Mail will be delivered on Monday, lockout cancelled

Mail will be delivered on Monday, lockout cancelled

Earlier today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk, encouraged both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to continue their discussions beyond the lockout notice. Canada Post responded by withdrawing its 72-hour notice. As a result, there will not be a lockout at 12:01 a.m., allowing both sides to […]

Canadian economic activity erratic through 2016: RBC Economics

Canadian economic activity erratic through 2016: RBC Economics

As the Canadian economy contends with softer than expected exports, weak business investment and effects of the Alberta wildfires, real GDP growth in 2016 is forecast to be 1.4 per cent, according to the latest RBC Economics Outlook report. A decline of 1.0 per cent (annualized) in the second quarter will pose a setback, although […]

Canada keeps top spot as most cost competitive mature market for business

Canada keeps top spot as most cost competitive mature market for business

Today, KPMG in Canada released its Competitive Alternatives 2016 report, revealing Canada as the most cost competitive mature market for business. The high value of the US dollar has enabled Canada to maintain its competitiveness and status in the international rankings, despite higher local business costs such as lease costs for downtown and suburban office space […]

Medical robotic systems market: Surgical robots lead in North America

Medical robotic systems market: Surgical robots lead in North America

Medical robotic systems consist of preprogrammed devices that assist surgeons in performing complex surgical procedures in various ways. Robotic devices help eliminate surgery risks caused by human error and the programmable nature of medical robotic systems means that they can be used in various procedures for different tasks. The convenience of medical robotic systems for […]

Toronto start-up now Canadawide

Toronto start-up now Canadawide

Just one year after it was first founded, a start-up which got its humble start in Toronto has expanded to have a presence Canadawide. CubbySpot is an award-winning website and mobile platform that helps parents find the best available daycare for their children, and daycare centres to fill their vacancies. It now covers all major Canadian […]

January home sales close to long term averages

January home sales close to long term averages

Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors numbered 57 units in January 2016, down five per cent (three sales) on a year-over-year basis. However, sales are close to long term averages. “Residential sales in January 2016 were fairly average for the month coming in just a handful of sales […]

Applications open for Summer Company program

Applications open for Summer Company program

Ontario is now accepting applications for the Summer Company program, which helps youth start their own business and gain the skills they need to succeed. Summer Company offers mentorship, training and awards of up to $3,000 to students aged 15 to 29. Students can apply online until May 6th. “Providing opportunities for young people to […]

Canadian dollar plunges below 72 cents US on commodity prices

Canadian dollar plunges below 72 cents US on commodity prices

Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press TORONTO – Lagging commodity prices and an interest rate hike south of the border have sent the loonie plunging below 72 cents US for the first time since May 2004, extending the Canadian currency’s recent string of 11-year lows. The Canadian dollar lost 0.86 of a U.S. cent to close […]

Ontario appoints Rich Donovan as the new chair to lead Accessibility Advisory Council

Ontario appoints Rich Donovan as the new chair to lead Accessibility Advisory Council

Ontario has appointed Rich Donovan as the new Chair of the province’s Accessibility Standards Advisory Council (ASAC). The Council is responsible for providing high-level strategic advice to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure on matters related to the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. “I’m excited at the prospect […]

Ontario considering legislation to increase consumer protection

Ontario considering legislation to increase consumer protection

Ontario will introduce legislation to increase protections for consumers who use the more than 800 high-cost alternative financial services, such as payday loans, installment loans, rent-to-own services and cheque-cashing services, and to better protect those with debts in collection. If passed, the Alternative Financial Services Statute Law Amendment Act would make amendments to the Payday Loans […]