The best a man can get? Why some men are brushing off Gillette’s ad campaign

Gillette’s provocative new ad encouraging men to fight toxic masculinity has sparked a backlash. For those who applaud the commercial, it may appear strange that its seemingly positive message about stamping out bullying and sexual harassment has sparked anger and hurt feelings. But this is somewhat new terrain in the advertising world: telling men something’s broken and they need […]

Fiat Chrysler to put assembly plant in Detroit area

Fiat Chrysler will open another assembly plant in the Detroit area, according to a person familiar with the automaker’s plan. The source says the plant will produce SUVs but did not specify when the plant will open, or how many jobs it will create. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has […]

Cannabis producer Aphria stock plunges for 2nd day as company rebuts short seller’s fraud allegations

Shares in Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc. plunged for the second day in a row on Tuesday as the company fought back against allegations from a short seller that its recent slew of overseas takeovers are worthless and designed only to enrich company insiders. The company’s shares on the TSX closed down 27 per cent on […]

Alberta premier to announce measures to deal with oil price differential

Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley will announce tonight what many expect will be a mandatory industry-wide cut in oil production to address a price drop she says is costing the provincial treasury $80 million a day in lost revenue.  Notley’s announcement is aimed at addressing the difference in the price of Western Canadian Select, the type […]

U.S., China declare 90-day ceasefire on new tariffs: White House

China and the United States have agreed to halt additional tariffs as both nations engage in new trade negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement within 90 days, the White House said on Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping held high-stakes talks in Argentina. Trump agreed not to boost […]

OPEC could make Canadian oil price crisis even worse

The oil price crisis in Western Canada could deepen next week depending on whether Saudi Arabia, Russia and other countries decide to cut oil production and — if so — by how much. Oil prices in Alberta are the lowest they have been in more than a decade, selling for about $17 US per barrel for Western Canada Select, the […]

Lowe’s closing 31 locations including Rona stores in Canada, 20 in U.S.

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s is closing a total of 31 locations, including 27 underperforming Lowe’s and Rona stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador, and 20 locations in the U.S. The North Carolina-based chain said Monday morning that the closures are “part of its ongoing strategic reassessment” of its business. Most are in […]

Canada’s sprint to ratify sets up Trans-Pacific trade deal to take effect this year

A wide-ranging trade agreement between 11 Pacific Rim countries is on track to take effect before the end of 2018, following formal notice of Canada’s ratification last Saturday and indications from Australia that it will do the same this week. The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership — a revised version of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal struck following the withdrawal […]

Research begins to turn bitumen into ‘radically different products’

A sharp drop in the price of Western Canadian oil has many in the industry looking for solutions. New export pipelines and more space on the railways would help alleviate the backlog of oil in Alberta, but some researchers are focusing on a long term fix to achieve better prices, as well as create jobs and lower the […]

WestJet’s Swoop forced to cancel 24 U.S. flights as regulatory approval held up

WestJet’s new discount carrier Swoop is apologizing to travellers for cancelling 24 U.S.-bound flights. The airline says it had hoped to have all regulatory approvals in place to operate south of the border — but one of those has not yet been approved. That means all Swoop flights to the United States have been postponed until […]