Crude-by-rail exports rise to record 327,000 barrels per day, says NEB

The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose to a record 327,229 barrels per day in October. That’s up more than 21 per cent from 269,829 in September and represents the first time exports by rail have exceeded 300,000 barrels per day — in October 2017, only 137,000 bpd left the country in […]

Canada’s economy expands by 0.3% in October, beating expectations

Canada’s economy grew by 0.3 per cent in October, better than economists had been expecting and reversing a 0.1 per cent contraction the previous month. Statistics Canada reported Friday that most sectors of the economy expanded, by 0.3 for the month in both the goods-producing industries and the service sector. The only three subsectors of the economy […]

Is the divestment movement really hurting fossil fuel companies?

Hello, friends! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This is our last newsletter of 2018. But fear not: We will be back. Look for the next issue of What on […]

Banning Huawei from building new 5G wireless network won’t really hurt Canada’s big telecom firms

If the federal government moves to ban Huawei from working to build Canada’s new 5G network, it is unlikely to have a major financial impact on two of the country’s top communications companies who have partnered with the China-based firm, analysts say. Huawei’s equipment is already used in telecommunications infrastructure run by Canada’s major cellphone carriers, namely BCE and Telus. Those two companies are currently in […]

Canada lacks gender diversity in AI industry, lags in wage equality: WEF study

Canada has the world’s fifth largest artificial intelligence workforce, but is still far from closing the gender gap in the sector and others, according to new rankings from the World Economic Forum (WEF). Aside from its announcements about the AI workforce, the WEF also revealed Monday that Canada ranked 16th in its annual gender gap ranking. It […]

‘It’s like they robbed me’: Rapper 2 Milly on why he’s suing makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves

Rapper 2 Milly’s lawsuit against the makers of the wildly popular video game Fortnite is raising questions about whether unique choreography can be copyrighted. The New York-based hip-hop artist, whose real name is Terrence Ferguson, is claiming Epic Games ripped off a signature dance move popularized in 2015 called “Milly Rock” and renamed it “Swipe it.” “If you have […]

The NHL is making so much money

The Buzzer is the new email newsletter from CBC Sports. Subscribe here to get it delivered directly to your inbox every weekday. OK, here’s what you need to know right now from the world of sports: The NHL is making more money than ever A lot more, according to Forbes. The business-focused media company did its annual […]

Cannabis producer Aphria drops 30% after short seller calls acquisitions ‘worthless’

Shares in Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc. fell to their lowest level in more than a year on Monday after a short seller published a report alleging the company has wasted hundreds of millions on foreign acquisitions that are essentially worthless. At a short-selling conference in New York, Gabriel Grego of Quintessential Capital Management outlined his […]

Facing despair as a strong economy fails to defeat climate change: Don Pittis

It is not unreasonable that the majority of Canadians and the 97 per cent of scientists who understand that climate change is real are feeling a certain amount of despair. Optimism following the 2015 Paris summit that the world could and would halt the growth of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere and slow the devastating […]

Foreign caregivers want major reforms to improve conditions, streamline residency

A national coalition of advocacy groups wants major reforms to Canada’s foreign caregiver program in hopes of improving working conditions and offering a more reliable path to permanent residency.  A new report published on Sunday features personal stories of hundreds of care workers who have struggled with family separation, difficult, and at times, abusive work […]