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Episode date 27 November 2012
Interviews and reports
Slow economy delays retirement
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A recent survey shows the lingering effects of the economic crisis of 2008 has changed plans for Canadian business owners about their retirement.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business  (CFIB) surveyed its members across the country and found that because of the recession, almost a quarter of them said they had changed they have had to delay plans to sell or pass on their small or medium sized companies.  Most owners view their company’s worth as their retirement investment, and have delayed plans to retire and sell in the hope that the economy will pick up, and as such the value of their business.

All is not gloom however for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's), as another recent poll in October of this year shows business confidence is improving slowly.
Three federal by-elections, two won by govt, one by Official Opposition
(Graphic: Electiions Canada)
In three federal by-elections in Canada on Monday (Nov 26), the ruling Conservative government retained two ridings, and the Official Opposition NDP party hung on to a third.

But despite this, these by-election results also suggest political changes in all three of the ridings.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report.
History in Candle Light
First Light Celebration
It’s known as the Huron Christmas Carol, the first Canadian Christmas carol, written by Jesuit Jean de Brebeuf.   It is said to have been written at the outpost on the shores of Georgian Bay, known as Ste. Marie among the Hurons sometime in the 1640’s.  It’s not hard to believe on one of the evenings of the First Light Celebration.

The restored site is now a popular tourist and educational destination and in this new millennium, it has been celebrating the coming of winter with 3 nights of candle light each year.  This year, on November 29th, 30th and December 1st, people can visit from 5:30 to 9 pm for a pre-Christmas experience and a glimpse into how people survived the winter.

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Torontonians celebrate Argonauts football team's Grey Cup victory
(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/ Chris Young)
On Tuesday (Nov 27) thousands of fans in Nathan Phillips Square in front Toronto City Hall celebrated the Toronto Argonauts football team's win of the Grey Cup. The Argos defeated the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 on Sunday (Nov 25). [...]
A Record Order for Bombardier
Photo: Michelle Siu/CP
It's welcome news for Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace. Vistajet ordered 25 Global 5000s, 25 Global 6000s and six Global 8000 jets valued at $3.1 billion dollars, with options for a further 86 Global aircraft bringing the deal to $7.8 billion. [...]
Elderly couple survives grizzly bear attack
CBC vid grab
Terry Moody, aged 80, and his wife, 59 year old Susan Bond are both recovering in hospital after a near deadly encounter with a grizzly bear. [...]
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