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WestJet faces union push

Sep 19, 2017 / 3:07 pm

WestJet is facing more pressure from organized labour as two unions have turned their sights to the airline's regional Encore operation. The Canadian Union...

Breach could hit 100,000

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:49 pm

Equifax Canada said Tuesday approximately 100,000 Canadian consumers may have had their personal information and credit card details compromised in a massive...

Toys R Us files in Canada

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:47 pm

Toys "R" Us Canada has initiated bankruptcy proceedings in an Ontario court a day after it filed for creditor protection in the U.S. The company said...

Kosher weed, high holidays

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:24 pm

A Quebec medical marijuana producer says its processed products have been certified as kosher, just in time for one of the high holidays on the Jewish calendar....

Facebook on the hot seat

Sep 19, 2017 / 10:49 am

The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its...

Montreal luxury hot spot

Sep 19, 2017 / 9:58 am

Montreal is emerging as a luxury real estate "hot spot," while Vancouver and Toronto sales should pick up this fall after somewhat sluggish times,...

Toys-R-Us in financial mess

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:45 pm

Toys-R-Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and says it intends to follow suit in Canada. The company filed Chapter 11 documents late...

Landmark Cinemas sold

Sep 18, 2017 / 2:25 pm

Canada's second-largest chain of movie theatres is being sold to a Belgian firm for about $123 million. Calgary-based Landmark Cinemas says a deal to be...

Rising debt poses risk

Sep 18, 2017 / 10:19 am

A new international banking report groups Canada with China and the special administrative region of Hong Kong as jurisdictions whose domestic banking systems...

Foreign investment soars

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:56 am

Statistics Canada says foreign investment in Canadian securities totalled $24.0 billion in July, led by a record acquisition of Canadian bonds. The total for...

Roku IPO seeks $252M

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:54 am

Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households. The Los Gatos,...

Rolling Stone to be sold

Sep 18, 2017 / 6:37 am

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the...

GM workers on strike

Sep 18, 2017 / 6:33 am

A General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., has been hit by a strike. The 2,500 members of Unifor local 88 walked out Sunday at 10:59 p.m. when negotiators for...

Action against trans fats

Sep 15, 2017 / 3:58 pm

Health Canada is taking the final steps toward a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canadian diets. The department says it is banning partially...

Facebook launches AI lab

Sep 15, 2017 / 12:06 pm

Facebook is launching an artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal. The social media giant says it will be headed by Joelle Pineau of McGill...

Rovio IPO valued at $1B

Sep 15, 2017 / 12:02 pm

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of "Angry Birds" and other popular mobile games, says that its initial public share offering will value it at...

Betting on electric cars

Sep 15, 2017 / 11:59 am

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is gambling that mass-market drivers are going to pivot soon to electric cars, announcing plans Friday to produce 12 new...

Flier rights face-off

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:59 am

Transport Minister Marc Garneau pushed back Thursday against suggestions the Liberals' proposed air passenger bill of rights is too heavy-handed with...

Home sales expected to fall

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:48 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association has downgraded its sales forecast this year as national home sales slipped 9.9 per cent in August compared with a year ago....

Lumber demand to soar

Sep 14, 2017 / 11:38 am

Demand for wood products to help rebuild after two devastating hurricanes in the United States will put pressure on the White House to sort out the latest...

B.C. home sales strong

Sep 14, 2017 / 11:32 am

The association representing realtors in British Columbia says home sales remained healthy across the province in August, but it expects to see a change over...

Half trust self-driving cars

Sep 14, 2017 / 9:00 am

About half of Canadian consumers surveyed say they trust autonomous vehicles to get them to their destination but only 30 per cent would replace their current...

Roots files for IPO

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:25 am

Canadian retailer Roots Corp. is launching an initial public offering of its shares. The company has applied to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the...

Air Can reaches pilot deal

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:16 am

Air Canada says it has reached an agreement to expand the number of aircraft in its discount brand Rouge. The deal was made in co-operation with its 3,500...

Self-driving boats next

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:18 pm

Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. Spurred in part by the car industry's...

Need for new pipelines?

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:07 pm

A new report by the Centre for International Governance Innovation is questioning the need for new pipelines to carry oilsands production to tidewater for...

B.C. big on Seattle

Sep 13, 2017 / 9:57 am

The B.C. government says it has opened a Trade and Investment office in Seattle geared at expanding the province's trade network in the U.S. and attracting...

1/3 not saving for retirement

Sep 13, 2017 / 6:57 am

Two-thirds of households are setting aside money for retirement, taking advantage of either a registered pension plan, an RRSP or a tax-free savings account,...

Int'l aerospace dog fight

Sep 13, 2017 / 6:54 am

New details are emerging about the high-level, backroom wrangling around Boeing Co.'s dispute with Bombardier, which is quickly becoming an international...

Canopy signs Australia deal

Sep 13, 2017 / 6:42 am

Canopy Growth Corp. has signed an agreement with AusCann Group Holdings Ltd. to be its exclusive supplier of medical cannabis for the Australian market....

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