Jacqueline Hansen

Senior Business Reporter

Jacqueline Hansen is a senior business reporter for CBC News. Based in Toronto, she's been covering business and other news beats since 2010.

Latest from Jacqueline Hansen

Meal kits went mainstream during COVID — but is it a food fad or the new normal?

The pandemic has been a recipe for success for meal-kit companies, but experts question whether Canadians' appetites will change over time.

Work for yourself? Canada has fewer and fewer people like you — and here's why

During the pandemic, the number of self-employed Canadians dropped to its lowest level since 2007, and more big changes could be coming.

How Ted Rogers's preoccupation with family control planted seeds for the turmoil in his empire

A B.C. Supreme Court judge is today expected to decide how much control Ted Rogers left his son, Edward, as chair of the family trust. The drama has drawn attention to the company's ownership structure — and some critics are calling for change.

COVID-19 forced couples to say 'I do' to small weddings. Will micro-celebrations stick?

The pandemic knocked the wedding industry to its knees, but with COVID-19 waning, big weddings could make a comeback.

Rehiring is finally on the table for more restaurants — but not all workers are coming back

"What do people want now? Do they want job security? Do they want medical benefits? Do they want higher wages, higher tips? The good news is — we're listening and we're wide awake," one restaurant owner said.
Systemic Change

Big TSX companies tripled number of Black board members in past year — but there are still only 26

Over the past year, the number of Black members on the boards of the 100 largest companies on the TSX by market capitalization has more than tripled, CBC News has found. There are at least 26 current Black board members, and 18 were appointed since July 2020.

Canadians are buying more jeans again — are you ready for a wardrobe refresh?

Canadians are spending money on clothes again, and it's not limited to the pandemic staple of sweatpants — even jeans are making a comeback, according to recent data.

Too good to be true — or too late? Here's what parents think of Ottawa's new child care plan

The Liberals' plan to reduce child care costs could be a game-changer for some parents who have dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic — and before. But other parents say they can't afford to wait for the plan to be put in motion.

Tax Q&A: What you need to know about filing your pandemic taxes

Your taxes might look a little different this year because of the pandemic. With special government assistance and new deductions for people who work from home, this tax season promises to be unique. Personal finance expert Shannon Lee Simmons answers some of your tax questions.

It's a renters' market for businesses that believe the office will make a comeback post-pandemic

It’s been almost a year since offices emptied out and employees started working remotely in a big way for the first time. Now, some of that office space is being rented out, and it’s presenting some prospective tenants with opportunities that weren't available prior to COVID-19.