New year, new NAFTA: Goodale leads pro-trade sales pitch south of border

New year, new NAFTA: Goodale leads pro-trade sales pitch south of border
OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is in Kentucky today to play the role of NAFTA cheerleader, stressing the importance of the friendship and trade ties between Canada and the United States. He and a number of fellow cabinet ministers are south of the border to sing the praises of the beleaguered trade deal as yet another critical round of talks —... Read More

Ontario premier accuses Tim Hortons’ founders’ children of bullying employees

Ontario premier accuses Tim Hortons’ founders’ children of bullying employees
TORONTO — The premier of Ontario lashed out at the children of Tim Hortons’ billionaire co-founders on Thursday for reducing the benefits of their employees in response to the latest minimum wage increase, calling it a “clear act of bullying.” Kathleen Wynne said if Ron Joyce Jr., whose father co-founded the coffee shop chain, was opposed to the Liberal government’s decision to raise the minimum wage, he should have picked... Read More

Two Quebec law firms seeking class-action lawsuit against Apple

Two Quebec law firms seeking class-action lawsuit against Apple
MONTREAL — Two Quebec law firms are seeking authorization to file a class-action lawsuit against Apple for allegedly violating the province’s consumer-protection law. They filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court last Dec. 29 after Apple acknowledged having secretly slowed down older iPhones. The company said the move was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. LPC Avocats et Renno Vathilakis Avocats allege the one-year... Read More

Telus to buy western portion of AlarmForce from Bell for $66.5 million

Telus to buy western portion of AlarmForce from Bell for $66.5 million
TORONTO — Telus Corp. is buying the western operations of AlarmForce Industries from Bell Canada, which recently purchased the Toronto-based home monitoring company. Telus (TSX:T) will pay about $66.5 million to acquire about 39,000 customer accounts in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan — representing nearly 40 per cent of the total AlarmForce customer base in Canada. Bell and its Montreal-based parent BCE... Read More