The best a man can get? Why some men are brushing off Gillette’s ad campaign

Gillette’s provocative new ad encouraging men to fight toxic masculinity has sparked a backlash. For those who applaud the commercial, it may appear strange that its seemingly positive message about stamping out bullying and sexual harassment has sparked anger and hurt feelings. But this is somewhat new terrain in the advertising world: telling men something’s broken and they need […]

Canada’s relationship with Trump reaches a ‘new level of frustration’ over Huawei comments

Canada’s relationship with Donald Trump has reached a “new level of frustration” after the U.S. president’s comments this week on the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, says a senior source. Canada recently detained the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, on an extradition request from the U.S. She has been released on […]

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 […]

Inflation rate inches up to 2.4% in October

Canada’s annual inflation rate remained above the central bank’s target for the ninth straight month in October, data showed on Friday, but markets saw few signs the Bank of Canada would hike interest rates next month. Statistics Canada said the annual inflation rate edged up to 2.4 per cent from 2.2 per cent in September. […]

Federal fall update expected to offer more support for struggling news industry

The federal government is expected to lay out fresh plans next week to support Canada’s struggling news industry. The measures, expected in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s fall economic statement Wednesday, will be designed to help journalism remain viable after years of shrinking advertising revenues. The decline has already shuttered newsrooms, led to job cuts in […]

Why tech giants don’t invest tax cuts in American jobs: Don Pittis

More than $100 billion US in tax cuts that were supposed to “make America great again” went into the pockets of well-off investors in U.S. tech companies, according to new research by one of the world’s most influential business newspapers. Just as tech share prices show signs of weakness, there are growing worries that instead […]

Ontario Cannabis Store reports data breach affecting 4,500 customers

The Ontario Cannabis Store says a data breach through Canada Post has affected information from 4,500 customers. In a privacy update on its website, the OCS said the breach late on Nov. 1 affected about two per cent of its customer orders, and information was accessed by a person using a Canada Post delivery tracking […]

NHL unveils multi-year partnership with MGM to share sports betting data

The NHL is getting involved in the sports gambling industry, with commissioner Gary Bettman announcing a multi-year partnership Monday with MGM Resorts International, an American global hospitality and entertainment company. The NHL, which won’t receive a cut of gambling profits, is following the NBA’s lead by providing the company with data for use in sports betting. “The […]

Bargain price oil: How long will it last?

As oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan continues to sell at record discounts, American refineries are enjoying lucrative profit margins at the expense of Canadian oil producers. The sharp drop in oil prices began in late September and is expected to continue for roughly another month. The culprit is limited export pipeline space and refinery maintenance outages in the U.S. […]

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 […]