Entries by Daniel Tencer from 11/2011

Canada's Food Bank Usage Stuck At Recessionary Levels In 2011: Study

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The number of people using food banks in Canada remains near record highs, two years after the end of the last recession.The annual study don...

Toyota expanding into health care with machines to help sick, elderly get around

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

TOKYO - Toyota unveiled its ambitions for high-tech health care Tuesday, displaying experimental robots that the auto giant says can lift disabled pat...

Mark Carney, Bank of Canada Governor, Says Greece Referendum Right Thing To Do

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says he respects the Greek prime minister's controversial call for a referendum on a new bailout package,...

Canadian TV Advertising Revenue Sees Largest Increase In 7 Years: StatsCan

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Operating revenues in the television broadcasting sector reached $7.1 billion in 2010, up eight per cent from 2009 and the largest annual inc...

TransCanada, Company Behind Keystone Pipeline, Sees 11-Per-Cent Profit Boost

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. said Tuesday it could face major delays if Nebraska legislators decide to change the route the contentious Keystone XL cru...

CIBC World Markets: Provinces 'Should Condition Their Populace For Deeper Cuts'

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

Canada's provincial governments "should condition their populace for deeper cuts," says a CIBC World Markets report that warns the world's slowing eco...

RIM Shares Hit 6-Year Low

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

Shares in Waterloo, Ont.-based Research In Motion hit a six-year low Tuesday on a day when markets sold off sharply on concerns about the European deb...

Google eBooks Platform Comes To Canada

Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Google launched its ebooks platform in Canada on Tuesday, providing more competition for retailers Amazon and Kobo. Titles purchased at t...

G20 Summit 2011: Stephen Harper Heads For Meeting Dominated By Greek Crisis

Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Business

CANNES, France - Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at a crisis-atmosphere G20 summit late Wednesday prepared to preach the Canadian gospel of econ...

Rogers' Pick-And-Pay TV Service To Trial-Run In London, Ont.

Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. will test a program to offer television customers more flexibility, in response to the federal broadcast regulato...

Canada White Collar Crime Reform: Tories Usher In Mandatory Sentences For Fraudsters

Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Fraudsters found guilty of white-collar crimes in Canada now face tougher sentences and penalties.Ottawa officially introduced tougher rule...

Canadian Firms Slash R&D Spending Again

Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada

Canadian corporations cut spending on research and development for the fifth year in a row, despite increasing revenues, reports an annua...

Tim Hortons Amps Up Coffee Chain Wars

Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Business

Coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons is getting a little less Canadian and a little more -- Americano. The iconic chain announced Wednesday they ...

Eurozone Crisis: Canada Urges 'Extraordinary Actions,' But No One Sure What Those Should Be

Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Business

CANNES, France - French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a dark warning against the "explosion" of Europe on Thursday even as Greece appeared to pull ...

BCE, Bell Canada Parent Company, Posts 41.4 Per Cent Jump In Profit

Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - BCE Inc. posted a 41.4 per cent jump in its third-quarter net income, helped by strong wireless results and by its recently re-acquired CTV...

Manulife, Toronto-Based Insurance Giant, Stung By Volatile Markets

Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Volatile stock markets and low interest rates are wreaking havoc on Manulife Financial Corp.'s earnings and long-term objectives.Toronto-bas...

Greece Exit From Euro Could Trigger 'Chain Reaction' Of Collapses In Europe

Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Business

Were Greece to leave the euro zone, a step that until now European officials have said is technically and legally impossible, the consequences would b...

B.C. Companies Fined Over Fracking Water Use

Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Business

More than dozen energy companies drilling in northern B.C. have been fined for not reporting how much water they use. The ene...

Environmental Decay Threatens Progress In Poorest Countries, Says UN Report

Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Business

As the gap between rich and poor grows, along with reports of environmental disaster, many of the world’s people worry that their children’s lives...

Canada Telecom Industry: Consumer Complaints To CRTC Soar To Unprecedented Levels

Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada
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OTTAWA - Got a gripe with the phone company? Trouble with the Internet? An argument over data usage billings? You're not alone.A lot more Canadians th...

Mark Carney, Bank Of Canada Governor, Appointed Head Of Financial Stability Board

Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada Business

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, a former investment banker, has been chosen by G20 leaders to serve as the new global watchdog on the world's fin...

Canadian Dollar Tumbles More Than A Cent On Dismal Jobs Data

Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar fell sharply Friday in the wake of a jobs report that widely missed expectations amid slowing global economic conditions...

Canada Real Estate: Value Of Building Permits Drops For 3rd Straight Month

Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Contractors took out $5.6 billion worth of building permits in September, a 4.9 per cent drop from August and their third straight monthly de...

Greek Crisis: Jim Flaherty Admits Euro Exit Possible

Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says it’s “reasonably possible” that Greece will leave the eurozone, dropping the common currency, and that it’s...

Plump My Ride: Luxury Carmaker Plans Vehicle Redesigns For Plus-Size Crowd

Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada Business

In yet another sign (as if we needed one) that people in developed countries are growing fatter, major car manufacturers are altering vehicle designs ...