Federal pilots union surprised Air Transat given weeks to fix ‘major’ safety system problems in 2015

When Transport Canada audited Air Transat’s safety system in 2015 and found 22 problems, including missed maintenance checks on Boeing 737s and workers without proper training, the airline was given up to a month to come up with some of the necessary fixes. Those deadlines, outlined in a three-year-old report recently released under Access to […]

Iran sanctions may have little impact in Canada, except on oil prices

The fresh round of sanctions the U.S. imposed on Iran Monday threatens to close off all channels of international banking to the regime, but is unlikely to affect Canadian businesses. The sanctions aim to block Iran’s oil exports, but the impact on oil prices may have already worked its way through the markets, though there […]

Is German FlixBus the fix for Canada’s bus woes?

For many, the signature silver dog of Greyhound is the symbol of bus travel.       But that iconic image might be replaced by a more colourful logo if the European bus line FlixBus gets access to Canada’s intercity bus markets. FlixBus runs lime green buses that have a pair of orange arrows emblazoned on their sides. It launched U.S. […]

Clean tech solutions need to scale up in the battle against climate change, experts say

From solar power to self-driving electric cars, we already have access to the technologies and tools that can help battle the devastating effects of climate change. That’s the good news. But in light of the dire warning about the planet’s future issued by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier this month — which called for urgency […]

VMedia to go public in proposed reverse takeover of junior oil company Phoenix

VMedia, the upstart internet and cable provider known for lower prices and a legal spat with rival Bell, is moving to become a public company, announcing a proposed reverse takeover of a resource company listed on the TSX Venture exchange. The move signals a growth strategy by VMedia, and a way to raise money to […]

Canada open to more China trade now that USMCA is done, Trudeau says

Canada is open to doing more business with China now that a trading agreement with the United States and Mexico has been finalized, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Obviously, China is the world’s second-largest economy and growing, and will remain an important place to do business and to look for opportunity,” Trudeau told the Fortune […]

Nobel Prize-winning economist says carbon taxes are the solution to climate change

Read Story Transcript Just hours before William Nordhaus and Paul Romer won a Nobel Prize on Monday for their work on the economics of climate change, the UN issued a dire warning about global warming.  The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference […]

Toronto Real Estate Board sues listings website Mongohouse for $2.1M

The Toronto Real Estate Board is suing property listings website Mongohouse for $2 million, alleging that the anonymously-run page is illegally accessing, copying and distributing proprietary data. The board, which is the largest in Canada and represents more than 50,000 realtors across the Greater Toronto Area, filed the lawsuit last month in Federal Court asking […]

Torstar signs agreement to purchase political website iPolitics

Torstar Corp. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase some assets of Ottawa-based political website iPolitics Inc. The deal is expected to close on or around Oct. 1.  In a written statement about the purchase, Torstar president and CEO John Boynton praised iPolitics for its “proven record of providing extensive online coverage of federal and provincial […]

Maker of GMO salmon says it sold 4.5 tonnes in Canada this year but won’t say to whom

Prepared sashimi products is where you’re likely to find genetically modified salmon in Canada, the CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company that produces the fish, told investors Thursday. Ron Stotish wouldn’t say exactly who is buying the company’s product but did tell a group of investors meeting in New York  that it has sold 4.5 tonnes of […]