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Pro-pipeline First Nations spar with environmental activists over 'devastating' tanker ban bill

7 hours 31 min ago

First Nations chiefs and leaders who say they represent over 200 Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta are fighting back against the federal government's plan to ban all oil tanker traffic off the coast of northern B.C. — calling it an "attack" on the energy industry that will leave remote First Nations destitute.

Alberta Premier wants new oil refinery built in province

8 hours 59 min ago

The Alberta government is issuing a request for expressions of interest from the private sector to build a refinery in the province that would use oil extracted here.

Chinese shoppers take aim at Canada Goose as Huawei story prompts boycott talk

9 hours 44 min ago

Canada Goose shares have fallen for five days in a row after the outdoor apparel maker became a target of Chinese consumers upset by the arrest of a high-ranking technology executive in Canada.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai faces Congressional questioning on Tuesday after no-show with Senators

12 hours 36 min ago

Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands.

Google accelerating demise of Plus after new security flaw affected 52 million

16 hours 4 min ago

Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook.

Ford F-series trucks are the most often stolen vehicles in Canada, insurers say

16 hours 53 min ago

Auto theft is up six per cent across the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Ford F-series trucks are at the top of the latest annual list.

Sears customers told to continue paying for worthless extended warranties

18 hours 53 min ago

Debt collectors are demanding Sears customers continue to pay for extended warranties even though the department store has gone out of business and will not honour them.

China's threats over Huawei CFO's arrest rattle Canadian business

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:36

As China continues to threaten Canada with unnamed “consequences” if it doesn't release the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, some in Canada’s business community are openly worried about what’s coming next.

Stocks walloped by Brexit, falling oil prices

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:35

Canada’s main stock index fell on Monday after crude oil prices fell 3.4 per cent in New York, pressuring shares of energy companies.

Postal workers delivering parcels 7 days a week ahead of Christmas, union says

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:30

Postal workers in Canada are delivering parcels seven days a week to ensure they will be in time for the holidays, says Canada Post's largest union.

BlackBerry unveils secure smart-city service as CEO opens up about big tech

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:24

BlackBerry Inc. is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles, announcing Monday that it has built a new service to provide infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information securely.

National security 'comes first' on Huawei 5G review: infrastructure minister

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00

​Infrastructure Minister Franç​ois-Philippe Champagne says national security must come first in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada's 5G telecommunications network.

Husky 'deeply sorry' for oil spill last month off Newfoundland

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:45

Husky Energy says it is changing its policy and will add "more formality around the process of restarting production," following an oil spill last month off Newfoundland.

Electronic surveillance proposed as bail hearing for Huawei CFO resumes

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:05

Meng Wanzhou faces allegations of using a shell company to avoid U.S. trade curbs on Iran. Her lawyer is asking for bail, but Canadian authorities are fighting to keep her in custody.

Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft preparing to become public companies

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:34

The two largest ride-hailing companies appear set to go public, with both Uber and Lyft making confidential filings with the U.S. Securities Commission for an IPO.

Union cancels Monday strike plan at Flair Airlines

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:11

The union that represents 139 flight attendants at Flair Airlines has called off a strike that would have been set to begin early Monday morning after the airline threatened repercussions for anyone who walked off the job.

CRA deploys new weapons against tax evasion: Freezing assets, seizing property

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:00

The Canada Revenue Agency is using a new tool in its battle against tax evasion — one that experts say could radically change the way it pursues tax cheats.

China pressures U.S., Canada ahead of hearing for Huawei exec

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:43

China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume today in Vancouver.

Ex-chairman of Nissan charged after accusation of underreporting pay

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:01

Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly underreporting income.

Air Canada accused of 'lying' to customers to avoid paying up to $2,100 for lost luggage

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 17:00

A B.C. man whose Florida vacation was ruined after Air Canada lost his luggage, says agents never told him he could claim up to $2,100 for necessities while away. An airline passenger rights advocate says Air Canada is ‘lying’ to passengers to avoid paying compensation that is rightfully owed.

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