CanadaWARMINGTON: Mr. O'Leary goes to Ottawa

Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun
Dec 11, 2016, Last Updated: 8:04 PM ET

Mr. O’Leary is going to Ottawa Monday but will he soon announce intentions to move there permanently?
One thing for sure is he’s not going there to meet the “surfer dude” or the “vampire.” Who he is going to meet are members of the Conservative caucus.
“I wanted to reach out,” said O’Leary in an interview. “I am going to be in Ottawa on business so I thought this was a good opportunity to do that.”
O’Leary has rented a suite near Parliament Hill and has invited MPs for lunch.
“It’s a talented group and what we need to be talking about is winning a majority government,” he said.
There was speculation Mr. Wonderful would use this opportunity to officially throw his hat into the federal Conservative Party leadership race. But the entrepreneur and TV star …

Daphne Bramham: Canadian courts need to pick up the pace of justice

Scales of justice with back-light on wood table. Ideal for home page of law firm website. Can flop and add text as well. ORG XMIT: POS1611161505017070Bill Oxford
/ Vancouver SunCanadian courts are among the very few institutions still working what used to be called ‘bankers’ hours’.For those too young to remember, the online Urban Dictionary helpfully defines ‘bankers’ hours’ as: “Working or being open for the shortest and most inconvenient amount of time (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Also includes a long lunch break and every possible holiday off.”Welcome to court, where there have been few concessions to modernity — and I don’t just mean the robes, the ‘Your Lordships’, ‘Your Ladyships’ and ‘My Learned Friends’.The daily pace is leisurely. It starts at 10, although not always promptly. There’s a mid-morning break for 15 minutes. Court adjourns at 12:30 (although sometimes earlier) to return again at 2 p.m. — a …

Silver Wheaton – Exceptional Business Plan On Cornerstone Assets

Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) is the world’s preeminent pure precious metals streaming company, with more than 25 precious metals streaming and early deposit agreements relating to assets in Mexico, Peru, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, the US and Guyana.Click to enlarge Overview Silver Wheaton’s Q3 results were characterized by exceptionally strong production from its gold assets, supported by record quarterly output at Salobo and Minto and a strong performance at 777. Production from SLW’s silver assets was in line with my expectations. However, a 20.0% under-sale of silver relative to production (towards the upper end of the historical range) and a 22.1% under-sale of gold resulted in a return of inventory to more normal levels. This detracted from financial results, although PBT was still at its highest since Q113 (when silver and gold prices were US$29.89/oz and US$1,645/oz, respectively). Given broadly flat production expectations, however, plus the end-of-year ‘flush …

Data hoarding in Singapore: Why it matters to businesses

Many of us spend a large amount of time using computers and we tend to download data – such as files, photographs, videos, and emails – saving them either on company computers or our own devices. Unsurprisingly, Singaporeans have adopted a ‘save for a rainy day’ way of thinking and we don’t stop to consider if the information we safeguard is ever ‘too much’.
In a recent study1 commissioned by Veritas – which sampled 10,022 global office professionals and IT decision makers (ITDMs) with 1,000 respondents from Singapore – we took a hard look at how individuals manage data. Over two-thirds (70%) of Singapore office professionals surveyed admit they are digital hoarders – this is significantly more than office professionals globally (62%).
The findings indicate that local employees struggle to determine if data has long-term importance or value. As a result, 47% of them are afraid they will eventually need to refer to the data again and they are not …

Toronto FC: The best team in Canada, but not Canada's team

Just in time for the sesquicentennial, a great Canadian moment.

The team, whose supporters changed the fan culture in Major League Soccer, finally gave their long-suffering faithful a reason to make some noise.

Only in Canada, perhaps only in Toronto, would over 36,000 willing souls brave sub-zero temperatures to watch a soccer match and therefore be able to say: “I was there”.

I’m a fan. I’ve been one since childhood. It’s the game I grew up with. It’s the game I will always love.

Because I’m a fan, I’m thrilled a Canadian team reached the MLS Cup. I’m ecstatic there wasn’t …
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BRIEF-Etherstack announces Canadian expansion order

Dec 12 Etherstack Plc -* Has won a network expansion contract with Atco Electric

* Etherstack announces new us$3 mln Canadian expansion order

* Current deliveries, additional phases and recurring
support revenues are expected to generate about us$3.1mln in
total over next 4 to 5 year timeframe

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Spain's ACS cuts stake in Canadian toll road

Spanish builder ACS (ACS.MC) has sold the bulk of its 50 percent stake in Canada’s South Fraser Perimeter Road, a company which manages part of a highway in Vancouver, to two Canadian funds, it said in a statement on Sunday. ACS, which runs other toll roads in Canada, said it would retain a minority stake in the project. Its holding now stands at 12.5 percent. It said it had signed a service contract to manage the highway and maintain it. The Spanish firm did not detail how much it had raised from the sale. It sold its stake to Ontario-based infrastructure …
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History-making Canadian contingent at NFR led by Alberta team ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler

Each National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas includes a Canadian Night, a polite tip of the cowboy hat to the smattering of competitors from north of the 49th and the fans who support them.
This year, the trademark one-day celebration wasn’t nearly enough to do justice to the eight Canadian cowboys who carted off more than $1 million US and world titles in team roping — Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler turned the trick — and saddle bronc, claimed by Zeke Thurston of Big Valley.
It’s the first time since 1994 and only the second time in history that Canadians have won …
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Kingston chooses Community Leaders for Canada 150

A self-described chronic volunteer will be one of 13 Kingstonians representing the city as a Community Leader in 2017 as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday.
Megan McKever, 28, volunteers with the Red Cross as an emergency response team member and with local organization Kenya Help and the Girl Guides of Canada. In her free time, the Barrie native, who came to Kingston to study sociology and history at Queen’s University, is an event co-ordinator by trade but works as a financial assistant at the chemical engineering department at Queen’s.
“I really enjoy giving back to the community,” McKever said. “I like helping people, …
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Canada’s Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir finally claim elusive ice dance title with golden performance at …

MARSEILLE, France — Former Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the ice dance at the Grand Prix final on Saturday, clinching the title for the first time in their comeback year.
Leading overnight after the short program, the Canadians were in a relaxed mood, chatting and smiling as they came on the ice for the free dance.
They won comfortably, scoring a total of 197.22 points to beat French pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, their training partners in Montreal, by more than four points (192.81).
World silver medallists Maia and Alex Shibutani, who are brother and sister, were second overnight, but the Americans dropped to third with 189.60.
Virtue and Moir, who are also two-time world champions, returned to competitive skating this year after two years away.
They won gold at the 2010 Games on home ice in Vancouver and took silver two years ago at the Sochi Games in Russia behind …