Jenna Benchetrit


Jenna Benchetrit is a senior writer with the business content unit at CBC News. She has also covered entertainment and education stories. A Montrealer based in Toronto, Jenna holds a master's degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University. You can reach her at

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Actor Donald Sutherland dead at 88

Donald Sutherland, the Canadian actor whose career spanned more than seven decades, has died at the age of 88.

New home construction rose while home sales came down in May

The annual rate of new home construction was up in May, while home sales were slightly down, according to data released separately on Monday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Quebec judge dismisses $2.5M Dollarama class action settlement

A Quebec judge has dismissed a $2.5-million class action settlement on behalf of Dollarama customers who purchased products subject to an eco fee.

Shake Shack's success depends on whether Canadians will shell out for a pricier burger

If you fancy a burger and crinkle-cut fries, U.S. fast-casual joint Shake Shack is dipping a toe into the Canadian market — but its success could depend on customers willing to fork out higher prices.

Drive to Survive brought new fans to F1. Can an NHL reality series do the same for hockey?

Just as the Stanley Cup Finals kicked off last week, the NHL announced its next big play: a reality series about its hockey stars, from the producers of Netflix's ultra-popular Drive to Survive. But can a reality program do for hockey what Drive to Survive did for Formula One racing — or was that lightning in a bottle?

Canada's economy added a flat 27,000 jobs in May while unemployment ticked up to 6.2%

The Canadian economy added a flat 27,000 jobs in May, while unemployment inched up slightly to 6.2 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday.

Canadian retailer Simons is expanding. Can it succeed where its peers couldn't?

With a 10-store presence in Quebec, and a handful of others sprinkled between Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Halifax, Simons is opening two locations in Toronto next year at Yorkdale Shopping Mall and the Eaton Centre, in additions to locations in Mississauga and Ottawa.

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate to 4.75%

The Bank of Canada has lowered its key interest rate to 4.75 per cent, marking the bank's first rate cut since March 2020.

WestJet announces UltraBasic fare with no carry-ons, no seat choice and no points

WestJet announced that it has introduced an ultra low-cost fare — and if you like carry-ons, seat choice and earning points, there's a catch.

Foreign streamers must pay into fund to boost Canadian content, CRTC says

Online streaming services operating in Canada will be required to contribute five per cent of their Canadian revenues to support the domestic broadcasting system, the country's telecoms regulator said on Tuesday.