Ottawa looks for information on marijuana ‘cryptomarket’

By Andy BlatchfordThe Canadian Press Thu., Sept. 20, 2018 OTTAWA—The federal government insists pot legalization will help the country snuff out crime — but internally it’s wondering what will become of the fuzzy world of illegal online weed transactions. In less than a month, Canada will become the first industrialized country More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Emerging markets, trade put a cloud on global economy, OECD says

By William HorobinBloomberg Thu., Sept. 20, 2018 PARIS—The global economy is shrouded in “high uncertainty” as the outlook for emerging markets deteriorates sharply and trade tensions intensify, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Second major Vaughan condo project killed

There are growing calls for stronger homebuyer protections in the wake of a second major condo cancellation at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, this time affecting buyers of 1,633 units in the sold-out Icona buildings More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Higher crude oil prices pushes the Canadian dollar high, TSX essentially flat

Higher crude oil prices pushed the Canadian dollar higher and helped Canada’s main stock index to overcome decreases among forestry, industrial and cannabis stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index lost 46.12 More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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The recent jump in U.S. butter imports? All smooth, says Canadian dairy industry

OTTAWA—More Canadians have likely slathered their late-summer corncobs with American-made butter in recent years — and it had nothing to do with U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands for more More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Proposed class-action lawsuit on trailing commissions filed against CIBC

A class-action lawsuit regarding trailing commissions paid to discount brokers on CIBC mutual funds has been proposed against the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CIBC Trust Corp. The lawsuit alleges investors More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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UK lawmakers: ‘Wild West’ cryptocurrencies need regulation

LONDON—British lawmakers have backed calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in order to bring an element of control to a market that more resembles the “Wild West.” In More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Battered oilsands servicers pin hopes on Shell’s LNG project

By Kevin OrlandBloomberg Wed., Sept. 19, 2018 CALGARY—After years of suffering through plunging energy prices and declining spending by oilsands behemoths, Canada’s oilfield-service industry is More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Torontonians want more housing, but many don’t want development too close to home, polls shows

An overwhelming number — 87 per cent — of Toronto-area residents believe that boosting the housing supply would help address the region’s affordability crunch. But many people don’t want More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Grocery store chain CEOs warn higher food prices coming amid cost pressures

By Aleksandra SaganThe Canadian Press Tues., Sept. 18, 2018 The CEOs of three of Canada’s major grocery chains doubled down on their expectation that food prices will soon rise at their stores. Recent More...