thefts not 'victimless crime' - "Project Momentum"
Canada-Ontario-Verisk Crime Analytics Law enforcement officials
came together with trucking industry representatives
yesterday, to create a plan on how to reduce or eliminate
cargo crime. It’s a growing problem facing the Canadian
trucking industry, with some estimates suggesting it
costs $5 billion per year, or $500,000 each day in the
Greater Toronto Area alone. Yesterday’s meeting, hosted
by Jeff Bryan Transport, included participation from law
enforcement officials, the Ontario Trucking Association
and Verisk Crime Analytics Canada. The initiative has
been dubbed Project Momentum, and today’s meeting was
just the first phase. Participants discussed how the
theft of mobile equipment and goods in transit, storage
and in retail locations is a major economic burden on
the Canadian economy, provides funding for organized
criminal networks and has been linked to smuggling and
national security threats.
to open 23 more stores, including its first in Que. and N.S.
Discount retailer Target will open 23 more stores in Canada
by the middle of next month, including its first stores in
Quebec and Nova Scotia. The company said 14 of the new
stores will open Sept. 17 and the remaining nine on Oct. 18.
Target currently has 68 stores open across Canada with plans
to open a total of 124 locations by the end of 2013.
raid collects $1M worth of counterfeit goods
estimated $1 million worth of counterfeit goods was seized
from the CNE grounds by Toronto police last Friday. Three
booths at the Canadian National Exhibition’s Direct Energy
Centre were raided by about 15 officers from the financial
crimes unit, charging two owners and seeking a third.
Older workers pushing students out of part-time jobs: report
Older Canadians who can’t find higher paying jobs are
pushing out students in the low-wage part-time workforce,
says a new CIBC World Markets Inc. report. The jobless rate
among students 15-18 years old looking for part-time work
has soared to more than 20 per cent, the highest on record,
as older workers are forced into part-time jobs, according
to the report. Since 2007, employment in the 15-18 age group
has plummeted dramatically by 22 per cent, well above the
4-per-cent drop in that group’s population, the report
found. “While Canada’s unemployment rate is well off its
recession highs, the quality of new jobs has left much to be
desired.” Employment on the traditional turf of part-time
work for young Canadians – food and retail – has plunged
among those aged 19 and under but soared for other age
groups, including a dramatic climb for the over-25 age set,
said Mr. Shenfel. The job market has not been producing the
necessary higher quality jobs for older workers, says the
Retail Fast Facts: August 2013
• Total monthly retail sales changed by 0.5 per cent over
the comparable month last year.
• Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline
changed by -0.5 per cent over the comparable month last
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