Entries by Daniel Tencer from 10/2011

CRTC Will Not Review Netflix: Sources

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada Business

Netflix Inc. won't face regulation in Canada after the country's broadcast agency rejected calls from BCE Inc. and other cable providers that argued t...

Geist: Why Canada's New Copyright Bill Remains Flawed

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada Business

The government admitted at the Bill C-32 legislative committee that the digital lock rules, which extend far beyond those required for compliance with...

Stephen Harper's Office Kept Peter MacKay, Defence Minister, Out Of Loop On Afghanistan

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office was so seized with controlling public opinion of Canada's shooting war in southern Afghanistan that e...

Joe Chan, Liberal Candidate, Compared To Bus Beheader Vince Li In Mystery Letter

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - An anonymous letter mailed out to some residents in Winnipeg in the dying days of Manitoba's election campaign that contains a racial slur ...

Occupy Wall Street Becomes Occupy Bay Street As Protests Spread To Canada

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Activists are planning an occupation of Toronto's financial district, following in the footsteps of protesters currently camped out on Wall ...

Ibrahim al-Asiri, Alleged Al Qaeda Underwear Bomb Maker, Still Alive, Yemeni Officials Say

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Al-Qaida's top bomb maker in Yemen did not die in a drone strike on a convoy, a top Yemeni official said Sunday, a report that dash...

Research In Motion Announces BlackBerry Client App And Deal With Tech Data

Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

WATERLOO, Ont. - Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) announced early Monday that the BlackBerry Client app is now available for Microsoft SharePoint.RIM also...

Oil Prices Fall To Near $78 U.S. As Asian Markets Dive

Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oil started the final quarter of 2011 with a whimper.The benchmark price dropped below US$78 a barrel to its lowest level in more tha...

Denmark Introduces World's First Fat Tax

Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

COPENHAGEN (AP) -- Denmark has imposed a “fat tax” on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits. The Nordic country...

Apple's iPhone Loses Surging India Smartphone Market To BlackBerry

Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

Apple, which will introduce a new iPhone version tomorrow, ships fewer handsets to the world's second-largest mobile-phone market than it does to Norw...

Monsanto, World's Largest Genetically Modified Food Producer, To Be Charged With Biopiracy In India (VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

Add a new word to your lexicon: Biopiracy. That’s what U.S.-based agribusiness giant Monsanto has been accused of in India, where the government ...

Canada Weaning Itself Off The U.S.

Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

Canadian companies are now 30% less dependent on exports south of the border than they were 10 years ago, and if Canada’s economy wants to avoid the...

Carney Touted For Top World Banking Job

Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

The Harper government is pushing for Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney to be the next head of the Financial Stability Board. Finance Minister Jim Fl...

U.S.-China Trade War A Possibility As Tension Mounts Over Proposed U.S. Law

Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - China stepped up its criticism Tuesday of a proposed U.S. law to punish countries with artificially low currencies, saying there woul...

Canadian Dollar Drops On Sinking Commodities, Fears Of Trade War

Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar continued to lose ground Tuesday as worsening economic prospects and worries about a Greek government default sent trade...

Toronto Stock Exchange Sees 21-Per-Cent Drop In 6 Months, Ushering In A New Bear Market

Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

Investors are often warned about October, a month that is notorious for market slides and crashes, and this October is off to an early start. With ...

Alberta Oil Sands The Target Of Europe's Dirty Fuel Label

Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

Canada's oil sands are facing another public-relations defeat with the news that the European Commisssion (EC) will propose designating bitumen extrac...

Forbes' Best Countries For Business List Ranks Canada Number One

Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Forbes ranked Canada as the best country for business on Tuesday, moving up from fourth spot last year, helped by a lower overall tax burden...

iPhone 4S Release: Samsung Heads To Court To Block Sales In France, Italy

Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada Business

SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung says it will file court injunctions in France and Italy seeking to block the sale of Apple's latest iPhone amid an intens...

Aaakash, India's $35 Tablet, Designed To Help Lift Villagers Out Of Poverty

Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada Business

NEW DELHI - India introduced a cheap tablet computer Wednesday, saying it would deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers ou...

Alberta Oil Sands: Keystone XL Launch 'Illegal,' Group Alleges In Lawsuit

Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada Business

OMAHA, Neb. - U.S. officials illegally allowed a Canadian company to begin preparing the route for its proposed 2,730-kilometre oil pipeline from west...

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chief, Takes Criticism From Prominent Canadian Bankers After Mark Carney Spat

Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada Business

The recent argument between JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney was a rare bit of high drama in Canada's otherwise (thank...

EU Carbon Trading Rules Will Apply To U.S., Canadian Airlines, Court Indicates

Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The European Union's plan to force international airlines to buy permits for their carbon dioxide emissions is in line with international l...

Canada's Richest People: Canadian Business Mag's Survey Finds Many Are Getting Poorer [PHOTOS]

Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - For once it wasn't a case of the rich getting richer.According to the latest edition of Canadian Business magazine, many of Canada's wealthi...

Canada Real Estate: Building Permits Drop For 2nd Straight Month

Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The value of building permits issued in August slipped for the second straight month, weighed down by a sluggish commercial construction sect...