Silver Linings And Lessons Learned When The Pandemic Sent Us Home To Work

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Changes to wage subsidy catch struggling restaurateurs off guard, advocates say: Financial Post Staff


A change to the federal wage subsidy program has led to confusion among the hardest-hit sectors in Canada, surprising some business owners with added payroll costs that may force major layoffs, industry advocates say.

After overhauling the Canada …

Silver linings and lessons learned when the pandemic sent us home to work: Denise Deveau


Yishay Waxman had to completely rethink his hands-on approach to running Thriver Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based food and culture platform for businesses, when the March shutdown was announced.

The co-founder and president said the company in M…

'Hard to maintain hope' as restaurants brace for lockdown 2.0: Larysa Harapyn


David Lefebvre, vice president, federal and Quebec at Restaurants Canada, speaks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the challenges bars and restaurants will face as new restrictions for the COVID-19 second wave begin to kick in.

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    Boost your brain productivity with this scientifically-backed app - Calgary Sun: StackCommerce


    1. Boost your brain productivity with this scientifically-backed app Calgary Sun
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    3. Improve Your Cognitive Health with This Brain-Training App Entrepreneur
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      Calfrac shareholders vote with management, spurn Wilks Brothers: Geoffrey Morgan


      CALGARY – Calfrac Well Services Ltd. shareholders on Friday spurned a takeover offer from Texas-based Wilks Brothers LLC at a contentious meeting where the sparring sides put forward two different plans for the heavily indebted fracking company.

      S…

      Howard Levitt: Arguing a case at Canada's top court is an intense and rewarding experience: Howard Levitt


      Since Friday, when the Supreme Court of Canada

      released a decision

      involving a case that I argued, many friends and colleagues have asked me what it is like to appear before our country’s top court.

      There are not many cases …

      The problem with Canada's monetary policy regime: Kevin Carmichael


      Canada’s monetary policy regime works fine, by most accounts, but it’s not as credible as it could be. For example, in 2016, Stephen Poloz’s Bank of Canada and Bill Morneau’s Finance Department, after very little public discussion, decided to re-up the existi…

      Five 'mind tricks' investors can use to fine tune their portfolios: Peter Hodson


      A very large part of investing is psychological: fighting fear, fighting greed, doing nothing when everyone else is transacting, accepting your shortcomings and admitting mistakes, it all comes with the territory of the markets.

      Over the years, we…

      Two jobs plus income from three rental units still not enough to secure Ontario woman's retirement: Andrew Allentuck


      A woman we’ll call Vivian, 40, lives in southern Ontario with her 19-year-old daughter, a university student. Vivian has two jobs — one as a civil servant with a $104,000 annual pre-tax income, the other in real estate sales, where she earns $20,000 before t…

      Here's everything you need to know about the CRB — including how it will affect your taxes: Jamie Golombek


      Earlier this week, the government began accepting applications for its newest program, the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) for self-employed workers and workers not eligible for Employment Insurance. This is in addition to the other two new benefits, the Canada…

      Quebec company taps maple syrup technology to clean water — and it's winning global recognition: Special to Financial Post


      A Quebec City company that reached back centuries for the inspiration for its space-age water cleaning technology has won a global industry award as it expands rapidly despite the pandemic.

      H2O Innovation Inc. last week beat out a trio of other fi…

      Ottawa to review Shandong Gold's buyout of TMAC on rising concerns over Chinese presence in Canadian Arctic - Financial Post: Gabriel Friedman


      1. Ottawa to review Shandong Gold's buyout of TMAC on rising concerns over Chinese presence in Canadian Arctic Financial Post
      2. Feds order national security review of TMAC-SD Gold sale Nunatsiaq News
      3. Chinese company's deal to buy Nuna…

        Meet the Canadian PPE company that's gearing up for the second wave — and beyond: Larysa Harapyn


        Jeremy Hedges, president of The Canadian Shield, a PPE manufacturer, talks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about lessons learned from the first wave of COVID-19.

        • ‘Prices can only go up’: What to expect from Canada’s housing marke…

          Pandemic accelerates need to consider digital currency: Bank of Canada - Financial Post: Reuters


          1. Pandemic accelerates need to consider digital currency: Bank of Canada Financial Post
          2. The 'global arms race' of the decade is a rush to create a digital currency BNN
          3. Central banks must have digital currency alternative if Faceboo…

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