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Canadian Economy News Update

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CEOs' faith in Canada falls, finds KPMG

Published: 2019-05-31T04:30:00Z 

With expectations of an improved Canadian economy (92%), revenue growth over 10% in the coming year (78%), and minimal need to cut headcount ...

Report suggests Alberta could face 'mild' recession, Atlantic economy will grow

Published: 2019-05-31T01:41:15Z 

The Conference Board of Canada released its 2019 provincial outlook on ... For a closer look at Alberta's economic outlook, visit CTV Calgary ...

Reconsider China investments, Tibetan official urges

Published: 2019-05-31T01:30:00Z 

In its latest report on trade, the Canada Tibet Committee said Ottawa's ... "Canadian companies can do business in Tibet, like mining," Sangay said.

Trade wars a 'wild card' that could limit 2019 economic growth: Bank of Canada official

Published: 2019-05-30T23:15:00Z 

The Canadian economy is expected to pick up in the latter half of 2019, but current trade disputes are a "wild card" that have the potential to limit ...

Brushing off doubts, Pence says US will approve USMCA 'by summer'

Published: 2019-05-30T21:45:00Z 

"The people of Canada and the United States know this agreement is ... and all the things that can improve the economies of our country and yours.".

BoC's Wilkins calls trade war escalation a 'major preoccupation'

Published: 2019-05-30T20:31:24Z 

On Wednesday, the bank reported that recent economic indicators for Canada have been unexpectedly robust. The central bank said data has shown ...

Another Loss for TSX

Published: 2019-05-30T20:25:42Z 

The Canadian dollar stayed afloat 0.04 cents to 74.04 cents U.S. ... On the economic calendar, Statistics Canada reported that average weekly earnings of ... In economic news, the second read on first-quarter U.S. Gross Domestic ...

Canadian CEOs' confidence erodes amid rising concerns over environmental, trade risks

Published: 2019-05-30T20:15:00Z 

Indeed, Canadian economic data has improved in recent months, with retail sales for March slightly beating estimates, wholesale trade climbing 1.4 ...

Canadian CEOs' confidence erodes amid rising concerns over environmental, trade risks

Published: 2019-05-30T20:15:00Z 

"Canadian CEOs are actually still fairly bullish on our economy with eight out .... On Friday, Statistics Canada will release GDP data for the first quarter.

The Bank of Canada is very worried about the US-China trade war getting worse, Wilkins says

Published: 2019-05-30T18:45:00Z 

OTTAWA — A top Bank of Canada official says the economy is caught in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war — and that further escalation of global ...

Trade war escalation 'major preoccupation' for Bank of Canada : top official

Published: 2019-05-30T18:45:00Z 

OTTAWA -- A top Bank of Canada official says the economy is caught in the ... Bank of Canada deputy governor Lynn Patterson to retire on July 19 ... The central bank said data has shown the oil sector is beginning to recover, the ...

Bank of Canada's Wilkins sees potential for concern in rare yield curve inversion

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

The bank says the Canadian economy will grow 1.2 per cent this year, ... of U.S. duties on Canadian steel and aluminum is good news for Canada, ...

The Bank of Canada is very worried about the US-China trade war getting worse, Wilkins says

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:35Z 

OTTAWA — A top Bank of Canada official says the economy is caught in the ... International conditions, however, pose a threat to a Canadian rebound, ... The central bank said data has shown the oil sector is beginning to recover, ...

Canadian CEOs' confidence in the economy drops: Report

Published: 2019-05-30T16:07:30Z 

Canadian chief executives' confidence in the country's economy has dropped by 15% compared with last year, but CEOs from around the world are ...

Lockout begins for 6500 BC port workers as negotiation deadline passes

Published: 2019-05-30T15:55:42Z 

The BCMEA has said disruption at B.C.'s ports could cost the Canadian economy about $5 billion a day. The Chamber of Shipping of B.C., which ...

Canadian dollar up before BoC official's speech as stock markets steady

Published: 2019-05-30T14:48:45Z 

The Canadian dollar gained against the greenback on Thursday, recovering ... Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins is due to speak about the economy.

