State risks big for Club Med

Its contribution to the Club Med project exceeds $ 140M Club Med today unveils the name of its future hotel at the Massif de Charlevoix, a project in which governments are betting big. For the past 10 years, Quebec City and Ottawa have invested more than $ 142 million in Le Massif projects, including $ […]

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Ontario joins the fight against the carbon tax

New Prime Minister Doug Ford announced Thursday that Ontario will support Saskatchewan in challenging the federal carbon tax in court. The Premier of Ontario and his Saskatchewan counterpart, Scott Moe, made the announcement just before the opening of the Council of the Federation, which begins today in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. “Today we have agreed […]

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Ivanhoé Cambridge invests in a 47-story tower in Texas

Ivanhoe Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec, is investing with multinational real estate company Hines in the construction of a 47-storey commercial skyscraper in Houston, Texas. The construction of the 93,000-square-meter building begins today at 800 Texas Avenue, where the offices of the Houston Chronicle were previously […]

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Desjardins and two banks involved in a class action

A class action application against Caisses Desjardins, Scotiabank and the Bank of Montreal has been filed by the Automobile Protection Association (APA) in connection with fees charged on the purchase or lease of a financed vehicle. More specifically, the APA and the plaintiff Cathy Meilleur claim that the three financial institutions concerned knowingly claimed excessive […]

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Bitreon, Patreon’s competitor, will be released in August, will be decentralized and will use Bitcoin Cash

A group of developers recently announced the launch of the “Bitreon.cash” platform. It should look like Patreon crowdfunding app  but will be more focused on censorship resistance and fueled by Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payments. Bitreon.cash comes into play The Patreon crowdfunding service, created in 2013 by Jack Conte and Sam Yam, allows developers to create specific subscriptions to different […]

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Electric cars: Ontario gives up on grants

Just weeks after coming to power, Ontario’s new Premier Doug Ford has confirmed that his government is abandoning the subsidy for hybrid and electric vehicle buyers. In early July, the Ontario government, now formed by the Conservative Party, canceled the “cap and trade” program which included up to $ 14,000 in financial assistance for electric […]

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More money and awareness needed for rail safety

OTTAWA | The federal government must absolutely invest more in raising awareness and securing railway crossings if it hopes to reduce the number of injuries and deaths, believes Senator André Pratte. “The first avenue is for the federal government to make more money available exclusively to tackle this problem, which is not the case right now. The program, which […]

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