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Fraser Institute Blasts Canada's 'Biased' Labour Relations Laws In New Report

(81) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 6:30 AM

Just when it seemed that the debate over right-to-work laws had calmed, Canada’s most well-known conservative think-tank has released a report blasting the country’s “biased” labour relations laws for stalling jobs and investment.

After assessing various labour relations laws in the private sector for their “flexibility” — defined for the...

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Foreigners Are Taking Over Canadian Real Estate
Definitely
Maybe

(37) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 7:26 PM

The housing market is so inflated that the international community warns of a bubble ready to burst and locals fret that soaring prices have pushed the dream of home ownership forever out of reach.

Some weary house hunters have...

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Burger King, Tim Hortons Merger: 5 Ways Canada's Coffee Shop Will (And Won't) Change

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 2:55 PM

There Will Be ‘Absolutely’ No Tims Coffee At Burger King



Burger King apparently has no intentions of selling Tim Hortons coffee in its restaurants, despite prior speculation that the ability to make a mark in the brewing “coffee wars” among fast food restaurants in the U.S. might...

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Warren Buffett To Finance Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal: WSJ

(8) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 9:10 PM

UPDATE, Aug. 26: Burger King has confirmed it will merge with Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that will move Burger King headquarters to Canada.

A press release said Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is providing $3 billion in financing but will not be involved in operation of...

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Tim Hortons Burger King Merger: 10 Things To Know About The Proposed Deal

(7) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:50 PM

When we first heard the news that Burger King may be ready to move to Canada for a merger with what is arguably Canada’s most beloved company, we didn’t know what to make of it.

Could Tim Hortons become an American company once again? Or...

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9 Times Canadian Companies Were Targeted For U.S. Takeovers

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 2:40 PM

Tim Hortons may be one of the most iconically Canadian companies to be targeted for a U.S takeover, but it is certainly not the first.

In fact, Burger King’s proposed takeover of the coffee-and-doughnut giant is not even the first time Tims itself has been...

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Bedrocan Set To Become Canada's Latest Publicly Traded Medical Marijuana Company

(14) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 7:53 PM

Bedrocan is set to become Canada’s latest publicly traded medical marijuana company, with plans to list on Toronto’s junior stock exchange Monday.

The Toronto-based company’s stock will be available at the opening bell for investors to buy and sell under the symbol BED on the Toronto Venture...

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Government Memo Criticized Top Biologist For Comments On Oilsands

(37) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 3:10 PM

One of Canada’s top biologists says he will not stop talking to the media after a government memo accused him of bias and speaking out of turn about the environmental impact of Alberta’s oilsands.

Queen’s University professor John Smol said Monday he was shocked and outraged to learn earlier...

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Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Issues Recall Over Mouldy Pot

(18) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:59 PM

A mouldy batch of White Widow pot is the target of the latest medical marijuana recall by Health Canada.

Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. is voluntarily recalling the lot after tests showed the product contained mould. The tests were conducted after Health Canada inspectors learned customers had complained...

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What We Don't Know About Canada's Housing Market Could Sink Us

(72) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 12:49 PM

Is Canada in a major housing bubble? Without crucial data that lenders and government are withholding, it’s practically impossible to tell. In this series, HuffPost Canada examines the gaps in our knowledge and why that missing data matters.

If Canadian home prices suddenly plummeted by 20 per cent, what percentage...

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Netflix Doubles Profits, Expands To New Countries In Bid For Global Dominance

(4) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Netflix is getting closer to world domination as it doubles profits, builds a global subscriber network and rapidly expands across borders.

Check out the video above for the top five things you should know about Netflix today, in Canada and around the world.

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Walmart Canada's 20th Anniversary Marked With Nod To Charity Work

(107) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 8:04 AM

An upcoming ad campaign will feature ordinary Canadians thanking Walmart for the $200 million in charity contributions it has made in Canada since it opened up shop 20 years ago.

Since it opened in 1994, Walmart Canada has expanded to 390 locations, and has employed one out of every 100...

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With Household Debt Near Record Highs, BoC Mulls Major Interest Rate Policy Change

(25) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says low interest rates may become the “new normal” as Canadians have taken on so much debt that any rate spike could send shockwaves through the economy.

The head of the central bank told CBC’s The Current on Thursday that his...

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Ontario Budget: Businesses Oppose Proposed Mandatory Pension Plan

(31) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 4:56 PM

Canadian business groups are railing on Ontario’s re-released budget over the proposed mandatory pension plan in a fight that could shape up to be the province’s Obamacare moment.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses and the Retail Council of Canada released statements condemning Monday’s budget for its inclusion of...

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Canadian Home Sales Report For June 2014: Six Key Reactions

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 3:24 PM

The average Canadian home price jumped an annual 6.9 per cent in June, suggesting that the market is still on a tear that has long passed the real estate slowdown many had predicted.

The Canadian Real Estate Association said Tuesday that sales in June climbed 11.2 per cent above the...

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Canada's Housing Market Overvalued By 20 Per Cent, Fitch Warns

(56) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Ottawa may need to step in again to cool an overheated housing market that is showing no signs of slowing, according to a global credit rating agency.

Fitch Ratings said Monday that Canadian home prices are overvalued by 20 per cent based on historical drivers of home price growth....

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Temporary Jobs Are Canada's Future: Report

(80) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 9:27 AM

A pronounced shift toward temporary gigs and unstable positions could become the new normal for this generation as demand for short-term workers rises across the country, according to one of the country’s biggest employment firms.

The latest job figures show the economy unexpectedly shed some 9,400 jobs in June. That...

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Globe And Mail Strike Watch: Staff, Management Reach Last-Minute Deal

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 3:51 PM

The Globe and Mail’s management and employees have reached an 11th hour tentative deal, just before a strike deadline Wednesday afternoon.

Several Globe journalists tweeted news of the deal.

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Canada's Housing Markets See 'Widening Affordability Gap'

(5) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Tension is mounting in Canada’s tale of two housing markets.

The gulf between price hikes in major cities and the rest of Canada widened during the second quarter of the year. In major cities, short supply continues to run up prices, long after experts predicted a softening in the...

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Potential Canadian Housing Bubble A Concern For 7 In 10 Lenders: Report

(26) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 5:11 PM

Seven in ten Canadian mortgage lenders are concerned the country’s real estate sector is headed toward an unsustainable bubble that could burst at any time, according to a new survey.

The poll by analytics company FICO found that risk managers at Canadian banks are worried not only about real estate,...

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