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Amazon Games opens new video game development studio in Montreal

Amazon Games announced Tuesday that they are opening a new video game development studio in Montreal to focus on creating new and original games. The founding members of the studio include industry veterans such as Luc Bouchard, the head of »

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American grocery chain in Canada causes a fury over ‘Remembrance’

An American-owned grocery chain in Canada has ignited a furor of anger heading into the week before the country pauses to remember the tens of thousands of Canadians who gave their lives defending freedom abroad. Amazon-owned Whole Foods organic grocery »

Health, Society

Business juggernaut Amazon continues to widen its presence in Canada

Amazon continues to expand its presence in Canada. Earlier this month, the marketing giant announced it was opening two new fulfilment centres just east and west of Toronto next year, a move that it said would result in the hiring »

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Amazon to open up two new fulfillment centres in Canada next year

Amazon plans on opening up two new fulfillment centres in Ontario in 2021, creating 2,500 new jobs, according to a press release from the company on Wednesday morning. The new fulfillment centre in Hamilton will employ over 1,500 employees that »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Competition Bureau investigates Amazon.ca for ‘potential abuse of dominance’

Canada’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Amazon.ca to examine whether the U.S.-owned online retail giant is engaging in conduct “impacting competition to the detriment of consumers and companies that do business in Canada.” The Competition Bureau said in »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian oil company stops operations in Peru after deadly Indigenous protests

Canadian oil company PetroTal says it has shut down work at its Bretana Oil Field in northeastern Peru following Sunday’s deadly clashes that took the lives of three Indigenous protesters and injured about a dozen people. In a communique released »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Trudeau calls for world leaders to do more to protect the environment

As tens of thousands of wildfires ravage the Amazonian rainforest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined the rising chorus of Western leaders saying more needs to be done to protect the “lungs of the planet.” Trudeau joined his French counterpart, »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

Amazon announces 600 new tech jobs in Toronto

Internet retail giant Amazon announced Tuesday that it plans to expand its Toronto Tech Hub and create 600 new tech jobs in software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising, and artificial intelligence. Amazon has opened a new 113,000 square »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

E-Commerce: To Tax, or (if elections loom), not to tax

To Tax (or if elections loom) or not to tax A policy paper by a House of Commons Committee has recommended, amongst other things, a tax on E-Commerce services. The idea is an effort to level the e-commerce field for »

Society

Teen demands Amazon remove shirts about suicide

A Calgary teenager is demanding Amazon stop selling T-shirts which make fun of suicide and mental illness, reports CBC. Maggie Harder, 14, has sent letters of protest to the online sales giant and wants others to do the same. One »