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    'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

    'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics


    The federal government's latest proposed measures to protect pensions don't actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government's omnibus budget...

    The federal government's latest proposed measures to protect pensions don't actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government's omnibus budget bill.

    Battling burnout: Modern work pressures distort our very identities, warns Rahaf Harfoush

    Battling burnout: Modern work pressures distort our very identities, warns Rahaf Harfoush


    People need to question why the sheer amount of work we do is so thoroughly woven into our identities these days — and looms so large in how we measure our success, author and work expert...

    People need to question why the sheer amount of work we do is so thoroughly woven into our identities these days — and looms so large in how we measure our success, author and work expert says.

    How French's ketchup took a bite out of Heinz

    How French's ketchup took a bite out of Heinz


    French's sustained success in Canada is likely due to a combination of ingredients, including continuous free publicity and a Canadian-made ketchup that also offers a taste and price consumers find...

    French's sustained success in Canada is likely due to a combination of ingredients, including continuous free publicity and a Canadian-made ketchup that also offers a taste and price consumers find palatable.

    Fiat Chrysler recall of Dodge Darts affects 20,117 Canadian vehicles

    Fiat Chrysler recall of Dodge Darts affects 20,117 Canadian vehicles


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it's recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars in North America, including 20,117 in Canada, because they could roll away due to a defective part that could allow the shift cable to detach from the...

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it's recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars in North America, including 20,117 in Canada, because they could roll away due to a defective part that could allow the shift cable to detach from the transmission.

    How First Nations are leaving their mark on the cannabis industry

    How First Nations are leaving their mark on the cannabis industry


    Indigenous investment in the weed business is strong in Sask., but only one First Nation has been willing to open up shop...

    Indigenous investment in the weed business is strong in Sask., but only one First Nation has been willing to open up shop on-reserve.

    Flexible work — for everyone — is key to keeping women in the workforce, experts say

    Flexible work — for everyone — is key to keeping women in the workforce, experts say


    Difficulties managing family and work life continue to push disproportionate numbers of women out of the workforce compared to men. But labour market experts say more flexible workplace policies across the board — regardless of gender or family status...

    Difficulties managing family and work life continue to push disproportionate numbers of women out of the workforce compared to men. But labour market experts say more flexible workplace policies across the board — regardless of gender or family status — are key to stopping our economy from losing qualified female workers.

    WestJet appeals to high court over former flight attendant's anti-harassment legal action

    WestJet appeals to high court over former flight attendant's anti-harassment legal action


    ​​​​​​​WestJet Airlines Ltd. is going to the Supreme Court of Canada in an attempt to have a proposed class-action lawsuit launched by a former flight attendant thrown out of...

    ​​​​​​​WestJet Airlines Ltd. is going to the Supreme Court of Canada in an attempt to have a proposed class-action lawsuit launched by a former flight attendant thrown out of court.

    'Holding a licence is a privilege, not a right': Canada's broadcast watchdog reprimands TVA Group

    'Holding a licence is a privilege, not a right': Canada's broadcast watchdog reprimands TVA Group


    Should TVA Group withhold or interfere with the TVA Sports signal before its dispute with Bell is resolved, TVA Sports will have its licence automatically suspended for the duration of time that the signal is not provided to Bell Canada, the CRTC has...

    Should TVA Group withhold or interfere with the TVA Sports signal before its dispute with Bell is resolved, TVA Sports will have its licence automatically suspended for the duration of time that the signal is not provided to Bell Canada, the CRTC has ruled.

    New NAFTA could add $62B to U.S. GDP, boost jobs, Congress told

    New NAFTA could add $62B to U.S. GDP, boost jobs, Congress told


    The case for ratifying the revised North American trade agreement got a boost Thursday with the release of a new analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission that predicted economic gains for all three partners if its changes are...

    The case for ratifying the revised North American trade agreement got a boost Thursday with the release of a new analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission that predicted economic gains for all three partners if its changes are implemented.

    Sears Holdings sues Eddie Lampert saying he stripped its assets

    Sears Holdings sues Eddie Lampert saying he stripped its assets


    Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic company of more than $2 billion US in...

    Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic company of more than $2 billion US in assets.

    Lower price discounts on WCS bitumen to boost 1st quarter oil profits

    Lower price discounts on WCS bitumen to boost 1st quarter oil profits


    Lower discounts on western Canadian oil prices have swollen producer coffers in the first three months of the year, but analysts say they don't expect to see increases in drilling budgets as oil and gas companies report results over the coming...

    Lower discounts on western Canadian oil prices have swollen producer coffers in the first three months of the year, but analysts say they don't expect to see increases in drilling budgets as oil and gas companies report results over the coming weeks.

    National Enquirer sold to newsstand chain Hudson News for $100M: Report

    National Enquirer sold to newsstand chain Hudson News for $100M: Report


    American Media Inc. is selling its tabloid the National Enquirer for $100 million US to James Cohen, chief executive of Hudson News, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the...

    American Media Inc. is selling its tabloid the National Enquirer for $100 million US to James Cohen, chief executive of Hudson News, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the agreement.

    TSX closes at record high as bull market continues

    TSX closes at record high as bull market continues


    The Toronto stock index closed at a record high Thursday, as the bull market started at the beginning of 2019...

    The Toronto stock index closed at a record high Thursday, as the bull market started at the beginning of 2019 continued.

    QuadrigaCX's creditor protection extended until June

    QuadrigaCX's creditor protection extended until June


    Approximately 115,000 former Quadriga clients are owed about $250 million after the company abruptly ceased operations Jan. 28. following the sudden death of founder Gerry...

    Approximately 115,000 former Quadriga clients are owed about $250 million after the company abruptly ceased operations Jan. 28. following the sudden death of founder Gerry Cotton.

    Financial sector needs to step up on climate change, Mark Carney warns

    Financial sector needs to step up on climate change, Mark Carney warns


    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, is urging the financial sector and, in particular, central banks to play an increasing role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. He joins a group of central bankers, including the Bank of Canada, who...

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, is urging the financial sector and, in particular, central banks to play an increasing role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. He joins a group of central bankers, including the Bank of Canada, who are playing closer attention to climate change.

    End of the line for BBM as Emtek pulls plug on consumer messaging app

    End of the line for BBM as Emtek pulls plug on consumer messaging app


    Brace yourself, BBMers: the company that runs the iconic messaging app invented by BlackBerry more than a decade ago is ending the free version of the service for...

    Brace yourself, BBMers: the company that runs the iconic messaging app invented by BlackBerry more than a decade ago is ending the free version of the service for consumers.

    From Ralph Lauren, a Polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic

    From Ralph Lauren, a Polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic


    Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero...

    Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water.

    Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18

    Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18


    The federal government will make a final decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by June 18 — missing the original 90-day deadline set by the National Energy...

    The federal government will make a final decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by June 18 — missing the original 90-day deadline set by the National Energy Board.