Month: April 2019

Scheer Demands Trudeau Fire Back Against China’s Canola Ban

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to answer China’s ban on Canadian canola shipments by pulling hundreds of millions of dollars Ottawa has committed to Beijing’s multilateral development bank. Scheer held a news conference Monday to press Trudeau to address the canola...

Ontario Cannabis Retailers Slapped With Fines For Not Opening On Time

TORONTO — Cannabis retailers in Ontario who have failed to open their stores by a government-set deadline are facing a new round of financial penalties. In all, eleven pot retailers have been fined $12,500 each for not opening their stores by April 15. Watch: Cannabis jobs in Canada. Story...

Canada’s Privacy Czar Slams Facebook, Says It Won’t Admit It Broke Law

The office of the federal privacy commissioner is warning Canadians that Facebook may use their personal information “in ways the user may not know of or expect,” as detailed in a scathing report on a privacy breach at the social media website. In a report released with his provincial...

Toronto, Vancouver Condos Now Only For Top Earners: Report

MONTREAL — If you need any further proof that big-city housing prices are out of control and a whole generation of Canadians risks being shut out of home ownership, look no further than a new report from real estate site Zoocasa. Using data from Statistics Canada and the Canadian...

Vegan Beyond Burgers Will Soon Be Available In Canadian Grocery Stores

Good news for vegans who love a barbecue: the Beyond Meat burger will soon be available in Canadian grocery stores. The plant-based burger will be sold at a number of major chains like Loblaws (including Maxi and Superstore), Longos, Metro (including Food Basics and Super C), Sobeys (including Foodland,...

Canadian Legal Cannabis Sales Drop 9% As Inventory Stockpile Grows: Health Canada

Sales of cannabis products in February fell by nearly nine per cent from the previous month, due to fewer days, as average daily sales stayed relatively flat, according to the latest statistics from Health Canada. The government agency’s latest sales and inventory figures also show that the inventory of...

Canada's Cannabis Industry Pushing Up House Prices In Certain Places: Report

Home prices in some smaller, stagnating Canadian markets are getting higher from investments in the sprouting cannabis industry just six months after legalization, a new report suggests. “The increase in employment activity and the success of cannabis companies are pushing agricultural land and house prices higher in tertiary markets,”...

Ontario Budget Summary: Doug Ford Focusing On Balancing Books In 4 Years

TORONTO — Ontario’s books won’t be balanced within the Progressive Conservatives’ mandate, but the government’s first budget serves up an era of gradual belt-tightening with a side of booze. The Tories peg the current deficit at $11.7 billion, and they don’t expect to eliminate the red ink until 2023-24....