Entries by Daniel Tencer from 10/2012

IKEA Saudi Arabia Catalogue Has Women Deleted

Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

STOCKHOLM - Ikea is being criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalogue, a move the company says it regret...

StatsCan GDP Revisions Find Recession Was Deeper Than Thought, But Recent Quarters Were Stronger

Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy is stronger than previously believed, but not to the extent that it will significantly influence policy decisions.That is th...

Target Canada To Take Sales From Other Retailers: Barclays

Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Target's arrival in Canada will take a bite out of the sales of several key rivals, according to a new report, though many of those named ha...

SNC-Lavalin Bribery? Report Says Engineering Giant Spent $22 Million To Land Billion-Dollar Contract

Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The first day of any job is usually marked by hope and promise, but SNC-Lavalin's new CEO couldn't escape the company's problematic past as...

Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion And Protection Agreement ‘A Corporate Rights Pact,' Council Of Canadians Says

Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

A China-Canada trade agreement the Harper government signed earlier this month amounts to a “corporate rights pact” that will make it harder for C...

Samsung iPhone 5 Lawsuit: Electronic Giant Files Motion Accusing Apple Of Patent Infringement

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. says it has filed a motion with a U.S. court to add Apple's iPhone 5 to their ongoing paten...

Wayne Gretzky Financial Advice: I Don't Buy Stocks, Great One Declares

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO — He may have been daring on the ice, but when it comes to money, even the Great One likes to play it safe. Wayne Gretzky says he learned...

CNOOC-Nexen Deal: NDP Calls For Consultations, Says Opinion 'Crystallizing' Against Takeover

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Treasury Board President Tony Clement has rejected the NDP's call for public consultations on the takeover of Alberta energy company Nexen by ...

RIM BlackBerry: iPhone 5 'A Major Blow' To Hopes Of Research In Motion Recovery, Analyst Says

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

Apple's new iPhone 5 could scuttle RIM's efforts to recover from a years-long decline, a financial analyst has said, as a brand survey finds RIM's Bla...

Apple iPhone 5 Maps App: Canada Blogger Exposes Woeful Results For Ontario

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A Canadian blogger's frustration with the new maps app for Apple's iPhone 5 inspired him to experiment with how effective it is at navigatin...

Target Canada Hiring: 'Welcome To Amazing' Training Script Leaked On Gossip Site

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

Target Canada has started hiring for the first of its new stores set to open in the spring of 2013, but those thinking of applying for a job may want ...

Quebecers Flocking To Ontario, Real Estate Agents Say

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

Some real estate agents in Ontario say many Quebecers have been eager to leave the province since the Parti Québécois was elected in the last provin...

David Ward Child Porn Case: Court Nixes Internet Privacy Claim

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A man convicted of child-pornography offences did not have his rights breached when a major Internet service provider gave his name and addr...

Canada Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve Theft: 720,000-Gallon Stash Found By Police

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

Pancake lovers, rejoice -- Quebec’s strategic maple syrup reserve has been found. The RCMP and Quebec provincial police have seized $30 million-w...

Canada Do-Not-Call List: CRTC Fines India-Based Telemarketers Selling Anti-Virus Software

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The CRTC has fined two companies based in India for breaking Canada's telemarketing rules.The federal regulator says Pecon Software Ltd. and ...

Windsor-Detroit Bridge: Grover Norquist, Anti-Tax Crusader, Pushes Constitutional Amendment To Stop New Bridge

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

The godfather of U.S. Republican anti-tax orthodoxy is joining forces with a Michigan billionaire to stop the construction of a new Canada-U.S. bridge...

Trudeau Hints There Won't Be A Repeat Of The National Energy Program

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

Justin Trudeau came to Calgary as a Liberal leadership candidate Wednesday looking to soothe some historical bad blood and make a statement about the ...

1 Billion Facebook Users: Company Hits Milestone As Zuckerberg Admits Rough Patch

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politic...

Canada Interest Rates: Tiff Macklem, BoC Deputy Governor, Says Rates Will Rise Over Medium Term

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada's second in command is continuing to suggest that interest rates will rise over the medium term, even as economists say tu...

CNOOC Nexen Bid: NDP Opposes Takeover By Chinese-Owned Company, Says Process Deeply Flawed

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A $15-billion bid by China's state-owned offshore oil company for Canada's Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY), "raises a range of difficult policy question...

Mulroney Praises U.S. Free Trade Deal 25 Years On

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Business

On the 25th anniversary of the Canada/U.S. Free Trade Agreement, Brian Mulroney says the deal continues to reap rewards for Canada on the internationa...

Target Mobile: Canada To Get Wireless Services Through Glentel Partnership

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO — American retail giant Target announced Thursday that Glentel Inc has been chosen to handle mobile communications offerings at Target store...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canadian Content Rules Under Pressure From U.S. Lobbyists

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Business

An intellectual property lobby group is pressuring Canada to give up its Canadian content rules for media as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TP...

Canada Unemployment: September 2012 Sees 52,100 Jobs Added, But Rate Still Up

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's domestic economy turned in one of the strongest job creation months of the year in September, adding an eye-popping 52,100 new jobs ...

You Heard It Here: Northern Gateway's Dead

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Business

The Northern Gateway pipeline that Enbridge proposes to build from Alberta’s bitumen oil to the Pacific coast of British Columbia is, for all intent...