The real winners of Thursday’s CRTC decision? Canadian telecommunications carriers

Some telecommunications analysts and consumer advocates say the country’s regional wireless and Internet operators will benefit the most from a landmark CRTC regulatory decision on Thursday. Analyst reports indicate that two of Canada’s listed mid-size regional telecommunications groups will likely have more leeway to expand, given new CRTC restrictions on BCE’s Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. But […]

More than 200 travelers fined for refusing to quarantine in hotels after landing in Canada

Len Desharnais says he believes Canada’s hotel quarantine requirement for international travelers during the pandemic is a good idea. But shortly after arriving in Vancouver from Bangkok on March 18, he said he decided not to check in at his reserved quarantine hotel because he felt the appropriate security measures for COVID- 19 were not in place due to his […]

CRTC authorizes small wireless service providers to piggyback on big three networks

The Canadian telecommunications regulator is opening the door to increased wireless competition, allowing a small number of regional companies to launch national wireless services by leveraging the networks of established players. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said on Thursday that regional telecommunications providers with their own networks established in Canada will now be allowed to effectively offer wireless services […]

Canada imported less oil in 2020, but the United States increased its import market percentage during the pandemic

The United States became the main supplier of oil imports to Canada last year, even as the amount of crude imported by Canada fell by a fifth amid the economic fallout from the pandemic. New data from the Canadian Energy Regulator indicates that the country’s oil imports totaled about 555,000 barrels per day in 2020, up from 693,000 a year […]

Airline deal means taxpayers are once again taking a risk on Canadian businesses

Once again, taxpayers stepped in to offer a multibillion dollar lifeline to Canadian businesses, but this time it looks like Canadians can actually make money from this transaction. After a long and controversial negotiation, the federal government announced this week that it had reached a deal to bail out Air Canada, imposing a series of strict conditions. It will reimburse […]

London, Ont., Meat factory closed for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 outbreak affecting 82 workers

A meat processing plant in London, Ont., With 900 employees has been temporarily closed to deal with a growing outbreak of COVID-19, with the number of active cases now at 82. The Cargill plant, which processes poultry, was shut down for 14 days with immediate effect as a precautionary measure, authorities said. A company spokesperson said the number of active […]

How Pandemic Air Canada Customers Can Get Their Money Back

Air Canada has started offering refunds to customers who purchased non-refundable tickets for flights and vacations they did not take due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of people saw their vacation plans shattered when travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 caused widespread flight cancellations. Others have chosen to cancel their trips on their own in accordance with […]

W. Galen Weston died at the age of 80

W Galen Weston, the patriarch of the Weston Empire which controls Loblaws and other retail businesses, has died at the age of 80. Known as Galen Weston Sr., he passed away on Monday, April 12, “peacefully at home after a long illness confronted with courage and dignity,” according to a statement from George Weston Ltd., the holding company he had […]

Ship stuck in Suez Canal banned from leaving Egypt before $ 900 million bill is paid

Egyptian authorities seized a huge freighter that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner, the canal chief and a judicial official said Tuesday. Lt.-Gen. Osama Rabie said the towering Ever Given would not be allowed to leave the country until an amount of compensation was settled with the ship’s Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha […]