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LifeLabs pays ransom after cyber attack

TORONTO—Government privacy commissioners are investigating a data breach at LifeLabs, one of Canada's largest medical services companies, after hackers gained access to the personal information of up to 15 million customers.

Most of its customers are in B.C. and Ontario, with relatively few customers in other locations, the company said Tuesday.

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9 per cent

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis as the unemployment rate also pushed higher in November.

Statistics Canada said Friday the economy lost 71,200 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rose four-tenths of a percentage point to 5.9 per cent to its highest point since August 2018 when it hit six per cent.