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Fast Canadian business news. Get up-to-speed quick with a fun and smart breakdown of the three biggest Canadian and global business stories in less than 10 minutes.

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    Goose Union 🦆 — Textbook makers are suing Shopify. The MLB is officially locked out. And some Canada Goose workers are unionizing.

    Goose Union 🦆 — Textbook makers are suing Shopify. The MLB is officially locked out. And some Canada Goose workers are unionizing.

    Textbook publishers sued Shopify yesterday over the sale of pirated education materials. Major League Baseball is in a lockout after failing to agree on a new labour agreement. And Canada Goose workers in Winnipeg voted to unionize.
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    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 9 min
    Shaken/stirred 🍸 — The CRTC is trying to crackdown on phone scammers. General Fusion raised huge bucks. And Tiger attacks Klue.

    Shaken/stirred 🍸 — The CRTC is trying to crackdown on phone scammers. General Fusion raised huge bucks. And Tiger attacks Klue.

    Canada's telecom regulator said its introducing new tech to reduce spoofing. BC-based General Fusion, one of the world's leading nuclear fusion companies, raised US-$130 million. Vancouver-based Klue raised US-$62 million from investors, including Tiger Global.
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    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 9 min
    Giphy or jify 🥜 — Canada's GDP is up. UK regulators shut down Meta's acquisition of Giphy. Vancouver's Spare raised $18 million.

    Giphy or jify 🥜 — Canada's GDP is up. UK regulators shut down Meta's acquisition of Giphy. Vancouver's Spare raised $18 million.

    Canada's GDP grew at an annual rate of 5.4% last quarter. UK regulators are demading Facebook parent company Meta to sell Giphy. Vancouver-based software startup Spare raised $18 million to build out their micro-mobility software.
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    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 8 min
    Goodbye Jack 🐦 — Canada is teaming up with Mexico to fight unfair free trade rules. Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO of Twitter. And Nissan is getting serious about

    Goodbye Jack 🐦 — Canada is teaming up with Mexico to fight unfair free trade rules. Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO of Twitter. And Nissan is getting serious about

    Canada is teaming up with Mexico to challenge the U.S.' rules to determine where car parts are made. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down and appointing Parag Agarwal as his successor. And Nissan is launching a US-$18 billion electric vehicle initiative. 

    • 8 min
    Omicron 🧬 — A new COVID variant of concern just dropped. Canada Goose is still under fire in China. Buy Now, Pay Later is taking off.

    Omicron 🧬 — A new COVID variant of concern just dropped. Canada Goose is still under fire in China. Buy Now, Pay Later is taking off.

    The word of the day is: Omicron. That's the name assigned by the World Health Organization to a new COVID "variant of concern." Canada Goose, the Toronto based premium winter jacket brand, was the number one trending topic on Chinese social media this week with posts about the brand garnering more than 240 million views. Customers are getting more comfortable with new buy now, pay later (BNPL) solutions as vendors saw a huge spike in usage on Black Friday.
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    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 8 min
    Yelling timber 🪵 — The US is hiking tariffs. CP and CN restart operations. There's a million job vacancies in Canada.

    Yelling timber 🪵 — The US is hiking tariffs. CP and CN restart operations. There's a million job vacancies in Canada.

    The US is doubling duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber producers. Canadian Pacific and Canadian National have restarted operations in BC, but delays to shipments could last for months. Canada's labour market has over 1 million job vacancies as businesses struggle to scale up after COVID.
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    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Nicolas Sardella ,

Brief & entertaining Canadian Business Pod

Love this pod! I’ve been looking for a brief Canadian-focused podcast to listen to once a day and am glad I came across this one. Entertaining to listen to, the hosts go well with each other, and stories are always relevant!

MikeB1535 ,

Love the Canadian content

Loving this short podcast with Canadian Business content. Nothing else like it. Couldn’t live without it!

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Really enjoy the peak newsletter and podcasts!

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