Fighter RFP delayed again pending official review of industrial benefits policy

Published: 2019-05-30T14:37:30Z 

Jim Barnes, director of Business Development in Canada for Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Roger Schallom, the company's St. Louis-based ...

Political and Economic Uncertainty, Climate Change and AI, Pressing Concerns for Canadian ...

Published: 2019-05-30T14:15:00Z 

44% of Canada's directors feel the Canadian economy will worsen in the coming 2-5 years (up by 4% from last year) and 50% believe Canada is ...

Bank Of Canada Says Economic Slowdown "Temporary," Holds Rates Steady

Published: 2019-05-30T14:03:34Z 

Following Wednesday's comments by the Bank of Canada, half (50%) of analysts polled by Bloomberg News now expect an interest rate cut this fall.

IIROC, FINTRAC to share info on dealers

Published: 2019-05-30T13:30:00Z 

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is stepping up information sharing with federal anti-money laundering agency the ...


Canadian Jobs News Update

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Federal military procurement program could result in more french fry plants instead of high-tech ...

Published: 2019-05-31T00:22:30Z 

"In this case, we are creating jobs by using Canadian companies for high value ... Procurement Canada didn't answer the questions but instead provided ... the Postmedia journalist and the questions being asked by the news outlet.

Brushing off doubts, Pence says US will approve USMCA 'by summer'

Published: 2019-05-30T23:37:30Z 

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has pledged to win Congressional approval for the new North American free trade agreement "by the summer," even ...

Daphne Bramham: Farm workers continue the decades' long struggle to get their due

Published: 2019-05-30T22:41:15Z 

... vacation pay and wages by the B.C. Employment Standards director is news. ... Yet, without them, the Canadian agri-food business — as well as the farm ... It won't help migrant workers, who fill roughly half the seasonal jobs in ...

Vancouver, BC, port employers lock out workers, then lift lockout with tentative agreement

Published: 2019-05-30T22:07:30Z 

All other Canadian ports and terminals were to remain open and unaffected. ... According to news reports, including one at Straight.com, one of the contract ... was related to automation at the ports and the loss of jobs to machines.

Trudeau Says He Had 'Cordial' Exchange With Pence On US Abortion Debate

Published: 2019-05-30T20:48:45Z 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he had a "very cordial conversation" with United States Vice-President Mike Pence about Canadian concerns with ...

Tentative agreement reached in British Columbia's port dispute: union

Published: 2019-05-30T17:50:45Z 

VANCOUVER — A tentative agreement has been reached in a labour ... in British Columbia, costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars every ...

Trudeau urges US Democrats in Congress to pass new NAFTA

Published: 2019-05-30T17:27:31Z 

(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) ... on issues like labour and the environment Democrats "care deeply about." During a news conference in Ottawa after meeting with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, Trudeau said that while some ...

Negotiations to avoid BC port lockout continue through the night

Published: 2019-05-30T14:04:24Z 

A federal mediator imposed a news blackout as the latest round of ... Scott said disruption at B.C.'s ports could cost the Canadian economy about $5 billion a ... Port workers began limited job action on Monday that includes a ban on ...

Students value salary, professional development in prospective jobs : survey

Published: 2019-05-30T13:41:15Z 

A good salary, job security and professional development are the top ... "Canadian post-secondary students believe diversity to be a basic expectation ...

Canada Invests in Construction of Modern Tall Wood Building in Toronto

Published: 2019-05-30T13:07:30Z 

We know how important innovative forest products are to meeting climate change targets, creating jobs, stimulating economic growth and building ...

What lowering minimum wage means for Alberta's young people

Published: 2019-05-30T09:45:00Z 

It could affect employers' choices about who to hire for a minimum wage job, ... Mark von Schellwitz, Western Canada vice-president for Restaurant ...

Streetwise newsletter: BMO boosts dividend; Canadian Natural buys Devon Energy assets ...

Published: 2019-05-30T09:45:00Z 

Canadian Natural buys assets for $3.8-billion as Devon Energy exits Canada's oil patch: ... MORE FINANCIAL SERVICES NEWS ... Morgan Stanley cuts about half a dozen Asian equities jobs, sources say: Morgan Stanley has cut ...

