Toronto

Early attempt to craft a buyback program for banned firearms fails

Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is seen at Toronto City Hall in the summer of 2018. He is a strong proponent of the Liberal government’s sweeping firearms ban. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair’s department has confirmed the government has cancelled a procurement tender intended to deliver a compensation scheme worth millions of dollars to thousands of ...

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CFAs can fast-track to planner designation under the new IAFP program

Applicants will still be required to submit a comprehensive financial plan and complete a technical exam The Institute of Advanced Financial Planners has launched an accreditation program designed to help Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholders more easily obtain their Registered Financial Planner (RFP) designation. The Vancouver-based organization, which administers the RFP, said in a release that the program “recognizes the ...

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Toronto is getting a massive new hub for movie studios and digital media

A sprawling parcel of land on Toronto’s waterfront will soon be home to film studios and production space — 8.9 acres of it to be exact — if the city can find a company to help develop it.  Toronto is on the hunt for a production company to help run the Basin Media Hub, named after the Port Lands street on which it sits. The proposed ...

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​Meet Nick Jay, OAA: Principal & Founder

Nick Jay, OAA Nick Jay, OAA is the practice’s principal and sole proprietor having founded Nicholas Jay Architect in 2016. He has over fifteen years of diverse professional experience throughout Canada and the United States. Always ready to help. Feel free to reach out to Nick; whether it be for a quick Building Code (OBC) question or to inquire about a Request for ...

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New partnership: Inkblot Technologies Inc. enters into a 3-year EFAP agreement

Inkblot Technologies Inc. (“Inkblot Therapy”) is pleased to announce it’s been selected as the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) service provider for ATB Financial (ATB). Inkblot is disrupting a 40-year-old EFAP industry by offering a new EFAP model with measurable impact offering best-in-class employee mental health support. TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2020 – Inkblot has formed a partnership with ATB, recognized byGreat ...

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Kontrol Wins Order for Smart Building Technology

The Globe and Mail Ranks Kontrol 81st in Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2020 TORONTO, ON / Kontrol Energy Corp. (“Kontrol” or “Company“) is pleased to announce it has won a new order for its smart building technology across four buildings and has been recognized as one of Canada’s top growing companies by the Globe and Mail Top Growing Companies 2020. ...

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Investors Are Craving More from Resolute Forest Products Inc. [RFP] Stocks: Here is Why

Resolute Forest Products Inc. [RFP] shares are up more than 10.51% this year and recently decreased -0.08% or -$0.37 to settle at $4.73. Analysts expect RFP to grow earnings at a 0.21% annual rate over the next 5 years. RFP has a short ratio of 1.02. This implies that the market is currently less bearish on the outlook for RFP. ...

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RFP: WEBSITE IMPROVEMENT

POSTED ON Aug 28, 2020 CLOSING DATE Sep 9, 2020 ORGANIZATION Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) LOCATION Toronto MORE INFO Click here OCIC is looking for a website design/development firm or organization to help migrate our current WordPress site to a new WP theme that could maintain most of the look and feel and functionality of the current site. ...

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Ontario Moving Forward with Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Province Set to Issue Request for Proposals to Advance Tunnelling Work TORONTO ― The Ontario government is one step closer to getting shovels in the ground on part of the largest subway expansion in Canadian history with the planned release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) tomorrow to advance tunnelling work on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The announcement was ...

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VitalHub Selected as One of Two Vendors to Provide Clinical Utilization Reviews Under NHS Framework

TORONTO — VitalHub Corp. (the “Company” or “VitalHub”) (TSXV: VHI) is pleased to announce they have been selected by the National Health Service (NHS) as one of two vendors to be included within the new NHS Framework Agreement (Framework). After an extensive RFP evaluation process, VitalHub has been selected as one of two approved vendors to offer Clinical Utilization Reviews ...

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Abbotsford’s CIVL, Toronto’s CJRU teaming up on new website design

Pair of campus radio stations aiming to improve streaming services and freshen up look Abbotsford’s CIVL-FM has partnered up with Ryerson University’s CJRU 1280AM in Toronto in a deal that will see both stations see an upgrade in streaming services and a website redesign. The new sites will include the content that is already on their current sites, but will ...

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PASSIFIUME: No easy roll-out for police body cameras

A Toronto police officer models a body-worn camera sample in May, 2015.Ernest Doroszuk / Toronto Sun With police use-of-force policies at the forefront of national debate, Toronto Mayor John Tory earlier this month promised to fast-track plans to equip city officers with body-worn cameras (BWC.) But as I found out during my years covering cops and crime in Calgary, it’s no easy ...

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Core Development Group launches government consulting arm

Core Development Group, a Mahwah-based solar energy developer, announced on Tuesday it has launched a government consulting arm. The division will provide government agencies in renewable energy Request-for-Proposal analysis, processes and strategies. “The decision to establish a consulting arm for government agencies was a natural progression given the team’s expertise in this area and the amount of requests we’ve received ...

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Province Issues RFQ for P3 Partnerships to Build Ontario Line

First announced in April, 2019, the Provincial Government’s proposed Ontario Line—a 15.5 kilometre rapid transit line connecting Toronto’s Exhibition/Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre—took a big step forward today with the announcement that the province is issuing the first two public-private partnership (P3) Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for the design/build stage of the line. The RFQ phase invites bids to ...

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Tracking Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio – Q1 2020 Update

Summary Prem Watsa’s 13F portfolio value decreased from $2.54B to $1.44B this quarter. Fairfax Financial’s largest three stakes are Atlas Corp., BlackBerry, and Kennedy-Wilson. They together account for ~79% of the 13F assets. The 13F securities form a small portion of their overall investment portfolio. This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes ...

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HOT lanes, innovative bids could solve Toronto’s infrastructure woes

Rob Palter is a director in McKinsey & Co.’s Toronto office. Tyler Duvall is a principal in McKinsey’s Washington office. When Toronto City Council settled on the so-called hybrid solution to the problem of the city’s crumbling Gardiner Expressway problem, many took it as a sign that the downtown artery’s saga might finally be approaching a conclusion. Yet, after decades ...

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