Tag: Canada

Always Best Care Signs New Master Franchisee To Spearhead Development In Canada

Leading Senior Care Franchise Announces Launch of New Territory in Ontario

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that it has awarded a Canadian Master Franchise territory to Steve Kelly. As part of the master agreement, Kelly will oversee Always Best Care’s franchise development in Canada, specifically in the province of Ontario, and will be responsible for driving the brand’s growth throughout the region. Kelly is also opening the company’s newest location in Oakville, Ontario, located at 710 Dorval Drive, Suite 115. Always Best Care of Oakville will provide award-winning senior care services to communities such as Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton and Milton.

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“We’re happy to welcome Steve on board to oversee our franchise development

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CANADA FX DEBT-Canadian dollar pares weekly gain as U.S. political uncertainty climbs

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* Canadian dollar falls 0.2% against the greenback

* Price of U.S. oil settles 4.3% lower

* The loonie gains 0.6% for the week

* Canadian bond yields trade mixed across a steeper curve

By Fergal Smith

TORONTO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar weakened
against the greenback on Friday as U.S. political uncertainty
pressured Wall Street and oil prices, but the loonie still
gained ground on the week, overcoming a rise in domestic
coronavirus cases.

The loonie was trading 0.2% lower at 1.3309 to the
greenback, or 75.14 U.S. cents, having traded in a range of
1.3277 to 1.3330. For the week, the loonie was up 0.6%.

The rising number of COVID 19 cases in Canada hampered the
loonie earlier this week but the currency has benefited from a
pull back in the U.S. dollar, said Hendrix Vachon, a senior

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Foresters Financial and Canada Protection Plan Join Forces

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 2, 2020–

Fraternal life insurer Foresters Financial (“Foresters”) and Canada Protection Plan, a leading distributor of No Medical and Simplified Issue life insurance, today announced they are joining forces in an amalgamation that will benefit their customers, advisors and employees.

Bringing together the industry-leading sales and marketing power of Canada Protection Plan with the well-capitalized, purpose-driven Foresters Financial, this union will amplify the strengths of each organization and create the most innovative customer-, member- and advisor-centric life insurer in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, where they intend to remain, the organizations will benefit from the sharing of best practices, leveraging their innovative mobile and technology-enabled operations that are more important now than ever as customers and advisors move to contactless solutions.

“We’re thrilled to make our longstanding partnership with Canada Protection Plan official,” said Jim Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foresters Financial. “Foresters is strongly committed to its

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Week of first presidential debate begins: US election live news | US & Canada

  • President Donald Trump on Monday will give remarks on the coronavirus testing strategy as he and challenger Joe Biden prepare for Tuesday’s debate.
  • Senator Kamala Harris, the vice presidential candidate, is in North Carolina to address the Republican push to confirm a new Supreme Court justice.
  • A report on Trump’s taxes may tarnish his image as a successful businessman.
  • Jill Biden will visit Wisconsin, a battleground state that has received special attention from both candidates, with 36 days until November 3.

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the US elections. This is Joseph Stepansky.

Here are the latest updates:

Monday, September 28:

14:30 ET – Five takeaways from Trump tax report

A New York Times report saying President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House has added yet another dynamic to a contentious and fast-developing election season.

The

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Pandemic top economic challenge but the pain is not evenly spread: CPA Canada Business Monitor (Q3 2020)

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2020 /CNW/ – A majority of Canadian business leaders consider the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic the number one challenge hindering the country’s economic growth, according to a new survey conducted for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

About half (52 per cent) of respondents cited the pandemic fall out as the top economic challenge; much greater than the next identified factor. However, the findings of the latest CPA Canada Business Monitor (Q3 2020) also revealed that not all businesses are feeling the pain. While the majority of professional accountants in leadership positions surveyed (58 per cent) reported decreased revenues for their organizations since the start of the pandemic, 20 per cent also reported unchanged revenues while 21 per cent reported increased revenues.

Optimism among the survey participants regarding the Canadian economy sits at 17 per cent which is  dwarfed by those expressing a pessimistic

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Trump admin races to raise H-1B visa hurdles for skilled workers | US & Canada News

The administration of United States President Donald Trump is racing to toughen the process for US companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse.

