Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Big 3 all agree CRTC hearings on mobile wireless services continue all week. The hearings last week featured unanimous testimony from representatives of Canada’s big telcos that said allowing mobile virtual network operators to get a foothold in the country would be bad. Very... Read More

Alberta and two First Nations make deal for proposed oilsands mine

Alberta and two First Nations make deal for proposed oilsands mine
EDMONTON — The Alberta government has struck deals with two northern Alberta First Nations over a proposed open-pit oilsands mine that’s awaiting Ottawa’s approval. The Mikisew Cree and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations had previously reached deals with Teck Resources Ltd. for the Frontier mine, but were still negotiating with the province over environmental and cultural concerns. Earlier this month, Alberta’s Indigenous relations... Read More

Electric vehicle options growing, but profitability challenges limit growth

Electric vehicle options growing, but profitability challenges limit growth
TORONTO — Automakers are rolling out some big additions to the electric vehicle landscape this year as the market evolves, but it’s still not clear how much Canadians will be convinced to buy them. Selection is certainly increasing. At the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto that wraps up this weekend, automakers were showing off more than 40 hybrid and fully-electric... Read More