A Brexit lesson in economics for Canadians hoping to profit from anger: Don Pittis

Growing fears of the economic repercussions of the U.S. government shutdown have led smug Canadians to scoff that it couldn’t happen here. But Britain’s descent into even greater economic chaos and uncertainty over whether or how to leave Europe offers a timely reminder that the parliamentary system Canada shares with the U.K. is no protection against the poisonous effects of […]

Critics ask why rules to protect air passengers are still waiting in the wings

Transport Canada’s air passenger bill of rights has been more than two years in the making, and some critics say they expected the government would have more to show for it by now.  On Monday, Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled proposed regulations designed to protect air travellers, including minimum compensation requirements for flight delays and lost luggage. It’s […]

CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei arrested in Vancouver, sought by U.S. for extradition

Canadian officials have arrested Wanzhou Meng, the chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the board for the Chinese tech giant Huawei, CBC News has confirmed. According to a statement from the Department of Justice, Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and is being sought for extradition by the United States. A bail hearing […]

Canadian outdoor giant targets trans community in marketing campaign

Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is trying to tap into the hearts and wallets of the transgender community, which is often neglected by mainstream advertising and marketing.  It’s a smart move to bring in more customers but it could backfire if the campaign seems inauthentic, marketing experts say.  “It’s a positive step forward […]

G20 shows steady rise of Chinese clout and fraying U.S. ties in Latin America

It took only minutes for Argentine officials to react to the White House’s version of what was said in the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his G20 host Mauricio Macri: the Americans weren’t reporting the discussion accurately. It was spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders who had described the bilateral talks in terms sure to […]

Diversified Metal Engineering in P.E.I. in receivership, says province

After 27 years of business in Charlottetown, Diversified Metal Engineering has been suddenly thrown into receivership. Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant and Economic Development and Tourism Minister Chris Palmer issued a written statement Monday night, saying they were aware DME’s P.E.I. operations are under receivership. “This is disappointing news, particularly for the affected employees and their […]

Justin Trudeau tours Calgary amid frustration with ongoing financial woes

Watch Justin Trudeau live here now and again at 1:15 MT Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is tiptoeing through Calgary on Thursday amid frustration with the province’s ongoing financial woes and one day after his finance minister unveiled a fiscal update that his Alberta counterpart said showed Ottawa is “on a different economic planet.” Trudeau will be […]

Aurora Cannabis reports revenue surge in Q1, ‘strong’ legal pot sales

Cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. reported a surge in revenues between July and September, and “strong” recreational pot sales since Canada legalized marijuana for adult use last month. The Edmonton-based company posted revenue in what was the first quarter of the company’s 2019 financial year of $29.7 million, more than triple the $8.2 million during […]

Hidden camera reveals how bank employees mislead and upsell on pricey credit card insurance

A Marketplace hidden camera investigation is raising questions about how bank employees are selling a pricey and controversial product marketed to help with credit card payments if you lose your job or get sick. It’s called credit card balance insurance, or balance protection insurance — and if you’ve signed up for a credit card, chances […]

Ontario ombudsman gets more than 1,000 complaints about cannabis store

Ontario’s ombudsman says his office has received more than 1,000 complaints about the province’s online cannabis store since it launched earlier this month. Paul Dubé says he’s set up a triage team to deal specifically with the flood of concerns over the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store. He says the most common complaints have involved delayed deliveries, […]