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Show Me The Money: Canadians Don't Care About Doing What They Love

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2016 | 2:18 PM

When it comes to choosing a career, it’s money, not passion, that drives Canadians.

That’s the implication of a new poll from Angus-Reid, which asked 4,500 respondents what’s most important to them when it comes to job satisfaction.

Fifty-four per cent said pay and benefits; only 19 per...

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F-Word, Dildos OK On Daytime TV Sometimes, Standards Council Says

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2016 | 12:07 PM

Warning: Graphic language

A French-language TV show that featured a crowd of people waving dildos and using the word “fuck” in English didn’t violate the industry’s code of ethics on sexual content and profanity, its regulator has ruled.

Among the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council’s reasons for the decision: Society’s standards...

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Legalized Marijuana In Canada Would Be Worth Up To $22.6B Per Year

(131) Comments | Posted October 27, 2016 | 4:46 PM

A legal market for recreational marijuana could give Canada’s economy a boost of up to $22.6 billion annually, says a new study from business services firm Deloitte.

The study estimates that marijuana sales, even initially, would be at least as large as hard liquor sales in Canada, at around $5...

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Job Growth Virtually Nonexistent For Canadians Aged 25 To 54

(21) Comments | Posted October 27, 2016 | 12:29 PM

Canada lost a sizable 50,400 payroll jobs in August, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday. That’s 0.3 per cent of all jobs gone in one month.

Thursday's payroll survey stands in stark contrast to StatsCan’s earlier and therefore more closely watched labour force survey, which reported

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Internet Usage In Canada Soared 40 Per Cent In A Year. Here's Why.

(4) Comments | Posted October 26, 2016 | 4:02 PM

Canadians have gone wild on their Internet data usage over the past year, and for Canada’s telecoms, the Internet is now a bigger business — by revenue — than television, according to a report from Canada’s telecom regulator.

The CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report for 2016 found broadband Internet...

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Canadian Home Sizes To Shrink As Population Grows: Report

(4) Comments | Posted October 26, 2016 | 1:22 PM

Canadians may find themselves living in smaller homes as the country’s population grows, says a new report that also predicts the country’s hottest markets — Toronto and Vancouver — won't return to affordable levels anytime soon.

The forecast comes as the country’s government-run mortgage insurer, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp....

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Payday Lending In Canada Doubles As Household Debt Rises

(34) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 3:16 PM

Canadian consumers are increasingly relying on high-interest payday lenders to make ends meet, as household debt keeps climbing faster than incomes.

A new federal government study says payday lending in Canada more than doubled in five years.

cash money payday lender
A CashMoney drive-through sign...

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Driverless Truck Launched As Job ‘Catastrophe' Said To Be 4 Years Off

(146) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 2:17 PM

A self-driving truck developed by an Uber subsidiary has gone on a 193-kilometre (120-mile) beer run for Budweiser, in the latest sign yet that self-driving technology is just around the corner.

And that begs the question: What are truckers going to do for a living now?

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Shoppers Drug Mart Marijuana Could Really Be A Thing

(37) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 11:27 AM

Shoppers Drug Mart is officially jumping into the medical marijuana game, in a move that appears to set the stage for retail sales of the drug once the federal Liberals have legalized pot.

The Loblaw Co.-owned pharmacy chain says it has applied to the federal government to distribute medical marijuana....

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‘Scion': Trump Hotels Get A New Name As Bookings Plunge

(8) Comments | Posted October 24, 2016 | 4:32 PM

Donald Trump’s own hotel business seems to be turning its back on on the Trump brand.

Trump Hotels has announced it plans to launch “Scion,” a new hotel brand targeted at younger consumers. The company’s existing hotels will retain the Trump brand, but new hotels under the Scion brand will...

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Stephen Poloz: Don't Sweat Deficits, Canada Can Handle It

(85) Comments | Posted October 24, 2016 | 2:40 PM

The head of the Bank of Canada strongly suggested Sunday that he is just fine with the federal Liberals’ deficit spending plans.

“Canada is in a very good fiscal situation, so we shouldn’t be worrying about [deficits] at this time,” Stephen Poloz said in an interview with Global...

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Moody's Says Canadian Housing OK As It's Sued Over U.S. Bubble

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2016 | 12:01 PM

When ratings agency Moody’s offers a positive assessment of a real estate market, it might be wise to take that with a grain of salt.

Moody's recently gave Canada’s housing market a clean bill of health, and says it is about to be sued by the U.S. Justice Department for...

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Tesla Bans Drivers From Ride-Sharing Their Cars, Plans Own Service

(23) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 1:42 PM

  • Owners will be limited to ride-sharing on company’s own network
  • ‘You’re killing people,’ CEO tells critics of self-driving tech

Electric car maker Tesla Motors announced this week that all of its cars are now equipped to be self-driving vehicles, though the software to operate it isn't...

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Lululemon: Foreign Worker Rules May Force Us To Leave Canada

(59) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 9:23 AM

Yogawear giant Lululemon told a parliamentary committee this summer it may move its headquarters out of Vancouver if it doesn’t get an exemption to temporary foreign worker (TFW) rules.

“We require — and will require — top experienced global talent,” the company said in a submission to the...

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Immigration To Canada Should Be Massively Boosted, Liberals Told

(40) Comments | Posted October 19, 2016 | 4:33 PM

  • Panel to propose raising immigration inflows by 50 per cent
  • McCallum balks at scale of proposed immigration increase
  • Canada a top-four country for skilled migrants

A panel of economic advisers will urge the federal Liberals to increase the number of immigrants to Canada by some 50 per cent,...

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$15 Minimum Wage? Wealthiest Canadians Among Those Most Opposed

(127) Comments | Posted October 19, 2016 | 2:48 PM

Who’s afraid of a $15 minimum wage?

Some businesses, perhaps, but not Canadians as a whole. A Forum Research poll released last week found nearly two-thirds of respondents — 63 per cent — approve of making $15 per hour the least you can earn, while 31 per cent...

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Canada's New Mortgage Rules: This Is How Much You Can Afford

(6) Comments | Posted October 19, 2016 | 11:58 AM

Mortgage borrowers may find they can't afford as much house as they before under the federal Liberals' new lending rules.

The Bank of Canada backed the rules on Wednesday, saying that, “over time,” they will reduce the risk of Canada’s financial system becoming unstable.

But for now, people will...

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Rental Rates Spike In Canadian Cities, And Worse May Be On The Way

(42) Comments | Posted October 18, 2016 | 5:32 PM

Vancouver’s housing market has been under some heavy pressure recently, with sales falling for the past six months and the average resale price taking a big dive in August.

But the same trend doesn’t seem to be playing out in the rental market, where

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Workplace Drug Tests OK With Canadians If Weed Legalized: Poll

(119) Comments | Posted October 18, 2016 | 2:28 PM

More than three in five Canadians say companies should be allowed to administer random drug tests to employees when marijuana is legalized, a new poll finds.

The poll from Insights West found 62 per cent of respondents would support drug-testing policies. That number rises to 70 per cent...

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NAFTA Tribunal: Canada Must Pay $28M For Wind Farm Ontario Nixed

(59) Comments | Posted October 17, 2016 | 4:11 PM

Ontario’s decision to place a moratorium on new wind farms in 2011 will cost Canadian taxpayers some $28 million, after a NAFTA tribunal ruled in favour of a U.S. energy company.

Windstream Energy sued the federal government in the wake of the province’s decision to place a moratorium...

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