Hiring watchdog to step up monitoring of government job ads

Published: 2019-05-30T07:52:30Z 

Any postings beyond that — through social media, career fairs, newspaper ... Under federal and provincial human rights laws in Canada, employers ...

Capacitating HS grads thru work-based skills training

Published: 2019-05-30T02:57:29Z 

MANILA — While having a college degree remains the best way to get into a high-paying job or a stable career, it is not the only means by which you ...

Trudeau to bring up recent anti-abortion laws passed in US in meeting with US VP Mike Pence ...

Published: 2019-05-29T20:44:25Z 

... that'll come up but we're going to mostly focus on the ratification process of NAFTA and making sure that we get good jobs for Canadians," he added ...


Canadian Business News Update

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Billionaire BC Liberal Donor Family Accused of Abusing Temporary Foreign Workers for Over a ...

Published: 2019-05-31T02:48:45Z 

Canadian Business listed the Aquilini family as Canada's 27th wealthiest in 2018, with a net worth of $3.3 billion. In addition to Golden Eagle farm, the ...

Reconsider China investments, Tibetan official urges

Published: 2019-05-31T01:30:00Z 

As the Canadian public's attitude toward China deteriorates in the fallout from the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou, ...

WELL Health to Acquire KAI Innovations, Canada's largest provider of OSCAR EMR Services

Published: 2019-05-30T23:37:30Z 

KAI, the recipient of Canadian Business Magazine's 2015 Startup of the Year ... This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the ...

Trade wars a 'wild card' that could limit 2019 economic growth: Bank of Canada official

Published: 2019-05-30T23:15:00Z 

The Canadian economy is expected to pick up in the latter half of 2019, but current trade disputes are a "wild card" that have the potential to limit ...

Tom Beckerman - Shareholder Files Early Warning Report for Prodigy Ventures Inc.

Published: 2019-05-30T21:32:37Z 

This ranking recognizes the financial performance of Canadian companies in the Information and Communications Technologies sector. SOURCE ...

7797958 Canada Corp. - Shareholder Files Early Warning Report for Prodigy Ventures Inc.

Published: 2019-05-30T21:32:37Z 

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Prodigy Ventures Inc. (TSXV: PGV) ("Prodigy" or the "Company") today announced that 7797958 Canada Corp.

Guess who's in the flood prevention business now

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:30Z 

We've all seen images of Canadians using sandbags at the last minute to protect against potential flooding a couple of days in advance of storm ...

Canada , UK worry about citizens as Hong Kong offers China new extradition powers

Published: 2019-05-30T19:15:16Z 

"We are concerned about the potential effect of these proposals on the large number of Canadian and U.K. citizens in Hong Kong, on business ...

BMO Celebrating Women: BMO Recognizes Outstanding Women In Montreal Through National ...

Published: 2019-05-30T19:07:30Z 

St-Ours has become the largest organic egg farm in Canada. ... Concerned by the news of local charities closing for the summer, Ms. Girard ... in capital available over the next three years for Canadian businesses owned by women.

Bank of Canada sees rising business investment, says economy solid

Published: 2019-05-30T18:47:22Z 

Bank of Canada sees rising business investment, says economy solid ... overall but expressed concerns over increased trade frictions between the ... they are exactly the same as they were in April," she told a news conference.

The Bank of Canada is very worried about the US-China trade war getting worse, Wilkins says

Published: 2019-05-30T18:45:00Z 

OTTAWA — A top Bank of Canada official says the economy is caught in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war — and that further escalation of global ...

Trade war escalation 'major preoccupation' for Bank of Canada : top official

Published: 2019-05-30T18:45:00Z 

OTTAWA -- A top Bank of Canada official says the economy is caught in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war -- and that further escalation of global ...

Bank of Canada sees rising business investment, frets over US-EU trade tensions

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada said on Thursday that business investment should expand gradually overall but expressed ...

Bank of Canada's Wilkins sees potential for concern in rare yield curve inversion

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

The divergence is due mainly to the behaviour of companies in the ... The removal of U.S. duties on Canadian steel and aluminum is good news for ...

Canadian banks wrap up 'OK' Q2, with a mix of earnings beats and misses

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

BMO's Canada and U.S. businesses were solid, but severance costs in its capital markets division — totalling $120 million before taxes — resulted in ...

