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September 10, 2018 4:02 PM Loblaw Co.’s President’s Choice tops credit-card customer satisfaction survey

Loblaw Cos.’s President’s Choice Financial credit cards rank No. 1 for customer satisfaction, beating out cards issued by the country’s biggest banks, according to a study published Monday by J.D. Power. And despite being Canada’s biggest credit-card issuer, Toronto-Dominion Bank trails the pack. PC Financial scored 788 on a 1,000-point scale making 8

September 4, 2018 2:10 PM Nike decides a Kaepernick deal is worth the backlash

The backlash started just hours after Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem, tweeted that he’s starring in Nike’s iconic “Just Do It” ad campaign. Following the announcement, the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter. Some angry consumers 12

August 20, 2018 12:27 AM Trudeau says 2019 Canada election is fight against polarization

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau said the 2019 Canadian election will be a contrast between his Liberal Party’s push for a cleaner environment and fighting inequality, and Conservatives who’ll attempt to exploit divisions created by a global wave of populism. The prime minister made the remarks late Sunday afternoon in his home district in Montreal, turning attention 13

August 17, 2018 1:37 PM Thanks to e-commerce, Vancouver is the world’s hottest warehouse market

It’s great news for landlords but underscores how Metro Vancouver is running out of the kind of land that supports one in four jobs — and often some of the best-paying ones. Geographic constraints like mountains and water are one issue. But vast swathes of prime property near the city are reserved for agricultural use, while rezoning industrial land to residential 12

August 16, 2018 5:52 PM Eastern Canadian LNG project wins buyers in shadow of western rival

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s giant liquefied natural gas project in western Canada may be grabbing the headlines, but a smaller rival in the east is busy lining up another customer from Europe. Pieridae Energy is negotiating a binding agreement to supply LNG from its proposed Goldboro project in Nova Scotia to Axpo Holding AG, an energy company in Switzerland 15

July 31, 2018 12:57 PM Manulife partners with Shoppers Drug Mart for medical marijuana program

WATERLOO, ONT.—The Manulife Financial insurance company says it will launch the first medical marijuana program in Canada this fall in conjunction with Shoppers Drug Mart. Manulife says the program will be available as an option for participating group and individual health insurance plans. Under the partnership, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists at an Ontario-based 21

July 23, 2018 5:45 PM Sears retirees ask court for retailer’s remaining funds for pension deficit

Retirees of Sears Canada Inc. have asked an Ontario court to award them the remainder of the former department store chain’s cash to help fund their pension shortfall. A motion filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday claims about 18,000 Sears retirees will receive smaller pension benefits than they earned due to a roughly $260 million 24

July 23, 2018 12:17 AM Four First Nations sign agreement-in-principle with B.C., federal governments

CANIM LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA—A group of four First Nations in British Columbia’s Cariboo region have signed an agreement-in-principle with the provincial and federal governments, moving a step closer to establishing a formal treaty. The agreement-in-principle outlines the elements of a treaty for the four communities, including land and resource ownership 11

July 17, 2018 7:10 PM Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Gordie Howe bridge between Windsor, Detroit

DETROIT—U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., will bring. A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was held Tuesday in southwest Detroit. The six-lane, cable-stayed 11

June 14, 2018 12:13 AM Benefits of Toronto hosting World Cup games outweigh the costs, Mayor Tory says

There will also be significant costs associated with security for the event, but Tory said the city is counting on the partnerships with other governments to make that happen. “They have at their disposal not only the financial resources but, more importantly, the policing and security resources to make sure we do that well,” he said. Tory pointed to the city’s 30