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1st December 2011

Better Foreign Investment Rules Needed for Canada

C. D. Howe InstituteOttawa should transform the Investment Canada Act to create a broader, more transparent foreign investment review regime to encourage investment inflows while protecting Canadian national interests, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Reforming the Investment Canada Act: Walk More Softly, Carry a Bigger Stick,” authors Philippe Bergevin and Daniel Schwanen say that Canada should scrap the “net benefit test” that now restricts inbound foreign investment. The authors argue that such an overhaul could help reverse Canada’s declining share of global foreign direct investment, and bring Canada in line with its more open peers. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

BoxingDay.ca Acquired By eCoupons.ca

eCoupons.ca has announced the acquisition of BoxingDay.ca for C$7,000 and launching of the new BoxingDay.ca website to help Canadians save money all year round.  According to DN Journal’s Year to Date Sales Charts, BoxingDay.ca was the fourth highest .CA domain name sold in 2011. Meanwhile, Cyber Boxing Day, Canada’s busiest online shopping day is only a few short weeks away on December 26. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

The Most Powerful Canadian Women In 2011

wxnThe Women’s Executive Network (WXN) has announced the recipients of 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, celebrating the professional achievements of women across the country. Co-presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards has become one of Canada’s most recognizable honours and is bestowed on Canada’s highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. To date, 584 women across the country have received this distinction, including 83 women who have gone on to be inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

EA Mobile Launches New Tetris Game on the App Store

EA MobileEA Mobile™ and The Tetris Company, LLC, have announced the launch of a re-imagined version of the globally popular puzzle game on the App StoreSM. The new Tetris® App, available now for the introductory price of $0.99, gives fans access to new features that give them revolutionary ways to play on their iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

HBO Canada Back In Winnipeg For Less Than Kind Season 3

hbo canadaHBO Canada is going back into the heart of Winterpeg for the third season of the quirky, half-hour original comedy series, Less Than Kind. Opening with three back-to-back episodes on Sunday, January 15 at 8 p.m. ET/MT, the premiere will also include a special Memories of Maury featurette celebrating the late Maury Chaykin and his contributions to the series. Following its debut, new episodes premiere in their regular time slot, Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

Give The Gift Of Great TV This Holiday Season

TVOIf you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, and you want to make a difference, why not do both? “Give a Minute for Great TV” is a unique way to give a holiday gift and provide inspiring programming that makes a difference for kids, parents and all Ontarians. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

Xerox Canada Launches New Recycling Program

xeroxXerox Canada has announced the roll out of a new waste prevention program aimed at keeping hundreds of thousands of kilograms of spent imaging supplies out of landfills. Xerox Canada’s new recycling program is an extension of the company’s Green World Alliance (GWA) program. GWA established Xerox as a leader in sustainability and environmentally responsible recycling programs more than a decade ago, and diverts an average of 5.5 million kilograms of waste per year from landfills around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

Multi-Media Project Tracing the History of Quebec Honoured With Governor General History Award

Canada's HistoryTwo filmmakers with a passion for history have revealed astonishing details about the history of Quebec through home movies made in the 1920’s to the 1980’s. This collective memory project, assembled from a collection of 20,000 reels rescued from barns, basements and attics all over the province, gives Canadians an in-depth perspective of the history of Quebec. “J’ai la mémoire qui tourne” is an unprecedented project that has woven together family films and videos that have been broadcast on television and on a vast website featuring viewer-contributed content and a robust set of educational resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

LCBO On The Go Mobile App For iPhone And BlackBerry

lcboLCBO On The Go, a free LCBO application for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and BlackBerry that allows customers to access information about LCBO stores and products,  has been released just in time for the holiday shopping period.  Toronto-based Broadplay Inc. was chosen following a competitive bidding process to develop the application in response to consumer demand for more mobile information. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2011

Coast Capital Introduces In-Branch iPads And Money Chat App

coast capitalCoast Capital Savings is stepping up the ante when it comes to branch design and features with the opening of its new North Vancouver location which includes iPads loaded with a special app that customers can use to map their way to improved finances. Read the rest of this entry »

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