Ottawa unveils new carbon tax rebate programs for small businesses

Published: 2019-05-30T18:22:30Z 

Dan Kelly, the president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said the rebate program is "underwhelming" and doesn't come close to ...

Easier immigration for student entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia

Published: 2019-05-30T18:11:15Z 

Nova Scotia has opened the door wider to young entrepreneurs who want to settle permanently in Canada. The International Graduate Entrepreneur ...

US wants new trade pact with Canada , Mexico passed by summer -Pence

Published: 2019-05-30T17:37:30Z 

The U.S. vice president has been traveling through American states dependent on trade with Canada and Mexico to make the case for the deal, which ...

CRA signs secret settlement with wealthy KPMG clients involved in offshore tax scheme

Published: 2019-05-30T16:41:15Z 

Now, tax court documents obtained by CBC News/Radio-Canada show two members of the Cooper family in Victoria, as well as the estate of the late ...

Scotiabank furthers commitment to Human Rights as it becomes the first Canadian bank to adopt ...

Published: 2019-05-30T15:56:15Z 

Consistent with that commitment, the signing of the UN WEPs and being the first Canadian bank to sign the UN Global LGBTI Standards for Business ...


Canadian Political News Update

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For Trudeau, raising US abortion bans with Pence is a tactic to bring the issue back home

Published: 2019-05-31T01:07:30Z 

Whatever it is, it is what Justin Trudeau was using to send a political signal when he complained about ... How would Canadians view an American vice-president who came to Canada to ... There was an item on Fox News's website.

Unifor's position puts journalists in a conflict of interest

Published: 2019-05-30T23:26:15Z 

The Liberal government invited Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector ... political enemy given the job of helping establish the rules by which news ...

CBC head defends coverage after Scheer suggests too much focus on US politics

Published: 2019-05-30T23:03:45Z 

"If the news is happening around the world, our journalists will continue to report on it, because it's important that Canadians have the Canadian lens ...

John Ivison: Desperate Trudeau antagonizes Mike Pence over abortion to score political points

Published: 2019-05-30T22:41:35Z 

The prime minister has seen Trump lift tariffs on Canadian steel and ... Pence said his government will renew calls for the Chinese government to ...

CBC head defends coverage after Scheer suggests too much focus on US politics

Published: 2019-05-30T22:09:48Z 

"If the news is happening around the world, our journalists will continue to report on it, because it's important that Canadians have the Canadian lens ...

Mike Pence calls for China to end its 'unlawful detention' of Canadians , at meeting with Trudeau

Published: 2019-05-30T21:33:45Z 

Pence repeatedly emphasized his government's effort to get the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement through Congress before the summer recess.

Evening Brief: Pence and Trudeau talk new NAFTA

Published: 2019-05-30T21:00:00Z 

Alberta's new United Conservative Party government is set to pass legislation today that ... Canada and the United Kingdom have released a joint statement ... with wealthy KPMG clients involved in offshore tax scheme (CBC News).

It's 'immoral' to not let Canadians detained in Syrian come home: human rights advocate

Published: 2019-05-30T20:15:00Z 

A young Canadian named Aimee recently gave birth to a son there. ... "Given the security situation on the ground, the Government of Canada's ability to ... by the government's response and terrified by what news they're getting from ...

Canada , Britain worried about citizens as Hong Kong offers China new extradition powers

Published: 2019-05-30T19:07:30Z 

A pro-China Hong Kong government recently proposed a law that would newly allow the Chinese authoritarian state to demand the surrender of ...

As Putin's political fortunes plummet, Kremlin turns to sociologists for advice

Published: 2019-05-30T18:22:30Z 

Canadian police are using family trees and the latest DNA technology to ... Two new Kremlin-commissioned polls have delivered some bad news for ...

Pence says US- Canada relationship has 'never been stronger'

Published: 2019-05-30T18:14:37Z 

Pence later said at a news conference that Trump is a "great friend of the Canadian people." Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the ...

US wants new trade pact with Canada , Mexico passed by summer -Pence

Published: 2019-05-30T17:37:30Z 

Canada formally began the process on Wednesday and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday announced his government's ...

