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12 January 2018 22:45:46 Home Stories

In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Full article on What Facebook’s news feed change could mean to users, businesses

Vice Alle News Time12 January 2018 22:45:46


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New forecast could mean billions for feds

1.2709278 13 April 2017 23:22:36 Brampton-News (from http://rss.metroland.com)

Stronger economic growth to boost feds' bottom line by billions: experts

Vice null Time13 April 2017 23:22:36


What Verizon's acquisition means for Yahoo users

1.2709278 25 July 2016 19:41:58 Brampton-News (from http://rss.metroland.com)

What Verizon's acquisition means for Yahoo users

Vice Alle News Time25 July 2016 19:41:58


Budget cash could mean new shelters

0.9873656 28 March 2016 21:21:55 Simcoe County-News (from http://rss.metroland.com)

Budget could add many more spaces in domestic violence shelters

Vice null Time28 March 2016 21:21:55


New culvert could mean facelift for downtown Uxbridge

0.96139115 10 September 2015 12:14:35 Durham Region-News (from http://rss.metroland.com)

UXBRIDGE -- The planned replacement of the Brock Street culvert will not only ease flooding concerns downtown, but could also lead to beautification along Brock Street. In July the Township of Uxbridge was awarded more than $7 million in govern

Vice Alle News Time10 September 2015 12:14:35


Changes to student loans could mean higher debt

0.8594684 02 September 2015 04:41:05 Windsor Star - News

Changes to Ontario Student Assistance Program rules could make it easier for students to take on more debt -- risky for a city with the highest unemployment in the country and more students falling short on paying back their loans.

Vice Alle News Time02 September 2015 04:41:05


What voluntary contributions to CPP could mean for you

0.80494964 28 May 2015 00:08:44 Vancouver Sun - News

The federal government’s announcement that it is suddenly open to Canadians voluntarily contributing more to the Canada Pension Plan is sparking several questions on why the Conservatives have changed their mind, how it could work and if it will ever actually be adopted. The Tory government has for several years resisted calls from provincial governments

Vice Alle News Time28 May 2015 00:08:44


What voluntary contributions to CPP could mean for you

0.80494964 27 May 2015 23:53:23 Ottawa Citizen - News

The federal government’s announcement that it is suddenly open to Canadians voluntarily contributing more to the Canada Pension Plan is sparking several questions on why the Conservatives have changed their mind, how it could work and if it will ever actually be adopted. The Tory government has for several years resisted calls from provincial governments and other groups for voluntary or mandatory increases to CPP contributions to help Canadians save more for retirement. But Finance Minister Joe Oliver said this week – just a few months before a federal election campaign – that the government will consult with experts and stakeholders over the summer about launching a system that would allow Canadians to voluntarily top up CPP to help grow their retirement nest egg. Here are some lingering questions: Q: What’s the likelihood the government will actually proceed with the plan? A: The Conservative government has for years balked at provincial demands to increase CPP contributions. In September 2010, then-finance minister Jim Flaherty said “some sort of voluntary new CPP method” would not work. “This was rejected unanimously by our partners in the federation when we met and discussed the issue because it would not work and because the CPP would be unable to administer it,” Flaherty said at the time. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his government supports voluntary options for Canadians to save more money. “This government favours allowing a range of options for people so they can save,” Harper said. But NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said the Conservatives “have no real intention of doing anything about increasing the Canada Pension Plan,” arguing their nine-and-a-half years in office is proof enough. “So this last-minute conversion by the Conservatives is just further proof that they’re measuring what’s important to the voting public before the election and they’re trying to respond to it even though they’ve shown no interest in it in the past,” Mulcair said. Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Finance responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, said the federal government’s announcement this week “is really about an upcoming election” and has little to do with actually improving Canadians’ retirement security. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said the Conservatives have pulled a “flip-flop” on the issue and that their new proposal is simply a “political trial balloon” heading into an election campaign. Q: If it happened, how would it work for employees and employers? A: The Conservative government says those details still need to be determined after consulting over the summer, but has repeatedly insisted it won’t impose mandatory payroll tax hikes on businesses. Dan Kelly, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which represents more than 100,000 small-business owners, said his group’s members strongly support allowing voluntary contributions to CPP and he believes there would be large pickup. Kelly said he would be “shocked” if the government forced employers to match employees' voluntary contributions. Jack Mintz, director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, said a number of questions still must be answered, including what the government’s objective is and whether it’s a defined-benefit plan such as the current CPP framework or a defined-contribution plan, where the income you receive at retirement is not pre-determined. Mintz noted a recent financial survey of 12,000 households by consulting firm McKinsey Co. that found more than 8o per cent of Canadians are on track to maintain their standard of living once they retire. Q: Has a voluntary pension plan worked elsewhere in Canada? A: Yes, to some degree. The Saskatchewan Pension Plan is a voluntary, defined-contribution plan offered to residents who are looking to save more for retirement beyond the CPP. Plan members are never obligated to contribute and can make contributions at any time during the year. The plan has had limited pickup, with approximately 33,000 members in a province of more than one million people. Kelly from the CFIB believes the federal government could pursue a model similar to the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, where workers and employers both have the option, but are not obligated, to contribute more to the plan. Q: Do the provinces need to approve the federal government’s proposal to allow voluntary contributions? A: Amending the CPP requires the support of two-thirds of the provinces with two-thirds of the population. While most of the provinces have been in favour of exploring a modest, mandatory increase, it’s uncertain whether they would support a voluntary top-up. Ontario’s associate finance minister wouldn’t say Wednesday if the provincial government would support a federal proposal for voluntary CPP contributions. Q: Would Ontario still proceed with its new mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) if the federal government allowed a voluntary CPP top-up? Hunter said the Ontario Liberal government is forging ahead with its plans to launch the ORPP, whether or not the federal government proceeds with a voluntary top-up. The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan will take effect Jan. 1, 2017 and will require equal contribution rates for workers and employers, with a maximum combined rate of 3.8 per cent (1.9 per cent each). The Ontario government will slowly phase in the new contributions over time, with details to be finalized. The goal of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is to replace 15 per cent of an individual’s pre-retirement earnings up to $90,000. jfekete@ottawacitizen.com Twitter.com/jasonfekete

Vice null Time27 May 2015 23:53:23


Media Advisory - Equity Crowdfunding - What Is It and What Does It Mean For Your Business?

0.77003753 09 February 2015 16:13:35 CNW Group - Financial

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The York Region Branch of the Ontario Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) will host a breakfast session on Crowdfunding at the Richmond Hill Country ...

Vice Financial Time09 February 2015 16:13:35


New smoking laws will mean changes for many Barrie businesses

0.7443748 03 January 2015 00:57:30 Home Stories

Darlene Lewthwaite is fuming over new anti-smoking laws.

Vice Alle News Time03 January 2015 00:57:30


New system could mean fewer tickets

0.6722938 30 July 2014 16:24:03 The StarPhoenix - News

Saskatoon motorists can likely expect a decrease in the number of tickets issued by the city after a new automated parking system is introduced.

Vice Alle News Time30 July 2014 16:24:03