By Tess Kalinowski Real Estate Reporter Thu., Sept. 27, 2018 A Toronto Re/Max brokerage owned by the former president of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has become the fourth Canadian company to sign a listing deal with Seattle-based online giant Zillow.com. Tim Syrianos of Re/Max Ultimate Realty said the Zillow agreement will boost the exposure of listings from his 235 brokers and their customers. “We’ve always had a reputation to embrace technology and different platforms that could benefit not just realtors but ultimately our consumers. If this is another opportunity to help them market their properties in a way that could help them achieve their goals then we’ll definitely embrace it,” he said. Syrianos wouldn’t comment on how many listings his brokerage will feed Zillow. He said he doesn’t expect Zillow will undermine Canadian sites such as Realtor.ca. “This is just another marketing tool,” he said. … [Read more...] about Toronto Re/Max brokerage joins U.S.-based listings site Zillow
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By James Rufus Koren Los Angeles Times Mon., May 28, 2018 They used to be drug dealers. Then they became dispensaries. Now we have cannabis retailers who “seek to replicate the Apple store model” and give customers “a comfortable, informative and non-threatening environment.” That’s how Culver City firm MedMen describes its pot shops in documents submitted as part of the company’s most audacious plan yet: to become the nation’s most valuable public cannabis company, worth more than $1 billion (U.S.). It’s a move that, perhaps even more than MedMen’s sleek stores on Santa Monica Boulevard and New York’s Fifth Avenue, illustrates how quickly cannabis is entering the mainstream — and how the nascent industry has captured investors’ attention even as it remains relegated to the fringes of the financial world. MedMen, which has yet to post a profit, is not staging a traditional initial public … [Read more...] about ‘Massive rush’ of U.S. pot companies tapping into Canada’s stock market
By Robert Cribb Investigative Reporter Carolyn Jarvis Global News Andrew Bailey Toronto Star Data Analyst Wed., May 2, 2018 The Imperial Oil refinery in Sarnia, Ont., and the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Detroit, Mich., have much in common: geography, climate and production levels. What separates them is a 90-minute drive, a national border and starkly different emission levels for some key pollutants. Sarnia’s Imperial Oil refinery emitted 10 times more fine particulate matter, seven times more carbon monoxide and 49 times more sulphur dioxide than the Detroit plant. Those findings, based on 2014 data from the Canadian and U.S. governments, analyzed and published for the first time in a Toronto Star/Global News/National Observer investigation, are part of a national trend showing Canadian refineries pump out far higher levels of some key pollutants compared to their U.S. counterparts. The average Canadian refinery produced less oil while … [Read more...] about Pollution from Canadian refineries an ‘embarrassment’ compared with U.S.
By The Canadian Press Tues., March 27, 2018 TERREBONE, Que.—ADF Group Inc. said Tuesday it has temporarily laid off 50 employees after losing out on major project bids in the United States during the height of tariff tensions. The move shows that uncertainty on trade policies with the U.S. is having an effect on Canada’s manufacturing industry, said Dennis Darby, CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. “It can’t be overstated that uncertainty with the U.S. about our trading relationship with our biggest trading partner is causing companies to rethink investment. The ADF Group is one of those decisions that companies are making every day.” Read more: Canadian border security given extra powers to crack down on cheap steel, aluminum Article Continued Below U.S. sets May 1 expiry date on tariff exemptions for all countries, including Canada and Mexico Opinion | David Olive: Trump’s tariff about-face shows bullies can be … [Read more...] about Quebec-based ADF Group lays off 50 after losing major U.S. bids amid tariff tensions
Three Canadian solar panel manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the 30 per cent tariff it set on solar cell imports last month.Ontario-based Silfab Solar Inc., Heliene Inc., and Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., along with U.S.-based distributor Canadian Solar (USA) Inc., filed the challenge at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York on Wednesday.The lawsuit claims that an investigation last year by the International Trade Commission found Canadian products don’t significantly hurt U.S. manufacturers and don’t account for much of the overall imports of solar cells to the country.The companies state that the Commission made no recommendation of tariffs on Canadian solar cells, and that the imposition of them goes against rules in NAFTA.The lawsuit claims that the tariffs, which the U.S. administration says was done to put American companies and jobs first, will inflict immediate, severe, and irreversible injuries to the companies. … [Read more...] about Three Canadian solar panel companies sue U.S. over tariffs