Canadian edibles, topicals market worth $2.7B; ramp up over 3-5 years: Deloitte

TORONTO — The Canadian market for next-generation cannabis products is worth an estimated $2.7 billion annually, with edibles contributing more than half, according to a new report...
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Amazon vies for a larger share of viewers with ‘channels’ service akin to cable

TORONTO — Canadian television viewers will soon have another streaming option that looks very similar to a cable package. Amazon says it's finalizing plans to make Amazon Channels...

Fiscal monitor shows Ottawa ran $11.8B deficit for 2018-19 fiscal year

OTTAWA — A preliminary estimate by the Finance Department says the federal government posted a deficit of $11.8 billion for its 2018-19 fiscal year. The...
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Sugar tax, prominent labels reduce sugar consumption, Ontario study suggests

Prominent nutrition labels and taxes on sugary products can help consumers opt for healthier options, researchers said Wednesday — a day after the federal government...

Toronto and U.S. stock markets down at late-morning, loonie falls

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit decline in late-morning trading in the face of broad-based weakness as U.S. stock markets also...

Bank of Canada to weigh in on economy, expected to leave interest rate unchanged

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is widely expected to leave his trend-setting interest rate unchanged today — and he appears in no hurry to move...

Canadian lawmakers blast Facebook’s execs for snub

OTTAWA — Canadian lawmakers voted Tuesday to serve a summons on Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg that would compel them to appear...
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Is quest for Canadian oil independence more a political pitch than economics?

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he wants to end Canadian imports of foreign oil by 2030, a move experts say would mostly affect purchases...

Canadian firms targeted with increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques

TORONTO — Fraudsters have become creative in disguising email that contains dangerous links and attachments and Canadian firms may be falling for the scams more...

MPs demand more federal help as mental-health issues rise on Canada’s farms

OTTAWA — Lawmakers are calling on the federal government to better support Canadian farmers who they say are more at risk of mental-health issues like stress, depression...