CANADA NEWS
CANADA NEWS
03/28/2014
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes a number of measures to reduce the tax burden on Canadians, including health-related tax relief such as an exemption from the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) on acupuncturists’ and naturopathic doctors’ professional services. Changes to the tax treatment of these services and other GST/HST health-related measures announced in Economic Action Plan 2014 became effective on February 12, 2014.
CANADA NEWS
03/04/2014
Canada has seen its first major pension "buyout" with an unidentified company purchasing about $500 million worth of annuities from an insurer to outsource the long-term funding obligation for its pension plan.
CANADA NEWS
10/18/2013
Canada and the European Union have struck a free trade agreement aimed at boosting growth and employment.
CANADA NEWS
09/27/2013
Blackberry has reported a second quarter net loss of $965m (£600m) following a slump in sales.
CANADA NEWS
09/23/2013
Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed in principle to be bought by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial for $4.7bn.
CANADA NEWS
09/05/2013
U.S. forestry giant Louisiana-Pacific Corp. said it plans to buy Vancouver-based Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. for US$1.1 billion, according to a joint statement by the two companies late Wednesday.
CANADA NEWS
09/05/2013
The word on everyone's lips at this year's G20 summit is Syria, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper is signalling his intention to keep his focus on global economics.
CANADA NEWS
09/05/2013
House sales climbed 21 per cent in Toronto and 52 per cent in Vancouver in August compared to the same month last year, as buyers' fears over the tightening of mortgage rules continued to ease and they re-entered the market.
CANADA NEWS
08/30/2013
Economist Herb Grubel of the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute argues that Ottawa should take more “radical” steps by phasing out the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, and by bringing in an employer-driven system to attract economic immigrants.
CANADA NEWS
08/07/2013
Air Canada is reporting $115 million of adjusted net income in the second quarter, a big improvement from a year earlier and far better than analysts were expecting.
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