Canadian territories grant IIROC authority to protect investors from wrongdoing

Canadian territories grant IIROC authority to protect investors from wrongdoing
TORONTO — Canada’s investment dealer regulator says the governments of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon have joined seven provinces in granting it legal authority to protect investors and discipline wrongdoers. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) says the superintendents of securities of the three territories are allowing it to collect fines against individuals it has disciplined directly... Read More

Cannabis NB changes images on its website after concerns were raised

Cannabis NB changes images on its website after concerns were raised
FREDERICTON — Cannabis NB has made some changes to its website after concerns were raised by Health Canada last week. The Crown agency came under scrutiny for its product descriptions and pictures of people smiling, posing for selfies and holding yoga poses — images that may violate federal regulations. The agency has removed the photos and says it may adjust some of the wording. The website includes categories... Read More

Task force chair says everyone needs to obey the rules on legalized cannabis

Task force chair says everyone needs to obey the rules on legalized cannabis
FREDERICTON — The former chair of the federal cannabis task force says she expected the initial celebration of recreational weed legalization — but it’s now time for everyone to play by the rules. Anne McLellan said her caution applies to the producers, government and private retailers, and Canadians buying the products. McLellan said she expected some industry players would push the limits,... Read More

What’s next for Paul Allen’s big investments? It’s not clear

What’s next for Paul Allen’s big investments? It’s not clear
SEATTLE — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments now? Outside of bland assurances from his investment company, no one seems quite sure. Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to... Read More

Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age
NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Melinda Gates said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined... Read More

US employers post record number of open jobs in August

US employers post record number of open jobs in August
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth. Job openings rose a slight 0.8 per cent to 7.14 million, the highest on records dating back to December 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That is... Read More

Automated cars could kill wide range of jobs, federal documents say

Automated cars could kill wide range of jobs, federal documents say
OTTAWA — More than one million jobs could be lost to the coming boom in automated vehicles with ripple effects beyond the likeliest victims, internal government documents warn. The documents from Employment and Social Development Canada give a glimpse into the ongoing concerns and policy options government officials have wrestled with to help workers whose jobs may be threatened, and young people who... Read More

With Oct. 17 days away, recreational cannabis landscape still hazy

With Oct. 17 days away, recreational cannabis landscape still hazy
TORONTO — Jimmy’s Cannabis will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 17 —  but it’s still not clear whether there will be any pot products on its shelves. The Saskatchewan-based chain of recreational pot stores is one of 51 retailers to receive a store permit and is putting the finishing touches on two locations, which feature reclaimed barnwood... Read More

Prior dispensary experience an asset and a risk for pot retail workers

Prior dispensary experience an asset and a risk for pot retail workers
TORONTO — A cannabis-related criminal past won’t necessarily disqualify someone from working at one of the soon-to-be open recreational pot shops across the country, but former dispensary workers’ knowledge and passion can be seen as both an asset and a risk, hiring managers say. Although the average Canadian consumer will likely need guidance on how to shop for pot, there... Read More