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Youth council unhappy with PM
The Canadian Press - Jul 17 - Business Buzz

OTTAWA — Fissures have appeared inside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s youth council after a group of current and former members publicly urged the Liberal government to reverse its decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. The request was made in a letter to the prime minister signed by 16 past and present members of […]

CRTC wants your stories
The Canadian Press - Jul 16 - Business Buzz

GATINEAU, Que. — Canadian consumers are being invited to tell a federal regulator about their personal experience with misleading or abusive sales practices at the country’s telecommunications companies. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will accept written comments by Aug. 30. That will be followed by a public hearing on the matter in Gatineau, Que., […]

Home sales up, but down, too
The Canadian Press - Jul 16 - Business Buzz

TORONTO — Canadian housing activity appears to be climbing out of its slump but is still far from a rebound. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Monday sales in June were up 4.1 per cent compared with May, marking what the board described as the first “substantiative” month-over-month increase this year. However, the June sales […]

Weed out of control in Oregon
The Canadian Press - Jul 13 - Business Buzz

SALEM, Ore. — The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market. The blunt internal review echoes complaints from federal authorities that Oregon hasn’t adequately controlled its […]

Trucking talks next week
The Canadian Press - Jul 12 - Business Buzz

REGINA — Government officials from Canada’s three Prairie provinces plan to meet next week to discuss standardizing trucking regulations. Trucking safety has been in the spotlight since an April 6 bus crash killed 16 people and injured 13 others from the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. But Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says these discussions began […]

Spammers hit with fines
The Canadian Press - Jul 12 - Business Buzz

OTTAWA — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it has fined two companies for the first time under Canada’s anti-spam law for allegedly aiding in the installation of malicious computer programs through online ads. The CRTC fined Datablocks $100,000 and hit Sunlight Media with a $150,000 penalty. Both companies have 30 days to file […]

Michelin buys Quebec company
The Canadian Press - Jul 12 - Business Buzz

MONTREAL — Michelin says it has reached an agreement to purchase Quebec off-road tire maker Camso for about $1.91 billion. The French-based tire giant says the acquisition will create the world’s largest off-the-road division. Camso, a privately held company based in Magog, Que., has been in business since 1982 and is a market leader in […]