Business Dec 3, 2018

Pot so hot in Canada that firms are importing workers

It was midsummer, less than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem. The chief executive officer of Aphria Inc. had just hired 50 people to work in the pot producer's greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario, and by the end of ...

Alberta expects 80 to 100 cannabis stores licensed in a month

Business Oct 16, 2018

Alberta expects 80 to 100 cannabis stores licensed in a month

Alberta expects to have 80 to 100 cannabis retail stores licensed over the next month, with 17 locations ready for the first day of legal sales on Wednesday. The Canadian province is confident it will have adequate supplies ready for Wednesday, said Alain Maisonneuve, chief ...

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

World / Politics Mar 19, 2017

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

A candidate with plans to merge Alberta's splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province's Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party said on Saturday, heralding a political shift in Canada's oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal Cabinet minister Jason Kenney will likely ...

World / Politics May 7, 2015

Left turn in Canada's oil-rich Alberta stuns energy industry

Canadian oil and gas shares tumbled and the country's main stock index hit a one-month low on Wednesday, after the leftwing New Democratic Party surged to power in the oil-rich province of Alberta on promises that included energy industry reforms. "Even now our inboxes are ...