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Daniel Tencer

Senior Business Editor, HuffPost Canada

Daniel Tencer has written for numerous publications, including the Ottawa Citizen and The Raw Story. He has been the business editor at HuffPost Canada since 2011.
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The Wrong Lesson We Learned From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

What worries me most in all this is the growing sense that the public, and the politicians who represent the public, have ever less capability to do anything about it. Between the influence of big money over politics and the desire to remain economically competitive with countries that provide few social services, there is little room to bring balance back to our extreme economy.
11/08/2014 01:12 EST
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HBO And CBS Just Killed Cable TV

CBS and HBO's move to streaming highlights a new reality that's hard for many telecom execs to accept: That the one thing we don't need in television's digital future is cable TV. How the big telecoms react to the coming obsolescence of cable TV will play a large role in shaping the future of Canada's entertainment industry. Let's hope they don't keep us stuck in the channel-flipping past for too long.
10/16/2014 04:46 EDT
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The Bay Is Closing These Home Outfitters Locations

TORONTO — Hudson's Bay Co. is shuttering two Home Outfitters locations as it focuses on making more of its products available online. Tiffany Bourre, a spokeswoman for HBC, said Wednesday the retailer...
07/23/2014 11:44 EDT
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Tories' Prostitution Law A Mess That's Destined To Fail

Pity poor Peter MacKay. He looks like he's having about as much fun rewriting Canada's prostitution laws as he would be having if he had to perform a root canal on himself using nothing but a crochet needle and a compact mirror. Who could blame him? Trying to find the right law to reflect current attitudes on prostitution isn't exactly easy. The odds are good that Canada's prostitution laws will be back before the country's highest courts soon enough. Why? Because the new legislation fails to address the fundamental problems that caused Canada's prostitution laws to be challenged and struck down in the first place.
06/05/2014 08:21 EDT
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Harper Launches A Witch Hunt On Medical Pot Users

Imagine the federal government decided one day that a doctor-prescribed medication you're using is now illegal. Imagine the government then sent you a notice demanding that you write a letter to them, declaring you have destroyed all your illegal medication. And if you don't, the government says they will pass your confidential medical information -- and that of everyone else using this drug who doesn't write a letter -- to the police. Improbable as it seems, this is exactly what's happening to more than 37,000 Canadians right now. And apparently the Harper government considers this acceptable, because the medication in question is marijuana.
03/17/2014 05:16 EDT
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Massive Telus Outage

Telus says it has restored service to customers experiencing a wireless voice outage. Service was affected by a "technical issue," the telecom giant said Friday afternoon, a couple hours after custome...
02/07/2014 04:14 EST