Mya Williamson Is Atlantic Canada’s First Scotiabank’s Game Changer

Earnings forecasts point to an even brighter future ahead for Air Canada’s earnings,with 2014 fiscal year consensus estimates of $0.96 per share. That makes the stock look extremely undervalued at less thanfive times its 2014 earnings. Another index inclusion The big news out of the U.S. airline industry last week was the inclusion of Delta Air Lines in the S&P 500, where it joined Southwest Airlines and became the only legacy carrier in the index. This helped Delta shares move higher in the days following, as the positive news was eaten up by investors who now view Delta as a safer investment. Its shares likely came under buying pressure from S&P 500-related funds as well. Air Canada was also invited to the S&P/TSX Composite, however,which is much like a Canadian version of the S&P 500. Although there are not nearly as many S&P/TSX Composite funds as there are S&P 500 funds, Air Canada’s presence in the index may increase some funds’ willingness to add shares of the airline. Additionally, investors will now see Air Canada shares in the same index as WestJet shares, decreasing the perception of WestJet as the financially healthy Canadian airline, and Air Canada as the financially unhealthy one. Turnaround at Air Canada Although Air Canada is not the strongest player in the industry, its compelling valuation makes it my top pick in the airline industry. Through a combination of growing earnings, positive industry trends, and shifting investor sentiment, Air Canada shares have more than tripled off oftheir lows last summer. Despite this impressive rally, I view these factors as continuing drivers for shares going forward. Possible risks to this rally include an economic slowdown, more aggressive capacity additions, or a spike in jet fuel prices.

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public opinion about slavery, although it later became controversial. So one critical Underground Railroad stop in Ontario is in Dresden, where Henson started the New Dawn Settlement to help fugitive slaves start over in Canada. It turns out that the site’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is no rustic cabin, but a pretty nice house where Henson whose life was a far cry from the pejorative “Uncle Tom” image lived. In beautiful Amherstburg, the small North American Black Historical Museum documents the history of those who crossed the narrow Detroit River near Belle Isle to freedom but the museum is intimate enough not to overwhelm visitors. Nearby in Windsor, the Sandwich First Baptist Church has a trap door where people could hide when slave-catchers crossed the Detroit River. If Walls site could talk Meanwhile, back at the John Freeman Walls site, tourists gather around a red “freedom bell” meant to be rung by arriving fugitives. When John and Jane Walls arrived in 1846, they helped start the local Baptist church, which in turn helped other arriving escaped slaves gain land to farm. This was crucial in the dire years after 1850 when the U.S. Fugitive Slave Act allowed runaway slaves to be arrested even in northern states like Michigan, forcing people to cross to Canada for safety. Today, the Walls site has a railroad car that once was used as a small museum. A look through the dusty windows shows it in disarray. Nearby is the Walls family cabin and several other sturdy-looking outbuildings. There is the family cemetery, where generations of Wallses are buried.


QUEBEC FIERCELY OPPOSED Some provinces, particularly Quebec, have seen the efforts to create a national regulator as an intrusion on their powers. The Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that it was unconstitutional for Ottawa to impose a common regulator on the provinces and territories. As a result, Flaherty switched from a unilateral approach to a cooperative format with willing provinces. But more legal wrangling could be in store. The Quebec government said it might challenge the plan in court. “We will ask the Justice Ministry for a legal opinion to analyze the proposal that was announced this morning and we will not hesitate to go to court,” said Alexandre Cloutier, Quebec minister for intergovernmental affairs. Ian Lee, a professor at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, noted Quebec’s importance in Canadian capital markets has weakened in the last 30 to 40 years as many of its companies migrated to Toronto. The Quebec government is afraid that trend will only intensify. “If there is only one regulator in Toronto the financial industry will concentrate there,” Quebec Finance Minister Nicolas Marceau said. Quebec authorities are also concerned the proposal threatens the hundreds of technical positions tied to derivatives trading on the Montreal Exchange. Alberta, the country’s oil-rich province, had at one point been leaning in favor of Flaherty’s approach, but earlier this year it came out in favor of the status quo. Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner said on Thursday his province and others had not even been consulted on the new plan before it was announced.

