Tracy Johnson

Business reporter

Tracy Johnson is the senior producer of CBC's western digital business unit. She's been a business reporter/producer with CBC on radio, television and online for 15 years. @tracyjohnsoncbc

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CBC Investigates

No ID required: Vape products easy to buy for Calgary youth

CBC Calgary worked with teens to visit 16 vape shops in the city. Five of those shops were willing to sell vape products to youth without checking ID

Supreme Court rules energy companies must clean up old wells — even in bankruptcy

Canada's Supreme Court rules provincial environmental rules trump bankruptcy laws in the energy sector, overturning lower court decisions that said creditors should get paid back first — before cleaning up old wells.
Analysis

How the dairy industry complicates the quest for better butter

As the U.S. looks to crack open the Canadian dairy industry, is it possible to protect farmers and still allow better butter over the border?

WestJet facing lower ticket sales amid threat of pilots' strike

WestJet is seeing softer bookings and lower profits as it faces a potential pilot's strike.

Oilpatch skeptical about backup plan for Trans Mountain

Ottawa believes another proponent could step forward if Kinder Morgan bails on Trans Mountain. The energy sector is less sure.
Analysis

Rachel Notley makes the Great Canadian Pro-Pipeline Road Trip

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Kinder Morgan's Ian Anderson all appealed to the national identity as they spoke to a business audience in Vancouver. It's a message that's not convincing to everyone.

Faculty seeks provincial probe into academic freedom at University of Calgary

The University of Calgary's faculty association is calling out leadership for using for-profit corporate structures to keep decision-making behind closed doors.

Academic freedom compromised by U of C, watchdog group finds

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has concerns about both conflict of interest policy and academic freedom at the University of Calgary. U of C said issues already investigated with no wrongdoing found.
Analysis

Energy East's cause of death: Business, politics or climate?

A look at the important factors — and how they've changed — since the controversial pipeline project was introduced on Aug. 1, 2013
Analysis

The oilsands at 50: Will they still be producing in 100 years?

An oilsands chief executive says his company will still be working the oilsands for another 100 or 200 years. Others aren't so sure.
Analysis

Salt Spring Island and the fight over incorporation

People on the largest of B.C.'s gulf islands vote today on whether it should become a municipality. To an outsider, it may seem like a low-stakes decision. On the island, it's anything but.
Analysis

After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada

The lure of ultra-low-fare airlines is clear for both passengers and the airlines themselves. But the movement is having some trouble taking off in Canada.

What oilpatch earnings tell us about life with $50 oil

Energy companies are focused on controlling what they can, as oil prices bump along the $50 US mark.

Oil jumps as U.S. producers pull back, inventories drop

Prices move higher as U.S. producers pull back on drilling and OPEC targets U.S. inventories.

80-cent loonie: Good for shoppers, bad for oil producers

One of the few saving graces of the oil downturn has been that oil is priced in U.S. dollars, meaning that as the loonie dropped over the past three years, it cushioned the blow of the price drop. That's coming to an end.