Tara Deschamps, TorontoStar

Tara Deschamps


Toronto, ON, Canada

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  • Winnipeg Free Press
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  • Hamilton Spectator
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Recent articles by Tara:

Canadians rethink pandemic subscriptions amid return to favourite pastimes

TORONTO - Aretha Greatrix had to do a double take last month, when she got a text message and email thanking her for renewing her subscription to OutT... → Read More

Lightspeed Commerce reports U$114.5M Q4 loss, revenue up from year ago

Lightspeed Commerce Inc. reported a loss of US$114.5 million as the COVID-19 pandemic hampered its fourth quarter, but the company is optimistic shift... → Read More

Women held 19% of board seats in 2019, up from 18% in 2018: StatCan

Women made up about 19 per cent of corporate board seats in 2019, an increase from about 18 per cent from the year before, even though the total numbe... → Read More

Pot company Canopy Growth shares plan to acquire California’s Jetty Extracts

Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal that will give it the right to acquire California cannabis company Jetty Extracts, if the U.S. federally legaliz... → Read More

Worry, buyer’s remorse high as real estate market slowdown materializes

TORONTO - A wave of buyer’s remorse is taking shape in several heated real estate markets, after housing prices started dropping and the number of sal... → Read More

CREA reports home sales down in April as mortgage rates rise

Increasing mortgage rates slowed home sales in April from the frenzied pace they started the year at, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday... → Read More

Cineplex reports Q1 loss as revenue soars

TORONTO - Canadians are returning to cinemas after more than two years of COVID-19 measures, handing a revenue bump to the country's largest cinema chain. → Read More

Aurora Cannabis reports $1-billion net loss in Q3

Aurora Cannabis Inc. reported several impairment charges and a more than $1-billion net loss in its most recent quarter Thursday as it revealed plans to close several facilities and cope with pricing pressures that ate into revenues already hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

How to get better mileage, save on your next tank as gas prices rise

TORONTO - Gas prices have smashed records in recent weeks as the world grapples with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and demand has soared as the economy... → Read More

Pot sales data breach could shift market: experts

TORONTO - A recent breach of Ontario cannabis store sales data could shake up competition among pot shops and negatively impact retailers' confidence in the province's pot distributor, say industry observers. → Read More

Pot shop sales data breach could shift competition in market, alter confidence in OCS

TORONTO - A recent breach of Ontario cannabis store sales data could shake up competition among pot shops and negatively impact retailers’ confidence ... → Read More

Pot shop sales data was ‘misappropriated,’ Ontario cannabis distributor says

TORONTO - The Ontario Cannabis Store says a data breach involving some of its sales information is being investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police... → Read More

Uber, union reach settlement in Ontario unionization case: UFCW Canada

TORONTO - Uber Technologies Inc. has fought off a unionization attempt from Toronto drivers for its premium Uber Black service with a settlement it si... → Read More

Fewer home bids easing competition for some, but prices still high: brokers

TORONTO - Prospective buyers who have grown tired of going up against dozens of competitors to purchase a home are starting to get some relief from th... → Read More

Lightspeed CEO sees move away from pandemic measures as his company’s ‘time to shine’

When the COVID-19 pandemic kept Canadians cooped up at home and forced retailers to temporarily shut their doors, Lightspeed Commerce Inc.’s customers... → Read More

April’s home sales down 41% from last year, 27% since March: Toronto realty board

TORONTO - Prospective homebuyers saw clear signs of a cooling Toronto market in April as the region’s real estate board reported sales dropped by abou... → Read More

Musk's Twitter plans to face regulatory challenge

TORONTO - Canada and governments around the world could scuttle Elon Musk's plans to ease restrictions on Twitter in the name of free speech, say social media and anti-hate experts. → Read More

Elon Musk’s successful bid for Twitter explained, analyzed

TORONTO - Twitter’s board accepted Elon Musk’s US$44-billion bid to take over the social media platform on Monday. → Read More

Truss CEO expecting summer of cannabis-infused beverages after category’s rocky debut

TORONTO - When cannabis-infused drinks were legalized in Canada in 2020, pot producers expected the beverages to flow all summer as consumers flocked ... → Read More

Cannabis company Tilray reports US$52.5M profit as market share slips again

Tilray Brands Inc. saw its share of the Canadian retail cannabis market slip recently, but says it is feeling encouraged because the recent dips are l... → Read More