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Anglo business owners decry lack of resources

English-speaking small business owners across Quebec are speaking out about the lack of resources to help them develop and grow their businesses and contribute to their local economies.

Quebec’s Air Carrier Aeropro To Shut Down Flight Operations

August 17, 2010 - Quebec air carrier Aeropro reported on Monday that the company is shutting down its flight operations as a result of its failure to convince a Federal Court in Quebec, Canada to reverse the decision made by Transport Canada which had revoking its operating license.

P.W. Sims program seeks business participation

This fall at Champlain St. Lawrence College's P.W. Sims Business Program, 40 second-year marketing students under Professor Paul Bleau will form into groups of five or six and will be asked to write up a marketing plan for an already existing product or one that is in development, or even just an idea, phase.

Residential construction rises in Quebec centres

According to the results of the latest monthly survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), residential construction increased last month in Quebec centres with 10,000 or more inhabitants. In all, 4,223 dwellings were started in June 2010, compared to 2,990 a year earlier.

Rahim Jaffer’s corporate welfare habit

Regardless of what one thinks about Rahim Jaffer's post-Parliament activities, or his recent testimony about assertions he improperly lobbied former colleagues, few people have noted an obvious point: someone first elected as a fiscally conservative Reform MP in 1997 was eagerly going after millions of dollars in taxpayer money.

Government recognizes significance of maple products

The historic significance of maple syrup and other maple delicacies, which are widely considered one of Canada's flagship products, has received official recognition by the Government of Canada.

Champlain St.Lawrence New Intership Partners

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St. Lawrence P.W. Sims first year business students have undertaken the task of recruiting new employers for their fellow classmates Internships program.

A successful businessman returns his college for an inspiring conference

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In a project of communication, we had to organize an event which included communication process. So my colleagues and I decided to bring a guest speaker to talk about his past experiences and his career.

St. Lawrence students roam free in montreal on a field trip

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Field Trip is a Success

McGoldrick speaks of Québec Chamber’s long history

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A scene from the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Québec chapter of the Chamber of Commerce.  Photos:  courtesy of Chambre de Commerce de Québec

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Via Rail going faster to Montreal

Via Rail Canada is proud to introduce today significant service improvements to its Quebec City-Montreal route. With the assignment of newly rebuilt F40 locomotives to this route, travelers now have for the first time an opportunity to enjoy the VIA experience between Montreal and Quebec City while reaching their destination more frequently, and at more convenient times.

Businesses look to rebuild in strong economy

As the Canadian economy begins to gain momentum with stronger business growth, organizations are looking for innovative ways to rebuild and strengthen their workforce. To gain a competitive advantage, companies are beginning to see the value of hiring interns from abroad through intermediaries like AIESEC.

Former-QCT editor appointed new Director at CEDEC

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Michèle Thibeau spent 10 years working for the Chronicle-Telegraph, not realizing it was providing the perfect background for her latest endeavour.

"I spent almost a decade of my life learning the community," Thibeau, 40, said, later adding, "This job is a little more concrete... It's taking those contacts and bringing people around the table."

Home buying a good investment in Québec

According to the 17th Annual RBC Homeownership Survey, 90 per cent of Quebec residents believe that buying a house or condominium is a good investment, with 26 per cent saying they are likely to purchase a home in the next two years, up from 22 per cent in 2009.

Quebec City home sales up 2% over same period last year

Sales rose by three percent in 2009 in the provincial real estate market in 2009. Overall, there were a total of 79,185 MLS(R) sales transactions, according to the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards.

Booming P.W. Sims Business program stages public event at CEGEP St. Lawrence today

Newly re-elected Mayor Regis Labeaume will be among those addressing the PW Sims Business Program today at Champlain St. Lawrence College. The program begins at 4 p.m.

Mutual fund practices look a bit like Ponzi schemes

There is something about Canadian mutual-fund industry numbers and practices that are troubling this retail investor. Some numbers don't add up and the industry talks to us in a language I call "fund-speak" about mysterious stuff like "trailers" which are hitched to "MERs."

Anglo organizations pleased with Lebaume meeting

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Photo: courtesy of VEQ

From left to right: Lorne Mulroney, Louis Hanrahan, Richard Walling, Jean Robert, Helen Walling, Guylaine Caron, Ron Corriveau, Mayor Labeaume, Michelle Morin-Doyle, Michael Boden, Simon Jacobs.

 

Porter Airlines upgrades Quebec City To Toronto service

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Photo: Photo Courtesy Porter Airlines Inc.

"We're going from a leisure schedule to a schedule that's more business oriented," said Porter Airlines spokesman Brad Cicero.

Cicero was referring to the new schedule that daily will take more passengers from Jean Lesage International Airport to within minutes of downtown Toronto in a little over an hour and a half.

Global Economic Storm: Quebec Doing Rather Well, But Long-Term Challenges Remain

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According to a report prepared by TD Economics at TD Bank Financial Group, the Quebec economy has withstood the shocks in the global economy relatively well over the last two years. This report is an update of a 2007 study entitled Converting Quebec's Strengths Into Prosperity. Over the last two years, Quebec has been able to make up some lost ground in terms of per capita income.

Workers of tomorrow

Students from SLC Business Program

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Motivation

Burst out or burn out!

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Preparing for a move this spring I packed my oil colors, canvases and easel, thinking that I'd probably not get back to them again until next fall. I haven't painted for a few months now, since I've taken up writing. This got me thinking about motivation.

As weather cools, so does QC commerce

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With the last of the cruise ships setting sail from the city’s harbour this week, Quebec City business owners are satisfied with the business brought by the liners this fall. But many cannot help but long for the unprecedented commerce and tourism of this past summer.

YEESS!! Project is Underway

Community partners associated with the YEESS project click here

Quebec City to dodge housing crisis: industry experts

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Homeowners in Quebec City can rest easy about real estate values, despite the sub-prime mortgage crisis wreaking havoc on real estate prices south of the border. The crisis is unlikely to creep north according to industry experts, because of Quebec City’s uniquely guarded housing market and well-regulated Canadian banking system.

Port of Quebec has recordbreaking year

With nearly 27 million tons of goods handled in 2007, the Port of Quebec has had a recordbreaking year, jumping 15 per cent compared to 2006 and 75 per cent compared to the tonnage of goods handled in 2001. The news followed the release of the port’s annual activity report and audited financial results on August 29.

Hilton, Loews strike deal with workers, end labour dispute

Hotel workers at the Hilton Hotel and the Loews Concorde Hotel in Quebec voted in large majorities on August 29 to accept contracts from their employers.

The employees’ acceptance of the proposed contract has resolved a labour conflict that lasted nearly four months.

Spag&tini Restaurant Review

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From under a row of blue and yellow umbrellas on the Petit Champlain come the gentle sounds of conversation, silverware clinking with plates, and servers bustling to and from the kitchen carrying orders. Here at the foot of the Chateau Frontenac, local restauranteurs Caroline Bergeron and Dominique Roy are trying to attract more local customers to their tourist-frequented Italian resto.

Hôtel Classique workers strike a deal

Staff at l’Hôtel Classique voted unanimously in favour of a contract proposed by the hotel on August 11.  mployees at five hotels in Quebec City now remain without contracts. Those employees have yet to use the 72-hour bank of strike time voted for on July 23.

Média Matin says “Merci” to readers, bids adieu

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