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Shopify 'reboots' marketing in advance of Q4 results
Does it matter that Shopify is shaking up its executive suite just a few days before the e-commerce giant unveils financial results for 2019? Maybe, but only just a little in the short term. Shopify’s shares slipped about two per cent Wednesday ...
Ottawa resale prices surge 19 per cent in January as tight supplies shrink even further
The big story of Ottawa’s real estate market for the past few years has been shrinking supply. Few people are putting their homes or condos up for sale until they have someplace to go. In January, the scarcity of listings plumbed a whole new ...
Six smart money moves for 2020 – how to choose the best ones for you
Q: For health reasons I had to improve my diet last year and I had no idea what a difference that move would make for my finances. I assumed that eating better would cost me more, but it’s actually costing me less and I’ve been able ...
SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS: There's trouble brewing in the beer business
Some complications are bubbling up in the beer industry. For years now, Canadians have been drinking less beer per capita. But in 2019, demand dropped by a whopping four per cent, the largest one-year reduction since Prohibition. Only 15-years ...
In wake of U.S-China trade deal, our agriculture sector needs made-for-Canada solutions
Canadian agriculture has been set adrift, weaned from its once-nurturing big brother, the United States. It has put us on a trajectory that requires an independence we don’t have. Under Phase 1 of the new deal between the U.S. and China, ...
How can I help if my friend or employee is having financial problems?
Q: I think my friend might be having financial trouble, and while I’d like to help, they are very private and there’s no way I could offer. To complicate matters, my friend also works at the same place I do and I am their immediate ...
Bagnall: LRT 2 evaluations — the other part of the story
Lost amid the outrage over how SNC-Lavalin managed to secure a piece of the $4.6-billion project to expand Ottawa’s light rail transit system despite low technical marks is something more reassuring for taxpayers. The lion’s share of LRT Stage 2 ...
City offers more detail on LRT Stage 2 evaluation: It isn't pretty
On Oct. 3, 2018, the City of Ottawa’s technical evaluation team led by Peter Schwartzentruber, recommended SNC-Lavalin should be kicked off the short list of three contenders to build the Trillium Line Extension, part of the second stage of the ...
Can a British consulting firm restore Ottawa LRT's promise?
When Bombardier began introducing its S Stock trains into service on the London Underground in 2010, no one was impressed. Deliveries of the British-built units were erratic and out-of-sequence. The service was unreliable. Trains stalled, doors ...
Don’t let the ghost of Christmas Past haunt you financially
Q: As my partner and I have been looking at our most recent credit card statements, we’re staring at them in disbelief. We can’t believe we spent as much money over Christmas and the holidays as we did. We don’t even remember what ...