Telcos

Rogers strikes a deal with Quebecor

Rogers has found a buyer for Shaw’s wireless carrier Freedom Mobile, a deal that the telco giant hopes will help it win regulator approval to takeover Shaw.

What happened: Quebecor, the Montreal-based company that owns Quebec’s largest telco Vidéotron, agreed to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85 billion. 
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SPORTS

The Beautiful Game comes to Canada

Are you ready for some soccer? FIFA announced that Toronto and Vancouver have been chosen as host cities for the 2026 World Cup in North America, a privilege that could give local economies a big boost.  
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HOUSING

Why rents are on the rise (as housing prices fall)

We regret to inform you that Canada’s rental housing market is at it again, and by “it” we mean getting much more expensive, and fast— since last year average rents nationwide have spiked by more than 10% to $1,888 per month, according to an analysis from Rentals.ca.
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PRIVACY

New privacy laws will have some teeth

While we’re still reeling from Tim Hortons’ app scandal, unsure if we can ever trust a mobile fast food ordering platform again, the federal government has introduced new laws to crack down on the sort of privacy invasions and data mishandling that landed Tims in hot water.
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BUSINESS

Elon in charge

Twitter employees got their first taste of what life might be like once Elon Musk is in charge, as the platform’s prospective new owner joined a staff all-hands meeting yesterday (pictured above). 

In true Musk fashion, he had a lot to say
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GOVERNMENT

What’s the hurry on Bill C-11?

As the government attempts to very quickly pass laws that force digital streamers to follow Canadian content rules, the Senate has made it clear they’re going to take their sweet time reviewing them. 
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CRIME

Canada’s money laundering problem

How do criminals clean their dirty money in Canada? By handing hockey bags full of illicit 20-dollar bills to gamblers and letting them loose on Vancouver’s casino floors, of course.
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LABOUR

Wages for union workers on the rise

Unions are leveraging Canada’s record-low unemployment numbers and unprecedented job vacancies to negotiate higher wages (while they can). 
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SPORTS

Soccer comes to Apple TV

The kick of the ball! The blow of the whistle! The IPA-fueled chants of fans! 

It’s all coming to Apple TV+ after the streaming platform reached a ten-year, US$2.5 billion deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) to become the exclusive home of all matches.  
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MARKETS

Bracing for a super-sized hike

Following a 0.75 percentage point interest rate rise from the US Federal Reserve yesterday (its largest since 1994), Bay street is now putting the probability of an identical hike coming out of the Bank of Canada’s July decision at 80%, according to Bloomberg
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