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Canadians love their cars so much that high fuel prices won't make most of us change our ways
News/Business: Despite soaring fuel prices, most of us are still driving just as much, an instructive lesson in economic "elasticity" and a warning about why carbon pricing may not be the answer for getting internal combustion engines off the road.
Skyrocketing gas prices leave Cavendish, P.E.I., tourism operators struggling to find staff
News/Canada/PEI: Business owners in P.E.I.'s largest seasonal resort area are hoping for a busy summer following two years of COVID-19 restrictions — but many are struggling to find staff for the upcoming tourist season.
Fertility perks are key benefit companies can offer in tight labour market, advocates say
News/Business: Roughly one in six couples in Canada experience infertility, a number that the Public Health Agency of Canada says has doubled since the 1980s. Some of the country's largest corporations are starting to provide coverage for procedures like IVF, thanks to pressure from employees and a competitive labour market.
Baby formula: The causes and impacts of North American shortages
News/Health: Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest U.S. brands. Here's a look at what's behind the problem, as well as the situation in the Canadian marketplace.
Elon Musk says Twitter deal 'temporarily on hold'
News/Business: Elon Musk said Friday that his planned $44 billion US purchase of Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition.
Thunder Bay's aging population won't keep up with demand for workers, new data suggests
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: New labour market projections suggest the aging population in Thunder Bay, Ont., can’t sustain the existing economy, despite early success in programs to boost the city's workforce. The local data is in line with Statistics Canada census figures suggesting the working population is older than it's ever been.
Tumbling crypto markets prove they're not gold or an inflation hedge as investors get fingers burned
News/Business: Investors in crashing stablecoins should have listened to a Canadian finance expert as the catastrophic failure of one such unit helps destabilize the crypto market. Now he says there could be worse ahead but doesn't rule out a rebound in the strongest examples, such as bitcoin.
After a 5-year fight to lower drug prices, Ottawa's pledge quietly falls apart
News/Health: When an innocuous-sounding news release from Health Canada came out the eve of the Easter holiday, there were few headlines. But the Trudeau government was announcing the end of a five-year fight with the pharmaceutical industry over regulations to lower drug prices.
Efforts to unionize Amazon workers in Canada ramp up in Ontario as Teamsters target Hamilton
News/Canada/Hamilton: Workers arriving at the Amazon warehouse in Hamilton on Wednesday morning were met by a handful of people in bright yellow vests with pamphlets and signs saying "Amazon needs a union!"