltd.'s Frontier mine project undergoes its first day of public hearings in Fort McMurray on Tuesday before a joint review panel established by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Alberta Energy Regulator.

U.K. opposition Labour plans to give workers a third of seats on company boards

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 02:56

Britain's main opposition Labour Party would require large companies to reserve at least one third of the seats on their boards for workers, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday.

Ticketmaster secret scalper program targeted by class-action lawyers

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 08:59

A U.S. law firm is seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of fans who purchased inflated resale tickets through Ticketmaster, on the heels of a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation.

What is 'high?' Workplace inebriation a grey area for employers ahead of legal pot, experts say

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:00

With less than a month until federal legislation makes recreational cannabis legal in Canada, experts say gaps in understanding about the drug and impairment remain the biggest challenge facing employers preparing for the change.

RCMP and privacy commissioner probe alleged NCIX data breach

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 18:46

B.C.'s privacy commissioner is investigating an alleged privacy breach involving the bankrupt computer retailer NCIX.

Shoppers Drug Mart gets medical pot licence from Health Canada

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:23

Shoppers Drug Mart received Health Canada's approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the pharmacy giant to dispense medical cannabis to patients.

Privacy experts say choosing life insurance tied to fitness tracking could have unintended consequences

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:59

Insurance giant John Hancock has announced a switch to 'interactive' life-insurance policies only, which offer incentives for things like wearing a fitness tracking device. Privacy experts worry these optional programs won't be optional don't the road.

Passenger rights advocate launches complaint, calls Swoop's baggage fees 'deceptive'

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 07:57

An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc. claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees.

As legalization looms, pot dispensaries wrestle with whether to close now to go legit later

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 01:00

Marijuana entrepreneurs who've been selling the drug for years see a conundrum as legalization draws near — close up show now and leave their customers in a lurch or stay open and face blacklisting once governments open the floodgates.

Grocery retailers try new bag of tricks to slow sales decline

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:07

Supermarket sales in Canada decreased by 2.9 per cent between May 2017 and 2018, according to Statistics Canada, and traditional supermarkets are trying new tactics to attract business.

Rural Canada Post carriers may see 25% wage hike after pay equity dispute

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:06

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post that gives rural carriers a hefty pay increase.

Hackers steal $60 million US in cryptocurrency from Japan exchange

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:49

Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday.

Want life insurance? You'll need to track your fitness, says John Hancock

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:39

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said Wednesday.

Torstar signs agreement to purchase political website iPolitics

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:44

Torstar Corp. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase some assets of Ottawa–based political website iPolitics Inc.

Toronto company offers cash to 'cannabis connoisseurs' to smoke

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:00

A cannabis firm is looking to hire five pot aficionados from across the country to sample the company's wares and get paid to do it. The bud brain trust will form the company's "cannabis curation committee."

Hundreds of faulty pipeline parts could expand or break

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:00

The National Energy Board has found hundreds of parts currently being used on major oil and gas pipelines are not as strong as previously thought and could expand or break if put under enough pressure.

Nasdaq halts trading in Tilray after pot stock doubles in 2 days

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:11

Shares in Canadian marijuana company Tilray Inc. were halted on the Nasdaq Wednesday after they doubled in two days.

Cathay Pacific pokes fun at self after misspelling its own name on a plane

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:23

Pictures of a giant typo on a Cathay Pacific jet in Hong Kong have been making the rounds online, but the company is keeping its sense of humour.

Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:52

A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work.


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