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  1. I have an idea...lets keep the status quo. By Nicolas Van Praet Montreal • Forget Newfoundland, derided for decades as the fish-dependent fiscal laughingstock of Canada. Another province is swiftly climbing the ranks of the penniless: Quebec. Quebecers will displace their fellow countrymen as the poorest Canadians if current income and purchasing power trends continue, according to a new study released Tuesday by Montreal’s HEC business school. The stark outlook underscores the urgency for Canada’s second-largest province to fix its structural problems and lends weight to argu
  2. Building permits fall for third month Canwest News ServiceFebruary 5, 2009 9:01 AM OTTAWA—The value of Canadian building permits fell in December for a third straight month as a slowdown in the economy continued to temper construction activity in both residential and non-residential sectors. Statistic Canada said Thursday that municipalities issued $4.6 billion worth of permits during the month, a decline of 3.9 per cent from November. Residential permits were down 3.2 per cent to $2.6 billion in December, marking the ninth monthly drop in 2008. “Increases in multi-family per
  3. Canada's inflation rate jumps to 3.1 per cent Canwest News Service Published: 1 hour ago OTTAWA - The annual rate of inflation in Canada jumped to 3.1 per cent in June, the biggest rise in almost three year years, fuelled by soaring gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. Most economists had expected an overall inflation rate last month of 2.9 per cent from a year early, compared with a year-on-year increase of 2.2 per cent in May. "Gasoline prices increased 26.9 per cent between June 2007 and June 2008, significantly higher than the 15 per cent advance posted in Ma
  4. Provinces to clear way for workers MARIANNE WHITE, Canwest News Service Published: 7 hours ago Canada's premiers and territorial leaders reached a deal yesterday to remove labour mobility barriers across Canada beginning next year. The agreement, inked at the Council of the Federation meeting in Quebec City, will make it easier for workers trained in one province to do their job in another province. "We believe working people and their families want to have a situation where they do not have to go through 13 separate accreditation processes, but rather one accreditation proces
  5. Chute de 13,5% des permis de bâtir 6 octobre 2008 - 09h10 Presse Canadienne La valeur des permis de bâtir a chuté de 13,5% au mois d'août au Canada comparativement à juillet, pour se chiffrer à 5,6 G$. Dans le secteur résidentiel, la valeur des permis de bâtir a diminué de 9,3% et s'est établie à 3,4 G$, selon les données publiées lundi par Statistique Canada. Dans le secteur non résidentiel, la valeur des permis a diminué de 19,3% pour se fixer à 2,2 G$. Les trois composantes du secteur non résidentiel (industrielle, commerciale et institutionnelle) ont participé à ce rec
  6. Parmi les boutiques qui seront fermées, on en retrouve à Montréal, Laval, Québec et Mont-Tremblant. D'autres magasins seront fermés en Ontario, en Alberta et en Colombie-Britannique. Pour en lire plus...
  7. La venue à Fort McMurray de l'investisseur et du mécène n'est pas passée inaperçue. L'exploitation des ressources et le développement régional étaient au menu de la visite. Pour en lire plus...
  8. The truth about the Alberta Oil Sands <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFr782sTnwA?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFr782sTnwA?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object> <object width="640" height="385"><param name=
  9. Canada's housing market cools Home prices are still rising but much more slowly.Tyler Anderson/National PostHome prices are still rising but much more slowly. Resale price growth lowest in seven years Garry Marr, Financial Post Published: Friday, June 13, 2008 More On This Story TORONTO -- The Canadian real estate market is being flooded with homes, causing prices to start falling in some key markets, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. The average price of a home sold last month in the country's top 25 markets was $337,071, an all-time record. But that reco
  10. Stéphane Dion au pays des BBQ Gilles Toupin La Presse C'est un été chaud pour Stéphane Dion. Le chef libéral s'est lancé dans ce que l'on appelle, dans la tradition politique canadienne, la tournée des BBQ. Le défi? Ne pas sortir de l'opération tout cuit. En fait, il ne s'agit pas d'une tournée estivale habituelle où le chef d'un parti se contente de serrer des mains loin du regard scrutateur des médias, de forger des alliances et de roder son organisation en prévision de prochaines élections. Stéphane Dion, lui, a décidé de faire comme s'il était déjà en campagne électorale et d'
  11. Le contrat consiste en la fabrication et le montage de la charpente d'acier qui servira à construire la Edmonton Clinic North, à Emonton, en Alberta. Pour en lire plus...
  12. Un Québécois a fondé en Alberta une compagnie qui figure en tête de peloton dans la course aux dirigeables-cargo. Pour en lire plus...
