Entries by Daniel Tencer from 11/2012

Holiday Shopping: Canadians To Spend More This Season, But Check Prices Online, Study Says

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canadians will spend one to two per cent more this holiday season, but an increasing number will check for the best prices online before th...

Tax Evasion: Canada Doing Less Than Other Countries To Catch Rich Tax Cheats, Critics Charge

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Business

Canada is doing less than many other countries in going after tax cheats, and honest taxpayers are getting stuck with the bill as wealthy Canadians ge...

Forbes Coal Mine Killings: South African Miners Shot, Killed By Security Amid Labour Unrest

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Business

Security guards at a Canadian-owned coal mine have shot and killed two workers as the miners attempted to reach an armoury during a wage protest, news...

Employee Monitoring: McCague Borlack, Toronto Law Firm, Aims To Fingerprint Non-Lawyer Staff

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Business

A group of legal secretaries at a Toronto corporate law firm is rebelling online against a plan that would see them fingerprinted when they come and g...

Stephen Harper And The Triumph Of The Corporation State

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Business

Stephen Harper has moved beyond being the prime minister of Canada. He’s its CEO, making Canada the first democracy to tacitly embrace global corpor...

Hyundai, Kia Inflated Mileage Claims: Carmakers To Reimburse Drivers After EPA Audit

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business

Hyundai and Kia Canada will reimburse the owners of some 172,000 vehicles in Canada after a U.S. audit uncovered the automakers had overstated gas mil...

Toronto Condo Sales Down 47.5% In Q3 2012, Urbanation Reports

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business

The evidence is building that Toronto’s long-booming condo market is experiencing a sudden and sharp downturn. Market research group Urbanation r...

Canada Housing Slump: Flaherty's New Mortgage Rules A Scapegoat For A Much Bigger Problem

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business

This summer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty took a regulatory hammer to Canada’s housing markets, causing condo sal...

Canada Unemployment: October, 2012 Sees Job Growth Stall, Rate Steady At 7.4%

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's recent strong jobs performance slowed to a crawl in October, as the economy managed a meagre 1,800 new jobs, not enough to nudge the...

BMO Outage: Bank Of Montreal Reportedly Experiencing System-Wide Failure, No Access To Accounts, ATMs (UPDATED)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business

The Bank of Montreal is reportedly undergoing a complete outage of its information system, with customers reporting on Twitter that they can't access ...

Mobile Payment: Rogers, CIBC Launch Canada's First System For Paying By Smartphone

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business

Welcome to the era of paying for stuff with your phone. CIBC and telecom giant Rogers announced Friday they had made the country’s first mobile p...

Hurricane Sandy: Richard Garneau, Resolute CEO, Says Canada's Forestry Industry To Profit From Storm

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL — The destructive wrath of Hurricane Sandy will help boost recovery in Canada's forest products industry next year as communities in New Yo...

TransCanada Pipes Pennsylvania Gas To Ontario

Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada Business

The gas stoves in the Greater Toronto Area may not have flickered on Thursday. But their blue flames, fuelled for decades largely by products pulled f...

Canada's Job Market Could Face More Weakness In Months Ahead: Experts

Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada Business

U.S president Barack Obama could be breathing a sigh of relief that his country’s employment numbers over the past six months haven’t been as crum...

Welcome To The Wageless Recovery

Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Business

The Harper government likes to remind Canadians that we’ve done better than most developed nations in bouncing back from the global economic crisis....

Canadian Hemp Trading Alliance Says Production To Double Within Next Few Years

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - Canada's small hemp industry is growing like a weed, but still faces some hurdles because of its illegal and potent cousin, marijuana.This ...

Budget Rent A Car Accused Of Bilking Customers

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

Budget Rent a Car is under fire from several customers, who are going public to accuse the rental car giant of grossly overcharging them in B.C. for m...

Building Permits Canada: September, 2012 Sees 13.2% Drop

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the value of building permits issued in September fell 13.2 per cent to $6.5 billion after a jump of 9.5 per cent in A...

Apple iPad Mini Sales Top 3 Million In 3 Days

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Apple says it sold 3 million iPads of all kinds in the first three days it sold the new Mini model.Apple started selling the Mini on ...

Vodafone Controversy Pushes Back Canada-India Investment Deal

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

A high-profile tax dispute between the Indian government and British telecoms operator Vodafone Group has made it unlikely that India will sign a fore...

Black Friday In Canada: Ontario Malls To Stay Open Longer To Compete With U.S. Sales

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Some of Ontario's biggest malls are going to be open even longer than usual on Black Friday in hopes of keeping Canadian shoppers close to h...

Immigration To Canada: Poles In U.K. Poached To Fill Labour Shortages, Reports Say

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s campaign to bring Polish migrant workers from the U.K. to Canada to fill labour shortages has got the English pr...

New Plastic $20 Bills: Bank Of Canada Releases New Polymer Bill On Wednesday (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - On Wednesday, the Bank of Canada will begin circulating a new $20 bill made of polymer instead of paper.The new bill pays tribute to the cont...

Housing Market: Toronto Condo Analysis Uncovers Spectre Of Irresponsible Lending

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

A report from an equity research firm into the Toronto condo market raises serious questions about the possibility of irresponsible mortgage lending, ...

G20 Summit: Jim Flaherty Says U.S. Is Now Biggest Economic Threat To Canada

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says Canada's closest ally and trading partner, the United States, has replaced Europe as the biggest threat to...