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Income trusts present an opportunity for investors to participate in a cash-flow stream generated by certain assets of an operating company.
International economics consists of two main parts. The first is international trade theory and commercial policy. The second is international finance and balance of payments theory and policy.
General Motors Strike Settled
This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on October 28, 1996. Partner content is not updated.For picketing Canadian autoworkers, it was a symbolic gesture. With the strike against General Motors of Canada Ltd. dragging into its third week, tempers flared at a cavernous GM plant in Oshawa, Ont.
Canada's federal and provincial governments follow a budgetary process, designed to ensure control, accountability and planning in the spending of public money.
The term "intergovernmental finance" refers to the web of financial flows linking governments in a constantly evolving federal system (see FEDERALISM).
Bombardier's Success Story
This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on August 11, 1997. Partner content is not updated.In the aviation world, they still talk in hushed tones about the telephone call - the one in which BOMBARDIER Inc. coolly walked away from a billion-dollar sale. It happened in June, when all of the industrys major players were gathered at the Paris Air Show.
In 1841, Britain united the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada. This was in response to the violent rebellions of 1837–38. The Durham Report (1839) laid out the guidelines to create the new colony with the Act of Union in 1840. The Province of Canada was made up of Canada West (formerly Upper Canada) and Canada East (formerly Lower Canada). The two regions were governed jointly until Confederation in 1867. Canada West then became Ontario and Canada East became Quebec.
Economic History of Western Canada
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia constitute Western Canada, a region that accounts for 35 per cent of the Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP). The economic history of the region begins with the hunting, farming and trading societies of the Indigenous peoples. Following the arrival of Europeans in the 18th century, the economy has undergone a series of seismic shifts, marked by the transcontinental fur trade, then rapid urbanization, industrialization and technological change.
McLeod Young Weir Limited
The company was established in 1921 by Donald I. McLeod, Ewart Young and J. Gordon Weir with an initial capital of $40 000, which grew to $300 million.
Mass production of clothing in Canada began in the mid-19th century in urban centres, which supplied pools of semi-skilled labour and were the major consumer markets.
In addition to their problem-solving abilities and skills, business managers must have knowledge and expertise in the seven functional areas of business: production, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, management information systems, and product research and development.
Confederation of Canadian Unions
Economic and Regional Development Agreements
Economic and regional development agreements (ERDAs) refer to bilateral agreements between the federal government and each of the 10 provinces in effect from 1984 to 1994. The ERDA system was a major component of federal-regional economic policy over that period.
They began by designing houses and small apartment buildings. A breakthrough was the 1924 commission for the six-storey Devonshire Apartments, which were situated on a prominent downtown site.
Duke Energy Corp
Duke Energy Corp is an integrated energy business involved in the transmission and distribution of NATURAL GAS and the generation and supply of electricity (see HYDROELECTRICITY). The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has significant operations in Canada.
Microsoft Buys into Rogers
Call it convergence. Bill Gates, in Toronto last fall for the first time in a couple of years, runs into Ted Rogers in the middle of the lobby of the Royal York Hotel. Rogers, who would love to collaborate with Gates's gigantic Microsoft Corp.
Newcourt Merges with CIT
This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on November 8, 1999. Partner content is not updated.On May 5, hundreds turned up in their finest for the première of the National Ballet of Canada's revamped production of Swan Lake. Yet, as fabulous as artistic director James Kudelka's $1.6-million production was, an equally remarkable performance had taken place before the dancing ever started.
Fruit growing is an important part of Canada’s food industry. Growing is usually restricted to areas where winter temperatures do not go much below -20°C.
Canadians Underwhelmed by Tax Cuts
When it comes to taking care of personal finances, Bohdan Dolban, 32, and his wife, Mary, 35, are about as good as it gets. His job as a sales representative for a Toronto packaging company and hers as a systems analyst give them a family income of about $85,000, and every cent is put to good use.