  13. Alberta 6.8% Nunavut 5.8% Colombie Britannique 3.6% Manitoba 3.3% Yukon 2.9% Terre-Neuve 2.8% Canada 2.7% Nouveau-Brunswick 2.6% Ile-du-Prince-Edouard 2% Territoires du Nord-Ouest 2% Ontario 1.9% Québec 1.7% Nouvelle-Écosse 1.1% Saskatchewan 0.3%
  14. List of the busiest airports in Canada Passenger traffic 1. Toronto Pearson International Airport Toronto, Ontario 31,507,349 ▲1.7% 2. Vancouver International Airport Vancouver, British Columbia 17,495,049 ▲3.4% 3 Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Montreal, Quebec 12,407,934 ▲8.3% 4. Calgary International Airport Calgary, Alberta 12,240,786 ▲8.5% 5. Edmonton International Airport Edmonton, Alberta 6,065,117 ▲16.3% 6. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Ottawa, Ontario 4,090,000 ▲7.4% 7. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richards
  15. Jobless claims soar 21% in Canada Financial Post March 24, 2009 1:02 Lukas Stewart, with his resume strapped to his body, uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers on Bay Street in Toronto's financial district.Photograph by: Mark Blinch/Reuters, Mark Blinch/ReutersOTTAWA -- The number of people receiving employment insurance benefits rose to 567,000 in January, a 21.3% jump from the year before. British Columbia saw the biggest percentage increase, rising 47.7% from last year, followed by Alberta, 46%, and Ontario 43%, Statistics Canada said Tuesday. But On
  16. Ils ont beau être inondés de pétrodollars, les Albertains ont des tracas financiers comme tout le monde. Pour en lire plus...
  17. http://www.economist.com/world/americas/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15726687&source=hptextfeatureCanadian cities Mar 18th 2010 | CALGARY AND TORONTO From The Economist print edition And the gloom in Toronto TIME was when the decision over where to put a new Canadian capital-markets regulator would have been automatic. Toronto, Canada’s most populous city and the capital of Ontario, the most populous province, has long been the country’s business and financial centre. The biggest banks are there, as is the stock exchange. Legions of lawyers, accountants and bankers flock da
  18. Petro-Canada adopte une approche «conservatrice» Presse Canadienne 14:19 Petro-Canada planifie son développement en fonction «d'un environnement d'affaires relativement conservateur» même si le cours du pétrole brut vogue de record en record, a affirmé le vice-président principal de l'entreprise Andrew Stephen. Le pétrole frôle les 140 $ US La hausse du prix du baril pourrait favoriser un regain d'activité dans les sables bitumineux, mais les producteurs invoquent des facteurs limitatifs pour justifier leur prudence. M. Stephen a souligné que le prix des matières première
  19. Monday, September 29, 2008 Migration 2006/2007 Previous release Data are now available on the number of individuals who moved between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. At the provincial level, Alberta had the highest net migration rate, with 16.4 people for every 1,000 population. British Columbia followed and Ontario was third. Among census metropolitan areas, the highest net inflow occurred in Kelowna, which had a net inflow of 22.0 migrants for every 1,000 residents. Edmonton and Calgary were second and third, respectively. In absolute terms, Toronto had the highest net in
  20. Battle lines drawn on environment at premiers rendezvous in Quebec City LEE GREENBERG and MARIANNE WHITE, Canwest News Service Published: 5 hours ago Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach issued a stern warning against a national cap-and-trade program yesterday, underscoring divisions among Canada's 13 premiers and territorial leaders at the outset of a three-day meeting featuring discussions on climate change strategy. Stelmach and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall scuttled any hope of a unified cap-and-trade program, making it clear they consider the policy a thinly disguised attempt to share i
  21. Projects in and around Edmonton, Alberta First a little background. http://edmonton.com/ <header style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: SinewRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 16px;"><section id="hero" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 240px 0px 60px; text-align: center; height: 900px; background-image: url(<a href=" http:="" edmonton.com="" img="" background-large_r.jpg);"="" target="_blank"><footer style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 2em;"> </footer></section></header>
  22. (Courtesy of the Financial Post) Speaking of mining in Quebec, I took a massive hit from CLQ Luckily I sold off like half my shares at a profit days before it lost 50% Seeing I do not want to make another topic, here is a graph of the top 10 largest mergers in Canada from 2010, I wonder what 2011 has in store for Canada.
  23. En lisant cet article d'aujourd'hui dans La Presse j'ai découvert le Art Gallery of Alberta, inauguré récemment. http://www.cyberpresse.ca/voyage/canada/201009/10/01-4314487-edmonton-la-ville-qui-fait-boom.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B2_voyage_264_accueil_POS1 Penser que les gens à Edmonton ont plus d'audace architectural qu'à Montréal...soupir.
  24. Shell songe à quitter le Québec Publié le 08 juillet 2009 à 15h42 | Mis à jour à 15h44 Le géant pétrolier Royal Dutch Shell songe à fermer sa raffinerie de Montréal et à se départir de son réseau de stations-service au Québec et dans les Maritimes. Une révision stratégique de ces activités est en cours actuellement chez Shell, dont l'issue pourrait être la fermeture de la raffinerie, ont appris avec stupéfaction aujourd'hui les employés de la raffinerie de Montréal-Est. Parmi les options examinées figurent la vente de la raffinerie en tout ou en partie, sa transformation en ter
  25. L'Association canadienne des services pétroliers prévoit une importante baisse du nombre de forages en 2009 en Alberta. De leur côté, la Colombie-Britannique et la Saskatchewan connaîtront une augmentation de la quantité des puits de pétrole et de gaz naturel. Pour en lire plus...
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