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In the race to woo customers with a seamless shopping experience, Walmart Canada is adding more self-checkout kiosks and revamping its “scan and go” system where shoppers scan their items while they shop. It appears “scan and go,” in its current form, wasn’t a “go” for many customers. Physical retailers are scrambling to makeRead More →

Canada’s telecommunications regulator is inviting public comments on the creation of an internet code of conduct for service providers to address increasing complaints about service. The Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Commission says the effort is distinct from the ongoing inquiry on misleading or aggressive sales practices, that will culminate inRead More →

The Supreme Court of Canada says the Constitution allows Ottawa and the provinces to set up a national securities regulator. In addition, the high court finds federal draft legislation for countrywide oversight of stocks, bonds and other investments falls within Parliament’s powers over trade and commerce. The unanimous ruling couldRead More →

The country’s chief statistician says his agency’s controversial plan to harvest individuals’ banking information is on hold until the privacy commissioner completes an investigation into widespread concerns about the project. Statistics Canada recently caught nine financial institutions off-guard by asking them to share the private banking information of Canadians inRead More →

The Chinese are coming. After years of predictions that made-in-China electric-car technology was poised to dominate the global market, the country’s battery-powered cars will be driving on Canadian streets in a few months’ time. To anyone already shopping for an electric vehicle, it’s not a surprise that consumers can’t easily opt forRead More →