With just weeks to go until the November 3 election, the White House budget office is reviewing a fast-track regulation that would narrow the definition of a “specialty occupation” eligible for a skilled-worker visa under the H-1B programme, according to the budget office website and administration officials.

A second fast-track regulation would raise the wages that employers must pay to demonstrate foreign workers will not displace Americans in the same occupation and geographic area.

Trump faces re-election on November 3 and has made immigration a focus of his campaign against Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The measures – along with a planned regulation to

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Majority of business leaders agree the federal wage subsidy is a sound investment in Canada’s economic recovery: KPMG in Canada poll

While leaders split on who should receive the temporary subsidy, digital investments seen as priority in adjusting to pandemic realities

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2020 /CNW/ – A majority of Canadian business leaders surveyed (76 per cent) believe the recently redesigned Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is a good investment to get Canadians back to work and help the economy rebound, finds a new client poll by KPMG in Canada. 

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“Our clients have told us that the federal wage subsidy program is helping them not only to retain their employees, but also to cope with pandemic-related costs and rehire workers who have been laid off,” says Lucy Iacovelli, Canadian Managing Partner of KPMG’s national Tax practice. “While there has been an upturn in the economy, many Canadian business leaders are still uncertain about what the coming months will bring, and welcome continuing support

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Satisfaction with Credit Card Issuers in Canada Remains Flat Amid COVID-19, J.D. Power Finds

J.D. Power 2020 Canada Credit Card Satisfaction Study

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Tangerine Bank Ranks Highest in Overall Credit Card Customer Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year

TORONTO — With 73% of credit card customers in Canada saying COVID-19 has negatively affected them financially and 24% who say they are unable to make monthly credit card payments, overall satisfaction with their primary credit card issuer remains relatively flat year over year at 764 (on a 1,000-point scale), according to the J.D. Power 2020 Canada Credit Card Satisfaction Study,SM released today.

“While credit card issuers in Canada are faring somewhat better than their U.S. counterparts in averting the negative effects of COVID-19 on customer satisfaction, they are not out of the woods,” says John Cabell, director of banking and payments intelligence at J.D. Power. “Credit card companies are falling behind in key areas related to the customer experience, especially in factors linked

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Century Casinos Successfully Reopened Live Table Games in Canada and Central City, Colorado and was Voted Denver’s Best Casino in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) (“Century Casinos” or the “Company”), announced today that it successfully reopened live table games at Century Casino and Hotel in Edmonton, Canada; Century Casino Calgary, Canada; Century Casino St. Albert, Canada; and Century Casino and Hotel Central City, Colorado, between September 7, 2020 and September 11, 2020.

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In Canada, Century Casinos continues comprehensive sanitizing and social distancing protocols based on Alberta Health Services guidelines and newly established industry standards at each property. Details about these measures are available in the COVID-19 Update section on each property’s website which can be accessed at www.cnty.com.

In Colorado, Gilpin County is one of three counties to receive certification to move to Colorado’s Protect Our Neighbors phase, expanding business operations. Live table games will

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Century Casinos Successfully Reopened Live Table Games in Canada and Central City, Colorado and was Voted Denver’s Best Casino in Colorado | Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 14, 2020 /CNW/ — Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) (“Century Casinos” or the “Company”), announced today that it successfully reopened live table games at Century Casino and Hotel in Edmonton, Canada; Century Casino Calgary, Canada; Century Casino St. Albert, Canada; and Century Casino and Hotel Central City, Colorado, between September 7, 2020 and September 11, 2020.

Century Casinos Logo (PRNewsfoto/Century Casinos, Inc.)

In Canada, Century Casinos continues comprehensive sanitizing and social distancing protocols based on Alberta Health Services guidelines and newly established industry standards at each property. Details about these measures are available in the COVID-19 Update section on each property’s website which can be accessed at www.cnty.com.

In Colorado, Gilpin County is one of three counties to receive certification to move to Colorado’s Protect Our Neighbors phase, expanding business operations. Live table games will be open daily with approved health and

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