With 4 generations in the workplace, employers expected to juggle vastly different expectations

For the first time in contemporary history, there are four generations in the workforce — baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and the first of generation Z — human resources experts say.  With employees ranging in age from their late teens to their 70s, businesses must tailor management styles to the multi-generational workforce. The wide age gap is “pretty unprecedented,” […]

Preparing for the worst: Britons stockpile food in case Brexit causes shortages

With canned vegetables, tuna, beans, pasta and sauces, Jo Elgarf’s cupboards are packed. There’s no room left. “It’s just my insurance policy in case everything goes wrong,” she said in her home in suburban London. Elgarf has been buying extra groceries since last June, fearing Britain will leave the European Union in a disorderly fashion, […]

Pro-pipeline First Nations spar with environmental activists over ‘devastating’ tanker ban bill

First Nations chiefs and leaders who say they represent over 200 Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta are fighting back against the federal government’s plan to ban all oil tanker traffic off the coast of northern B.C., calling it an “attack” on the energy industry that will impoverish remote First Nations. Chief Roy Jones Jr. of […]

BlackBerry unveils secure smart-city service as CEO opens up about big tech

BlackBerry Inc. is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles. The Waterloo, Ont.-based technology company announced Monday that it has built a new service to provide infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information securely. BlackBerry will waive the service fees for the product for automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle […]

Canadian banks hire ‘ethical hackers’ to improve and test cybersecurity

Hackers are targeting Toronto-Dominion Bank’s internal systems at all hours using cutting-edge techniques, but the bank’s head of cybersecurity isn’t losing sleep over them — they work for him, after all. The bank established late last year an in-house “red team” of ethical hackers — cybersecurity professionals who attempt to hack a computer network to test […]

Delays at Sturgeon Refinery add to Alberta heavy oil price discount woes

A new refinery touted as part of the solution to Alberta’s oversupply of heavy oil likely won’t begin processing oilsands bitumen until year-end, several months later than expected. That means 80,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen that would have been delivered to the $9.7-billion Sturgeon Refinery near Edmonton is instead joining the queue to […]

Problems with credit card insurance and checking juice labels: 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. No assurance with credit insurance Anyone with a credit card has likely been asked to buy balance protection insurance, but our hidden camera investigation revealed the tactics some bank employees use to […]

Ontario Cannabis Store reports data breach affecting 4,500 customers

The Ontario Cannabis Store says a data breach through Canada Post has affected information from 4,500 customers. In a privacy update on its website, the OCS said the breach late on Nov. 1 affected about two per cent of its customer orders, and information was accessed by a person using a Canada Post delivery tracking […]

WestJet’s third quarter profits tumble as fuel costs soar

WestJet Airlines Ltd. reported a third-quarter profit of $45.9 million, down from a profit of $135.9 million in the same quarter last year amid rising fuel prices. The airline says the profit amounted to 40 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with $1.15 per diluted share a year ago. Revenue […]

Bell and Rogers to defend sales practices at CRTC hearing

Canada’s two biggest telecommunications companies will get their turn to speak on Friday in a five-day probe by Canada’s telecom regulator into sales practices in the industry. Officials from BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. will address a panel at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Friday, their first chance to participate in the five-day public probe by […]