Tesla sues Ontario government, alleging customers denied incentives

Tesla Motors Canada is suing the Ontario government, alleging it has suffered “substantial harm” and lost sales amid the cancellation of an electric vehicle rebate.  In mid-July, Ontario Premier Doug Ford scrapped the province’s Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program (EHVIP), which was brought in by the previous Liberal government. The program offered rebates of up […]

Metro faces supplier pressure, expects higher grocery prices in the future

Canadian grocery giant Metro Inc. is already facing pressure from suppliers to accept higher prices in light of a recent tariff war with the United States and consumers should expect slightly higher food bills in the future, its CEO said Wednesday. “We’re starting to get demands from some suppliers who are, whose products will be, […]

Aeroplan adds airlines and buck a beer falls flat: 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. Aeroplan brings other airlines on board If you’re an Aeroplan member, you’ll be able to collect points with three more airlines in a few years. Edmonton-based Flair Airlines, Montreal-based Air Transat and […]

Shopify to open first bricks-and-mortar location in Los Angeles

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc. says it will open its first bricks-and-mortar location in downtown Los Angeles. The Ottawa-based company says it chose L.A. because the area is home to a large number of Shopify merchants who can benefit from the services and community that the space will provide. It will open later this year […]

Netflix for cars? Subscription services changing how people get behind the wheel

Consider it Netflix for cars. There’s a new model for getting behind the wheel — one aimed at attracting a consumer that’s less likely to buy a vehicle and is used to customized, on-demand services. Car subscription services are billed as a more convenient, flexible and future-proof way to accessing a vehicle than traditional leasing […]

Remember the system access fee? Some are still paying it even as class action lawsuit looms

Thought that annoying system access fee was a thing of the past? It turns out the saga isn’t over. Some people are still paying the controversial wireless phone charge, even as a class action lawsuit targeting the fee makes its way to trial. For years, phone companies — including the big three: Bell, Rogers and […]

CN Rail to spend $315M to upgrade Ontario operations

CN Rail says it plans to invest about $315 million in Ontario this year to expand and strengthen the company’s rail network across the province. The company says planned projects include upgrades at CN’s intermodal terminal in Brampton northwest of Toronto — the company’s largest such facility — and the construction of a new train […]

Deciem, the upstart Canadian skin care company aiming for global domination

A Toronto-based skin care company expects to make $300 million this year as sales surge on a product line sold at a fraction of the cost of its competitors. But while Deciem has shaken up the industry and attracted a legion of fans, the company CEO’s social media antics have drawn criticism and not a little confusion. […]