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  • Parallel: A family-run restaurant that showcases the taste of tahini

    February 22, 2018 4:33 PM 19

    The three Ozery brothers' new restaurant has a menu that features fresh, cold-pressed sesame butter as a key ingredient. New food businesses love to hang their concept on a hot new food trend. Splashy pics and an interesting narrative will have us craving charcoal ice cream, and loaded poutine and pierogies. The brothers behind Parallel, a new restaurant

  • Cineplex sees boost in profit over concession sales, despite drop in attendance

    February 22, 2018 2:33 PM 16

    The movie theatre company reported a fourth-quarter profit of $28.8 million, up from $23.3 million a year earlier. Cineplex Inc. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $28.8 million, up from $23.3 million a year earlier, boosted by improved results at the concession stand. The movie theatre company says the profit amounted to 45 cents per diluted share

  • Ford North America president out after inappropriate behaviour

    February 21, 2018 10:12 PM 33

    Ford said Nair's behaviour was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct" Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that Raj Nair, its president for North America, was leaving the company immediately after an internal investigation found his behaviour was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct." His departure comes after several high-profile business

  • Walmart partners with online grocery service to launch home delivery in Vancouver

    February 21, 2018 5:46 PM 22

    The retail giant has partnered with Vancouver-based Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery to cover the city’s metro area. Walmart announced a delivery service in the GTA last November. VANCOUVER—Walmart Canada Corp. says it is partnering with an online grocery service to bring home delivery to Vancouver by the summer, as the brick-and-mortar retailer ramps

  • New TPP could hurt NAFTA talks because of impact on U.S.: auto sector

    February 21, 2018 4:00 PM 31

    NAFTA talks are to resume in 5 days in Mexico City American imports into Canada could fall by $3.3 billion under the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership, the federal government has concluded, sparking fears the new pact could hurt the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation. The text of the 11-country Pacific Rim trade deal — a pact President Donald Trump

  • Ontario tables bill to fight Buy American protectionism

    February 20, 2018 8:30 PM 24

    The Fairness in Procurement Act would allow Ontario to “take responsive and proportional action to discriminatory” trade practice by American states. Queen’s Park is giving itself the power to retaliate against Uncle Sam’s protectionist trade policies. The provincial government on Tuesday tabled the Fairness in Procurement Act, a new law that would allow

  • Competition Bureau settles with Leon's, The Brick over marketing practices

    February 20, 2018 7:45 PM 28

    Companies have agreed to each donate $750K of home furnishings to charities The Competition Bureau said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Leon's Furniture Ltd. and the Brick Ltd. regarding allegations of deceptive marketing practices dating back nearly five years ago. As part of the settlement, Leon's and the Brick have agreed to each donate $750,000 worth

  • Trump government expected to defend tariffs on Canadian solar modules in court

    February 20, 2018 5:43 PM 35

    President Donald Trump's decision to hit imports of Canadian solar energy modules with staggering tariffs, starting this month, has sparked another court battle over the extent of his powers to push through his America First agenda. Three Ontario-based manufacturing companies are suing the U.S. government in the U.S. Court of International Trade over a Trump

  • Wholesale sales fell unexpectedly in December, Statistics Canada says

    February 20, 2018 5:36 PM 20

    OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.5 per cent to $63 billion in December, the first decrease in three months. Economists had expected an increase of 0.4 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. Sales fell in five of the seven subsectors tracked, representing 65 per cent of total wholesale sales. Statistics Canada says the personal and household

  • Ontario dethrones Quebec as province with most electric car sales in 2017

    February 20, 2018 4:03 PM 21

    MONTREAL—More electric vehicles were sold in Ontario than any other province last year, wrestling the title from Quebec for the first time. According to data compiled by Fleet Carma, 7,477 battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were sold in Canada’s most populous province. That compared to 7,194 sold in Quebec, followed by 3,270 in British Columbia