By Mauricio Zuluaga
Crises are not opportunities per se, but the way we deal with them may open great opportunities. The COVID19 pandemic is having social and financial effects, just comparable with the Big Depression, started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s. However, this time everything is different, and we have fallen to the deepest point just in a matter of days. This means that we have less time to react and we depend on rapid problem solving and innovation to get through.
Canada is spending a tremendous amount of money to get the country through the COVID-19 pandemic, but a growing movement says we can shed our old worries about the federal deficit. Modern monetary theory argues that since we control our own currency, the country can create more money and never go broke. Today, Front Burner examines this controversial idea and how it relates to Canada.
General Motors will recall about seven million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
The Canada Revenue Agency says it's warning about 213,000 Canadians who may have been paid twice through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program that they could be called upon to repay the money.
A panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations said Monday that former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan and has urged "compensation" for him from the Japanese government.
Indigenous man and granddaughter handcuffed at Vancouver bank file human rights complaint against BMO, police
A human rights complaint has been filed against Bank of Montreal and the Vancouver Police Board after Indigenous man Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, 12-year-old Tori-Anne, were suspected of fraud and handcuffed while trying to open an account at a Vancouver branch of the bank last year.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. has signed a partnership deal with technology company Gatik to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto starting in January.
The federal government's latest lifeline to cash-strapped businesses landed with a swirl of anxiety as companies face an uncertain future that the country's finance minister summed up in three words: "Winter is coming."
A Toronto man fell victim to a job scam, but was even more shocked when his bank, Scotiabank subsidiary Tangerine, took some $3,000 from his account to make up for what it lost to the fraudsters. Go Public investigated banking rules that allow seizure of funds from different accounts.
Health officials in Alberta have begun hunting around for specialized freezers, one of the first steps in preparing for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, which could begin arriving within the next few months.
CBC News reached out to provincial workplace compensation boards across the country and found that more than 26,000 claims have been filed for contracting COVID-19 at work.
AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were 'highly effective' in preventing disease
AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were "highly effective" in preventing disease. The vaccine is one of several that Canada has preordered.
Seven provinces have signed on to a federal rent assistance program created as part of the national housing strategy, newly released documents show.