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Fort Mac Fire Wipes Out $1 Billion In Oil Production

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Business

Fire will shave 1 per cent off of Alberta's GDP, but then boost it later.

Fort McMurray Fire Will Grind Economy To A Halt: BMO

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Business

BMO cuts growth forecast to zero from 1.5 per cent.

Things Couldn't Seem Worse For Oil And Gas. Then This Happens.

CP | Lauren Krugel | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business

"We're talking tens of thousands of people unemployed with no end in sight."

Report Gives Canada 'D' For Environmental Performance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada

Canada's greenhouse gas emissions are among the highest of the peer countries.

Canada's Outdated Income Tax Act Begs A Top-To-Bottom Review

Gabe Hayos, FCPA, FCA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Business
Gabe Hayos, FCPA, FCA

By making it easier to navigate the tax rules and meet their obligations, Canadians will spend less time and less of their money on preparing their taxes, leaving more in their pockets. For Canadian businesses, productivity could improve as they spend less time, effort and capital dealing with tax compliance and red tape.

Canada Could Reap Billions From LNG. If It Ever Happens.

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Business

As a certain "Austin Powers" character might say, "7.4 BILLION dollars!"

The Winners And Losers In Canada's Post-Oil Crash Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's manufacturers aren't ready for the new reality.

Canada Has A Roadblock That Keeps Immigrants From Making Their Fair Wages

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada shows that Canadians who immigrated from other countries would earn $13.4 to $17 billion more annuall...

Climate Activists Celebrate ‘End Of Growth In The Tar Sands'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business

Oilsands will run out of pipeline capacity by 2017, analysis says Industry to post $2-billion loss this year Production continues to grow despit...

Canadian Airlines Set To Haul In Record Profits This Year

CBC | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Business

Lower fuel prices and a lower Canadian dollar are combining to create winning conditions for Canada's air carriers with pretax profit at airlines exp...

Canada Lags World On Research, Innovation, Study Finds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — An Ottawa-based think-tank says Canada's innovation record has improved but it still ranks only ninth among 16 peer countries and corpor...

Canadians Can't Take Any More Telecom Price Hikes, Study Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Business

There has been “a sharp increase in prices” in telecom services, and with an economic slowdown and growing debt burdens hanging over consumers, Ca...

Canadian Carmakers Will See Biggest Profits In Years: Report

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new report says Canadian automakers are expected to reap their highest profits in more than a decade this year, helped by the weak loonie ...

Alberta Recession Unavoidable: Report

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A recession is unavoidable in Alberta this year, according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada.The province's economy is expected ...

Canada's CEOs Want To See More Workplace Training

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's largest companies want employers to put more emphasis on training and making sure their employees' skills are up to date.The Canadia...

Oil Prices Won't Bounce Back Anytime Soon: Conference Board

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - The Conference Board of Canada delivered bad news Wednesday for those hoping the pain from the latest crude oil downturn will subside any ti...

Canada Health Report Card Ranks B.C. 1st

CBC | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. is home to the healthiest Canadian population.

Feds Out $4.3 Billion, Provinces Out $10 Billion As Oil Collapses

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report by the Conference Board of Canada is predicting the oil-price collapse to cut federal revenues by $4.3 billion this year.The stu...

Report: Online Cross-Border Shoppers Should Get Tax Cuts

CBC | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians and their federal government would save money by raising tenfold the amount consumers can spend on cross-border purchases before having to ...

Report Spells Bad News For Wynne

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Higher taxes or further spending cuts will likely be needed if Ontario's Liberal government is to keep its promise of balancing the books in...

This Is The Real Income Gap In Canada

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Age, not gender, is increasingly at the heart of income inequality in Canada, says a new study that warns economic growth and social stabilit...

The Best (And Worst) Cities In Canada To Move For Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Business

Looking for a new place to live and work? Consider Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver or Waterloo. Those cities are among the top places in Canada for migr...

In Canada, How You Feel About The Economy Depends On Where You Live

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economy and the availability of jobs — except those in the booming West — a new...

It's Safer To Shop In a Supermarket Than a Farmer's Market

Steven Burton | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada
Steven Burton

The conventional wisdom is that the risk increases from farm to fork, with farmers posing the least risk, followed by processors, then restaurants, and finally the consumers who often cause themselves to be become ill by failing to protect themselves with good hygienic practices and by throwing out foods that have expired. This is true when considering the total number of illnesses but breaks down when considering fatalities. Consumers often sicken themselves but don't generally kill themselves. So what's wrong with the system?

B.C. Education Is Best In Canada: Report

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Despite the turmoil between B.C. teachers and the provincial government, a new report has ranked B.C.'s education system as the best in Canada. Ont...