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  • Macleans

    TD Bids for Canada Trust

    This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on August 16, 1999. Partner content is not updated. Edmund Clark is accustomed to trouble. Clark, 51, a career civil servant and financial services manager, was once nicknamed "Red Ed" for his role as one of the federal bureaucrats who designed the Trudeau government's National Energy Program in 1980.

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    Texaco Canada Inc

    Texaco Canada Inc Texaco Canada Inc was one of Canada's largest integrated petroleum companies, with world-scale conventional oil and natural gas production in Alberta; exploration programs in Canada's Western Basin and Beaufort Sea; and significant exploration in Canada's offshore as well as in Brazil and West Africa. Incorporated in 1927 as McColl-Frontenac Oil Co Ltd, the company became Texaco Canada Ltd in 1959. It adopted its present name in 1978 as a result of its...

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    Tim Hortons

    Tim Hortons is a Canadian restaurant chain known for its coffee, doughnuts and connection to Canada’s national identity. Its namesake, Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Tim Horton (1930–74), founded the business with Montreal businessman Jim Charade. The first Tim Hortons doughnut franchise opened in Hamilton, Ontario, in May 1964. Since then, Tim Hortons has become Canada’s largest restaurant chain. As of September 2023, it operates 3,874 stores across the country and 1,827 stores internationally. In 1995, American fast-food chain Wendy’s bought Tim Hortons in a partnership that lasted until 2006. In 2014, the chain was again purchased by a foreign company, this time by Brazilian firm 3G Capital, known for its ownership of Burger King. Despite foreign ownership, Tim Hortons remains a Canadian cultural phenomenon.

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    Tim Hortons Investors Awaiting U.S. Market

    To its most devoted fans, grabbing a Tim Hortons double-double on the way to work is almost a religious experience. The Church of Tim's, as it's only-somewhat-jokingly called, has such a firm grip on the Canadian psyche even the clergy are prone to bouts of envy.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on March 24, 2008

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    Toronto Feature: Eaton Centre

    This article is from our Toronto Feature series. Features from past programs are not updated.

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    Toronto Star

    Founded in 1892, the Toronto Star (originally the Evening Star and later the Toronto Daily Star) grew under the direction of Joseph E. Atkinson, who became editor and manager of the newspaper in 1899. The newspaper was officially named the Toronto Star in 1971. As of April 2015, the Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper.

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    Torstar Corporation

     Torstar Corporation, a broadly based information and entertainment communications company, publishes the TORONTO STAR. Other newspaper publishing interests include Metroland Media Group, commercial printers and publishers, and CTVglobemedia.

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  • Macleans

    Upstart Porter Takes on Air Canada, WestJet

    What to do when you've got a raccoon problem? The question is a familiar one for residents of Canada's biggest city, where the varmints infest attics and gardens with abandon. But it's also top of mind at AIR CANADA and WestJet these days.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on June 4, 2007

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    VIA Rail Canada Inc.

    In 1981 VIA cancelled or reduced numerous routes in an attempt to make passenger service more efficient. Services in parts of the country were seriously affected and the Liberal government was widely criticized. A nonconfidence vote over the issue in October 1981 was won by the government.

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    Via Rail Resurgent

    Transport Minister David Collenette calls himself a train buff. As a boy growing up in post-war England, he says the sights and sounds of London's Marylebone Station were an everyday fascination.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on August 26, 2002

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  • Macleans

    Wal-Mart Causes a Revolution

    This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on May 6, 1996. Partner content is not updated. Dashing from aisle to aisle in a newly opened Canadian Tire store in Newmarket, Ont., Stephen Bachand looks like a politician in mid-campaign. The U.S.-born businessman pumps hands with employees, shows off the building's features and passionately preaches about the "New Tire.

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    Wardair International Ltd

     Wardair International Ltd, with head offices in Toronto, was an international and domestic airline incorporated in Alberta in 1953 as Wardair Ltd. Initially a bush charter airline based in Yellowknife, NWT, the name was changed in 1962 to Wardair Canada Ltd. It became a public company in 1967.

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  • Macleans

    Westjet's Plan to Crush Air Canada

    On March 31, WestJet announced a promotion that tapped into the uncertainty many struggling consumers feel today. Tickets bought over the ensuing week came with an innovative price guarantee. If the same seat later went on sale, customers could get a credit for the difference.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on May 4, 2009

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    XY Company

     XY Company (New North West Co), named after the marks used to distinguish its bales of goods from those of the NORTH WEST COMPANY, was a product of conflicts between NWC agents (led by Simon MCTAVISH) and NWC winterers, following the company's reorganization in 1795.

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