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Past articles by Chris:

Small business groups push for extension to repay outstanding CEBA loans

Many businesses are still struggling with debt incurred during the pandemic, business groups say → Read More

Auto insurance rules and fees outdated, health professionals say

The Ontario government has, in recent years, made reform of auto insurance rules a priority, but health care providers, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses, say progress has been slow → Read More

Ottawa did not disclose it outsourced CEBA program to Accenture for at least $61-million, documents show

The federal government paid the consulting firm to deliver the main pandemic loan program for businesses, according to documents obtained under access-to-information law → Read More

Toronto menswear shop holds firm as auto giant Hyundai launches legal battle over Genesis name

Court case concerns who has the rights to sell certain types of men’s clothing, such as sweaters and pants, with the name Genesis on them → Read More

Ottawa’s contract for $200-million fund not transparent, Black business group says

The Black Opportunity Fund has asked for the government to make a detailed account of how it is reviewing and selecting applications, and also asked the federal Auditor-General to review the procurement process → Read More

How a Toronto daycare was thrown into turmoil after it was bought by a corporate chain

Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Inc., a chain of nurseries, bought a Toronto daycare in October, quickly triggering an exodus of staff and turmoil for families, according to parents, staff and a lawsuit → Read More

Private equity, pension funds show growing interest in daycare industry

There was already some institutional investment in the daycare sector, but operators say interest has grown since the federal government’s $10-a-day child-care plan was announced → Read More

Pet drugs are pricier, less accessible because of market collusion, Ontario pharmacist alleges

Wendy Chui alleges in a complaint filed last week that pharmacists are being blocked from stocking pet medicines, which they are legally allowed to dispense → Read More

Ontario considered lifting ban on paid blood donation: emails

Documents obtained under access-to-information law reveal there was cabinet interest in the policy change → Read More

Five-year wait for EDC documents ends with just e-mails about critical news stories

The package of documents released to The Globe consists of 121 pages, of which more than 30 are fully redacted → Read More

Some banks will charge businesses a monthly fee to pay their taxes

Groups that represent small businesses criticized the increased costs, saying the ‘fees are excessive and to be paying for paying taxes is a bit much’ → Read More

Orthodontist hopes doctor-owned company will inspire other healthcare workers

Corus Orthodontics offers network of clinics owned and operated by health care professionals → Read More

Canadian small businesses are expanding – with a little help from data

For business leaders, data is a key factor in making decisions. But it can be a major challenge for small businesses who may not have the same access to data → Read More

First Quantum receives final contract for disputed mine, Panama says

Panamanian President says contract would set fair relationship and require a minimum of US$375-million in annual tax payments from First Quantum → Read More

Industry Minister Champagne will make no decision on Rogers-Shaw deal until legal case is resolved

The minister’s comments came after the Competition Tribunal said the deal should proceed, a decision that the Competition Bureau later said it will appeal → Read More

First Quantum resumes talks with Panama to avoid shutdown of copper mine

Vancouver-based First Quantum described talks as continuing and constructive on Wednesday, and said mine operations have continued with no interruptions → Read More

Government, industry deadlocked in negotiations over generic drug prices

Industry representatives say negotiations are going poorly because the government is focused on further lowering the cost of generic drugs, which have already gone down on an absolute basis → Read More

CRTC warns telecom companies not to add extra fees for customers who pay by credit card

The regulator has denied an application from Telus to charge a 1.5-per-cent fee to customers who pay by credit card in some markets → Read More

Most Canadians would stop using credit cards at businesses charging processing fees, poll suggests

Just one in 10 respondents said they would accept a surcharge for paying by credit card, a new Angus Reid survey shows → Read More

Red-hot market for buying dental, veterinary and other health practices begins to cool

Industry sellers say the seller’s market in dental and other health practices has cooled dramatically this fall, in part because of rising interest rates → Read More