Income splitting and other tax promises will be put to the pre-election test.
The Tories are determined to be seen as moderate and responsible ahead of 2015.
Retailers are feeling the squeeze on multiple fronts.
Those who expect the dollar to return to ‘normal’ over time, have a surprise in store.
A changing economic and environmental reality will converge to make 2014 a challenge on many fronts.
The future of the Canadian postal service is uncertain — unless someone gets tough.
Rogers has gained a strategic edge over Bell Canada — at least for now.
Enduring family control of large companies could be a blessing – or a curse.
Canadians want to retire in style — they just don’t want to save for it.
Intense competition, cautious consumers and a not-so-festive shopping season seem to be the new reality in the retail sector.
CP Rail may be proof of the long-term merits of short-term gains.
The Tories have boxed in the Opposition while pleasing voters.
The death of Desmarais marks the end of an era in business and politics.
It’s impossible to calculate the damage to credibility and confidence from the political fighting in Washington D.C.
A mobster’s unintended legacy may be renewed vigour in fighting corruption.
As the auction process gets underway, it will be hard to calculate the company’s true value.
Rogers is the latest iconic Canadian company to get a new CEO
The Nano has kicked off a new debate about economic equality and the environment.
Higher mortgage rates are symptomatic of bigger economic issues for Canada.
Ottawa needs a backup plan to ensure telecom competition for Canada.
Ottawa is finally taking a tough line on mortgage lenders — and homebuyers.
The economic argument for using trains to move product must be balanced with public safety and competitiveness in the train business.
With Verizon on the horizon, Canada telecom companies strap on their battle gear. Again.
A hybrid retailer – and a controlling family - that has Bay Street swooning.
As oil demand recovers with the U.S. economy, safety will be a huge challenge.
Things may slow in summer, but there’s a lot to fret about this fall.
Markets and investors create a perfect storm for gold.
Investor panic at the blindingly obvious costs them money.
The central bank might want to reconsider the frequency of its drastic warnings.
The insistence on a four-player market will cause future headaches for Ottawa.
There’s always more to the story when it comes to gender gaps — in income or in the boardroom.
The key to the Yahoo!/Tumblr deal is leaving the acquisition alone.
The spectrum auction is not some abstract scientific concept — it could end up costing you.
Tim Hortons’ new CEO faces challenge of growth and expectations.
The tragedy in Bangladesh is as much about us as those who make our clothes.
The transition from growth stock to value stock is not an easy one for any corporation.
Canada’s weak economic outlook is a function of our culture.
Gord Nixon should take a page from IKEA on the importance of corporate social responsibility.
The economics of a Toronto casino don’t make a compelling case.
Canada/China relations were on display with the arrival of the furry ambassadors. Canada has to up its geopolitical game. Fast.
The push to balance the budget faces some new — and daunting — obstacles.
A million new jobs have been created, but few for youth.
The turmoil brought about by Hugo Chávez’s death will serve Canadian oil interests.
The XL pipeline has nothing to do with the environment — it’s all politics.
Like many other expectations, the idea of an automatic withdrawal from work is receding fast.
Stock markets are rallying, but it’s what’s changed over the slump that will matter most.
Directors grapple with new issues in a post-crisis business world.
The battered company’s re-launch has a good chance of working — if it can sustain interest.
It may be easy — and fun — to call time on Apple. But it’s premature too.
Top executives are guilty only of doing what all others do — managing earnings.
Softer real estate prices will have a big impact on more than just markets and margins.
Canada’s leverage to the American economy – and politics – casts a shadow over the next year.
There’s more to the top business headlines of the year than is immediately evident.
Guns are big business in the U.S. The NRA and other gun lobbyists will use this fact to influence the discussion.
A cocktail party guide to understanding what happened with the Nexen and Progress deals.
The fiscal cliff and the NHL lockout are actually the same story
Mark Carney’s departure will not leave the Bank of Canada in the lurch.
The encroachment of Black Friday into Canada is threatening traditional Boxing Day madness sales.
The uncertainties and risks facing the domestic economy are now official.
A Democratic president has not always meant good things for our economy.
Hurricane Sandy and the U.S. election will have implications for the U.S. relationship with Canada.
Canada’s economy has become like a dog chasing its tail, with the Bank of Canada struggling to balance competing economic needs.
The innate hypocrisy of the deals surrounding XL Foods and Hudson’s Bay Company reflects a great deal about Canada and Canadians.
Warning from the IMF carries little clout — the real story is in the fragmented details.
It may have a billion users, but stock markets just don’t care.
Are there enough variables in the mix to give RIM new hope?
Shifts in Canadian family structure have direct consequences for policymakers and business leaders
Before we share control of our resources, we need to know our partners -and their process -better
Why the election of a PQ government is not likely to cause much movement in the markets.
ING Canada’s indie cred will take a hit once Scotiabank fully incorporates its new acquisition.
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, has launched an important new conversation about the role of corporations in a tumultuous economy.
The recent drought is about much more than an exceptional dry spell for farmers.
The problems at Standard Chartered, the latest banking scandal, suggest it’s time for a new approach.
Lowe’s bid for Rona reveals some troubling structural issues.
We need to be clearer about the terms of resource sales.
Yahoo’s new CEO has more to worry about than the glass ceiling.
It may be fun to whack the pipeline company, but its problems are ours.
The latest upheaval moves world banks closer to losing control over themselves.
The recent job losses are part of the company’s search for eternal corporate youth.
Tough times call for tougher measures — especially for mortgage loans.
JP Morgan's CEO Jamie Dimon transformed his Day of Contrition into a soapbox.
Taking the rap is part of a CEO’s job, but the board has to take responsibility too.
It’s about time we accept that companies live harder and die younger than they used to.
The fall of the Facebook IPO is a cautionary tale for investors large and small.
It’s a big, fact public stock issue that raises big, fat questions about the future.
Recent political turmoil rocking markets in Europe foreshadows problems ahead.
Conrad Black's recent memoir is a cautionary tale if he does return to Canada and business.
The new oversight of CMHC may address one problem but causes another.
Canada’s new “startup visa” will requires other reforms to make a real difference.
It may feel wrong, but the fundamentals for a sustained boom seem to be holding up.
As prices at the pump soar, we should stop the whining and get marching.
As prices continue to rise, the case for renting is making more sense.
With a majority in hand, the Tory’s are set to ‘transform’ the federal government.
This year, your grandfather — not your classmate — is the competition.
The controversial Kony 2012 campaign raises awareness and money.
SNC-Lavalin: Local company in global controversy.
Canada may be a net producer of oil but current prices will still pinch.
Allegations of worker rights violations at Apple plants get the big PR spin.
The closure of the Caterpillar plant should serve as a wake-up call for Canada.