Young investors are reshaping their portfolios

Young investors are trading long-standing investing tactics for things like crypto and collectibles.

Ottawa hosts NATO chief

NATO’s head honcho paid Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a visit in Ottawa yesterday to discuss — over a fancy dinner, we’re sure — why Canada won’t spend more on its military.

Canada’s immigration tide is cresting

Canada’s surge in temporary residents might be, well, temporary

Driving the news: Temporary residents grew to 6.8% of Canada’s population last quarter, but new data suggests the immigration tide could be cresting.

Promotions are getting harder to come by

Canadian employers are planning to hand out fewer promotions this year than in 2023, leaving less opportunity for a new crop of entry-level employees to get their foot in the door.

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Better formula by editing tobacco genes

The problem: For many parents, breast milk is not an option for feeding their infants. They can turn to formula, but it lacks the hundreds of complex sugars that help babies build their gut bacteria, which is key to developing their immune system.

Edtech gets out of class and into the home

Parents have become more open to taking their children’s education into their own hands, driving some edtech companies to shift their business strategies.

Apps and accounts are helping kids master money

Kids today are more financially savvy than ever, with help from online money management tools.

Credit card companies are vying for your attention

In an effort to stand out in a sea of rewards, credit card companies are upping their game.

How to get free accommodation on your next trip

Letting strangers sleep in your home may be the answer to low-cost travel.

Canada EV plant spending is in overdrive

Canada’s budget watchdog is warning that spending on the electric vehicle race is speeding out of control like a malfunctioning self-driving car.

Driving the news: The federal government says that it and the provinces have spent $46.1 billion so far to build the country’s EV supply chain. A new Parliamentary Budget Officer report begs to differ.

Smartphones for kids hit the Canadian market

Children’s phone usage is being scrutinized across courtrooms and classrooms, but one tech company thinks it has an answer. 

What happened: This week, Pinwheel rolled out Canada’s first “kid-safe” smartphone — a device designed specifically to give parents more oversight.

Zyn is in, and Health Canada is worried

Out: Worrying about youth vaping. In: Worrying about youth Zyn-ing.

Driving the news: Flavoured nicotine pouches have been a godsend for Big Tobacco as it shifts away from cigarettes. But a recent investigation into the sale of Zyn brand products has forced Philip Morris to pause U.S. online sales of the super-popular nicotine pouches. 

Canada must step up to realize its green hydrogen dreams

Canada wants to be a top-three global green hydrogen producer by mid-century, but like your buddy training to run a marathon this year, a lot of work still needs to be done. 

Driving the news: According to the Financial Times, countries aren’t developing green hydrogen projects fast enough to meaningfully contribute to global 2050 net-zero goals.

B.C. salmon farms move inland

Thanks to a new federal government order, the floating farms that are essential to producing Canadians’ favourite fish will move onshore.

What happened: B.C. salmon producers have five years to shut down open-net ocean salmon farms and transition to land.

Motor coaches are a risky bus-iness

The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round… as long as the operator can stay in business. 

What happened: Megabus Canada’s parent company, Coach USA, sold most of its bus lines to a holding company last week as it filed for bankruptcy protection.

OpenAI considers a profit-focused restructuring

OpenAI’s safety-first roots appear to be fading as the AI race intensifies. 

What happened: OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman is considering changing the startup’s governance structure to a for-profit business, per The Information, a shift that would reduce the influence of the safety-conscious non-profit arm of the company. 

Automated tax filing system could put billions in Canadians’ pockets

Soon, your taxes may be filed automatically—and according to new research, that could produce a nice little windfall for many Canadians.

Driving the news: The planned roll-out of an automatic tax filing service could see up to $1.6 billion in benefits paid out next year to people who don’t currently file taxes, according to a new study by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO).

Nathan Blecharczyk on the future of travel

This week, we’re revisiting a conversation with Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk from 2023, who spoke with The Peak about what’s next for the business and the future of travel. 

The life and legacy of Lynn Conway