Friday News Finds – May 4, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Troubles continued to brew this week for Restaurant Brands International (RBI) - the Brazil-based owner of Canada’s classic coffee company Tim Hortons. Last …

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Friday News Finds – April 27, 2018

By Tegan Valentine First up - an update on the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. This Thursday, Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna published an open letter to B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman outlining the steps that Ottawa has taken to prepare for a potential spill involving the proposed pipeline, and offering …

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Friday News Finds – April 20, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Here’s the latest update on Toys ‘R’ Us. The company’s story starts back in September, when the iconic toy store chain was …

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Canada should say ‘no’ to the Aecon takeover bid

By Anita Anand Originally posted on The Globe and Mail.  The federal government is currently considering whether to prevent a Chinese state-owned firm from acquiring Aecon Group Ltd., a major player in Canada’s construction industry. Under the Investment Canada Act, the federal government has the authority to review such acquisitions if there are reasonable grounds …

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Friday News Finds – April 13, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Double double toil and trouble? It’s been another week of headline-making news for Tim Hortons. Last week we commented on the iconic coffee chain’s fall from grace in …

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Friday News Finds – April 6, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. This week saw an interesting development in a proposed takeover transaction. Back in December, shareholders in Aecon Group Inc. voted to approve a …

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Friday News Finds – March 30, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. On Tuesday, cannabis company Aphria Inc. announced it’s decision to rebrand recently acquired Nuuvera Inc. as ‘Aphria International Inc.’. Aphria acquired the smaller …

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