Philippe de Montigny

Philippe de Montigny is Radio-Canada’s business correspondent in Toronto.

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He was scammed $16K from his BMO line of credit. The bank is charging him interest anyway

James Mathelier is out thousands of dollars after falling prey to a costly phone scam. Now, the Toronto man is bemoaning that his bank didn't do enough to protect him, and is even charging interest on the funds he lost from his line of credit.

Major drop in lithium prices could mean cheaper electric vehicles

After a two-year rally, the price of lithium carbonate, which is an important ingredient in the batteries for electric vehicles, dropped by 65 per cent. That could lead to cheaper electric cars.

Only weeks after launch, TD hits pause on loan program partnering with Canada Post

It only launched last month, but TD Bank and Canada Post have already put a new program offering loans for customers in remote communities on pause, citing unspecified "processing issues."

Few LGBTQ+ refugees got to Canada during the pandemic. Here are the stories of some who did

The pandemic not only greatly decreased the number of LGBTQ+ refugees admitted to Canada, but also disrupted the settlement of those who did manage to get in. Experts say it'll take a long time for the system to get back up to speed.

Remaining tenants of Swansea Mews forced to leave temporarily after units deemed unsafe

About 70 families still living in a public housing complex where a ceiling collapsed are required to leave as quickly as possible because all units in its buildings have been deemed unsafe to be occupied.

BlackBerry's path from smartphone roadkill to smart car pioneer — with a brief detour into meme stock

The obituary for BlackBerry as a smartphone leader has been written countless times. But after pivoting its business away from devices and toward the software that powers them, reports of the Canadian company's death are proving to be premature as it gets on the road to a bright automotive future.

Amazon employees flag health concerns in Canadian warehouses

Physical distancing while working inside an Amazon warehouse can get tricky, especially since the company still tracks workers' productivity during the pandemic.

Cannabis companies could go bust in 2020, industry insiders predict

The pot industry has been plagued with supply problems, stiff competition from the black market and a resulting loss of enthusiasm from investors.

Pilot project could see drones deliver much-needed items to northern Ontario First Nations

A Toronto-based company wants to use its drones to deliver items to more than 40 First Nations communities in northern Ontario, many of which aren't easily accessible by road and can only be reached by plane or helicopter.

Toronto Public Health concerned new anti-HIV drug could contribute to spread of other STIs

Public health officials in Toronto are concerned an effective anti-HIV drug known as PrEP could give users a false sense of invincibility and make them less likely to wear condoms and more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections.