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Show entries from: January 2012 returned 162 result(s).

Survey suggests many firms prepared to offer workers pooled pension plans

Published: 1/20/2012 6:01:00 PM - Author: none
'Two-thirds of Canada's small businesses are taking a look at a new pension vehicle unveiled by Ottawa and many would consider contributing themselves, suggests a survey conducted for the insurance industry...'

Google turns online privacy into public-service crusade with multi-week marketing campaign

Published: 1/20/2012 5:58:00 PM - Author: none
'...The educational ads will start appearing Tuesday in dozens of U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and magazines, including Time and the New Yorker. Google Inc. also will splash its message across billboards within the subways of New York and Washington, as well as various websites.

Google will address some of the basics of online privacy and security in the "Good To Know" ads, which will all include referrals to a website for additional information...'

Statement From Minister Duguid On Reducing Red Tape

Published: 1/20/2012 5:49:00 PM - Author: none
'...I am pleased that the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has recognized these efforts to cut red tape and improve government-to-business services. Ontario moved up a full grade in the CFIB ranking, the most significant improvement in Canada.

This is a testament to the hard work and collaboration undertaken in Ontario that is fostering a healthy and innovative business climate and creating jobs...'

Increased Output in Manufacturing Drives Growth

Published: 1/20/2012 5:46:00 PM - Author: none
'The McGuinty government remains focused on jobs and the economy. Despite uncertainty around the world, Ontario's real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 0.7 per cent (2.7 per cent annualized) in the third quarter (July to September 2011).

Provincial GDP has now increased 5.8 per cent over the past nine quarters, putting it one per cent above its pre-recession level. Growth in the third quarter was driven by increases in exports and Ontario's manufacturing output. Modest gains in total investment and consumer spending also contributed...'

Mobile Payments Will Soon Replace Cash

Published: 1/20/2012 5:44:00 PM - Author: none
'Several new reports say that smartphones will replace cash, in most instances, much faster than we think. According to new surveys, 72 percent of business executives believe that smartphone payments, on a large scale, are inevitable and 58 percent of businesses have already implemented a mobile payment system...'

Brook Restoration safety training includes swing stage, hazardous materials

Published: 1/20/2012 5:39:00 PM - Author: none
'...Brook Restoration recently opened its own safety centre. In addition to regular safety training like WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), Brook offers training in aspects such as swing stage, boom and elevated work platform, asbestos, lead, Bobcats and confined spaces. Their training includes a hands-on approach in addition to the more traditional in-class training...'

Ontario government makes property tax changes for green energy

Published: 1/20/2012 5:34:00 PM - Author: none
'Property tax amendments in will help Ontario property owners who install renewable energy technologies, states the provincial government.

The changes will provide greater clarity by creating additional categories for property tax assessment based on the size and location of energy generation...'

Standardized certification for Canadian plumbers

Published: 1/20/2012 5:31:00 PM - Author: none
'Certification for Canadian plumbing officials will soon be standardized to ensure consistent enforcement and quality nationwide...'

Cruise industry in full sail despite tragedy

Published: 1/20/2012 5:29:00 PM - Author: none
'...For the whole industry, the damage will be much greater. Any increase in insurance rates to compensate for the cost of the lost ship will be less significant than the expense of calming the fears of potential passengers. Reassuring words are free, but design modifications will be costly and soothing discounts could be even costlier.

Still, this is a robust industry...'

Escanaba High School uses texting to stay in touch

Published: 1/20/2012 5:25:00 PM - Author: none
'Escanaba High School officials hope a newly implemented mass text message service will keep students, parents and faculty informed of school closings, delays and upcoming events...'
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