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Facebook slammed for breaching Canadian privacy laws — and then refusing to fix it

Privacy watchdogs are accusing Facebook Inc. of “serious contraventions” of Canadian law in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.In a joint report released Thursday, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia said the Menlo Park, California-based technology giant didn’t obtain proper consent from users to disclose their personal data, didn’t have adequate…




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Posthaste April 15: Alberta election suspense, Bank of Canada outlook and $475 to watch the Maple Leafs

Good morning!The West remembers: Competing visions collide as Rachel Notely’s NDP fights an uphill task against Jason Kenney’s UCP. Bank of Canada to take the temperature of the economy in its latest Business Outlook Survey. Lundin Mining buys Yamana Gold’s Brazilian mine as companies continue to position themselves in the new gold era. And long-suffering…



These two global forces will shape your investing returns for decades to come

These two global forces will shape your investing returns for decades to come

‘This time is different.’ These are the four most expensive words in investing. That’s because whatever seemingly unique situation we’re going through is not all that different from what the economy and markets have already experienced. In other words, most ‘secular’ trends are just ‘cyclical.’ Things that are way above or below the long-term trend…





SNC-Lavalin wins $660-million transit contract from Ottawa (the city, not the feds) as bidding future remains uncertain

SNC-Lavalin wins $660-million transit contract from Ottawa (the city, not the feds) as bidding future remains uncertain

Embattled construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin has won a $660-million contract from Ottawa — the city, not the federal government — to extend a light-rail transit line.The City of Ottawa selected SNC to build a 12-kilometre extension to the Trillium Line and a 4-kilometre connection to the airport, a project that includes maintenance of the…