Melissa Bennardo

Melissa Bennardo is a Toronto-based journalist and writer for CBC News. You can reach her at

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Issue of credit card customers getting mislabelled charges resolved, Scotiabank says

Some Scotiabank customers are experiencing problems with their credit cards where charges appear to be mislabelled. 

Not many young Canadians expect a woman as CEO, survey suggests

While progress is being made to shrink the leadership gender gap, many young Canadians still picture a man when they think of a modern-day CEO. A new online survey found that only 10 per cent of Canadian youth envision a woman when they think of a CEO. 

Hasbro introduces Ms. Monopoly to celebrate female entrepreneurs

Hasbro Inc. is introducing Ms. Monopoly, with the toy and board game company calling her "an advocate whose mission is to reinvest in female entrepreneurs."

23% of millennials justify lying on a mortgage application, Equifax finds

Some millennials believe it is justifiable to lie on a mortgage application, according to a new Equifax survey on mortgage fraud. 

Red Bull class action lawsuit settlement has Canadians eligible for up to $10 in damages

There is a class action settlement against Red Bull and Canadian residents may be eligible to seek damages if they purchased or consumed a Red Bull product between January 1, 2007 to  July 23, 2019. 

Financial literacy is key to helping millennials get out of debt, experts say

According to a new report, millennials now owe more than baby boomers do. Which is why experts say banks and other financial companies need to do a better job pitching financial literacy to meet the evolving needs of the largest living generation.

Tech boom creating two-tiered Canadian job market: some cities have them, and some don't, TD Bank says

The latest report from TD Economics shows just how close Canada is from mirroring the regional inequality seen within the U.S. labour market.

Capital One contacting those impacted by data breach beginning next week

Capital One says its customers who were impacted by a massive data breach will be contacted by either letter or email.

CRTC publishes internet code of conduct aimed at ISPs

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has published an internet code of conduct meant to help Canadians better resolve disputes between them and internet service providers. 

Everything Canadians need to know about the Capital One data breach

The recent Capital One data breach has affected about 100 million people in the United States and about 6 million people in Canada. Here's what we know so far about how this will affect Canadians.

How Canada stacks up on women's representation on corporate boards

Canada's worldwide reputation for gender equality is not reflected in its corporate boards, experts say.

Women hold less than 20% of positions on corporate boards, StatsCan finds

Less than 20 per cent board directorships in Canada are held by women, according to new data released by Statistics Canada.

Starbucks pilots greener coffee cup that's recyclable and compostable 

Starbucks announced today it will pilot new greener to-go cups this year in Vancouver that will be both recyclable and compostable. 

Bridge: A Canadian school trying to smash the tech sector's glass ceiling

The Bridge School is tackling the number one challenge facing the tech industry - saying no to excellent talent - because of preconceived gender-based biases.

StatsCan study shows Canadian commute times are getting longer — and it's costing us

New numbers from Statistics Canada show an increasing number of Canadians take an hour or more to get to work. Research suggests that's not just bad for our health, but for our wallets, too.