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B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, on Friday July 5, 2019. The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture says it is ending the COVID-19 quarantine program for seasonal agricultural temporary foreign workers but will keep a different program for another year to support self-isolation to curb the spread of the virus.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. ends quarantine program for temporary foreign workers, self-isolation continues

The British Columbia Agriculture Ministry says it is ending the COVID-19 quarantine…

B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, on Friday July 5, 2019. The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture says it is ending the COVID-19 quarantine program for seasonal agricultural temporary foreign workers but will keep a different program for another year to support self-isolation to curb the spread of the virus.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, photo shows music streaming apps clockwise from top left, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and Google on an iPhone in New York. SOCAN has revealed that on average Canadian sogwriters earned only $67 last year in royalties from digital streaming services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane

Canadian songwriters made on average $67 in royalties from digital platforms in 2021

Overall Canadians gained record royalties from streaming platforms in 2021

This Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, photo shows music streaming apps clockwise from top left, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and Google on an iPhone in New York. SOCAN has revealed that on average Canadian sogwriters earned only $67 last year in royalties from digital streaming services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., adjusts his face mask during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP

Canadian pot producers watch closely as Democrats aim to rewrite U.S. cannabis laws

If passed and signed by President Biden, bill would declassify marijuana as a controlled substance.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., adjusts his face mask during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers the keynote address during the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Canada's oil and gas industry is still facing uncertainty in the wake of the federal government's sweeping new emissions reduction plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Emissions plan leaves oilpatch with uncertainty; cap on sector still in development

Government consulting with industry, others about what that cap will be

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers the keynote address during the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Canada's oil and gas industry is still facing uncertainty in the wake of the federal government's sweeping new emissions reduction plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Oshawa’s General Motors car assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., on November 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

GM Canada names Marissa West new president and general manager

West will replace current GM Canada president Scott Bel

The Oshawa’s General Motors car assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., on November 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima
A woman holds two cellphones in this photo illustration, Monday March 29, 2021 in Chelsea, Que. The CRTC has approved Rogers’ acquisition of Shaw’s broadcasting services, subject to some conditions and modifications. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CRTC approves broadcast component of Rogers-Shaw deal, with conditions

CRTC found that the competitive landscape would not be unduly affected

A woman holds two cellphones in this photo illustration, Monday March 29, 2021 in Chelsea, Que. The CRTC has approved Rogers’ acquisition of Shaw’s broadcasting services, subject to some conditions and modifications. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A SeaBus travels across Burrard Inlet as gantry cranes tower above container ships being unloaded and loaded at port, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority says cargo volumes increased one per cent to 146 million tonnes last year despite the pandemic, global supply chain challenges and extreme weather in B.C. at the end of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Port of Vancouver volume up one per cent last year despite pandemic, supply, flooding

Number of shipping containers passing through the port increased six per cent

A SeaBus travels across Burrard Inlet as gantry cranes tower above container ships being unloaded and loaded at port, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority says cargo volumes increased one per cent to 146 million tonnes last year despite the pandemic, global supply chain challenges and extreme weather in B.C. at the end of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Unifor National President Jerry Dias and the Unifor Bargaining Committee representatives announced a new tentative agreement with GM on behalf of 1700 members who work in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock in advance of tonight 11:59 pm strike deadline on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Toronto. Unifor will provide an update this afternoon on the complaint filed that former Unifor National President Jerry Dias breached the Unifor Constitution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio

Former union boss Jerry Dias accepted money from supplier, Unifor alleges

Union’s executive board will now hold ethics code hearing

Unifor National President Jerry Dias and the Unifor Bargaining Committee representatives announced a new tentative agreement with GM on behalf of 1700 members who work in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock in advance of tonight 11:59 pm strike deadline on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Toronto. Unifor will provide an update this afternoon on the complaint filed that former Unifor National President Jerry Dias breached the Unifor Constitution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio
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Dealing with a workplace pension can be first big investing decision for young people

