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Aritzia Rises 16% in Toronto Stock Exchange Debut After IPO

TORONTO, Canada — Aritzia Inc., the Canadian women’s fashion retailer, rose 16 percent in its trading debut after raising C$400 million ($306 million) in its initial public offering. Shares of the Vancouver-based retailer jumped to C$18.51 at 9:06 am in trading on alternative markets in Toronto, up from its C$16 IPO price. Company founder Brian Hill and Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners sold 25 …

Canadians: you have until Oct 7 to weigh in on using voting machines in national elections

“Canadians have until October 7, 2016 to provide their feedback to the Parliamentary Special Committee on Electoral Reform, which is studying the possibility of national online voting, along with having consultations about using electronic voting machines in national elections.” Canadians who choose to submit a brief to the Committee must meet the following criteria/conditions: * only one (1) brief can be submitted …

Listen: Raven vs Hawk

Canadian indie rockers Ol’ Time Moonshine’s just released a single, “Raven vs. Hawk,” from their first full-length album, “The Apocalypse Trilogies: Spacewolf and Other Dark Tales.” They’ve just signed a record deal with Salt of the Earth Records, and the album will be out later this year (no firm release date yet). report this ad On her 1976 variety show, Dolly Parton sang …

Young Conservatives' "leadership seminar" featured food & water deprivation, sexist epithets, physical abuse

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has issued an apology to attendees at a 3-day, $300-400 Conservative Leadership Foundation seminar where attendees experienced sexist epithets, thrown shoes, and denial of food and drink. One attendee with diabetes experienced “serious discomfort” as a result of the latter, and 40 of the 100 attendees lodged complaints about the event. The event was supposed to …

Under Armour Drops Sponsorship of Wife of Hunter Who Speared Bear

TORONTO, Canada —  Under Armour Inc, the athletic clothing company, has ended its sponsorship of the wife and hunting companion of a U.S. hunter who sparked outrage over a video showing him killing a bear with a spear in the woods of Alberta in western Canada. The video, which shows Josh Bowmar impaling the animal with a spear with a camera attached to it, prompted …

UnionPay’s mobile payments land in North America with Canada debut

China’s UnionPay is bringing its mobile payment system to North America, starting with a launch today in Canada. The UnionPay International subsidiary of China’s interbank network in China, which creates a unified debit and credit card payment network for the country’s banks. UnionPay is actually the third-largest payment network in the world, behind Visa and MasterCard, owing to its reach, and is also increasingly accepted …

Roots Celebrate Canada’s Rising Stars for 43rd Anniversary

With Roots’ deep connections to Canadian culture, it comes to no surprise that the lifestyle brand would celebrate its 43rd anniversary by paying homage to the True North. In their 43rd anniversary campaign, Roots is highlighting its long-standing support of emerging Canadian artists in the global music industry. Thus, the new #sweatstyle campaign features some of Canada’s best up-and-coming musicians: Meghan Patrick, Jazz Cartier, Scott Helman and Ruth …