Category: Business

Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

Canadian manufacturing sales led by primary metals, transportation equipment Statistics Canada says Canadian manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $53.7 billion in July, exceeding the previous record of $53.2 billion set in July 2008. The agency says the July gain was mainly due to higher sales in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries. […]

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WestJet now charging $25 for first luggage bag

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
WestJet now charging $25 for first luggage bag

WestJet says new fee expected to affect 1 in 5 of its travellers WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) says it will charge a $25 fee for the first checked bag for passengers travelling on economy fares within Canada and also between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will apply to bookings starting Monday for travel as of Oct. 29. […]

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Working women soon to outnumber men in Canada

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Working women soon to outnumber men in Canada

Working women still under-represented in skilled trades The growing role of working women arguably qualifies as the most consequential socio-economic development of the past 50 years. As more women have entered the formal labour market, the productive capacity of our economy has been augmented. Indeed, increased “labour input” – more people working – has been […]

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Pick and play TV coming to Canada soon?

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pick and play TV coming to Canada soon?

CRTC holding hearings may soon allow Canadians to pick and play TV channels instead of buying bundles The country’s broadcast regulator has begun two weeks of hearings aimed at dramatically changing how Canadians get the TV they watch – including the controversial pick and play option. The hearings, dubbed “Let’s Talk TV,” are not just about conventional […]

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Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

Tim Hortons assures Canadians nothing will change with new American and Brazilian ownership Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans. So news this week that Burger King will buy Tim Hortons […]

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Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

Tim Hortons downplays importance of Canadian tax advantages for Burger King Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and internationally, but promises no changes to Canadians’ morning coffee. “One of the key value drivers of this transaction is […]

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Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons says it wants to expand internationally Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. With a new base in Canada, Burger King, now based in Miami, could shave its U.S. tax bill. Tax inversions […]

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Guerrilla marketing: Two stunts that kinda went right

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Guerrilla marketing: Two stunts that kinda went right

Guerrilla marketing done right can be a great way to get your business noticed So the Silver Bullet bullet shot itself in the foot. Sort of. The popular beer company arranged a guerrilla marketing stunt as part of its Search + Rescue campaign that involved dropping suitcases in cities across Canada which contained clues to specific […]

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Canadian cities – Family incomes vary greatly across country

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian cities – Family incomes vary greatly across country

Canadian cities – Calgary and Edmonton lead the way, Vancouver and Toronto lag Statistics Canada’s latest tabulation of incomes by city confirms in hard data what we often discern through casual observation: we live in an economically diverse country, one in which incomes vary greatly among households but also across Canadian cities. As in previous […]

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Vancouver tech benefits from broken US immigration system

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vancouver tech benefits from broken US immigration system

Vancouver tech industry already boasts 600 digital media companies The Vancouver tech community is growing – aided in part by a dysfunctional American immigration system that forces Silicon Valley to plant satellite offices in Canada. Software engineer Pablo Guana nearly refused a job with Facebook when the company redirected him to Vancouver from Silicon Valley […]

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