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GDP largely unchanged in July following six months of gains: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Economic growth in Canada paused in July following a string of gains over six consecutive months, hurt by a slump in the mining and energy sector, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.

Economists had expected a gain of 0.2 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. READ

CRTC should heed European lessons on wireless competition, says Telus

Canada should heed the lessons learned in Europe about adopting rules intended to keep wireless prices low, the former head of Austria’s telecom regulator has told the CRTC. READ

Competition Bureau calls for more regulation to cut wireless roaming rates

Introducing a new national wireless carrier in Canada would result in lower consumer prices, but regulators need to do more than simply cap wholesale roaming rates to make that happen, the competition watchdog has told the country’s telecom regulator. READ

EU leaders say trade deal with Canada is done

The European Union leadership presented a united front on their trade agreement with Canada on Friday in an attempt to dampen concerns that some European countries might still scuttle the deal. READ

Nortel not just Canadian company, IP not solely created in Canada: U.S. lawyer

TORONTO — It’s a fallacy to think of Nortel Networks as just a Canadian company and that its intellectual property was created solely in Canada, a lawyer for its U.S. subsidiary said Tuesday at a cross-border bankruptcy trial that will decide how remaining assets are shared among creditors. READ

Consumers should vote 'with their dollars and eyeballs,’ Netflix tells CRTC

Regulating the Internet to help boost Canadian content will only hurt consumers, a Netflix executive told the country’s broadcast regulator on Friday before being ordered to hand over confidential company information. READ

Currency markets no place for Bank of Canada to intervene, Poloz says

The Bank of Canada is reinforcing its hands-off position when it comes to influencing the Canadian dollar. READ

Canada ratifies investment deal with China despite misgivings

Canada has ratified the contentious Foreign Investment Protection Agreement with China. READ

Telecom giant says U.S. channels need to be included in smaller basic cable

While predicting a sea change in how Canadians get their TV programming, one of the country’s biggest cable-service providers rejects the idea of allowing viewers to pay for television channels one at a time. READ

Ottawa cuts employment premiums for small businesses for 2015, 2016

Ottawa announced Thursday that it will cut employment insurance premiums for small businesses for the next two years, a move it billed will save employers more than $550 million. READ

Canadian workers saving less; more living paycheque to paycheque: survey

The Canadian Payroll Association says things are getting tougher for working Canadians. READ

GM Canada accused of ambushing dealers with wind down agreement in 2009

A lawyer for former GM Canada dealers says the automaker deliberately ambushed and misled them in 2009 when it downsized its retail network in the wake of the financial crisis and recession. READ

Skilled newcomers face 'huge’ hurdles trying to find jobs, says government report

The Conservative government says recognition of foreign credentials for new immigrants is a top priority, but skilled newcomers say they face other obstacles to getting hired in their fields. READ

Economists question new August job numbers after last month’s botched effort

Canada’s economy unexpectedly shed jobs in August due to heavy losses in the private sector, raising the eyebrows of economists who widely expected a modest gain in Statistics Canada’s flagship monthly report. READ

Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start up by 2018, project president says

The president of the Northern Gateway pipeline says it’s unlikely the project will start-up in 2018 as the company seeks to win over B.C. First Nations groups, many of which remain adamantly opposed to the $7.9-billion project. READ

Oliver rejects report calling for spending to create jobs, less focus on deficit

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jobs than eliminating a tiny deficit. READ

Wave of smarter data collection could transform how business works

A new wave of intelligent sensors, cameras and tracking devices is expected to sweep across Canada over the next few years, quickly transforming how business is done — much as smartphones took communications to a new level of performance. READ

Former ambassador not confident Keystone will be approved

MONTREAL — A former Canadian ambassador says he’s less confident now than he was a few years ago about the U.S. giving the Keystone XL pipeline project the green light. READ

Canada Post reports Q1 loss

OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada Post had a $27-million loss before taxes in the first quarter of this year amid an overall drop in revenue as it handled lower volumes of bills and statements delivered by mail. READ

Business to have role in Arctic debates, says Aglukkaq

Creating a bigger presence for industry at the world’s premiere international forum on northern issues won’t distract from its work on environmental problems, says the Conservative cabinet minister about to lead the group. READ

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