Streaming Changes

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Description: With word this week that Netflix reported its first drop in subscribers since 2011, and with streaming service CNN+ shutting down only one month after launch, https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cnn-streaming-1.6426163, it’s no wonder some are speculating about challenges ahead for streaming services. Rising inflationary pressures may be part of the reason for Netflix’s declines, as the video… Read more »

The Sunwing Fiasco

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Description: After several days of delayed flights and upset passengers, Sunwing announced Thursday that it hoped to return to “close to normal operations” sometime on the weekend. A data breach at Airline Choice, the third-party supplier of Sunwing’s passenger system, caused cancellations and extensive delays as staff had to use manual processes to handle clients…. Read more »

First Union at Amazon

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Description: This past Friday workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York voted in favour of a union, a first for Amazon workers in the United States. The Amazon Labour Union (ALU) garnered roughly 55% of the votes cast. The victory comes on the heels of an unsuccessful bid to unionize another Amazon facility in… Read more »

Certifying Financial Advisors

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Description: This past Wednesday, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario revealed its plan to ensure “financial advisors” and “financial planners” would have to comply with minimum criteria. Currently, anyone who wants to can hang out their shingle calling themself a financial planner or advisor, thereby potentially confusing consumers. These changes will be accomplished in… Read more »

Ask for a Raise!

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Description: With rising inflation in Canada, workers are asking for raises to keep up with the costs. If they don’t get one, they are showing an increasing willingness to move on to a new job. This change in employee outlook is quite intriguing. James Orlando, an economist at TD bank, said that “workers have not… Read more »

Problems at PWC

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Description: Regulators in both Canada and the United States have slapped roughly $1 million in fines on auditing giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) for an internal cheating scandal in which 1,200 employees were implicated. Last year, PWC Australia faced a similar problem that resulted in over $600,000 in fines. One certainly hopes that the cheating did not… Read more »

Steam Whistle and Beau’s Beer

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Description: Craft brewers Beau’s and Steam Whistle, two well-known producers with popular brands, have joined forces. Last year the two companies had engaged in some cooperation on the distribution side. This latest move allows Beau’s co-founder Tim Beauchesne to transition into retirement, a sometimes tricky issue for entrepreneurs. Steam Whistle’s marketing expertise will also help… Read more »

Lays vs Loblaws

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Description: Supply chain problems are starting to get personal for some snack lovers. Frito-Lay has apparently stopped shipping the treats consumers love, like Doritos and Lays brand potato chips, to Loblaw. Its all due to the fact that Loblaw has been refusing Frito-Lay’s requests to pump up its prices to cover its rising costs in… Read more »

Truck Snarls

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Description: You’ve seen the trucks on Parliament Hill. Now the protests have spread to the Ambassador Bridge connecting Canada and the United States at Windsor. With $300 million in international trade crossing this bridge every day, Canadians across the country are beginning to feel the impacts of this Ambassador shutdown. Auto manufacturers have already reduced… Read more »

Good Times for Job Hunters

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Description: The Canadian economy continues to provide opportunity for job seekers. According to Statistics Canada, January showed 874,000 job openings. This number is down a bit from September, but still a very favourable statistic for potential employees. The Bank of Canada has stressed that the positive job market trend is one reason it is considering… Read more »