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Ontario enlarged loans to unions so they could buy more shares in hot Hydro One Inc IPO

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On a day when the overall Canadian equity market fell 0.75 per cent, Thursday proved a rewarding first day in public trading for shareholders in Hydro One Inc., with the beneficiaries of the 5.5 per cent jump including the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) and the Society of Energy Professionals (SEP). …

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Ontario Securities Commission touts investor protection as crowdfunding rules rolled out

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After months of consultation that pitted small businesses hungry for capital against investor protection advocates, the Ontario Securities Commission has finally settled on a securities crowdfunding regime it believes will satisfy both. Startups and small to medium-sized businesses will be able to tap pools of funds from average investors, but …

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By next month, Ontario residents will be able to pick up a six-pack at Walmart

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TORONTO — Ontarians may be able to buy beer at 60 grocery stores — from multinational big box stores to small, independent grocers — across the province by the end of the year. The Liberal government announced 13 grocery stores and chains that were chosen to sell beer in the …

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Ontario deficit drops by $1 billion, which is ‘mainly the result’ of the Hydro One sell-off

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Twitter Google+ Reddit Email Typo?More Comments LinkedIn TumblrPinterest DiggFarkItStumbleUpon The Ontario Liberals are under fire after their fall economic statement revealed a lower-than-projected deficit was “mainly the result of the government’s… recent Hydro One initial public offering.” The deficit this fiscal year is expected to fall to $7.5 billion from …

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Goldcorp Inc stops operations at Northern Ontario mine to investigate fatal worker accident

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Goldcorp Inc., the largest gold producer by market value, suspended operations at a mine in Northern Ontario as authorities investigate a fatal accident. Early Wednesday, a rock fall buried a worker, and the scoop equipment the person was working in, resulting in the fatality at the Musselwhite gold mine at Opapamiskan Lake, the company …

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Loblaw says it will devote more retail space for beer in Ontario

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TORONTO — Although only a week has passed since some Ontario grocers were authorized to sell beer, one retailer is brewing bigger plans to devote more store space to the drink. Loblaw Cos Ltd. has 19 stores locations under its umbrella selling beer including grocers Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Your …

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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan finds new chief investment officer in Denmark

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed a new chief investment officer to replace longtime CIO Neil Petroff, who retired in June. Bjarne Graven Larsen, who will also serve as executive vice-president, takes the role Feb. 1, and will report to chief executive Ron Mock. Graven Larsen is a former CIO …

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Ontario set to issue green bonds in second issue, seeks a minimum of $500 million

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The stage is set for a second green bond issue by the province of Ontario. The province, which raised $500 million of four-year debt at 1.75 per cent in October 2014, has announced the lead managers for an upcoming offering. Given that marketing has started, the deal could be priced …

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Ontario’s new exempt market rules has supporters and detractors

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Don’t count Jerome Hass, a portfolio manager at Toronto-based Lightwater Partners Ltd., among the supporters of the new exempt market rules that went into effect in Ontario this week. One of the key changes is an offering memorandum (OM) exemption that will allow investors to participate in private capital investment …

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Ontario prices second round of green bonds: $750 million at 1.95% for seven years

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Thanks to its latest issue, the amount of green bonds issued by the government of Ontario has now risen to $1.25 billion. Last Friday, Ontario priced its second issue. The province is set to raise $750 million at a coupon of 1.95 per cent. (Because the bonds were issued at …

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