In an effort to facilitate the Veteran-hiring process, Canada Company introduced the Military Employment Transition (MET) program, now known as the Canada Company MET Employer Coalition. The MET program matches Veterans with more than one hundred businesses across Canada looking for employees with specific skill sets, and provides Employer Partners with the tools they need to successfully onboard and retrain transitioning CAF members. Employer Partners commit to hiring Veterans and retraining them in order that they might successfully integrate into the civilian workforce. In exchange, Employer Partners receive access to an untapped pool of highly-skilled, disciplined and dedicated employees. I have seen firsthand the level of commitment and perseverance that our service men and women display in the workforce, said Blake Goldring, Chairman of Canada Company, and Chairman and CEO of AGF Management Limited. Our Employer Partners benefit immensely from the valuable skills our Veterans bring to the table and we know that there are vast numbers of companies that will benefit from joining the MET program and helping us to achieve our goal of finding jobs for 10,000 CAF members over the next 10 years. Despite the high-level and easily transferrable skill sets Veterans possess, the transition to civilian life can prove to be challenging. For many employers who are involved in the program, they see their role as not only being a good corporate and community leader on this issue, but able to tap into a highly skilled resource pool to fill key roles within their organization. In developing the MET program, Canada Company has recently looked to the 100,000 Jobs Mission in the United States for guidance on the best approach to addressing this challenge. The 100,000 Jobs Mission has provided valuable advice and experience that has already helped the Canadian program expand the pool of business partners available to transitioning and former CAF members. Canada Company will be hosting its inaugural Employer Partner conference November 21 and 22 in Toronto. The conference will bring together existing and prospective Employer Partners to build relationships, share successful transition techniques and provide an opportunity for open discussion about the program. Companies interested in participating in the challenge can learn more about the conference and the MET program by visiting the Canada Company website at Canada Company is a non-partisan charitable organization that serves to build a bridge between business and community leaders and the Canadian Military. It was formed in May 2006 with a pledge to stand should to shoulder with our service men and women for the sacrifices they make every day. Since then, the organization has grown to more than 500 members and has become an influential voice advocating for our Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad. Tags:

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Markets closed Mya Williamson is Atlantic Canada’s First Scotiabank’s Game Changer Press Release: Scotiabank 2 hours 10 minutes ago 59.21 -0.42 Eight year old Mya Williamson was named the Scotiabank Game Changer on-field at the CFL’s NAPA Touchdown Atlantic Moncton’s Mya Williamson Wins $10,000 Charity Donation at the NAPATouchdown Atlantic CFL game MONCTON, NB , Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ – Scotiabank today announced that Mya Williamson from Moncton has been named the Scotiabank Atlantic Game Changer at the CFL’s NAPA Touchdown Atlantic game in Moncton , where the Montreal Alouettes faced off with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Mya Williamson will be recognized on the field at the big game for the outstanding work that she has done in the community and $10,000 will be awarded to her chosen charity, IWK Health Centre Foundation, which is in Halifax . “We want to congratulate Mya Williamson for being our first Scotiabank Game Changer in Atlantic Canada ,” said Martin MacCool , Scotiabank Vice President of East New Brunswick and PEI District. “This program means so much to us at Scotiabank because it allows communities to highlight local heroes who devote themselves to making their communities and this province a better place. Mya is a tremendous example of how one person can make a truly meaningful difference to the lives of the people in their community.” Mya Williamson , age eight, is a dedicated supporter of the IWK Children’s Hospital. She has been treated at the hospital over the years as an endocrinology, kidney, gastrointestinal and brain tumor patient. Her goal is to give back to those who have helped her and help save other children’s lives by fundraising for the hospital and the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada . She began helping her community at the early age of three when she gave her piggy bank to the IWK Radio Telethon. Mya has continued to raise money over the past four years for the hospital and this year donated over $3300 to help with the purchase of specialized medical equipment. As well, this past spring, along with her family, she participated in the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada Spring Sprint in Fredericton, NB , raising $3100 for brain tumor research. “I was crying a little when I found out [about the win], then I was really happy. The hospital helped me a lot and I wanted to help them,” says Mya Williamson , a big football fan who will be attending her first game at Touchdown Atlantic. In the five weeks leading up to NAPA Touchdown Atlantic, Scotiabank Game Changers were nominated by their peers in the community. The public voted for their favourite Game Changer online. Mya Williamson was selected as the Scotiabank Atlantic Game Changer based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel.