Entries by Daniel Tencer from 05/2012

May Day 2012: Occupy Groups Protest Across Canada

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Activists in Canadian centres joined counterparts around the globe on International Workers Day as they rallied, marched and sang in mostly ...

Cross-Border Shopping Change Irks Businesses

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

The federal government’s decision to allow Canadians to shop more in the United States without paying duty is going to hurt New Brunswi...

BlackBerry 10: RIM Unveils Prototype At Annual Conference

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

ORLANDO, Fla. - The chief executive of Research In Motion stood before the developers who could play a crucial role in the company's future and gave t...

Mark Carney Hectors Businesses Like He's A Politician

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

The gossip has been around for a while now. The story is that Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney has political ambitions and may even have his long-t...

CRA Corruption Probe: Ex-Tax Agents Accused Of Extorting Lower Tax Bills

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - After four years of investigations and police raids, several former federal tax officials at the Canada Revenue Agency are facing fraud and...

The Bay May Bring Bloomingdale's To Canada

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

Iconic Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company is in talks with New York-based Bloomingdale's to bring the luxury chain to Canada, a report...

Environmental Review Reform: Scott Vaughan, Environmental Auditor Worries Public Will Be Left Out

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government's new approach to the environment means the public will have far less input into natural resource development in Canad...

Taseko Mines: First Nations Input On Prosperity Mine Should Be Limited

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - The original federal environment review for the Prosperity Mine in British Columbia was unfair because it involved native prayer...

Flaherty Ramps Up War Of Words With European Leaders

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

Jim Flaherty is escalating his war of words with European leaders just days after he ruffled feathers in Washington during the recent meeting of the I...

TSX Drops 100 Points As Bad News Flows In From U.S., Europe

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- The Toronto stock market fell more than 100 points mid-morning Wednesday amid disappointing economic data from the U.S. and Europe and earn...

Occupy Toronto: Barrick Gold The Target Of Resurgent Protest Movement

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Occupy Toronto protesters rallied against mining giant Barrick Gold this morning after spending the night in a downtown park.The protesters ...

Canada Income Gap: Richard Wilkinson, Inequality Guru, Says Canada Risks Becoming 'Anti-Social,' Violent

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

Canada risks becoming a more violent and anti-social place if it allows income inequality to worsen, one of the world’s leading experts on the subje...

Occupy Toronto: Barrick Gold Chief Peter Munk Says He'd Love To Defend Record To Occupy Protesters

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The head of the world's largest gold producer says Occupy protesters have the wrong idea about his company.And Barrick Gold founder and chai...

BlackBerry Keypads Here To Stay, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Says

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Many changes are afoot at BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion, but chief executive Thorsten Heins says the company will continue to o...

Vancouver Home Sales Fall To Lowest In April Since 2001, Real Estate Board Says

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

Existing home sales in Canada’s most expensive city dropped last month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The board described...

Black Tickle, Labrador, Reeling From Shutdown Of Crab Plant

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Business

BLACK TICKLE, N.L. - The residents of Black Tickle in Labrador are worried about the future of their remote community now that its only employer is sh...

Millennials Pull Back On Spending

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Business

Shoppers ages 18-34 – regarded as a golden ticket to sales growth in particular by fashion retailers – are increasingly looking for the lowest pri...

Quebec-Vermont Wind Turbine Dispute Threatens To Become International Incident

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Business

A Quebec town on the Vermont border is threatening to shut off the water supply to a neighbouring American town if a plan to build windmills on the U....

TSX Tumbles 200 Points: Worries Over Europe, U.S. Prompt 2nd Day Of Triple-Digit Losses

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- The Toronto stock market tumbled about two per cent Thursday as a worse than expected reading on the American non-manufacturing sector and ...

RIM Stock Price Hits 8-Year Low After Showcasing BlackBerry 10

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Business

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Canadian company that revolutionized the mobile phone industry spent a very expensive week trying to sell the idea that the Black...

Air Canada Q1 Results: Labour Problems, Fuel Prices Take Toll On Airline

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL -- Air Canada's first-quarter loss was 11 times higher this year than in 2011 as the airline weathered higher fuel prices, work stoppages by ...

S&P TSX Index Down Nearly 600 Points In 3 Days

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The S&P TSX composite index closed at 11,871 on Friday, down more than 500 points in three trading days, and marking the index's worst perform...

When Can I Get The Samsung Galaxy S 3 In Canada?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE II: Samsung Canada has delayed the launch date for its much-anticipated Galaxy S III phone "due to unprecedented global demand." The phone w...

Vancouver Real Estate Cools – Could Toronto Be Next?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Business

Prices continue to rise in Canada's two largest real estate markets, but a closer look at the numbers shows two housing markets headed in...

Ian Bremmer: Canada A 'Pivot' Country That Will Thrive In New World Disorder

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Business

The world is moving into an era without any dominant global powers, and Canada will be among the winners in the new world disorder, a prominent risk a...