This week’s fiscal update will have Trudeau seeking redemption from a frustrated business community

This week’s fiscal update will have Trudeau seeking redemption from a frustrated business community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets one of his last chances this week to mend frosty ties with Canada’s business community as next year’s election nears. Trudeau’s finance chief, Bill Morneau, will unveil a fiscal update Wednesday in Ottawa that provides a shot at redemption after warnings about the country’s fading competitiveness. It will likely include…

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Innovation Nation: What Canadian companies need to thrive in the cutthroat global ideas economy

Innovation Nation: What Canadian companies need to thrive in the cutthroat global ideas economy

Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have a commanding head start in the race to succeed, and Canada risks falling behind. At stake is nothing less than the country’s prosperity and economic well-being. Innovation Nation sets out…

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‘I didn’t sleep well last night’: Bitcoin’s slide just the beginning as analysts brace for a 70% drop

‘I didn’t sleep well last night’: Bitcoin’s slide just the beginning as analysts brace for a 70% drop

Bitcoin’s no longer boring. After months of tranquility that became the envy of equity investors, The biggest cryptocurrency roared back into the public consciousness this week with the biggest sell-off since August, another fork and a cameo in a major semiconductor earnings report. Some digital asset industry pundits have already begun referring to it as…

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Ontario’s rules restricting pot producers’ store ownership could throw retail partnerships into disarray

Ontario’s rules restricting pot producers’ store ownership could throw retail partnerships into disarray

Ontario is limiting pot producers’ retail exposure, issuing rules about store licences that could throw several partnerships into disarray. A company is not eligible for a cannabis retail license if it’s more than 9.9 per cent owned or controlled by one or more licensed producers, the province said in rules issued this week. This could…

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