A Brexit lesson in economics for Canadians hoping to profit from anger: Don Pittis

Growing fears of the economic repercussions of the U.S. government shutdown have led smug Canadians to scoff that it couldn’t happen here. But Britain’s descent into even greater economic chaos and uncertainty over whether or how to leave Europe offers a timely reminder that the parliamentary system Canada shares with the U.K. is no protection against the poisonous effects of […]

How China’s electric car push is shaking up oil markets

Hello, folks! 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 the first issue of 2019. The year ahead promises a lot of movement on the environmental front. Let’s dig in… […]

G20 members agree on trade, migration — but not climate change

The leaders of the world’s largest economic powers on Saturday backed an overhaul of the global body that regulates international trade disputes, but couldn’t reach agreement to support the Paris accord on fighting climate change. The Group of 20 industrialized nations called for reforms to the crisis-stricken World Trade Organization amid growing global trade tensions, in the bloc’s final joint […]

Juul curbs sales of some e-cigarette flavours, but not in Canada

Vaping giant Juul Labs Inc. is stopping its sales of some e-cigarette flavours in U.S. stores to deter use by kids and teens, but is not doing the same in Canada. The company announced the move on Tuesday, in advance of an expected crackdown by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on underage sales of flavoured e-cigarettes.  In […]

Canadian GDP expanded by 0.1% in August

Statistics Canada says real gross domestic product edged up 0.1 per cent in August, the seventh consecutive month to see an increase. Thomson Reuters Eikon says economists had expected no change for the month. Growth in oil and gas extraction and the finance and insurance sector helped to more than offset declines in 12 of […]

Supreme Court clears way for Air Canada cargo price fixing lawsuit

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against Air Canada and British Airways to proceed by dismissing an appeal by Canada’s largest airline. Air Canada had sought to overturn an October 2017 Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that the class action could include foreign claimants despite playing out in […]

Edmonton Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup

As Edmontonians lined up to buy legal cannabis from retail stores on Wednesday, Elina Childs saw a business opportunity. The nine-year-old Girl Guide and her father showed up at Nova Cannabis just south of Whyte Avenue, pulling a wagon filled with top-shelf munchies: sandwich cookies and mint thins. She sold all 30 boxes in less than 45 minutes, […]

‘Lives are hanging in the balance’: Why some newly licensed truckers aren’t ready for the road

Tractor-trailers can measure up to 23 metres long, carry 30-tonne loads and barrel down the highway at 120 km/h, but in some provinces you need more training to give a haircut than to haul freight. A hidden-camera investigation by CBC’s Marketplace reveals how Canada’s patchwork training and testing system leaves some new truck drivers ill-prepared […]

No happy puppies: Pot retailers face strict marketing rules, says Saskatoon ad man

No people — whether real or fictional — no animals and no fun being had: those are just some of the strict limitations facing Saskatchewan cannabis retailers as they navigate the federal government’s rules for marketing legal pot to the public. Jason Aebig recently became acquainted with the rules as laid out in the federal Cannabis Act. […]