RBC disputes report that it had access to users’ Facebook messages

The Royal Bank of Canada is disputing a report in the New York Times that says the  bank, along with many other companies, had the ability to read, write and delete users messages on Facebook’s messaging platform. The report, published in the New York Times on Tuesday is based on hundreds of pages of internal […]

Nissan’s ex-chairman charged after accusation of underreporting pay

Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan, former chairman Carlos Ghosn and another executive for allegedly underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn’s pay was underreported by about $44 million US over five years. The prosecutors said earlier that the allegations were behind Ghosn’s Nov. 19 arrest. The arrest of an industry icon admired both in […]

BC Hydro puts out welcome mat for bitcoin miners, but experts urge caution

In the last year, cryptocurrency firms have talked about adding as much as 5,000 megawatts to BC Hydro’s electrical load. That’s about 40 per cent of the power it currently generates, and four times the maximum capacity of the yet-to-be-completed Site C dam. Just a tiny fraction of that business has materialized so far, but […]

Postal union launches protest campaign as employees halt rotating strikes

Federal back-to-work legislation may have ended rotating strikes by postal workers — but their union now says it’s switching to a campaign of “non-violent civil disobedience” to press its contract claims. In a statement issued Tuesday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers Union (CUPW) National President Mike Palecek said that while legal strike action is ending, the pressure campaign is […]

Alberta launches trade challenge against Ontario over beer, liquor imports

Alberta is launching a trade challenge against Ontario over liquor policies that allegedly discriminate against Alberta’s small brewers.  “It doesn’t make sense that it’s easier to sell Alberta beer in Tokyo than in Toronto,” Alberta Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous said Monday.  “We are asking for equitable market access in Ontario so Alberta’s liquor […]

Newfoundland minister demands answers from Husky after huge offshore oil spill

Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore regulator and a provincial cabinet minister are demanding answers from Husky Energy after what’s believed to be the largest oil spill in the province’s history. An underwater vehicle took to the sea on Monday to assess the damage, as the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) kicked off its investigation into […]

Parcel backlog mounting as CUPW rejects latest offer from Canada Post

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has rejected Canada Post’s latest offer in their labour dispute as a delivery backlog weighs on consumers placing orders for packages during the busiest shopping period of the year. The two parties have been negotiating for nearly a year, and the Crown corporation set midnight tonight as the deadline to accept its […]

Imperial Oil restarts Norman Wells crude output after pipeline repairs

Imperial Oil Ltd. has restarted oil production at Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories almost two years after being forced to suspend shipments on a pipeline threatened by slope stability concerns at a Mackenzie River crossing near Fort Simpson. The Calgary-based company says it has been shipping oil from storage since last month on Enbridge […]

Incoming Mexican officials arrive in Ottawa for talks and some touring

Key ministers from incoming Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government are meeting with Canadian officials in Ottawa today. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her counterpart Marcelo Ebrard, as well as International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr and the new economy secretary Graciela Marquez, will meet reporters at 1 p.m. ET.  CBC News will carry […]