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Recent Canadian news releases issued by EY:

November 2015

  • Three EY partners named WXN 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners
    Toronto, 26 November 2015
    EY is pleased to announce three of its partners - Fiona Macfarlane, Elise Rees and Colleen McMorrow - are among the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners. EY has long been a strong advocate for the advancement of women in leadership positions, and has recently called on organizations around the globe to do more to accelerate progress on closing the gender parity gap.
  • Michael Donovan is Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 National award winner
    Toronto, 25 November 2015
    Michael Donovan, Executive Chairman of DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B ; @DHXMedia) - a global film and television company specializing in the production, distribution, broadcast and licensing of children's and family entertainment content - is this year's Canadian Entrepreneur Of The Year.
  • Succession planning a top issue for family businesses in Canada
    Toronto, 25 November 2015
    With most family businesses not making it past the first generation, succession was a hot topic for Canadian family business leaders who attended a panel in Toronto in October.
  • Canada leads in embracing data analytics: EY and Forbes Insights survey
    Toronto, 16 November 2015
    Nearly 60% of Canadian businesses are making data analytics a strategic priority, but they can do more to help staff, managers and executives act on analytics insights. According to a new report developed by Forbes Insights in cooperation with EY, 2015 EY/Forbes Insights Data & Analytics Impact Index: Don't Forget the Human Element, people and culture are critical to unlocking business value from data analytics.
  • Four Canadian women named to EY's prestigious 2015 class of Entrepreneurial Winning Women™
    Toronto, November 13, 2015
    For the past eight years, through its Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program, EY has taken aim at the gender gap that exists in high-growth business. EY's Entrepreneurial Winning Women program acts as an accelerator to help successful women entrepreneurs gain knowhow, mentorship and resources to grow their business, access capital, and develop the networks necessary to become a formidable force in their industries.
  • Canadian business leaders want innovation - but many aren't planning for it
    Calgary, 9 November 2015
    In a global world where technology is rapidly evolving, competition is high and the business environment is in many ways uncertain, Canadian companies admit innovation must play a role in a sustainable future. But according to a market study conducted by EY, in partnership with the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Calgary, many business leaders struggle with a strategic approach to developing and implementing innovative ideas.
  • A focus on education is critical for nurturing entrepreneurship in Canada
    Toronto, 5 November 2015
    Entrepreneurs generate jobs, support local communities and build prosperous societies, but Canada could be doing more to leverage their job-creating potential.
  • Amid pressure, banks focus on managing non-financial risks: EY
    Toronto, 4 November 2015
    Bank boards and management are increasing their focus on risk management, especially non-financial risk, as they address regulatory pressure, investor demands and the high cost of past misconduct. This is according to EY's 2015 risk management survey, Rethinking risk management: banks focus on non-financial risks and accountability.
  • Canadian holiday retail sales expected to grow 4%: EY
    Montréal, November 3, 2015
    Canadian holiday retail sales are expected to grow 4% over last year, with Millennials driving holiday spending. More optimistic, digital and loyal than any other generation of shoppers, Millennials will lead a shift from consumption to experiences, EY says.

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June 2015

  • CETA to bring good tidings for Atlantic Canada, says EY
    St. John's, June 30, 2015
    According to the report, optimistic estimates place ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union in 2016, which could mean that legislation respecting CETA commitments could be in play by late 2016 or early 2017. With current trade patterns bolstered by liberalization, a new, more efficient, borderless and integrated North Atlantic offshore industry is on its way to becoming a reality.
  • Canadian entrepreneurs will be a leading source of job creation this year
    Toronto, 4 June 2015
    Entrepreneurs are a leading source of job creation, with 50% of Canadian entrepreneurs expecting to increase their global workforce this year. This is according to the EY global job creation and youth entrepreneurship survey 2015, a study that surveyed 2,345 entrepreneurs about their hiring plans and 2,807 young people about their entrepreneurial ambitions.

