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Bell Canada CEO Mirko Bibic defends job cuts in Commons committee testimony

As members of Parliament accuse Bell Canada of corporate greed, the head of the company is defending its decision to cut thousands of jobs, citing a shift in Canadians’ viewing habits away from traditional TV. Liberals, Conservatives and New Democrats…

Despite backlash, some Loblaw stores still discount perishable food by 30% — not 50%

Although Loblaw has now reinstated its popular 50 per cent discounts on perishable food, some customers say they still feel shortchanged.  That’s because more than 100 Real Canadian Superstores owned by Loblaw continue to discount all food nearing its best-before date by…

After community backlash, celeb chef David Chang will no longer enforce ‘chili crunch’ trademark

Day 69:34A small business owner resists Momofuku’s bid to trademark Chili Crunch Celebrity chef David Chang says he will no longer enforce the trademark for his chili crunch condiment.  The reversal comes after days of criticism, as some said his…

Home sales and prices edging up as housing market ‘could get interesting,’ reports say

The housing market could soon get “interesting,” economists say, as home prices and sales start to edge up, according to a pair of new reports released Friday. In its latest quarterly Home Price Update and Market Forecast, Royal LePage is forecasting that the…

B.C. labour board to consider union votes at 2 Amazon warehouses

The B.C. Labour Relations Board will consider certifying unions at two Amazon warehouses in a hearing Tuesday. Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, began a card-signing drive last summer citing labour laws favourable to unions in the province. If certified, Unifor says, this would be…

140 BMO customers say they lost $1.5M in transfer frauds, plan to sue bank

Elizabeth Bernas and her husband had planned to use the proceeds from their home sale to renovate their new house in Ajax, Ont., to pay for their children’s university tuition and to go on a family vacation. But before they could,…

Don’t shut Line 5: Biden administration issues long-awaited position on Canada-U.S. pipeline

The Biden administration has weighed in for the first time on a major cross-border legal dispute that could shut down portions of Enbridge’s Line 5 Canada-U.S. oil pipeline. The opinion came in an amicus brief that, although nuanced, argued against shutting down…

Whistleblower alleges safety issues with Boeing 787 and 777 jets

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a Boeing whistleblower’s claims that the company dismissed safety and quality concerns in the production of the planemaker’s 787 and 777 jets, an agency spokesperson said on Tuesday. Boeing engineer Sam Salehpour’s…

Tesla settles lawsuit on eve of trial in deadly automated-driving crash

Tesla has settled a lawsuit over a 2018 car crash that killed an Apple engineer after his Model X, operating on Autopilot, swerved off a highway near San Francisco, court documents showed on Monday. The settlement was made on the…

Grand Slam of Curling series acquired by new sports business venture group

The Grand Slam of Curling, the tour elite series featuring the best men’s and women’s teams from across Canada and around the world, has been purchased by a new sports business venture group. The Curling Group, led by chief executive…