TD Bank should have seen ‘red flags’ as senior lost $732K in romance scam, son says

The son of an Ontario senior who drained his entire life savings and then went deep into debt says TD Bank didn’t do enough to prevent his father from being victimized — over and over — in a romance scam. Dayle Hogg says his late father Robert, a widower, went into his local TD branch […]

Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues

You can run but you can’t hide from internet price hikes. That’s what Sean Barry in Powell River, B.C., learned after leaving his provider, Shaw, following a couple of price increases. He switched to competitor Telus in September only to discover that the cost of his current Telus internet plan is also going up — by $5 a month. “I […]

Ottawa should be ready to ditch Trans Mountain if consultations fail to get Indigenous ‘buy-in,’ says Singh

Jagmeet Singh says the federal government should be willing to terminate the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline if consultations do not end in “partnership” and “buy-in” from all the communities along the route. “They can’t say that they want to build something and say it’s going to be built, and then on the other […]

DNA ancestry tests, food waste and juice gets squeezed: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. Why do we waste so much food? Buying more than we need and expiration dates are partly why more than half of all food produced in Canada is lost or wasted, according to a Toronto […]

Union wants Canada Post to start low-income bank and green shift. Sounds nice, but who pays?

As arbitration grinds on at Canada Post following back-to-work legislation passed in November, the union has made a series of proposals beyond standard contract negotiations on wages and benefits: they want the Crown corporation to open a new bank for low-income people and turn the post office into a hub for green technology With one of the […]

U.S. faces deadline to extradite Huawei exec from Canada

U.S. authorities are facing a key deadline at the end of the month to formally request the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou from Canada to the United States. On Friday, a spokesperson for Canada’s Justice Department said the U.S. had yet to file the required paperwork in the Meng case and stated the Americans […]

Costco-style membership for hay aims to modernize handshake deals

Cindy Wilinski says 100 years ago if you needed to buy hay for your livestock you tracked down a local farmer, by phone or in person, made a deal and hoped the product was as good as advertised. She said nothing much has changed today, except now it might be purchased via an email or over text […]

Virtual dealership promises no used car salesmen

When Trevor Bergmann of Halifax went looking for a second-hand car, he decided to check out a brand new way to shop for one.  “My partner Jennifer found a vehicle online — it linked through to this company, Clutch, and we thought it was the best idea ever,” said Bergmann, 36. Clutch is what could […]

Computer scientist David Magerman wants to build a more ethical internet

Multi-millionaire computer scientist David Magerman believes he has met the enemy, and it is us. Maybe not exactly the flesh-and-blood us, but certainly our cyberselves — the unwitting employees of Facebook and Twitter who absently click great gobs of our personal information into the maw of social media, allowing a handful of internet titans to […]