Category Archives: Business

WestJet to buy Sunwing in foray into vacation travel

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is buying Toronto-based rival Sunwing Airlines Inc. in an effort to tap into the vacation travel market as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The companies say the takeover, which was announced Wednesday, will see the creation of a new tour operating business that combines Sunwing Vacations and WestJet Vacations Inc. The purchase price for […]

How new technologies can help combat office meeting fatigue

In meetings, the attention death-spiral has many causes — a lacklustre PowerPoint, a colleague’s droning delivery, someone uttering the word “synergy” — but the outcome is always the same: a dispiriting realization that you’ll never get that hour back. Even before the pandemic turned us all into Zoombies trapped in a video-conferencing loop, meetings were […]

More than 100 Canadian business leaders vow to sell off Russian investments — and call on other investors to do the same

As Russian tanks rolling through Ukrainian cities meet fierce local resistance, some of Canada’s top business leaders are fighting the invasion another way — by pulling their money out of Russia. More than 100 of Canada’s top business leaders and investment managers have signed a letter vowing to sell off all of their Russian investments, […]

PwC Canada hit with $1 million in fines after 1,200 employees caught cheating on training tests

The Canadian arm of PwC — one of the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms — has agreed to pay regulators more than $1 million after 1,200 employees were caught sharing or receiving answers for internal training tests. The total includes a $750,000 (U.S.) fine levied by the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (CAOB), […]

Markets are getting volatile. Should you seek shelter in dividend stocks?

Markets are getting volatile. Should you seek shelter in dividend stocks? | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”iframe”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”That doesn’t mean you should dump all your growth stocks, Calvert says. He recommends a diversified portfolio, with a mix of blue-chip dividend stocks, smaller-cap growth stocks to mitigate risk, and other kinds of investments as well.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”“Having exposure to other fixed-income […]

The Faceoff: Molson Coors’ move from brewing company to beverage company makes gains while price hikes help the bottom line at Anheuser-Busch. Which comes out on top?

The Faceoff: Molson Coors’ move from brewing company to beverage company makes gains while price hikes help the bottom line at Anheuser-Busch. Which comes out on top? | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”iframe”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”“We grew the top-line for the first time in a decade,” Molson Coors president and CEO Gavin Hattersley told analysts this week. “,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”“We now have […]