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Conservatives willing to 'consult' on voluntary CPP expansion
OTTAWA—After months of resisting calls to expand or enhance the Canada Pension Plan, the Conservative government is signalling it's open to hearing some proposals.
Wealth managers applaud proposal for voluntary CPP contributions  The Globe and Mail
Ottawa to explore ways to give people option to increase CPP contributions  Vancouver Sun
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Air Canada planning share buyback after opting out of pension deal
Air Canada, passing another milestone on its road to financial health, says the funding of its pension plan has improved enough that it can opt out of a pension agreement with the federal government - a move that allows it pay dividends and buy back shares.
Air Canada opts out of special solvency rules; cites $1.2B pension surplus  CTV News
Air Canada to redeploy capital as pension funding gap evaporates  Reuters Canada
CANADA STOCKS-TSX stumbles as greenback rally hurts commodity players
(Updates prices to close; adds portfolio manager comment). * TSX ends down 136.59 points, or 0.90 percent, at 15,050.81. * Nine of TSX's 10 main groups decline.
TSX stumbles as greenback rally hurts commodity players  Reuters Canada
Most actively traded companies on the TSX  Winnipeg Free Press
Ontario's hazelnut growers look to pick up slack from blight-stricken BC
TORONTO -- Ontario farmers are stepping in to feed Canadians' appetite for hazelnuts as the industry deals with a worldwide shortage, sky-high prices and the spread of nut-killing blight in British Columbia.
Ontario hazelnut growers look to pick up slack from blight-stricken B.C.  Hamilton Spectator
Apprentices required for public construction
Jobs Minister Shirley Bond and Tom Sigurdson of the B.C. Building Trades announce deal on public construction at the B.C. legislature Tuesday.
Big public projects in BC will have to hire apprentices  News1130
BC to require apprentices on public projects  Journal of Commerce
Charter's Time Warner Cable bid faces $2 billion regulatory question
WASHINGTON Time Warner Cable (TWC.N), entering into talks to be acquired by Charter Communications Inc (CHTR.O) just a month after regulators killed a proposed takeover by Comcast Corp's (CMCSA.
The Time Warner Deal: Big Cable Is Coming for Big Wireless  Bloomberg
Outlook for approval of Charter-Time Warner Cable deal appears favorable  Los Angeles Times
Barrick Gold Forms A New Joint Venture With Zijin Mining (ABX)
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Barrick investors welcome Chinese tie-up, debt reduction moves  THE BUSINESS TIMES
Barrick pact with Zijin Mining opens doors in China  The Globe and Mail
SFU now accepting Bitcoin at its bookstores
BURNABY (NEWS1130) - There are at least 15 Bitcoin ATMs in Canada but still lots of skepticism around the alternative currency. But now, a local university is the first post-secondary institution in the country to accept it.
Simon Fraser University embraces bitcoin, accepts virtual currency for textbooks  Vancouver Sun
One-third of Canadians don't have cash to top up TFSAs
A new survey says about one-third of Canadians don't have the cash to maximize their tax-free savings accounts after the feds nearly doubled the amount account holders can contribute annually.
TFSA limit increase won't make a difference to majority of Canadians ...  Business in Vancouver
Boosted TFSA limits: survey finds 27% plan to contribute more  CBC.ca
Don Cayo: Seniors who own high-priced homes don't need a subsidy
The policy world is rife with ideas that seem worthwhile, maybe wonderful, until you look closely. The housing report released last week by B.C.
Seniors' advocate calls for housing reforms  Pentiction Western News
Time for action on affordable housing  The Record (New Westminster)