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 […]

California electrical company stock plunges after revealing possible link to devastating wildfire

Shares in California’s electricity and natural gas utility are being hammered after the company revealed it doesn’t have enough cash and insurance to cover losses stemming from the devastating wildfire that may have been sparked by some of its equipment. Pacific Gas & Electricity lost 25 per cent of its value on Wednesday after the company […]

Trudeau’s Singapore pitch: Canada ‘just getting started’ on trade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Singapore on Tuesday afternoon primed to make his pitch to a Singapore business audience: Amid new barriers to trading with the U.S., why not consider Canada? Trudeau has a busy three days planned at the margins of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia summits.  Canada […]

Grocers, innovators work to save $31B in food from being trashed in Canada each year

Lori Nikkel first discovered how much food gets wasted in Canada when she was a single mother to three hungry boys in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke.  Nikkel and a group of other low-income mothers had convinced their local Loblaws grocery store to donate food to their children’s school for a student nutrition program.  Often, Nikkel found out, the store was […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg summoned to appear before session of U.K., Canadian politicians

The British government announced on Tuesday an unprecedented “international grand committee” involving Canadian politicians concerning disinformation and fake news, with a summons for Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to appear. British MP Damian Collins released the open letter Tuesday, also signed by Canadian Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, asking Zuckerberg to appear Nov. 27 at Britain’s […]

Testing truck safety and Canada’s top plastic polluters: 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. Got (Canadian) milk? The latest trade deal allowing more U.S. milk to pour into Canada has sparked a rallying cry to buy Canadian dairy. The Canadian government has said farmers will be […]

What B.C.’s LNG megaproject means for 2 proposed Nova Scotia facilities

Some see it as a signal of investor confidence in liquefied natural gas megaprojects. Others say it could edge out less competitive LNG proposals in Canada. Either way, final approval of a massive LNG project in northern British Columbia has renewed interest in the fate of two projects slated for Canada’s East Coast. Bear Head […]

Canadians to spend more this holiday season, report finds

Recent trade uncertainty, climbing debt levels and rising interest rates don’t seem to be dampening holiday spirits among Canadian consumers, who plan to spend as much or more this season as they did last year, according to an annual report by accounting firm PwC. The firm’s holiday outlook released Tuesday found that consumers will spend an average […]

U.K. opposition Labour plans to give workers a third of seats on company boards

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party would require large companies to reserve at least one third of the seats on their boards for workers, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday. Labour said in a statement that the current corporate governance structure which gives priority to shareholder interests over others was feeding a short-term corporate culture and holding back economic growth. “In […]