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Domestic steelmakers angry as Ottawa waives tariffs on another $110-million worth of U.S. steel

Canada is waiving retaliatory tariffs on another $110 million worth of U.S. steel, deepening tensions with domestic producers who are pushing for tougher trade restrictions on foreign imports.Last July, Finance Canada imposed tariffs on $16.6 billion worth of U.S. steel, aluminum and other goods, including a 25 per cent steel tariff. It subsequently offered reprieves…



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Inside Shopify’s vision of an e-commerce system to rival Amazon

Los Angeles — Shopify Inc. has a place in downtown Los Angeles that adheres to the nondescript tech-space aesthetic pioneered by Apple stores: clean white walls, blonde wood accents, brightly lit.Situated on the ground floor of an old warehouse building in a revitalized district full of boutique shops and eateries, just a few blocks from…




The race to future-proof the economy: Navdeep Bains on the state of innovation in Canada

The race to future-proof the economy: Navdeep Bains on the state of innovation in Canada

Navdeep Bains wants Canadians to know that things are happening. Lots of things. The Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister has a big job on his hands, hauling Canada’s economy into the 21st century by embracing artificial intelligence and a panoply of digital technologies to boost productivity and keep us globally competitive.But the federal government’s…


‘People are asking for millions’: Inside the legally fraught mad scramble to woo Ontario’s pot lottery winners

‘People are asking for millions’: Inside the legally fraught mad scramble to woo Ontario’s pot lottery winners

A web of lawyers, consultants, investors and entrepreneurs are working around the clock to design and facilitate complex deals between many of the 25 largely unknown winners of the Ontario retail cannabis lottery and entities that consider themselves veterans of the cannabis industry who are intent on participating in the province’s cannabis retail system. But structuring…