Southwest Airlines looking to expand its flights to Canada

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Description: In a move that could shake the airline industry in Canada, the low-cost airline carrier Southwest airline plans to expand its services to U.S.–Canada routes. This will put pressure on Air Canada, Westjet and Porter airlines to bring down their prices. Source: BNN Date: July 26, 2014 Video and Text Link:http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/7/26/Southwest-eyes-northern-push-threatening-Air-Canada-WestJet.aspx Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

Canadians Buy More Companies Abroad Than They Sell

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Description: There has often been huge debate on whether a foreign firm should buy a large Canadian firm; however, Canadian companies have been on a buying spree—they have bought more foreign firms in the past decade than the number of Canadian firms that have been sold to foreign firms. Between 2004 and 2013, Canadian firms… Read more »

Can higher taxes combat inequality?

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Description: Inequality is becoming an increasing norm across most developed economies. Thomas Piketty, the author of a book titled “Capital in the twenty-first century”, advises countries to increase wealth tax to increase wealth mobility and eventually curb inequality. Source: CBC Date: May 22, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2459304448/ Questions for Discussion: What does income inequality mean? How… Read more »

Magna Expands its International Presence

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Description: Magna is a leading automotive parts supplier with more than 130,000 employees and plants located across 29 different countries. Magna’s CEO, Don Walker discusses his company’s international expansion strategy and the difficulties it faces in growing markets like Russia and China. Source: CBC Date: May 16, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2457428909/ Questions for Discussion: Discuss the… Read more »

Should McDonald’s leave Russia?

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Description: In the wake of political conflict in Crimea, several western companies decided to close shops in Crimea. McDonald’s closed its three locations in Crimea and has decided to move them to Ukraine. In a strong response, a Russian politician asked McDonald’s to evict Russia. Source: The Huffington Post Canada Date: April 04, 2014 Link:… Read more »

Companies to be penalized strongly for abusing temporary foreign worker program

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Description: The Canadian federal government plans to come down strongly on companies that abuse the foreign worker program. As of December 2012, estimates indicate that were 340,000 foreign workers in Canada—an increase of 100% over the 2005 numbers. Source: Huffington Post Date: March 28, 2014 Link:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/03/28/temporary-foreign-worker-fines_n_5049295.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-business Questions for Discussion: Why do companies hire such… Read more »

Everyone’s not happy with Canada-S. Korea free trade deal

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Description: In an important international agreement, Canada has signed a free trade deal with South Korea. This is seen as a successful move for Canadian companies who will now have access to an important Asian market. However, not all industries are happy with this deal. Source: CBC Date: March 11, 2014 Video Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2441410168/?page=2 Questions… Read more »

Top 10 most influential brands in Canada

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Description: Ipsos Reid announced the ten most influential brands in Canada. It lists brands such as MasterCard, Walmart, Tim Horton’s and Apple. The number one brand on the list is Google. Source: CBC Date: Jan 28, 2014 Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2433488781/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of the interesting facts that spring out from this list?… Read more »

TSX takes a big fall as fears over emerging markets grip the investors

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Description: The TSX saw its largest one day fall in the last seven months—it fell 215.21 points on Friday Jan. 24. Investors seem to be worried about the growth prospects of the emerging markets and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to scale back its stimulus program. Source: BNN Date: Jan 24, 2014 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/1/24/TSX-tumbles-as-emerging-market-fears-grip-investors.aspx Questions… Read more »

How does the falling lonnie help the economy?

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Description: The falling Canadian dollar can be a good thing for the economy. The Canadian dollar has fallen by 10% since this time last year.  Jeannie Lee presents some of the benefits of a lower Canadian dollar Source: CBC Date: Jan 16, 2014 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2430382277/ Questions for Discussion: How does a lower Canadian dollar… Read more »