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January 15, 2019 7:44 PM Saskatchewan’s Opposition wants review of Huawei’s potential risk to province

Huawei helped build Canada’s 5G wireless networks, which security analysts warn could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians. Daniel Tobok, an international cyber security expert who heads the company Cytelligence, has said Canada is potentially connected to Huawei forever as it will need to rely on the company’s support for maintenance 626

January 14, 2019 9:57 PM TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion 415

January 11, 2019 9:54 PM Department of Finance launches open banking consultation

Ottawa has officially launched its consultation on open banking, a framework which would allow consumers and businesses to permit third parties such as fintechs to access their financial data to provide innovative services. The Department of Finance on Friday published a consultation paper outlining the pros and cons of open banking, and invited the public 169

January 11, 2019 7:07 PM Worried about that big to-read pile? Don’t! Matt Haig tells us why

There are a lot of books. You have, for whatever reason, chosen to read this one, for which I sincerely thank you. But while you are reading this book you might also be painfully aware that you aren’t reading other books. And I don’t want to stress you out too much but there are a lot of other books. The website Mental Floss, relying heavily on data from Google 137

January 11, 2019 1:23 PM Iraq: Blast kills 2 in border city rehousing its displaced

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Health Ministry says two people have been killed in an explosion in a city to which displaced families are being encouraged to return. The ministry said 25 others were wounded in the blast in Al-Qaim, Friday. It did not give further details. Al-Qaim, a city along the border with Syria in Iraq’s western Anbar province, was one of the last cities 136

January 10, 2019 9:22 PM Japanese auto supply giant Denso joins Montreal AI cluster with new R&D lab

Quebec premier Francois Legault, on hand for the downtown announcement, said AI will yield productivity gains across the globe and increase nominal GDP in Quebec by more than $4 billion annually. Over the past few years, Montreal’s booming big-data sector has lured corporate behemoths such as Facebook, Microsoft Corp., Google parent Alphabet Inc., Royal 140

January 9, 2019 2:10 PM TransCanada drops ‘Canada’ from its name after 67 years

“The name TC Energy clearly articulates our complete business – pipelines, power generation and energy storage operations – and reflects our continued continental growth into an enterprise with critical assets and employees in Canada, the United States and Mexico,” chief executive officer Russ Girling said in a statement Wednesday. Fittingly, the name change 120

January 8, 2019 12:59 AM Electric-vehicle sales in Canada have fallen far short of ambitious goals set a decade ago

OTTAWA—A decade-old goal to get at least half a million electric cars on Canada’s roads by the end of 2018 appears to have missed the mark by more than 400,000. The 2009 Electric Vehicle Technology Road Map for Canada, produced by a panel of experts in part for the Department of Natural Resources, aimed for 500,000 cars with the hope of galvanizing industry 131

January 7, 2019 6:12 PM BMO creates financial crimes unit with cybersecurity, fraud capabilities

The Bank of Montreal is creating a financial crimes unit bringing together existing capabilities around cybersecurity, fraud and physical security. The new unit will be led by Larry Zelvin, who joins the bank on Jan. 14. He has been CitiGroup Inc.’s managing director and global head of cybersecurity. BMO chief executive Darryl White says the financial 142

January 7, 2019 5:47 PM Toronto saw at least 146 suspected opioid deaths in 2018, according to paramedics’ data

At least 146 people died of suspected opioid overdoses in Toronto in 2018, according to data from city paramedics. The tally, which includes all suspected overdose deaths that happen before paramedics arrive or while they are administering care, comes from the first calendar year’s worth of data reported by the city’s public health department. The paramedics’ 145