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Zero-emission rules mean fewer electric car choices for most Canadians: Don Pittis

2 hours 46 min ago

Zero-emission vehicle laws are supposed to force carmakers to produce and sell more electrics. But without a national program, it may not work.

'You're gonna lose your money': Air Canada online glitch leaves retiree on hook for flight he didn't book

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 17:00

A retiree is fighting back after Air Canada charged him for a flight he unknowingly booked and never took. An e-commerce expert says he's one of millions of Canadians at the mercy of confusing and complicated online rules that protect businesses over consumers.

Foreign caregivers want major reforms to improve conditions, streamline residency

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:24

A national coalition of advocacy groups is calling for major reforms to Canada's foreign caregiver program in hopes of improving working conditions and offering a more reliable path to permanent residency.

Mexican protests could signal fluctuating avocado prices this season

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:00

Rising consumer demand for the trendy green fruit is fuelling change — and unrest — in the lucrative avocado market.

Poor weather prompts temporary shutdown of all N.L. offshore rigs

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 08:14

Following a bout of bad weather, N.L. regulator says all of the province's offshore operations have been suspended.

Postal workers' union makes counter-offer

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 07:26

There is no end in sight for the Canada Post rotating strikes, after the postal workers' union rejected the corporation's contract offer and countered with its own proposal.

Battle of the food delivery apps and reselling Ikea furniture: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:00

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including our investigation into food delivery apps, the CRTC creating an internet code of conduct, and Ikea's pitch to buy back your used furniture.

Mortgage stress test rules may be pushing borrowers towards unregulated lenders

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:00

The Bank of Canada released new data that shows stricter mortgage rules along with higher interest rates have helped slow the growth of risky mortgages, but some economists question whether over-leveraged borrowers are turning to the unregulated mortgage market.

What's next for oilpatch hit by 'perfect storm'?

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:00

Alberta oil producers have been struggling with low crude prices for months, but the situation leapt to national prominence this week as prices slipped below $14 US a barrel and some companies began calling for the provincial government to mandate production cuts.

Parcel backlog mounting as CUPW rejects latest offer from Canada Post

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:45

The union representing postal workers has just rejected an offer from Canada Post. It now seems the Crown corporation will head into its busiest time of year mired in a labour dispute.

Stop sending mail and parcels, Canada Post asks foreign services

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:05

Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.

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

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:38

The federal government is expected to lay out fresh plans next week to support Canada's struggling news industry.

BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for $1.4B US

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:52

BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to acquire U.S. artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance for US$1.4 billion in cash. The Ontario-based company called Cylance a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity software.

Who gets more done — office workers or telecommuters?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:00

Despite the growing popularity of telecommuting among workers with in-demand skills, some managers just don't trust employees to get work done at home. An economist who studies the productivity of telecommuters says attitudes toward remote workers affect everything — including the output of colleagues back in the office.

Oil price woes a 'serious problem' for Canadian economy, says Notley

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:36

Alberta's premier believes the low price of crude has become a serious problem for the country's economy, but says there's a lack of agreement around the sector on the idea of government-mandated output cuts.

Ikea's latest pitch: Bring back your used furniture to resell for store credit

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:18

Furniture retailer Ikea has launched a program that will allow people to bring back gently used furniture to be resold at their stores, reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill while giving their customers store credit to buy more stuff.

Canadian gas prices fall as crude oil continues slide

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:32

Canadian drivers are seeing the lowest prices for gasoline in months, as a slump in the price of crude oil hits gas stations.

Average Canadian house worth $496,800 last month, down 1.5% in past year

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:53

Canadian home sales fell in October, as the number of transactions dropped in more than half of all local markets led by dips in Montreal, Edmonton and the Hamilton-Burlington, Ont., area.

Early data suggests no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization, police say

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:22

Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say.

Abandoned Canadian silver mine could boom again as battery demand prompts gold rush in cobalt

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:00

Phone and electric car makers are bracing for a global shortage of the minerals used to make their batteries. That shortage has led prospectors back to 100-year-old silver mines in northern Ontario. Cobalt, Ont., is hoping to cash in.

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