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April 2015

March 2015

  • EY seeks high potential Canadian women entrepreneurs for 2015 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program
    Toronto, 9 March 2015
    EY is calling on Canadians to nominate successful female entrepreneurs for its 2015 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program – an elite business network and customized accelerator program.
  • Five traits of an entrepreneurial star
    Toronto, 3 March 2015
    Canadian entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the business world. Their fearless ambition, commitment and vision continue to drive our economy despite any number of challenges: timing, geography and even luck. The best entrepreneurs — and those who lead their companies to greatness — often have what’s known as the “entrepreneurship gene”. Whether good leaders are born or made, we do know that they share certain star characteristics.
  • Canada top country for mining deal volume in 2014
    Toronto, 2 March 2015
    In 2014, Canada was the most prolific buyer of mining and metals assets in terms of volume, and a close contender in terms of value. Despite that, overall deals globally continued to decline on both a volume and value basis in the sector compared to 2013.

February 2015

  • Transaction market stalled by a dramatic plunge in oil prices
    Calgary, 26 February 2015
    Since mid-2014, the transaction market in the oil and gas sector has been stalled by a dramatic plunge in oil prices, according to EY’s From scarcity to abundance - Oil and gas transactions in review 2014 - Canada. With current prices and market conditions, EY says few new oil or gas projects globally appear to be economical, and the Canadian industry is not immune.
  • Generations X and Y overlooked by Canadian life insurers
    Toronto, 25 February 2015
    Generations X and Y (Gen X and Y) are overlooked by Canadian life insurers, according to EY’s 2015 Canada life – annuity insurance outlook, released today. Exploring this underserved consumer market will help insurers achieve growth and relieve pressure on costs and margins.
  • Data is king in Canada’s challenging P&C insurance market
    Toronto, 25 February 2015
    Facing cost pressures and market challenges, Canadian P&C insurers must use data and analytics to increase their profit margins, according to EY’s 2015 Canada property-casualty insurance outlook, released today.
  • Tax incentives can help mitigate new technology development costs for LNG projects
    St. John’s, 25 February 2015
    The proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Atlantic Canada are expected to face economic challenges due to quickly evolving markets for LNG cargoes, high capital requirements, and the sheer volume of projects competing for investment in North America, says EY in the latest edition of East Coast Offshore.
  • Proposed measures to increase CCA rates welcome news for Canadian LNG industry
    Ottawa, 24 Februrary 2015
    The Department of Finance’s proposal to increase the capital cost allowance (CCA) rates for property acquired for use in liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Canada is welcome news for the Canadian LNG industry, says EY. Still, the firm warns that industry proponents continue to face cost, regulatory and other challenges in the development of Canadian projects, none of which have yet received final investment decision.
  • Canadian Mining Eye index continues decline in Q4
    Toronto, 23 Februrary 2015
    EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index fell 12% during Q4 2014, following a 15% decline in the previous quarter. Still, EY says with lower oil prices, miners will benefit from lower input and freight costs amid metal price weakness, helping them to protect margins.
  • EY’s 2015 banking outlook: Time to redefine the core of the bank
    Toronto, 18 Februrary 2015
    Canadian banks need to reinvent themselves through simplification of businesses, deconstruction of products and an end to global universal banking, according to EY’s Global banking outlook 2015: Transforming banking for the next generation.
  • Stay organized in 2015: EY tax tips available now
    Toronto, 12 Februrary 2015
    With the tax season quickly approaching, now is the time for private company owners to evaluate options available to help reduce tax stress, according to EY’s publication, Taking the stress out of tax season; tips for private company owners to stay organized, in TaxMatters@EY.

January 2015

  • War for talent in mining just heating up
    Vancouver, 28 January 2015
    The end of the mining boom does not mean victory in the war for talent, according to a new EY report. Instead, EY says it’s merely a ceasefire – and companies must maintain a focus on talent to minimize risks presented by more enduring trends.
  • Insurers must embrace digital to improve poor customer relationships
    Toronto, 27 January 2015
    High turnover and low trust ratings in the Canadian insurance industry could be countered by nurturing better customer relationships, according to EY’s Global Consumer Insurance Survey: Reimagining customer relationships. Digital communication channels and improved distribution strategies will help insurance companies better connect with consumers and gain market advantage.
  • Play-based regulation could change the face of energy regulation
    Calgary, 13 January 2015
    As lower oil prices continue to put pressure on the energy industry, a new EY report finds that play-based regulation (PBR) — an innovative approach to regulating Alberta’s oil and gas industry — has the potential to create numerous benefits for multiple stakeholders including industry, regulators and the public.