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Cdn. tech sector participation and pay gaps persist and in some cases, worsen: report

Cdn. tech sector participation and pay gaps persist and in some cases, worsen: report

TORONTO — A new report shows women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada's tech sector saw employment and pay inequities persist — and in some cases, worsen — between 2001 and 2016.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday divisions blur as shopping habits shift

Black Friday, Cyber Monday divisions blur as shopping habits shift

TORONTO — When Shopify Inc.'s Harley Finkelstein surveys November's retail landscape, he finds it hard to see where Black Friday stops and Cyber Monday begins.
Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities

Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities

Former Amazon.com Inc. workers and labour organizers visited some of the e-commerce giant's Quebec locations Friday as part of a global movement urging the company to stop "squeezing" workers, communities and the planet.
New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

TORONTO — The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched a hard-and-fast time limit for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material.
Online Streaming Act won't police user-generated content: heritage minister

Online Streaming Act won't police user-generated content: heritage minister

Canada's heritage minister says he is open to reviewing substantiative amendments to a bill meant to regulate online streaming, after a committee pointed out industry experts disagree on whether the proposed legislation will cover user-generated cont
SkipTheDishes names Howard Migdal new CEO, Kevin Edwards to retire

SkipTheDishes names Howard Migdal new CEO, Kevin Edwards to retire

WINNIPEG — Food delivery app SkipTheDishes has named Howard Migdal as its new chief executive officer. The Winnipeg-based company says Migdal, who previously served as Skip's chief operating officer, will replace Kevin Edwards.
Mass layoffs don't deter tech workers as they stick with sector, look to startups

Mass layoffs don't deter tech workers as they stick with sector, look to startups

TORONTO — When Mary Hailu learned she was being laid off from her executive assistant job at Toronto auto sales startup Clutch in June, all she could think about was her eight-year-old daughter. "I'm a single mom.
Amazon begins mass layoffs among its corporate workforce

Amazon begins mass layoffs among its corporate workforce

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has begun mass layoffs in its corporate ranks, becoming the latest tech company to trim its workforce amid rising fears about the wider economic environment.
Apple launches emergency system for people who can't access cell service

Apple launches emergency system for people who can't access cell service

TORONTO — As Canada’s top telecommunications companies face pressure to ensure Canadians can reach emergency responders in the event of a major outage, Apple is rolling out a new service that will accomplish just that. The Cupertino, Calif.
Ont. AI sector saw big job gains recently, but won't be unscathed by downturn: report

Ont. AI sector saw big job gains recently, but won't be unscathed by downturn: report

TORONTO — Research shows Ontario's artificial intelligence industry saw tremendous growth before this year's broader tech downturn materialized, but the sector is unlikely to remain unscathed.
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