24
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Assante, Assante Dorval, Assante Quebec, Canada, CI Financial, Consumer, Dorval, Economy, financial planning, Money, wealth planning

CI Financial acquires minority stake in Assante Dorval

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 24, 2020 8:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ CI Financial Corp. and its Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. subsidiary have signed a deal to acquire a…
03
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta economy, Alberta Small Business, Calgary small business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, CFIb, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, edmonton small business, Federal Small Business Programs, news, Nicks Steakhouse, Rent Relief Small Business

Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB ​

A newly released survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows Alberta small businesses remain tough as the province enters its sixth month of COVID-19 infections. The survey, conducted on Aug. 27, attributed fewer customers and lower sales as the root causes of a slower recovery for Alberta’s…
27
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, Money, ottawa board of trade, Ottawa Business, Ottawa business confidence, Ottawa business growth, Ottawa Coronavirus, Ottawa COVID-19, Ottawa economy, pandemic economy, Sueling Ching

COVID-19 pandemic devastated Ottawa business confidence: survey – Ottawa

Ottawa business leaders who were previously high on the city’s economic potential had their expectations devastated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest annual survey tracking business confidence in the nation’s capital. The Welch LLP Ottawa Business Growth Survey (OBGS) is a collaboration between the accounting firm and…
23
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus Toronto, COVID-19 Toronto, Economy, Toronto Apartments, Toronto Condos, Toronto Economy, Toronto Real Estate, Toronto Rentals

Toronto rental market turned upside down by coronavirus pandemic, hands power to tenants

TORONTO — Landlords are lining up to sign Rees Nam and their partner as tenants, even though the two have already found an apartment in Toronto — a far cry from when Nam was last on the hunt, two years ago. Back then, it took a personal connection for Nam…
12
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, Local Business, Montreal, montreal coronavirus, Montreal Merchants, news, Plaza Saint-Hubert, Saint-Hubert Plaza, Shop local, St Hubert

Plaza Saint-Hubert merchants feel supported while dealing with construction, coronavirus woes – Montreal

It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Little Italy shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique…
08
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, Coronavirus economy, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus quebec, COVID-19, Desjardins, Economy, Health, Pointe-Claire Village Commercial Association, Quebec City, Quebec Shop Local

Coronavirus: Shop local campaigns aim to inject millions of dollars into Quebec economy – Montreal

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many local and independent businesses are struggling to survive. To help, campaigns are emerging across the province, urging Quebecers to buy local in an effort to increase business. Read more: Coronavirus: Dorval launches campaign aiming to boost local business In Canada, 63 per cent of businesses…
07
Apr
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus in manitoba, Coronavirus in Winnipeg, COVID-19, Economy, how are businesses in manitoba doing coronavirus, manitoba coronavirus, news, Small Businesses, winnipeg coronavirus

Manitoba small business owners struggling during coronavirus pandemic – Winnipeg

It’s been a tough month for small businesses across the country and Manitoba is no exception. Many small businesses have laid off staff and some have said the COVID-19 crisis threatens to close their doors permanently. “Obviously, this is not going to be done by mid-April,” Melina Elliott of Winnipeg-based…
29
Nov
2019
Posted by: In: Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc., Business, Clover Leaf Seafoods Company, Connors Bros, Economy, New Brunswick, news, seafood, Teresa James, Village of Black Harbour

N.B. seafood supplier Connors Bros. filed for bankruptcy, selling assets to Taiwanese company – New Brunswick

Connors Bros. Clover Leaf Seafoods Company, which owns a fish processing facility in New Brunswick, has filed for bankruptcy due to its American affiliate Bumble Bee Foods debt of approximately US$820.8 million. The San Diego-based Bumble Bee Group, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Clover Leaf, is one of North…
12
Sep
2019
Posted by: In: Alberta business, Alberta Chamber Of Commerce, Canada, canada election, canada election 2019, Canadian Global Cities Council, Decision Canada, economic growth, Economy, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Federal Election, Federal election 2019, Politics

8 Canadian cities join forces to promote business priorities to federal election candidates

A coalition of chambers of commerce and boards of trade in eight major markets is using the October election as a chance to urge the future federal government to adopt ideas to promote business innovation. The Canadian Global Cities Council released the first of four “policy playbooks” — an Agenda…
12
Jun
2018
Posted by: In: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Business, Canada, China, Don Iveson, Economy, Edmonton, Money, TEC Edmonton, Tech, Technology, Tsinghua University, TusStar, World

Edmonton partners with Chinese tech incubator on program to expand business opportunities – Edmonton

The launch of a new program aimed at enhancing opportunities for Edmonton-area technology firms in China was celebrated by business leaders and politicians on Monday as yet another sign of Alberta’s capital becoming a major player on the global tech landscape. On Monday, TEC Edmonton and TusStar announced a new…