How to fight a trade war: Olive

The trade war that the U.S. has declared threatens to do more damage to Canadians than any crisis since the Great Depression. Then again, given the unpredictable character of the new U.S. president who launched the attack, the threat could disappear in a puff of smoke. But wise countries prepare for worst-case scenarios. Donald Trump, […]

Twitter announces 12 new live stream partnerships

Twitter Inc. is expanding its live broadcasting portfolio with 12 new offerings that include WNBA games, a 24-hour Bloomberg News network and a show about gadgets from the tech news website The Verge, the company said on Monday. Twitter, which has struggled to win a major share of online advertising, planned to present its plans […]

Canadian GDP flat in February after hot start to 2017

Statistics Canada said Friday gross domestic product was unchanged in February, matching the expectations of economists, according to Thomson Reuters. February followed three months of gains including stronger-than-expected growth in January. Read more:Better-than-expected GDP data lifts loonie while TSX closes lower “After the exciting growth figures of recent months, it was perhaps inevitable that the […]

Great-West Lifeco to lay off 13% of its Canadian workforce

Job cuts will come on top of other cost saving measures CBC News Posted: Apr 25, 2017 8:27 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017 8:34 AM ET Insurance conglomerate Great-West Lifeco plans to lay off 1,500 Canadian workers this year and next year as part of a cost-cutting plan. “Reductions will come from reducing […]

Miss Vickie’s recalls jalapeno-flavoured chips due to possible salmonella

MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—Miss Vickie’s is voluntarily recalling its jalapeno-flavoured kettle cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning used in the product. The company says the recall is the result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeno powder that could contain salmonella. The company says no […]

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane — including himself. CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility “for making this right,” and he promised more details later this month after United finishes a review of its policies on overbooked […]

Ontario premier declares win after New York drops Buy American policy

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was “pleased” that New York has dropped proposed Buy American provisions from its state budget, but she remained concerned Saturday about U.S. protectionism and uncertainty about the North American Free Trade Agreement. Governor Andrew Cuomo had proposed the New York Buy American Act, which would have required all state entities to […]

Provinces to release details of interprovincial free trade deal Friday

Provinces to release details of interprovincial free trade deal Friday

Nearly nine months after Canada’s premiers announced they’d reached an agreement in principle on a new Canada Free Trade Agreement, details on what’s covered and what’s not will finally be revealed in Toronto on Friday. Ontario’s Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid, who’s been leading the talks, will be joined by his provincial counterparts as well as federal […]