Entries by Daniel Tencer from 04/2012

Tim Hortons Drive-Thru Ban? You May Have To Go Inside To Roll Up The Rim In Saskatoon

Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Business

SASKATOON - Canadians lining up in their cars for a Tim Hortons fix are causing traffic snarls and headaches in cities across the country.The problem ...

Canada Employment Picture Not As Rosy As All That: BMO

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Business

Canada posted stunning employment growth in the month of March, adding 82,000 jobs, but the bigger picture isn’t nearly as positive, says an analysi...

Air Canada Union Conflicts: Machinists File Court Challenge Against Back To Work Legislation

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The union representing Air Canada's mechanics, electricians and ramp crews says it has launched a constitutional challenge to the government...

Flying Car At New York Auto Show: Terrafugia Unveils The 'Transition,' Car That Flies At 1,400 Feet

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Business

Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore.Woburn, Massachusetts-based Terrafugia Inc. said Monday that its prototype flying car has completed it...

World Bank Suspends SNC-Lavalin Unit's Bidding Rights

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Business

Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin said Monday the World Bank has suspended the right of one of its subsidiaries to bid on the ...

Google Misleading Advertising: Australian Court Finds Search Engine Guilty Of Hosting Deceptive Ads

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

SYDNEY - An Australian court on Tuesday found Google Inc. guilty of breaching trade law by hosting misleading or deceptive advertisements in a ruling ...

Quebec Student Tuition Protests: Laurent Proulx Sues Over Class Closures, Wins

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

QUEBEC - After weeks of battle against the Quebec government, public rifts are increasingly emerging within the province's restless student ranks.A se...

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Shortfall Hits $9.6 Billion; Teachers' Retirements At Stake

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan says it had a $9.6-billion funding shortfall to start 2012, even though its net assets reached an all-ti...

WestJet Kargo Kids: April Fools Joke Promising Child-Free Flights Goes Viral

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

Call it the April Fools joke some of us secretly wish were true. Calgary-based airline WestJet scored a big online hit this past weekend when it an...

World Happiness Report: Earth Institute Releases First Survey Of Where Countries Rank On Joy

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

Canada is the fifth-happiest country in the world, according to a social and economic study from a Columbia University think tank. The first-ever W...

Financial Reform: Canadian Bankers' Association Calls For Moratorium On Global Banking Overhaul

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's bankers want to apply the brakes on sweeping new regulations being forced on them as a result of the 2008 financial collapse, possib...

Air Canada's Stock Price Plunges After Moody's Downgrade

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

Air Canada’s already weakened shares fell 10 per cent on Tuesday shortly after the debt rating for the country’s largest airline was lowered by Mo...

RIM Going Out Of Business? As Android, iPhone Grow, Some Analysts Say Yes

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

With last week’s dismal quarterly earnings report beginning to sink in, analysts are sounding even more pessimistic about Research In Motion than th...

Canada Gas Prices: Pain At The Pumps Fuels Calls For Gas Boycott

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

Is it time to boycott gas stations? That’s what some consumers and gas-price watchers are urging in the wake of another large gas-price jump acro...

Canada Trade Balance: 2011 Saw First Surplus In 4 Years

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says Canada's international merchandise trade bounced back in 2011 for a second consecutive year of gains after the 2009 re...

Canada Civil Service Cuts: First Round Of Layoff Notices Goes Out To Defence, Regional Aid Workers

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

Less than a week after the federal government tabled a budget announcing $5.2 billion in cuts and 19,200 job reductions, the first layoff notices are ...

Canada Cellphone Use Sees Less Talking Time, More Surfing And Texting

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Cellphone users are doing less talking and more texting, emailing and Internet surfing on their devices, habits that are being driven by th...

CBC Budget Cuts: Fewer Staff, More Ads As National Broadcaster Slashes Spending

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Fans of the CBC can expect fewer new shows on television and more ads on radio as the public broadcaster cuts hundreds of jobs in the wake of...

Suncor Newfoundland Spill: Energy Company Charged In Synthetic Drilling Mud Incident

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) faces three federal charges relating to a reported spill of synthetic-based mud from an offshore drilling ri...

Canada GDP Growth, Standard Of Living Could Take A 20 Per Cent Hit From Aging, Says BoC

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The economy is starting to pay a price as a result of the aging population, and the cost will grow unless Canadians adjust, says the Bank of ...

Canada Housing Market: Jim Flaherty Says Bank Rules Will Cool Condo Market In Toronto And Vancouver

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is predicting changes at Canadian banks will soon slow down Vancouver's condominium market, pointing...

Google's Heads-Up Eyeglasses Link To Internet

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

Google has unveiled futuristic prototype eyeglasses that offer a heads-up display with a connection to the internet. Dubbed "...

Canada Unemployment Rate March: Economy Adds 82,000, Jobless Rate Falls To 7.2%

Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - After months of stagnant or even falling employment, Canada's economy has just had its biggest surge since before the last recession — addi...

Canada Gas Prices Could Hit $1.60 Soon: BMO

Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians already hit with gas price shock could soon be paying even more at the pumps due to supply problems and the possibility of conflict in the M...

Canada Bank CEO Earnings: Louis Vachon, National Bank Head, Costs The Most Per Dollar Earned

Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Business

Louis Vachon may be the head of Canada's smallest major bank, but he takes home the most pay relative to what the banks earn. Bloomberg News noted ...