Despite fears of a pandemic, it’s time for advertisers to kick off the Tokyo Olympics

Masked athletes, empty sites, no fans: An Olympics like no other has kicked off in Tokyo, but for Canadian advertisers, it’s largely business as usual. Canadian companies stick to plans to promote their brands on Summer Games coverage despite growing fears it will turn into a big-scale event as more athletes test positive for COVID-19. The ongoing advertising plans of […]

Traveling to the United States? The rules are always in motion

American tourists eager to visit Canada received good news on Monday when the federal government announced that it would soon reopen its doors to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens. However, some Canadians eager to cross the land border into the United States felt aggrieved because no reciprocity agreement was announced. “I’m waiting patiently enough. We are all waiting patiently enough for […]

Quebec rejects an LNG plant that would have transported natural gas from Western Canada to overseas markets

The Quebec government refused to approve the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Saguenay, north of Quebec, after years of opposition from citizens, Indigenous communities and environmental experts. The decision, announced today by Environment Minister Benoit Charette, effectively kills a $ 14 billion project that would have transported natural gas from Western Canada through Quebec to the […]

Quebec rejects an LNG plant that would have transported natural gas from Western Canada to overseas markets

The Quebec government refused to approve the construction of a natural gas installation in Saguenay, north of Quebec City, after years of opposition from citizens, Indigenous communities and environmental experts. The decision, announced today by Environment Minister Benoit Charette, is almost certain to end a $ 14 billion project that would have transported natural gas from Western Canada through Quebec […]

The new market recall? Stocks don’t just go up

As stocks struggled to recoup losses after Monday’s steep drop, it was probably difficult for investors to see anything good in this week’s market rout. New York’s Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index made up of 30 blue chip companies, took its biggest plunge since last October, and the Toronto Stock Exchange fell the most in nearly five months. For […]

WestJet drops talks with government over pandemic assistance

Calgary-based WestJet said today that after months of negotiations it has officially ended discussions with the federal government over a financial aid package to help the airline during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline’s statement, released this afternoon, comes a day after Canada announced plans to reopen the border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens next month and to vaccinated travelers around […]

Businesses in U.S. border communities eagerly await relaxation of travel restrictions

US businesses are nervously awaiting the announcement of the reopening of the US border to Canadian tourists. Canada announced Monday that effective August 9, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into the country, with the rest of the world to follow on September 7. However, Canadians are still not allowed to enter the United States by […]

US, other countries finger China for Microsoft Exchange hack earlier this year

The United States and its allies officially blamed China on Monday for a massive hack into Microsoft Exchange mail server software and accused Beijing of working with criminal hackers in ransomware attacks and other cyber operations. While not accompanied by sanctions against the Chinese government, the announcements were intended to strongly condemn activities that a senior administration official Biden described […]