Small Business (Canada)

Hydro Ottawa warns of scam targeting small businesses

OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa received multiple reports today of suspicious callers posing to be utility representatives. These calls are not from Hydro Ottawa, and are fraudulent. Ottawa Police Services have been advised.<p>These suspicious callers, posing as Hydro Ottawa, threaten …

Small Business

Report on Small Business Newsletter: Buck-a-beer is unrealistic, a big new Canadian venture fund and more

<b>Some Ontario beer-makers say that offering “buck-a-beer" is unrealistic without compromising quality</b><p>Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government is lowering the price floor for beer in time for Labour Day weekend, and will have incentives for brewers that reduce their prices. But some beer-makers say …

Business (Canada)

CFIB asks feds to grandfather pre-2019 passive income

The fight over private corporation tax changes spills into Budget 2019

Small Business

Projects receive boost from Alberta’s Status of Women community grant program

An Indigenous women’s justice forum, domestic violence workshops in rural francophone communities and a program helping support businesses launched …

Domestic Violence

Trudeau Minister Apologizes For Saying Immigrants Are Better At Creating Jobs

11:28 PM 08/05/2018<p>The veterans affairs minister in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet apologized Sunday for saying immigrants “are …

Canada

Trudeau government quick to brand any deviation from NAFTA negotiating hegemony as disloyalty to Canada

The committee on un-Canadian activities has convened somewhere in a corner of the PMO’s communications office, and they’ve found certain Conservatives to be suspiciously disloyal.<p>Not just disloyal to them, but to the nation, and for the unforgivable offence of meeting Americans without a …

Canada

Never retreat, never retract…

By on August 4, 2018 • ( 14 Comments )<p>The item below the line was published in June 2017, three weeks before John Horgan became Premier. Many had …

Canada

Scheer fires back at Liberals for ‘pathetic’ attack on Tory MP over NAFTA

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is firing back at the Liberal government for linking a Tory MP’s recent trip to Washington with ongoing trade negotiations, accusing the government of using a “cynical political strategy” to distract from stalled trade talks with the United States.<p>In a …

Canada

Ottawa has turned income

As every reader will surely recall, the federal government issued a number of tax proposals for private corporations last summer. The government …

Canadian News

Credit-card companies vow to charge Canadian small businesses lower fees

Three major credit-card companies have agreed to charge Canadian small businesses lower processing fees when accepting the cards, the Canadian …

Business (Canada)

Compromise key to successful NAFTA renegotiation

Efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which were on hold pending Mexico's July 1 presidential election, are back on again. …

Globalization

For food producers, an unexpected dairy-price increase is stirring up problems

Canada’s food-service industry is facing tough choices after the Canadian Dairy Commission announced it is raising the price of butter fat and raw milk by 4.1 per cent. The hike, which goes into effect on Sept. 1, is the first in two years and caught dairy processors and food producers off …

Business (Canada)

Airbnb share doubles in Vancouver, Toronto but average hotel occupancy rates still higher

OTTAWA — Newly released documents to Canada’s finance minister suggest traditional hotels in two of Canada’s biggest cities have not fared badly as …

Canada

Calgary becomes first Canadian city to allow businesses to start online

Calgary is the first city in Canada to let small business owners start a company completely online.<p>As of Tuesday, business owners can now apply for …

Canada

The rise of ‘weed tech’: Cannabis tech sector flourishes in lead up to legalization

A growing number of Canadian tech entrepreneurs are betting big on the future of cannabis in the lead up to legalization later this year. These “weed tech,” or “canna tech,” companies, as they are sometimes called, are hoping to cash in on the new legal market by creating specialized software and …

Cannabis

Syrian refugee, fisherman’s friend: How a retiring couple found a new heir to their Lake Ontario business

Slieman al-Jasem, 21, chats comfortably with customers as he weighs and bags delicate, snowy filets of fresh-caught white and yellow perch and pickerel from nearby Lake Ontario. He tallies the cost and jokes about his brother, who is more interested in his girlfriend than in helping out at his …

Business (Canada)

Time Hasn't Taken The Sting Out Of Feds' Attack On Small Business

The 2017 federal small business tax fight created a lot of anger and disappointment. More than a year later, the feelings haven't gone away.<p>It has …

Small Business

Opinion: Disappointed business owners give B.C. gov't 'D' grade

Did you ever receive a bad grade in school? As you brought your report card home to your parents, a knotted pit would form in your stomach. For the …

Small Business

U.S. Trade Jitters Sour the Mood Among Canada’s Small Businesses

Mounting trade tensions with the U.S. are taking their toll on Canada’s small businesses.<p>A confidence index compiled by the Canadian Federation of …

Economics

Report on Small Business Newsletter: Cannabis companies poaching key talent from the food and beverage sectors

<b>Cannabis companies poaching key talent from the food and beverage sectors</b><p>Nicholas Reichenbach, CEO and founder of Flow Water Inc., has run into some difficulties while trying to boost the number of staff at his three-year-old spring water company. The Toronto-based company has doubled its work …

Business

Adam: Doug Ford needs to wind down cap-and-trade in an orderly way

Wherever you stand on Doug Ford’s decision to kill Ontario’s cap-and-trade program, the cancellation of the green renovation rebates is causing such …

Cap and Trade

Majority of Ontario small employers want CPP hike scrapped, delayed: survey

The majority of small business owners in Ontario want the government to scrap or delay the Canada Pension Plan enhancements, according to a new …

Personal Finance (Canada)

New Zealand grants domestic violence victims paid leave

<b>New Zealand's parliament has passed a law granting paid leave for victims of domestic violence.</b><p>In a 63-57 vote, legislators approved the measure granting 10 days of extra leave a year, separate from annual holiday or sick leave.<p>Green Party MP Jan Logie, who proposed the bill, said it would help …

Domestic Violence

Canada's new export minister to push beyond U.S. market

© Reuters. Canada's PM Trudeau congratulates Mary Ng during a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa<p>By Andrea Hopkins<p>OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has …

Economy

Why Justin Trudeau is luring Australia's female entrepreneurs to Canada

Ms Warne said so far she has not accessed any support from the Canadian government.<p>"We came over to Canada with a project already running so we …

Entrepreneurship

Canada’s new export minister Mary Ng to push beyond U.S. market, boost small-business trade

Canada has created a new Cabinet position to help exporters look beyond the United States and there will be resources for small businesses that want to take advantage of new trade deals, the new minister for export promotion said on Tuesday.<p>Mary Ng, who vaulted to Cabinet-level last week to take on …

Small Business

Minimum wage increases bite into funding boost for Canada Summer Jobs program | The Star

The annual program provides wage subsidies, targeting mostly not-for-profit groups and small businesses with fewer than 50 employees.<p>The program …

Canadian News

Charges stayed in $13M fraud case because no judge available for trial

The appointment process begins with judicial advisory committees in each province (Ontario has three), made up of a judge and representatives from …

Southwestern Ontario

Report on Small Business Newsletter: Entrepreneurs, watch out for these four new tax traps

<b>Entrepreneurs, watch out for these four new tax traps</b><p>Recent changes in tax law in Canada and south of the border could bring unexpected expenses for small-business owners. Here’s what you need to know. Full story (Globe subscribers)<p><b>Can an app solve restaurant staff shortages?</b><p>Staffing a dishwasher …

Small Business

Meet the 5 rookie members of Trudeau's new cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a healthy dose of change to his cabinet Wednesday, creating new ministries and reworking others as the …

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