Entries by Daniel Tencer from 03/2012

British Columbia Teachers' Strike Begins Monday, But May Be Halted By Negotiations

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Public school teachers in British Columbia voted in favour of escalating job action late Wednesday night, bringing the possibility of the ...

Eurozone Crisis: Unemployment Hits 10.7 Per Cent, New High Since Euro Established

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone unexpectedly spiked to 10.7 per cent in January, its highest rate since the euro was established in...

Royal Bank Q1 Earnings: Dividend Boosted As Net Income Falls To $1.86 Billion

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) raised its dividend six per cent Thursday even as it reported a drop in first quarter earnings as a record per...

TD Bank Q1 Earnings: Profits Fall To $1.48 Billion, Revenues Higher

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - TD Bank (TSX:TD) needs to focus on controlling its costs as the low interest rates that have kept pressure on the bank's margins are expecte...

7 New Tax Rules That Could Save You Money (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

You’re ready. You’re sitting down with all your T-slips, receipts, calculator, last year’s return, a full pot of coffee and maybe a ...

Now For The Good News: Poverty Has Fallen In All Regions Of The World

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

New estimates of the numbers of the world’s poor by the World Bank’s Development Research Group show that for the first time ever, poverty—defin...

Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

The indictment of Canadian billionaire Calvin Ayre in the U.S. on illegal gambling charges this week is raising concerns among Internet experts that a...

Keystone XL Pipeline: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Sing Praises Of Contentious Project

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline was front and centre on the American political stage on Thursday as both U.S. President Barack Obama a...

Canada Budget 2012: OAS Reform, Including Raising Retirement Age, Will Take More Than Decade, Finley Hints

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's relatively sound fiscal shape means it will not have to ratchet up the retirement age within the space of 10 years, Human Resources ...

Metro Newspapers Canada: Free Commuter Dailies To Appear In 6 More Cities

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- Daily commuter newspaper chain Metro Canada is expanding into six new cities as of April 2. The free daily plans to begin offering print...

Taseko Mines Sues Western Canada Wilderness Committee Over New Prosperity Mining Project

Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The company behind a controversial mining proposal in British Columbia has filed a lawsuit against one of its critics, alleging an environ...

Ontario Teacher Wage Freeze: Dalton McGuinty Hits YouTube, Asks Educators To 'Do Their Part'

Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty's YouTube plea to Ontario's teachers to "do their part" to help slow down spending will only turn up the temperature...

Canada GDP Growth Slows In Fourth Quarter Of 2011: StatsCan

Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada says the pace of economic growth slowed to 0.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011 after a third-quarter increase of 1....

Canada Income Inequality And Education: Will Tuition Hikes Widen The Wage Gap?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

This feature was produced by Miles Kenyon and Sarah Mateshaytis, with Jane Caulfied, students in the School of Journalism at the University of King's ...

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The government of Canada is backing away from a proposal for Iceland to adopt the Canadian dollar, cancelling a speech by a diplomat that woul...

Labrador Mining Boom: Housing Prices Skyrocket, Families Evicted To Make Way For Miners

Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - If there's a downside to Labrador's mining boom, Carrie Cabot and her family are living it."We're very stuck," she said from Wabush...

Concordia Students Join Tuition Strike

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

Thousands of students at Concordia University have joined the province-wide strike movement against tuition hikes. As many as...

Mandatory Quotas For Women On Corporate Boards? EU Mulls New Rule As Progress On Equality Stalls

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The European Union is moving closer to introducing mandatory quotas for the number of women on company boards after businesses failed to ma...

Olympics Broadcasting Rights: Yahoo Considers Bid For Canadian TV

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

Millions of Canadians could end up watching future Olympic games online if web giant Yahoo follows through on reported plans to bid for the Canadian b...

B.C Teachers' Strike: Union Head Apologizes For Child Care Chaos On Day 1 Of Job Action

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Striking teachers armed with protest signs and axes to grind mobilized around British Columbia public schools on the first of a three-day ...

Strait Of Hormuz: If Iran Closes It, Where Does Price Of Oil Go?

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

One thing is clear: If the strait closes, global economies would suffer. Oil prices are sure to hit record highs. If the 1973 embargo experience repea...

Joe Oliver, Natural Resources Minister, Says Ottawa Plans To 'Update' Environmental Rules

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- Ottawa is looking to update the environmental and regulatory approval process for mines and other big resource projects, Federal Natural Re...

Canada House Sales: 2012 Will See Higher Rate Even As Vancouver Deflates, CREA Says

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

The number of Canadian homes sold this year will outpace 2011 while prices will hold steady in most parts of the country, the country's largest real e...

Income Inequality And The Oil Sands: Fort McMurray's Rich 20-Somethings Find Hard Times Hard To Understand (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Alberta

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. -- As young Canadians across the country struggle to find steady work and good wages, there is a group of young people living in ...

CBC-Quebecor Spat Reaches A Truce With Advertising, Distribution Deal

Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A bitter feud between the Quebecor media empire and the CBC's French-language network, marked by insults and threats of legal action, appea...