Business News Advisory – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 20151062 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Oct 1, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015


Here are the CP Business Department’s early plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Business Editor Lee-Anne Goodman at lee-anne.goodman?, or the department at business? We can also be reached at 416-507-2138.


Alex Panetta is in Atlanta for the TPP talks

CP Vancouver is at the Federal Court of Appeal challenge of the federal government’s approval to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

David Friend is in Waterloo for the Shopify announcement


Shopify to open another office in Waterloo


WATERLOO _ Canadian e-commerce startup Shopify Inc. is raising its profile in the hotbed of the country’s technology sector with plans to hire more people for a larger office in Waterloo, Ont.The Ottawa-based company will announce today it’s making a significant expansion in the region as part of an effort to attract talent from local universities and other tech companies. PHOTO. Will be updated after Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke speaks to University of Waterloo at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Penn West to sell more producing assets


CALGARY _ Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT) says it expects to get about $205 million cash from the sale of some non-core assets in southeast Saskatchewan, the second divestiture since the Calgary-based company chopped its workforce by 35 per cent.The Calgary-based company said Thursday it will reduce debt with proceeds from the sale of its 9.5 per cent working interest in the Weyburn unit. Moves Business, Prairies regional.

‘Next Issue’ digital magazine service updated


TORONTO _ Rogers Media and its partners are updating their digital magazine service, which is being renamed Texture by Next Issue.One of the new features is a “curated” collection of stories selected by Texture’s editorial team and highlighted for readers. There’s also early access to certain top stories before the print versions are on newsstands.

A primer on Canada’s automotive sector


TORONTO _ Few details are known about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but observers say the trade deal, currently under negotiation in Atlanta, could spell trouble for Canada’s beleaguered automotive industry, with parts makers likely to bear the brunt of the pain.Here are a few things to know about Canada’s auto manufacturing sector _ and how the TPP could impact it. With vars TPP. With TPP-Talks.


A primer on Canada’s dairy system


Things to know about Canada’s dairy supply management system:What is it: Supply management controls levels of milk production by tying it to Canadian consumer demand and limiting foreign competition through high tariffs. Similar systems also regulate production of cheese, poultry and eggs. With vars TPP. With TPP-Talks.


HALIFAX _ Halifax Atlantic MLA Brendan Maguire makes a sustainable transportation grant announcement. (10 a.m. at Boys and Girls Club of Spryfield, 11 Aldergrove Dr.)

OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases a study on Canadian identity, 2013. (8:30 a.m. at

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. _ Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show, with more than 8,000 industry professionals attending. Through Oct. 1. (The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road)

TORONTO _ The investment funds industry gathers for the 28th annual IFIC Leadership Conference: Exploring Trends. Embracing Opportunities. (8 a.m. at The Carlu, 444 Yonge St.)

TORONTO _ Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra joins NHL goalies and their families to unveil the 2015 Great Canadian Goalies stamps. (4 p.m. at 30 Yonge St., Hockey Hall of Fame, Esso Great Hall)

TORONTO _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley meets with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

WATERLOO, Ont. _ E-commerce company Shopify makes an announcement, with scheduled fireside chats at Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo with CEO Tobi Lutke. Additional details TBA.

CALGARY _ ATB Financial chief economist Todd Hirsch releases fourth-quarter economic outlook for Alberta. (10 a.m. at ATB Financial, 1100, 17 Ave. S.W.)

EDMONTON _ Alberta Labour History Institute presents guest speaker Elaine Bernard from the Harvard Trade Union School, who is to speak on Alberta labour and the NDP government. (7 p.m. at University of Alberta, Education North, 2-115)

BRANDON, Man. _ Manitoba Finance Minister Greg Dewar holds pre-budget consultations. (7 p.m. at Riverbank Discovery Centre, 1 – 545 Conservation Dr.)

VANCOUVER _ First Nations Chiefs, community leaders and legal experts speak ahead of the start of arguments in the Federal Court of Appeal. Multiple legal challenges are aimed at overturning the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tankers project. (8 a.m. at UBC Robson Square, Room C-400, 800 Robson Street)

VANCOUVER _ TELUS President and CEO Darren Entwistle is joined by provincial officials and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to make a technology announcement. (9:30 a.m. at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Star Sapphire Ballroom, 1038 Canada Place)

x-VANCOUVER _ Eighteen First Nation and environmental groups are in the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge of the federal government’s approval to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. (9:30 a.m. at Federal Court of Appeal )

VANCOUVER _ The United Against Enbridge Rally is being organized by the Yinka Dene Alliance and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. (12:30 p.m. at Georgia and Howe St in the Courtyard beside Four Seasons)

VICTORIA _ Ecologist David Suzuki and ecological economist Peter Victor will exchange views on how to secure well-being within the planet’s limits. (7 p.m. at The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.)


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