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Canada Scores High on Human Freedom Index

August 18, 2015

Canada ranks sixth overall for its level of human freedom while the United States ranks 20th in the Human Freedom Index, released today by the Fraser Institute and a network of international public-policy think-tanks.

The index — which uses 76 indicators of personal, civil and economic freedoms t…

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Canada is the world’s most reputable country…again

July 17, 2015

The Reputation Institute’s 2015 Country RepTrak® report on the world’s most reputable countries has identified Canada as the most reputable country in the world.

Canada has received the number one ranking 4 times in the last six years (ranking second in 2014 and 2010), based on global percep…

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$1.5 Million Funding to Boost Small Business Access to Global Supply Chains

May 8, 2015

Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal government agency, announced $1,562,000 in funding to Mitacs, which will support economic growth and facilitate high-value partnerships between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and small businesses in Western Canada.

Mitacs is a national organiza…

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Canada Ranks Fifth in World Happiness Report 2015

April 23, 2015

Canada continues to be among the happiest nations on the planet according to the third annual World Happiness Report.  Switzerland led the world in happiness, followed by Iceland, Denmark and Norway. According to the report, “The first World Happiness Report was published in support of the April 2, …

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Calgary and Toronto Rank High in Scorecard on Prosperity

April 6, 2015

In its seventh annual edition of the Scorecard on Prosperity, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board) measured and assessed the economy and labour attractiveness of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) against 23 other metropolitan areas around the globe.  Canada’s largest city, Toron…

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Federal Government Invests in British Columbia Technology Sectors to Foster U.S. Investment

March 3, 2015

Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $900,000 in funding to the Alacrity Foundation of British Columbia (Alacrity) to drive economic growth and facilitate United States (U.S.) investments for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Western Canada. Specifically, thi…

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Ottawa’s Tallest Building Receives Initial Approval

February 12, 2015

The City of Ottawa’s planning committee has given the green light for a new development that, when completed, will give Ottawa’s skyline its tallest building.  Canada’s capital city, with a regional population over 1.2 million, has approved a three-tower development for the Dow’s Lake a…

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Toronto Ranked Best Place to Live in the World

February 6, 2015

Toronto has been chosen as the best large city to live in, according to the annual rankings of the Economist Magazine's Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Canada's largest city topped 50 other locations based on the rankings of safety, liveability, democracy, cost and other indicators relevant to…

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Squamish is Home to Tesla Motors’ First Electric Charging Station in Canada

July 24, 2014

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors opened its first Canadian charging station earlier this week, choosing the beautiful town of Squamish, British Columbia as the location. 

Squamish is strategically located between Vancouver and Whistler, providing Tesla owners with uninterrupted charging opti…

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Thanks Wildfire Crews

July 22, 2014

Kudos and sincere thanks to the amazing wildfire crews that have been battling hundreds of fires across western Canada.

You are doing an amazing job and we are lucky to have the best professionals in the world working here.  Keep safe and best of luck. 

West Coast Gem Victoria Featured on The Amazing Race

July 15, 2014

The first week of popular television show The Amazing Race brought contestants to the beautiful seaside city of Victoria, British Columbia.

The episode highlighted the amazing scenery and architecture of the capital city of Canada's west coast province.

The contestants had to memorize a high tea m…

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Amazing Race Canada Launches from Alberta

July 14, 2014

It was great to see The Amazing Race Canada start from the spectacular Columbia Ice Fields, located between both Banff and Jasper National Parks and extending into both of these amazing vacation spots.

The television show also featured challenges in Calgary, including one on North America's faste…

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Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2014

To all the folks in great towns and cities across Canada: Happy Canada Day!

Tell us why you love Canada and the place you live in particular. Let the world know why you are proud and happy to call this great country your home.

Wall Street Journal Says, “Build Your Start-up in Toronto

June 6, 2014

A Wall Street Journal article recently declared Toronto, Ontario as the best place in Canada to build a start-up.  The article drew on the results of Startup Genome’s Startup Ecosystem Report from 2013. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and it also ranked 8th in the world.

Investors from the U…

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Vancouver Promotes Construction of Tallest Sustainable Office Tower

August 15, 2013

Real Estate Investment company Credit Suisse is developing a $200 million construction project in downtown Vancouver and the city is promoting it as the tallest sustainable office tower in the world. 

Renowned architect Harry Gugger (the man behind the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing and the renova…

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Ottawa to Host Clean Technology Conference

August 14, 2013

The “Economic Prosperity Through Clean Technologies” conference will take place October 1-2, 2013 in downtown Ottawa.   The event will explore how clean technology enhances most sectors of the economy.

Presented by Sustainable Technology Development Canada (SDTC) and The Economic Club of Cana…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1, 2013

On July 1st, Canada celebrates 146 years as a nation.  While this vast land has been inhabited for millenia by indigenous peoples, and early Europeans explored its shores for the last 500 years, Canada became a nation in the global community in 1867.

I have been to Canada Day celebrations with mil…

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Summer-long Celebration Planned for Charlottetown's Waterfront

June 12, 2013

The City of Charlottetown entered into a licensing agreement with P.E.I. 2014 Inc. to use the city’s waterfront park as the 2014 Celebration Zone, turning Confederation Landing Park into an arts, music and culture hotspot every day from May to September next year.

The city is paying tribute to it…

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