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Show entries from: April 2012 returned 127 result(s).

Ontario promises legislation to make wireless contracts for cellphones clearer

Published: 4/15/2012 7:31:00 PM - Author: none
' "Cell shock" is hitting too many Ontarians as they open their cellphone bills and find unexpected charges, Consumer Services Minister Margarett Best said Thursday as she promised legislation to improve wireless service contracts.

The issue of unexpected charges from wireless service providers is consistently among the top 10 consumer complaints to her ministry, Best told reporters...'

Canadian banks are safe havens from turbulence around the world: Moody's

Published: 4/15/2012 7:27:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's banks are collectively the soundest in the world, according to Moody's Investors Service, which has recommended the financial institutions to jittery global investors.

The New York-based agency rated all of Canada's big banks at double-A2 or better in a report Wednesday, higher than bank rankings in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and other areas of the world...'

Expanding Ontario's Clean Energy Economy

Published: 4/15/2012 6:56:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Launches Clean Energy Economic Development Strategy

Ontario launched its Clean Energy Economic Development Strategy, which will create even more new jobs in the clean energy sector. The new strategy will leverage the province's clean energy experience to become a global leader in key areas of the energy sector. Our priority areas include:...'

Ontario's Strong Plan For Economy Includes Support For Strong Film And Television Industry

Published: 4/15/2012 6:53:00 PM - Author: none
'Industry Contributed $1.26 billion to Ontario economy last year, up 31%

The Ontario government's strong support for the province's film and television production industry has helped the industry record its best year ever - contributing $1.26 billion to the provincial economy last year...'

Merit Foundation takes aim at Ontario College of Trades

Published: 4/15/2012 6:49:00 PM - Author: none
'...Merit Ontario is part of a coalition of construction employers that called for the complete overhaul or the abolishment of OCOT last fall, citing issues over the governance structure, transparency and its perceived union bias.

Merit Foundation’s greatest win would be for OCOT to disappear and for the existing apprenticeship centres to be used...'

Mega Brands, Mattel bring new construction toys for the sandbox

Published: 4/15/2012 6:45:00 PM - Author: none
'A new partnership will see the development of construction toys based on the world’s most iconic kids brands...'

Economic recovery leaving middle class behind

Published: 4/15/2012 6:42:00 PM - Author: none
'More bad news for the middle class: When the economy recovers, jobs in the middle won’t. That is the conclusion of an important new study that connects a long-term trend in the labour market with the business cycle of recession and rebound...'

'Culture of comfort' the enemy of innovation, report says

Published: 4/15/2012 6:38:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada is losing the global innovation race because it’s throwing far too much money at dubious research and doing too little to jolt companies out of their sheltered complacency...'

Ontario Students To "ChangeTheWorld" - 3 Hours At A Time

Published: 4/15/2012 4:15:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Launches Fifth Annual Youth Volunteer Challenge

Ontario is challenging young people across the province to volunteer for three hours over three weeks to "change the world" in their communities...'

Computers: Creating Wealth, Eliminating Jobs

Published: 4/15/2012 4:08:00 PM - Author: none
'Disappointing job creation numbers have stemmed the tide of economic recovery and have economists scratching their heads. But something entirely new may be lurking beneath the surface of our limping recovery: The Second Economy. This computer-intensive portion of industry is growing by leaps and bounds, creating a new generation of billionaires and shaping how our economy may run in the coming decades...'
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