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Someone stole your cell number? Acting fast is critical, this industry expert says

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 01:00

A veteran telecommunications consultant is sharing advice with consumers after nearly falling victim to a growing type of cellphone fraud.

Huawei executive's alleged offence not a crime in Canada, her lawyers argue

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 22:44

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou claim the U.S. government is trying to "dress up" a sanctions breaking case as a crime in their bid to extradite the Huawei executive.

Toronto 'mansion party' shooting victim sues Airbnb, property owner

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 15:25

A 19-year-old who was shot at a Toronto "mansion party" hosted in an Airbnb rental last April is now suing the company, the property owner and the event's alleged organizers.

Plastic surgeon filmed patients without consent, class-action lawsuit alleges

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:00

A Toronto plastic surgeon could face a class-action lawsuit over allegations that he breached the privacy rights of patients by recording them - sometimes in a state of undress - without their consent using surveillance cameras inside his clinic.

Ride-hailing drivers in B.C. should be entitled to benefits, union says

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 09:05

Drivers for Uber and Lyft are classified as independent contractors in most areas where they operate, meaning they do not receive benefits like a minimum wage, paid sick days, vacation days or extended health coverage. 

Judge rejects California utility company's bid to overturn law that puts it on the hook for fire damages

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 08:24

A federal bankruptcy court judge on Wednesday rejected Pacific Gas & Electric's latest attempt to change a California law requiring utilities to pay for the devastation from wildfires ignited by their electrical equipment.

MEC loses $11M as its new CEO braces store against a storm of competition

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 04:00

Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s largest outdoor gear retailer, is losing money — a lot of it.

Customers file record number of complaints about Bell, Rogers, Telus and other telcos

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 03:00

Consumers filed a record-breaking number of complaints against Canada's telecom companies in 2018-19 — nearly 19,300, up 35 per cent. Billing and contract disputes continue to top the list, fuelling calls by a consumer advocacy group for more price protections.

Want to snap up this $1M Toronto home for just $119K? You can put in a bid today

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 02:00

Who says home ownership in Toronto isn't affordable? The city's about to auction off a $1-million home in High Park North. The starting bid: $119,000. But there's a catch: you can't look inside the house before you bid.

TikTok apologizes to teen kicked off platform after criticizing China but can't shake censorship suspicions

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 01:00

Teenager Feroza Aziz claims her criticism of China got her temporarily kicked off TikTok. The video-sharing app's latest controversy serves as more proof the company cannot dispel the cloud of suspicion that follows it and other Chinese-owned technology marketed toward the West.

Jamaica has China to thank for much-needed infrastructure — but some locals say it has come at a price

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 01:00

This year, Jamaica became the 10th Caribbean country to formally sign on to China's Belt and Road Initiative. China's investments have brought much-needed infrastructure to the region, but with that has also come some friction. CBC News takes a road trip through Jamaica to learn more.

Media fights to broadcast extradition hearing of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 17:29

A lawyer representing some of the most powerful media organizations in North America argued Wednesday in favour of placing cameras in the courtroom for Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing.

Alberta hyperloop isn't 'science fiction:' Company urges government to climb aboard

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 15:45

The CEO of Canadian hyperloop company, TransPod, thinks he can have Albertans speeding between Calgary and Edmonton in magnetic tubes by 2030.

Like the Queen selling Buckingham Palace to Airbnb: Why some experts are dismayed at sale of dot-org registry

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:43

The registry of dot-org web addresses is being sold off to a private equity firm — but there are concerns that could have implications for the non-profits that use the addresses (think Greenpeace or Human Rights Watch). We’re hear from both sides of the debate.

North American markets reach new record highs on stronger U.S. economic growth

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:37

North American stock markets set new record highs yet again on U.S. data that included a positive revision in economic growth in the third quarter.

Ukraine berates Apple for identifying Crimea as part of Russia in apps

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:30

Ukraine said on Wednesday Apple did not "give a damn" about its pain, after the U.S. tech giant began referring to the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia in its Maps and Weather apps for Russian users.

Rail strike, pipeline spill lead Alberta to extend oil curtailment levels

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 11:40

The Alberta government says it will leave its oil production quotas unchanged in January to deal with the lingering consequences after oil shipping was delayed by the Canadian National Railway Co. strike and the temporary shutdown of the Keystone pipeline following a leak in North Dakota.

Freeland back in Washington for pre-Thanksgiving push to resolve NAFTA differences

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 11:17

After months of wrangling between Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump's trade representative, Mexican and Canadian officials have been brought in to discuss more changes to the revised North American trade deal signed a year ago.

CannTrust's TSX listing is under review over missing financial statements

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 10:52

Troubled cannabis company CannTrust Holdings Inc. says the Toronto Stock Exchange is reviewing the company's eligibility for continued listing on the exchange.

U.S. reports on GDP, consumer spending remain positive

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 07:49

U.S. economic growth picked up slightly in the third quarter, rather than slowing as initially reported, and there are signs the downturn in business investment could be drawing to a close.


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