MPs grill grocery store execs over pandemic pay cancellations

Corporate executives at three grocery chains — Loblaws, Metro and Empire Company — faced tough questions during…

Canada added almost 1 million jobs in June but still almost 2 million down from pre-COVID-19 level

Canada’s economy added almost one million jobs last month, as businesses reopened after COVID-19 shutdowns. Statistics Canada reported…

New home construction picked up the pace last month, CMHC says

Canadian builders started construction on more new condos, apartments and other multi-family homes in June compared…

U.S. town prints its own wooden money in move to revive local economy sickened by COVID-19

Tucked away under lock and key in a former railroad depot turned small-town museum in the…

Torstar shares halted on TSX after getting rival takeover offer for newspaper company

A second bid to buy newspaper publishing empire Torstar Corp. has emerged, one that reportedly values…

Tesla’s soaring stock has Elon Musk nearing another $1.8B US payday

Tesla Inc.’s blistering stock rally is putting CEO Elon Musk in reach of a payday potentially worth…

Canadian barley exports surging on booming demand from China for beer

Canadian barley farmers are the unintended beneficiaries of a diplomatic spat a world away, as exports…

Via Rail cutting about 1,000 jobs amid struggles over COVID-19 pandemic

Via Rail is temporarily laying off approximately 1,000 unionized workers, citing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on…

Ottawa to post $343B deficit as spending hits levels not seen since Second World War

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled a fiscal snapshot today that shows the federal government’s deficit is…