This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling

This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling

According to the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling, Canada generated 638,300 tonnes of “e-scrap” — electronic and electrical equipment — in 2017. And that amount is expected to climb. By 2025, the BIR estimates that Canada and the U.S. will cumulatively generate 9.25 million metric tons of e-scrap in that year alone. Some of this waste has yet to even […]

Will USMCA affect Canada’s drug prices? Depends on what happens next

Will USMCA affect Canada’s drug prices? Depends on what happens next

As the winners and losers of the new trade deal between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico are being tallied up, one aspect of the agreement is prompting concerns over increased drug costs for Canadians. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will extend the minimum “data protection” period for an expensive class of drugs known as biologics to […]

Disappearing deposits: What happens when banks lose your money

Disappearing deposits: What happens when banks lose your money

They thought there was no safer place to put their money — but when tens of thousands of dollars in deposits disappeared, customers of two big banks say they were left to fix the problem themselves. TD Canada Trust lost $ 17,000 of Jesse Hardy’s money for almost a year. In June 2016, he deposited […]

What happens to loonie after Bank of Canada hikes rates?

What happens to loonie after Bank of Canada hikes rates?

If you’re planning a summertime trip to the U.S., keep a close eye on the loonie next Wednesday. That’s when the Bank of Canada is widely expected to increase interest rates, a move that generally attracts foreign investment and boosts demand for a currency, pushing that currency’s value higher. The Canadian dollar was worth 77.61 cents US on Friday after rising by […]