Rogers and Shaw say merger talks with Competition Bureau are going nowhere

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. say talks with the Competition Bureau this week have failed to resolve the regulator’s objections to their proposed merger. The companies met with the competition watchdog on Monday and Tuesday as part of a mediation process. The regulator has been trying to block the merger, arguing that it would result in less choice […]

More flights are scheduled in the US than air traffic control can handle, say authorities

The US aviation system is expected to “remain challenged this summer and beyond,” and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs more air traffic control staff, a senior United Airlines executive said on Wednesday. Travelers are already facing a tough summer with mounting flight cancellations amid rising demand as the industry tries to rebuild staff levels after thousands of workers left […]

Fertilizer shortages could pinch 2023 food supply, says Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Mark Reusser, vice-president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Waterloo Federation of Agriculture, fears there may be a food shortage next year if farmers can’t get fertilizer. Global tariffs have bumped up the price of fertilizer in Canada, making it harder for farmers to get their hands on it and affecting their ability to grow their crops and […]

CN Rail workers ending strike action as parties agree to enter arbitration

The Canadian National Railway and the union representing 750 of its signal and communication workers have agreed to enter binding arbitration, bringing an end to a two-week strike. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers informed CN of its intention to strike in mid-June after failing to reach a new agreement on benefit and wage increases. Those issues remain unresolved and […]

High inflation likely to stick around, consumers and businesses tell Bank of Canada in 2 surveys

Canadian businesses and consumers think the current era of high inflation will persist for longer than they’d previously hoped, according to two surveys from the Bank of Canada released Monday. The two reports — known as the Business Outlook Survey and the Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations — are the result of the central bank’s quarterly polling of Canadian businesses […]