TORONTO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Two of Canada’s largest telecom
companies, Telus Corp and BCE Inc, reported
strong wireless growth on Thursday and an expanding
Internet-based TV presence in the third quarter, a period in
which their cable rivals struggled.
Quarterly results from regional telecom Quebecor Inc
also exceeded expectations as the company, which has
extensive cable exposure, held off BCE and Telus’s TV expansion.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada will pursue “any and all remedies” to pressure the United States to drop regulations on meat labeling that Canada considers discriminatory, the country’s trade minister said on Friday.
Ed Fast, Canada’s international trade minister, declined to elaborate on any deadlines for further action.
VAUGHAN Ontario (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled C$26.76 billion ($23.89 billion) in family tax cuts and benefits over six years on Thursday, which will start flowing to voters over the coming year as the country gears up for an election next October.
This includes C$3.07 billion in cuts and benefits for the current 2014/15 fiscal year, ending next March, for which the Conservative government’s budget had predicted a C$2.9 billion deficit. The measures are projected to cost C$4.62 billion in 2015/16.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Vice Media, a maker of edgy videos popular with younger viewers, has teamed up with Rogers Communications Inc to build a studio in Toronto to produce news, documentaries and other content with Canadian filmmakers.
The C$100 million ($89.43 million) deal announced by the companies on Thursday includes plans for a Vice TV network across Canada. The studio is due to launch some time next year.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s public broadcaster has won the rights to cover the 2018 and 2020 Olympics with the help of the two rival private broadcasters that have wrestled its most popular professional sports assets away from it.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) said on Tuesday it will broadcast action from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, in partnership with telecom and media companies Rogers Communications Inc and BCE Inc.