Canada Business News

That $50 Million Winning Lotto Max Jackpot Ticket Is In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There is one winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw — and it was purchased somewhere in British Col...

$100 Million

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Business

Week after week, no one seems to be winning the Lotto Max jackpot, and the money’s beginning to pile up. This week’s prizes are up to $100 mill...

Are We Getting A New Trade Deal, Or Is This Just A Photo Op?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper departed Sunday for South Korea, where he is widely expected to complete another long round of free-trade negot...

TFSA or RRSP? It's All About the Tax

Sarah Twomey | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

Still unsure about the differences between a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)? The fact is it's all about the tax. Here's a quick refresher of the tax-free registered savings account.

How Confident Are You About Retirement Planning?

Sarah Twomey | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

How would you rate your retirement planning confidence on a scale of one to five? Are you like the majority who find it very confusing? What would it take to overcome your fear and finally start investing in your future? You can set up a plain and simple saving plan that is so automatic, you won't even notice you're saving.

Are You Ready for a Long (Really Long!) Retirement?

Sarah Twomey | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

The fact is, we're all living longer than past generations and we have to make sure we don't run out of our retirement money. Even though it's sometimes hard to do, we need to save more during our working years. Here's what you can do to feel better: create a plan that includes an automatic retirement savings program.

Want to Motivate Poor People? Give Them Money

Angelina Chapin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Angelina Chapin

Kevin O'Leary thinks the fact that 85 rich people hold the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion will motivate the impoverished to become the next Bill Gates. To say 85 people serve as "the motivation" everyone else needs to be the next Bill Gates is to admit that you've never spent time with anybody who makes less than $60,000 a year.

Sears Canada Layoffs Just Won't Stop

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) has announced a round of layoffs for the second time this month, eliminating 624 workers.The struggling company ...

Will This Free-Fall Ever Stop?

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed sharply lower Thursday as traders took in readings showing a slowdown in the housing sector and looked to the rel...

My Experience as a Trainer With the CCA Women's Mentorship Program

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

It may be difficult for Canadians to imagine what it is like to be a woman manager of a financial institution in a developing country. I met 45 of the...

EI Is the Biggest Scam of Them All

Nick Bergamini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Bergamini

Now you may be asking, "How is EI a scam? I pay into it, and if I lose my job, the government's got my back right?" The answer to that is no, not exactly. The government plays favourites with EI benefit payments, basing your eligibility entirely on where you live and what you do for a living.

Sunny Freeman

Rob Ford's Sun News Show May Not Last Long

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Business

Gawkers eager to hear what Rob Ford will say when he returns to the airwaves better get their fill quickly: His reign as a TV host may last just a few...

Flaherty Hasn't Slain the Deficit Yet

Sean Speer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sean Speer

Mr. Flaherty may indeed eliminate the deficit in 2015-16 as planned. We hope he does. But his plan as conceived still contains considerable risk that shouldn't be ignored. More conservative revenue forecasts and lower program spending would reduce these risks and help to ensure he can deliver on his promise.

Co-ops Looking to Help Fill Leadership Void in Post-Conflict Uganda

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Co-operatives have long been an effective way for impoverished and struggling communities to come together to lift themselves up and achieve greater prosperity. Today that same co-operative model is being put to use in countries throughout the developing world. Uganda is just one such example.

The Week In Review: "Namaste, Thunder Thighs"

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Marni Soupcoff

In an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson explained that when the company's pants become see-through or start to pill, the problem may have more to do with the shape and size of the woman wearing the garment than the garment itself. "Some women's bodies just actually don't work for [the pants]," Wilson said. "...it's really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time and how much they use it." In other words, don't blame the "In the Flow" crops. They can't help it if your legs are just too flabby for proper athletic-wear functioning.

Canada Adds Jobs, But Ontario Is Another Story

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy eked out just enough new jobs to keep the unemployment at a five-year low but it was the U.S. labour performance that caught...

How To Price Your Home For Sale

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

When selling a house, pricing it correctly is one of the most important steps. If the house is priced too high, it can linger on the market for months without any chance of selling. Even worse, if the price is too low, it will certainly sell, but the seller could be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table.

TELL US: How Much Do You Pay For Your Cellphone?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Business

Earlier this month we asked our readers about Canada's telecom sector. We learned a lot about Canadians and their relationship to our telecom companie...

Co-Operatives Supporting Ugandan Farmers Share the Wealth

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Baina Omugisa means "the lucky ones," but the members of BOMIDO Co-operative Society in the Masindi district of Western Uganda are making their own luck by working hard and sharing the knowledge they have gained through IFAPI to grow their farms and increase the amount they earn from their produce.

In Business, Bigger Isn't Always Better

Ben Pickering | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Ben Pickering

I was raised in Silicon Valley before moving to Vancouver and I love to see entrepreneurs with big dreams. But what concerns me is when people build a business with a focus on trying to get big simply based on the belief that "bigger is better" or when those involved with the company view anything other than a multimillion dollar acquisition as a failure.

Global Citizenship: A Matter of Balance

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

In my experience, the people who are most involved with international development are also very much involved in their communities, working for social justice wherever they are needed. I suppose it also has to do with the fact that, in my mind, the notion of global citizenship is inclusive. We are working against global poverty.

Co-operatives Are Changing Lives in Uganda

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Have you ever watched a TV commercial for international aid and wondered how people's donations work in developing countries? Before I travelled to northern Uganda as part of a team of volunteers with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA), I did. But on that trip I met many Ugandans whose lives are being improved with the help of generous Canadians, and my outlook was forever changed.

Exploration and Co-Operation: When Mining Companies and First Nations Work Together

Thomas F. Morris | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Business
Thomas F. Morris

Since joining Northern Superior Resources in 2002 as President and CEO, I have applied my strong belief that First Nations must be meaningfully consulted and actively engaged in exploration programs. To respect the traditional land uses of these communities is absolutely essential. At the same time, it is also very important for First Nation communities to understand what exploration is all about and the limitations of a junior mining company.

How the New Maritime Labor Convention Can Help Your Shipping Business

Brian Penny | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business
Brian Penny

The 20th of August was the beginning of a new era for the international shipping community. That day saw the implementation of the International Labou...

6 Reasons Your Canadian Business Needs To Go Digital

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

Canadians are plugged in more now than than ever before. From how long we use the Internet, to our level of website engagement, to our appetite for online video, Canada is on top of the world when it comes to everything online. This is great news for marketers and advertisers.