Canadian dollar back above parity as commodities strengthen
( 07-Aug-2012 )
TORONTO _ The loonie was back above the U.S. dollar early Tuesday as commodity prices moved higher and optimism lingered from a positive U.S. jobs report last week.
The Canadian dollar was at 100.27 cents US, up 0.46 of a cent from Friday's close before a long holiday weekend.
Data on U.S. e ....
Sex workers now 'real citizens' after Appeal Court nixes ban on brothels
( 27-Mar-2012 ) TORONTO _ Canada's anti-prostitution laws entered a ``new era'' Monday as Ontario's top court struck down a ban on brothels on the grounds it exposes sex-trade workers to added danger.
In its 132-page decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal did uphold the law that effectively crimin ....
NDP chooses mercurial Mulcair as spear carrier of official Opposition
( 25-Mar-2012 )
TORONTO _ New Democrats opted Saturday for a rhetorical spear carrier over an ideological puritan by selecting mercurial Thomas Mulcair to carry the official Opposition into electoral battle against Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
Mulcair, a combative former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister, w ....
Attempted cyber attack holds up cross Canada voting for next leader of NDP
( 25-Mar-2012 )
TORONTO _ Efforts are underway to track down the identity of the mysterious cyber-vandal who managed to delay and frustrate the NDP's efforts Saturday to allow members across the country to vote for their new leader on the Internet.
Party officials have isolated two IP addresses that were at ....
Calgary based app maker Poynt looks to India, China for growth
( 25-Mar-2012 ) TORONTO _ Having established itself as a popular and handy app for millions of mobile users in North America and elsewhere, Calgary-based Poynt is now focusing its efforts on the massive markets of India and China.
Poynt, available on a wide variety of Apple, Google Android, Microsoft Windows, No ....
Inside story: Pivotal events that enabled Mulcair to win NDP crown
( 25-Mar-2012 ) TORONTO _ Two very different Thomas Mulcairs were on display during the marathon NDP leadership race.
The first _ prickly, thin-skinned, whiny, almost paranoid _ helped persuade the party to make two decisions that ultimately allowed the second _ affable, collegial, charming _ to emerge and go on ....
HBO, MTV, Cartoon Network: Has the Canadian TV lineup gone American?
( 25-Mar-2012 ) TORONTO _ If you've noticed that your cable package looks a lot more American these days, with more brands like HBO, MTV and Fox's FX Canada, you're not alone, and Canadian TV executives are betting that increased familiarity those sexy names will convince you to tune in.
The trend ha ....