Entries by Daniel Tencer from 09/2011

Canada's six biggest banks earn combined $4.56 billion in third quarter

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Strong retail banking numbers helped Canada's six biggest banks make a combined $4.56 billion in profits in the third quarter, with several ...

McGill Support Staff Strike

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

Support staff at McGill University walked off the job early Thursday morning, launching a general strike on the first day of class for ma...

Canada Wireless Industry: Shaw Abandons Plans To Expand Into Cellphones

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

Shaw Communications has pulled the plug on plans to launch a wireless phone service, favouring instead a less risky venture into Wi-Fi services — a ...

Ontario College Support Staff On Strike

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

Unionized support staff at Ontario's community colleges went on strike Thursday morning just days before students return for a new school year. The...

YouTube Launches Canadian Video Rental Service

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

Starting Wednesday evening, any Web-connected Canadian can navigate to the Google Inc.-owned video portal for instant access to full-length feature fi...

Tying Health Problems To Rise In Home Foreclosures

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

New research by Janet Currie of Princeton University and Erdal Tekin of Georgia State University shows a direct correlation between foreclosure rates ...

Ford Canada Posts Best August In 23 Years As Sales Grow 8 Per Cent

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

Sales of new cars and trucks in August were up from a year ago with the Big Three automakers from Detroit posting strong gains amid uncertain consumer...

One In 25 Business Leaders May Be A Psychopath, Study Finds

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

One out of every 25 business leaders could be psychopathic, a study claims. The study, conducted by the New York psychologist Paul Babiak, suggests th...

Alberta's Labour Market Leads North America

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Alberta

Alberta is number one when it comes to labour market performance across North America, says a report released by the Fraser Institute on T...

YouTube Movies In Canada: Google's Gambit Sets Up Battle With Internet Service Providers

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

Call it a sign of the times. The same week that video rental chain Blockbuster announced it is closing all its Canadian locations, Google announced...

Energy Secretary Chu says oil from Canada more 'comforting' than oil from Middle East

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Canada's status as a close U.S. ally should boost a plan to pipe oil from western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Energy Secretary Ste...

Blockbuster Shuts Down In Canada: Your Options For Renting Movies In The Post-Video Store World

Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada Business

Blockbuster Video’s announcement this week that it is closing all its remaining Canadian locations marks a milestone in consumer history, as the sun...

U.S. Agency To Sue Big Banks Over Mortgages: Report

Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada

A U.S. agency is planning to sue more than a dozen banks, alleging they misrepresented the quality of mortgage securities they packaged a...

Silvercorp Metals Downplays Allegations Of Fraud In Anonymous Letter

Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada Business

Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX:SVM) has denied allegations in an anonymous letter that accused it of a "potential $1.3-billion accounting fraud" — an a...

B.C.'s Child Labour Laws Are The Most Neglectful In The World

Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada Business

Vancouver is in a province that has the most astonishingly neglectful child labour laws in North America, indeed in the world. Afghanistan and Haiti h...

Air Canada To Charge For Checked Bags

Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada Business

Air Canada is introducing new rules around checked baggage on flights between Canada and the United States, charging $25 for the first bag beginning i...

Examining 5 Oilsands Claims By Daryl Hannah

Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada Business

Actress and activist Darryl Hannah was arrested this week in Washington D.C during a protest against extending TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, whi...

Expect More Pipeline Protests, Says Stelmach

Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada Business

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach said Thursday that people should not be surprised by the protest in front of the White House over an Alberta to Texas pipe...

Skipping Work A Habit For 52 Per Cent Of Canadians: Study

Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A global survey suggests Canadians are no slouches at being slouches.An international poll conducted by Massachusetts-based Kronos Incorpora...

Leaks Show U.S. Swayed Canada On Copyright Bill

Posted 09.03.2011 | Canada Business

The cables, from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, even have a policy director for then industry minister Tony Clement suggesting it might help U.S. demands...

Ken Georgetti, Head Of Canadian Labour Congress, Says Fighting Budget Cuts The Top Priority

Posted 09.05.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Staving off deep job cuts and protecting workers' rights will be the main battlefronts for labour groups in the coming months, union leaders...

Starbucks To Triple Its China Coffee Shops By 2015, Open First Stores In India, Vietnam

Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada Business

SINGAPORE - Starbucks Corp., the world's largest coffee retailer, plans to triple the number of its coffee shops in China during the next four years, ...

Swiss Franc's Value Tied To Euro In Shock Decision

Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada Business

GENEVA - The Swiss National Bank on Tuesday decided to fix the country's exchange rate at 1.20 francs per euro and indicated it would buy an unlimited...

CAE, Montreal-Based Avionics Firm, Awarded Military Contracts Worth More Than $100 Million

Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Montreal-based CAE (TSX:CAE) has been awarded a series of military contracts valued at more than $100 million.They include a subcontract to...

Toronto Stock Exchange Opens Day After Labour Day With Triple-Digit Decline

Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange pared early triple-digit losses but still closed lower Tuesday as North American traders returned from the Labou...