For millennials, figuring out what to do with a pension plan after leaving a job can be daunting

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Locked-out CP Rail workers protest outside the Lachine Intermodal facility in Montreal, Sunday, March 20, 2022. The pressure is on in Ottawa today as a CP Rail work stoppage enters its second day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Ottawa under pressure as CP Rail stoppage enters second day, talks continue

Industry leaders and politicians have urged the federal government to end labour dispute

Locked-out CP Rail workers protest outside the Lachine Intermodal facility in Montreal, Sunday, March 20, 2022. The pressure is on in Ottawa today as a CP Rail work stoppage enters its second day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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Provincial competition law needed to address the power of gig work platforms

Gig work — especially those housed on digital platforms — are at a greater risk of monopsony

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A passenger checks in at a Westjet counter at the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. WestJet Airlines Ltd. is preparing for an “immediate and dramatic” uptick in demand in the wake of the government of Canada’s decision to remove pre-entry COVID-19 testing requirements for vaccinated travellers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WestJet foresees busy summer travel season as testing requirements dropped

WestJet has seen a dramatic jump in bookings as a result of recent changes in travel requirements

A passenger checks in at a Westjet counter at the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. WestJet Airlines Ltd. is preparing for an “immediate and dramatic” uptick in demand in the wake of the government of Canada’s decision to remove pre-entry COVID-19 testing requirements for vaccinated travellers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - Farmers harvest with their combines in a wheat field near the village Tbilisskaya, Russia, July 21, 2021. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that Russia’s war in Ukraine will disrupt commerce and clog up supply chains, slashing economic growth and pushing prices sharply higher around the globe. In a grim assessment out Thursday, March 17, 2022, the 38-country OECD said that over the next year the conflict would reduce the broadest measure of economic output by 1.08% worldwide. (AP Photo/Vitaly Timkiv, File)

War in Ukraine will take global economic toll, group warns

OECD: conflict to reduce gross domestic product by 1.08% worldwide, 1.4% in the 19 Euro countries

FILE - Farmers harvest with their combines in a wheat field near the village Tbilisskaya, Russia, July 21, 2021. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that Russia’s war in Ukraine will disrupt commerce and clog up supply chains, slashing economic growth and pushing prices sharply higher around the globe. In a grim assessment out Thursday, March 17, 2022, the 38-country OECD said that over the next year the conflict would reduce the broadest measure of economic output by 1.08% worldwide. (AP Photo/Vitaly Timkiv, File)
In this double exposure photograph, a sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline as people fuel up their vehicles at an Esso gas station, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Annual inflation rate hit 5.7% in February amid broad-based price increases

Canada’s inflation rate at its highest level since August 1991

In this double exposure photograph, a sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline as people fuel up their vehicles at an Esso gas station, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Technological revolution of work during pandemic shows promise and inequality

Statistics Canada warns impacts of the pandemic on work are likely to increase inequality

A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new electric-vehicle registrations soar in 2021 but still lag behind Europe

More EVs registered in first 9 months of 2021 than any previous full year

A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People eat in a McDonald’s restaurant in the main street in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo)

Once a powerful symbol in Russia, McDonald’s withdraws

‘It’s impossible to predict when we might be able to reopen our restaurants in Russia’

People eat in a McDonald’s restaurant in the main street in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo)
Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
A bulk carrier cargo ship is seen at anchor on Burrard Inlet at sunset in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. International merchandise trade numbers for January are expected from Statistics Canada on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

5 things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Statistics Canada will publish its latest reading on household debt

A bulk carrier cargo ship is seen at anchor on Burrard Inlet at sunset in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. International merchandise trade numbers for January are expected from Statistics Canada on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
British Columbia Premier John Horgan poses for a portrait after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Premier not concerned about impacts to B.C. after Canada raises tariffs for Russia

‘We’re not, at this point, concerned that there will be significant costs to British Columbians’

British Columbia Premier John Horgan poses for a portrait after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito