Shadow flipping, VPN border-hopping and drug price gouging: THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS
From Canadians playing whack-a-mole with Netflix to get around geoblocked content, to canny realtors booking big profits from a shell game in B.C.'s hot housing market, it was an eventful week in Canadian business. Jacqueline Hansen sorts out the shadow flippers from the border hoppers in her weekly video recap.Oil soars 12%, stock markets score big gains
North American stock markets delivered triple-digit gains today as oil rebounded and investors shook off the gloom that had driven stocks down steadily this week.Clean-energy deal signed Friday in 1st step to green NAFTA
Energy ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico have signed a significant deal on clean energy, a first step toward continental collaboration to battle climate change.Taseko Mines sues over blocked New Prosperity proposal
Taseko Mines Ltd. is suing the federal government in B.C. Supreme Court and seeking unspecified compensation over the blocking of the New Prosperity project.Allegations of conscripted labour in Canadian mine: the fifth estate
A Vancouver-based mining company that struck gold in the small North African country of Eritrea is being accused in a B.C. lawsuit of permitting forced labour to be used in the construction of its mine.Want to work on the census? Now's your chance
Canada is still looking for thousands of people to work on the 2016 census. Statistics Canada sent out its first hiring call in early January and is now in the midst of hiring 35,000 census workers. But it said Friday it still needs thousands more.