Tuesday, October 24, 2017

‘A shakedown against Canadians’: Hollywood still telling internet pirates to pay up

At least one anti-piracy company is still sending copyright infringement notices on behalf of Hollywood studios, demanding that Canadians pay for their alleged crimes. Critics say the letters are misleading and it's time for the federal government to rewrite the rules on piracy notices....

Home Capital makes another board change

Home Capital announced another change to its board of directors on Thursday, revealing that John Marsh, one of its original investors, is stepping down....

Liberals to narrow scope of passive-income measure for private corporations

The federal government is moving to pare down its controversial tax proposal on passive income so that it will only affect three per cent...

Ford’s ex-CEO leaves company with $51.1M US

Ford's former CEO Mark Fields is leaving the company with an estimated $51.1 million in cash, stock awards and pension benefits....

Shopify shares fall 11% as short seller calls firm a ‘get rich quick scheme’

Shares in Shopify were down by as much as 11 per cent on Wednesday after a high-profile American short seller said most of the 500,000...

400 jobs to be slashed as Mondelez closes Montreal cookie factory

Snack and cookie powerhouse Mondelez announced Wednesday it would be closing its Montreal manufacturing facility on Viau Street by the end of next year....

U.S. Federal Reserve hikes key interest rate to twice that of Canada’s

America's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, in line with what economists were expecting, but a sign that consumers need to get ready for even higher interest costs....

The Sky Is Not Falling On Canada’s Small Businesses

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau recently released a long and nervously awaited discussion paper which was met with near apoplexy in some corners. The...

Oil-producing provinces see highest spike in insolvency, government stats say

Canada's oil-producing provinces are seeing the biggest spike in insolvency in the country, according to new statistics from the Government of Canada. Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and...

Canadian beekeepers face plummeting honey prices as harvest wraps up

As they finish harvesting this year's crop, Canadian honey producers say they are being stung with prices that have fallen by about 50 per cent since a year ago, a devastating blow that some are blaming on a global glut of what they say is cheaper, low-quality Chinese exports....

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