Category Archives: Financial

Google Sued for $5 Billion for Tracking Users, Even Those Using Incognito Mode – VICE

Image from Vice … Google has faced several other lawsuits over its data collection, this one tries to use the Federal Wiretap Act. The Act states that users have the right to sue if their private conversations are intercepted. The … Continue reading

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B.C.’s money laundering fuelled by offshore and drug money, inquiry hears – The Globe and Mail

Peter German, former deputy commissioner of the RCMP, speaks at a news conference on money laundering in Vancouver in 2018. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS MIKE HAGER – VANCOUVER MAY 25, 2020 Some of the billions of dollars that have been … Continue reading

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Alberta flooded with applications for grants to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Calgary’s Scott Darling, who owns two oil-well service companies – Performance Energy Services and Performance Production Services – is hoping to participate in Alberta’s Site Rehabilitation Program. Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail May 25 2020 Alberta flooded with applications for … Continue reading

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Was the Covid-19 pandemic manufactured by China or is it just benefiting from it?

April 11 2020 Post on social m(isl)edia followed by some criticism of parts of this theory. “The coronavirus traveled all over the world from Wuhan China, but it did not reach Beijing or Shanghai or other major cities in China. … Continue reading

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The coronavirus pandemic is the breakthrough Xi Jinping has been waiting for

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits an industrial park, which produces high-end auto parts and molds, in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Pr Opinion https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-the-breakthrough-xi-jinping-has-been-waiting-for-and-hes-making-his-move/ … What’s new is that the Chinese state is committing vast resources to a hybrid strategy of … Continue reading

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Will fear or rational thinking dominate as the COVID-19 virus outbreak plays out?

CTV news Mar 15 2020 — Comments I noticed last week in at least Winnipeg that panic buying started at Costco, Walmart and Superstore. Safeway, Coop and Sobeys were less affected initially. Not sure if demographics may have had something … Continue reading

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AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Wish ride with suspected or confirmed fakes

Marketplace tested dozens of products purchased from popular online platforms, including AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Wish, finding many that were suspected or confirmed to be fake by a panel of counterfeit experts. (CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketplace-counterfeits-fakes-online-shopping-1.5470639

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‘Populism’: Bailouts, Brexit and battling rapid climate change | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/global-trumpism-bailouts-brexit-and-battling-climate-change-1.5321199 — Populism, Bailouts, Brexit and optimism about battling rapid climate change. “How did the middle class end up in perpetual debt? Why is there “no money” for infrastructure or social programs, but there is for waging war? And what … Continue reading

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Giant Canadian construction project incorporates low carbon heating and cooling

Construction workers are dwarfed by the enormous underground reservoir at The Well in downtown Toronto that will be used to heat and cool the entire multi-building complex. (Michael Wilson/CBC) (Michael Wilson/CBC) CBC – ANALYSIS Don Pittis – News – Business … Continue reading

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Venezuela economic failure and fake or misleading news

Social misleadia, Trump and many of his supporters and others from the far right have been sharing fake or misleading news about Venezuela’s economic failure. Venezuela’s economic crisis is an example of failed leadership, corruption and other issues. It has … Continue reading

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