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The Prince Edward Island (PEI) Department of Environment, Labour and Justice will bring forward a series of amendments to the Worker’s Compensation Act that will result in employer cost increases...

The Régie des rentes du Québec (RRQ) announced that payments made to Quebec Pension Plan beneficiaries will increase in 2014.

This type of increase is automatic and is therefore not...

The Throne Speech, opening the 2nd second session of the 41st Parliament of Canada, came in with a bang – and went out with a bit of a whimper. The Speech was rumoured to be proof of the...

RCC has successfully lobbied the Department of Finance to delay the transition date for the elimination of the penny to February 4th, 2013. As of this date, the Canadian Mint will no longer be...

Retailers pleased with throne speech but remain concerned with high merchant credit card fees

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Minister Flaherty announced today (September 9, 2013) that it will freeze the Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate for employees at 2013 levels.

On the heels of his return from a G20...

 

Canadian merchants pay among the highest costs in the world for processing credit card payments.

Why Are Payment Costs Increasing?

  • There are 76 million credit...

In 2010, the Competition Bureau brought an application before the Competition Tribunal to
strike down restrictive and anti-competitive rules that Visa and MasterCard impose on
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Our members have been long-time supporters of Interac and of Interac’s low cost secure debit option.  These restructuring proposals will ensure that Interac will continue to be an option for our...

  • Amendments to changes in tariff laws that will ensure Least Developed Countries (LDC) are exempt from changes to the General Preferential Tariffs (GPTs).  This is a significant win for our...

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