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In the context of receiving audited statements from Visa and MasterCard on their level of compliance with “voluntary” interchange fee reductions announced on November 11, 2014, the Minister of...

Ontario released its throne speech today, titled A Balanced Plan to Build Ontario Up for Everyone.  The speech attempts to reset the government’s agenda by providing direction for the next 20...

Regulatory Inconsistencies Between Provinces:

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If your retail company is operating in more than one province, you have no doubt experienced...

RCC has been a strong advocate for the abolishment of unnecessary government regulations that are applied differently in each province. We are pleased to announce that the new Agreement on...

The City of Toronto has indicated that it will be introducing new revenue tools to address forecast budget shortfalls. In particular, the City is considering recommending taxing parking spaces and...

Gasoline and other fuel prices are set to rise significantly in Alberta on January 1, 2017 due to a new carbon levy that has now been passed by the Alberta Legislature. Gasoline prices will...

Retailers are faced with a slew of inconsistent regulations both between major trading partners and within our own country. These differences add administrative burden, reduce availability of...

The Prince Edward Island government has tabled a $1.7 billion budget with a $9.6 million deficit. Retailers are disappointed that the government decided to increase the HST from 14 percent to 15...

The Nova Scotia government tabled a $10.1 billion budget with a $17.1 million surplus. The modest budget features an overall increase in Departmental spending of 2.1 percent. The majority of this...

On April 19, 2016 the people of Manitoba gave Brian Pallister and the Manitoba Progressive Conservative party a historic majority government, with 40 of the 57 seats in the Legislature. The NDP...

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