Tara Deschamps

Canadian Press

Tara Deschamps is a business reporter with The Canadian Press

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Aurora CEO sees promise in cannabis industry, despite year of cuts and layoffs

The industry might be closing out a year full of massive cuts, but Miguel Martin, chief executive of Aurora Cannabis Inc., says there is still plenty of money to be made in the pot business.

Push to help small business prompts flurry of local shopping directories

A series of initiatives across Canada have sprung up all with the same aim: to make it easier for people to find and shop and local businesses, so they can survive through to the end of the pandemic.

Indigo, Penguin Random House want Ontario to deem bookstores essential amid COVID-19 shutdown

Two of the Canadian literary industry's biggest brands are calling on the Ontario government to designate bookstores as essential services — even as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Luxury good marketplace StockX opens first Canadian location in Toronto

Canadian fans of brands like Supreme, Bape and Kaws may soon find it quicker and easier to fill or empty their closet of trendy and hard-to-find goods, as luxury good marketplace StockX has opened its first distribution centre in Canada.

Class action suit against TD for trailing commissions to discount brokers certified

An Ontario law firm says a class action centred on TD Asset Management Inc.'s trailing commissions to discount brokers has been certified.

Aurora increases executive compensation after layoffs, $3.3B in losses

The highest-paid workers at the Edmonton-based cannabis company got a raise this year despite the company falling on hard times and laying off hundreds of employees.

Aurora Cannabis reports $3.3 billion loss for full year, $1.86 billion for Q4

The CEO of Aurora Cannabis plans to overhaul the company after massive losses during the last fiscal year.

Out-of-work film and TV companies want Ottawa's help getting COVID-19 insurance

Hundreds of productions and thousands of entertainment jobs are on hold because the federal government has yet to intervene and help them get COVID-19 insurance, say two Canadian film and television organizations.

Economists agree Canada is in a recession, but there's little consensus on why

Economists say there is no doubt that Canada is experiencing a recession, but the exact criteria determining one is underway can be fraught with confusion.

TD CEO warns pandemic recovery 'won't always be smooth' after quarter results

Canada's economy is starting to rebound from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic slowdown, but TD Bank Group's chief executive is warning that trouble may still lie ahead.