Trudeau, Pence to talk trade, China, abortion in final push to ratify new NAFTA

Published: 2019-05-30T17:00:26Z 

Pence was in the Canadian capital hoping to build momentum to pass a new ... at a news conference that Trump is a "great friend of the Canadian people." ... "Political considerations will not come into our reflections," Trudeau said.

Trudeau takes aim at Tories over new NAFTA, also raises abortion with Pence

Published: 2019-05-30T16:07:19Z 

"There were a number of Canadian Conservative politicians who .... a Global News report that more than 100 Canadian women have been sent to the ...

Canada wanted China to stop 'inaccurate' talk about justice system in Huawei case

Published: 2019-05-30T15:40:10Z 

LethbridgeNewsNOW| Lethbridge, Alberta | News, Sports, Weather, ... Canada wanted China to stop 'inaccurate' talk about justice system in Huawei case ... Councillor Yang Jiechi, the director of the party's political bureau, on Dec. 20, 10 days after Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were ...

Opposing parties join forces for national brew-off

Published: 2019-05-30T15:24:10Z 

"With Election Brew, we're able to put politics aside and celebrate what's truly great about Canada – civil democracy and the values we all share as ...

It's 'immoral' to not let Canadians detained in Syria come home: human rights advocate

Published: 2019-05-30T15:00:09Z 

A Canadian "ISIS bride" speaks to CTV News from eastern Syria. ... "Given the security situation on the ground, the Government of Canada's ability to ...

It's 'immoral' to not let Canadians detained in Syrian come home: human rights advocate

Published: 2019-05-30T15:00:00Z 

The families back in Canada are exasperated by the government's response and terrified by what news they're getting from sporadic text messages ...

Canadian dollar up before BoC official's speech as stock markets steady

Published: 2019-05-30T14:48:45Z 

The Canadian dollar gained against the greenback on Thursday, ... Canadian government bond prices were mixed across a flatter yield curve, with the ...

Fighter RFP delayed again pending official review of industrial benefits policy

Published: 2019-05-30T14:37:30Z 

Shortly before Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced on May 29 that a formal request for proposals (RFP) to supply 88 new Canadian fighter jets ...


Canadian Housing News Update

Google Alert - Canadian Housing News
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Why it might be time to rethink Canada's mortgage stress test

Published: 2019-05-30T18:56:15Z 

The new rule came into effect in January, to add stability to a housing market that saw prices go through the roof. Under the new requirements, you ...

Bank of Montreal joins Poloz's push to bolster market for residential mortgage -backed securities

Published: 2019-05-30T16:07:30Z 

Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth largest bank, is working toward expanding the investor base for a residential mortgage-backed securities just as ...

The Government of Canada identifies more than a billion dollars in additional taxes in British ...

Published: 2019-05-30T15:41:54Z 

For this reason, it is critical that rules for buying or renting housing are applied equally across Canada's housing market, in a fair and transparent ...

Posthaste: That's a wrap for Canadian banks, only the richest get houses … and Jurassic perks

Published: 2019-05-30T12:45:00Z 

Good luck buying a house in Canada's top housing markets unless you count yourself among the country's richest, writes Nicholas Sokic.

Former Kingston catholic school property converted to affordable housing

Published: 2019-05-30T12:45:00Z 

... at 80 per cent of the market rate and the remaining nine are market rental units. ... Kingston's vacancy rate has been pegged at 0.6 per cent by the Canadian ... "I can see this creating momentum to be able to build more housing, ...

Bank of Montreal Receives Regulatory Approvals for Normal Course Issuer Bid

Published: 2019-05-30T10:41:15Z 

... which we operate; the Canadian housing market; weak, volatile or illiquid capital and/or credit markets; interest rate and currency value fluctuations; ...

Streetwise newsletter: BMO boosts dividend; Canadian Natural buys Devon Energy assets ...

Published: 2019-05-30T09:45:00Z 

Canadian Natural buys assets for $3.8-billion as Devon Energy exits ... MORE FINANCIAL SERVICES NEWS. CMHC's first-quarter earnings increase to $394-million despite dip in revenue: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.