Bitcoin for your paycheque?

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A CBC News story from September 1, noted  how a a small  – but increasing – number of employees are beginning to accept the online quasi-currency Bitcoin as payment for their wages. This is evidence perhaps of the growing acceptance of Bitcoin by merchants and the increasing discussion of  Bitcoin currency exchanges. Bitcoin began in… Read more »

Conflict? What conflict?

Posted by & filed under Auditing, Canadian Economy, Canadian governments.

From August 26th to 30th, Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island,  hosted the 55th annual conference of Canadian premiers.  This gathering is sometimes also know as the Council of the Federation. During these sessions, the various premiers discuss issues of common interest, and they communicate with the public on the results of their deliberations through… Read more »

Welcome back to school; and welcome to more debt

Posted by & filed under Accounting Careers, Accounting Principles, Canadian governments, Student life.

Where did the summer go? That might be one of the questions both students and parents are asking themselves as students head off to campus  for another year of university. Along with meeting friends – old and new – registering for classes, buying textbooks and engaging in extracurricular activities, students are buzzing around campuses already,… Read more »

Whopper of a deal: Burger King pays billions for Tims

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One of the biggest Canadian business stories of the past week – if not the past year – has to be the announcement last week that Burger King and private equity firm 3G Capital are purchasing Canada’s favourite coffee chain, Tim Hortons. The price: a whopper-sized $12.5 billion. According to the National Post, the combined… Read more »