‘They think we are gouging them’: Early lessons…

It’s been a bumpy first few months for cannabis retailers in Canada, with product shortages and regulatory uncertainty dominating public discussion. As Ontario’s first wave of bricks-and-mortar stores get ready to open on April 1,…

B.C. seeks pipeline ‘veto’ in new court battle…

CALGARY – British Columbia’s government argued in court Monday that it should have the authority to limit oil shipments within the province, which could effectively “veto” new pipelines at a time when all active export…

What small business owners want to see in…

For nearly the entire 48 year history of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, small business owners have ranked lowering the total tax burden as their No. 1 priority. Many owners of small firms report…

Canada’s real corruption scandal: How Ottawa bungled a…

There would be no corruption in a perfect world. The global economy would be a clean zone, free of crooked politicians, bribing corporations, sleazy grifters and sophisticated influence peddlers trolling through the underworld economy, skimming…

SNC-Lavalin scandal is really about gender — and…

In 2006, the Tories enacted an eye-glazer called the Federal Accountability Act, which created the independent director of public prosecutions. The legislation was a campaign promise made by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and was…