security is keeping Canada's top CEOs awake at night - Get the strategies you
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week the Canadian government announced new funding to help both government
agencies and private companies prevent cyber attacks. How can your business
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Canada 6th most attractive location in the world for retailers to operate
Canada scored particularly high in the index's 'ease of operating' ranking,
and scored strongly overall. The Arcadis Retail Operation Index ranks 50
international markets according to five key factors that retailers consider when
selecting retail locations. These include the following, with Canada's rankings:
1. Infrastructure quality: Canada: 10 2.Ease of establishing a business
and getting it 'up-and-running': Canada: 9 3. Market demand: Canada: 9 4.
Economic environment: Canada: 10 5. Ease of operating: Canada: 3.
The ten most favourable markets for retailers, according to the Arcadis Retail
Operation Index, include:
1. Hong Kong
3. United States
5. United Kingdom
8. United Arab Emirates
9. The Netherlands
Violent crime rate down for 8th year in a row as crime falls to 1969 levels
Violent crime in Canada fell for the eighth straight year - despite a slight
increase in homicides - with Saskatoon becoming the country's most
crime-ridden city. Doob said violent crime appears to have been decreasing
across western countries for ages - with a still unexplained upward blip in the
1960s and 1970s. What's clear, he said, is that politics and government
anti-crime legislation have little to do with it.
Food inspectors' union concerned about food safety in Canada - "Particularly
worrisome in the Toronto area" The union representing federal food
inspectors says they're worried budget and staffing cuts may impact food safety
in Canada. Public Service Alliance of Canada spokesman Bob Kingston says there
are not enough inspectors working in meat and poultry slaughter facilities in
Ontario to make sure companies are adhering to all safety requirements. The
problem is particularly worrisome in the Toronto area where a union survey
indicates inspector staffing is as much as 39% below what is required by the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Kingston says he is concerned that the 2015-16 CFIA Report on Plans and
Priorities indicates the meat and poultry inspection program will lose almost
$35 million in funding and 273 jobs by 2018.
A spokesman for Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Tuesday in an email that 200
frontline food safety inspectors are to be hired and the government has provided
the CFIA with the highest funding levels in Canadian history.
Lowe's Canada to add 14 stores
In addition to completing the acquisition of 12 former Target sites, the company
also plans to open two more locations in Ontario, which will bring its total
store count to 54 from 40.
Deputy Director, Asset Protection for Holt Renfrew- Canada's Ultimate High End
Retailer - The #2 spot in AP located in Toronto Corp. Support Center
Working with the Director, Asset Protection, the Deputy Director, Asset
Protection proactively defines, develops, implements and monitors the
appropriate company-wide asset protection strategies for all channels of
business at Holt Renfrew to ensure the protection of assets, employees and
customers within a luxury shopping experience. Editor's Note: Holt
Renfrew for years had the market cornered in Canada as the #1 high-ender in
Canada. Now with Saks Fifth Ave and Nordstrom invading the market they will have
competition. Over the last year Holt has made some significant announcements
about opening another smaller format store and remodeling a few locations.
They've got a great reputation and the stores are a Canadian staple for luxury
shoppers. But they'll have their challenges with especially Saks Fifth Ave
opening up across the country. This would be a great job to look at in the AP
Hudson's Bay Company - HBC - post 21 Asset Protection positions on LinkedIn in
last 10 days Staffing positions in both Hudson's Bay stores and Saks
Canada stores the two divisions are staffing up in AP. From Investigators to
Managers HBC is getting ready for the fourth quarter holiday season obviously
and the new Saks stores.
Jones New York 35 stores & e-commerce bought by
Grafton, Tip Top Tailors, will remain open and even expand
Canada Nine West Operator Gets US Bankruptcy
Recognition - Thus protecting their license agreements
Canadian e-commerce to hit $30B in sales & some
online sites opening retail stores
Retail Fast Facts: July 2015
● Total monthly retail sales changed by 1.2 per cent over the comparable month
● Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by 3.8 per cent
over the comparable month last year.
Securing Content in an
Sep. 16th - The International Centre
response to multiple data breaches over the past few years, several retailers
decided to hire Chief Information Security Officers to oversee information
security, data protection and vulnerability management, reporting directly to
In this opening keynote session, learn how Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information
Security Officer, The Home Depot, successfully protected some of the world's
most sensitive information assets, including nuclear weapons, financial systems
and networks, and complex technologies such as the space shuttle, Hubble
Telescope, and Mars Rover.
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RCMP Adopts Gentler Grilling of Suspects
Canada's national police force is taking a gentler, less accusatory approach to
suspect interrogations amid growing criticism that certain interview tactics
used widely by law enforcement agencies can lead to false confessions. Under the
RCMP's new approach, quietly adopted in December, investigators are encouraged
to keep an open mind, resist presuming guilt, and focus more on gathering
information than on getting a confession, Sgt. Darren Carr, who led the
development of the new interview model, told the National Post. "When I'm
training people, I always say, 'Less Kojak and more Dr. Phil,' " he said,
comparing the gruff 1970s fictional TV detective to the more easygoing style of
the popular TV host/psychologist. Like most North American police agencies, the
RCMP's traditional interviewing methods were heavily shaped by the Reid
Technique. Pioneered in the U.S. in the 1950s, and named after Chicago polygraph
expert John E. Reid.
Rexall Pharmacy employee faces theft, trafficking charges in Arnprior, ON
OPP issued a news release Tuesday about an arrest at Rexall Pharmacy earlier
this month. It is alleged a female employee was stealing narcotics from the
Daniel Street store "over a period of several months." The employee faces theft
and trafficking charges. Pharmacy manager Maleeha Jahanzeb declined comment,
saying someone from the corporation's head office in Mississauga will answer
questions. Charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and four counts of
trafficking in a schedule 1 drug is Brittany Hulan, 30, of Perth.
crash helped Toronto police solve string of Armed Robberies across city A
crash involving the getaway car in a Scarborough gas station robbery May 28
helped police solve a rash of armed holdups throughout the city. Staff Insp.
Mike Earl said the suspects lost control of the vehicle due to their "haste and
excitement" of receiving cash. The car, which wasn't stolen and didn't belong to
one of the suspects, slammed into a tree in Durham Region. The suspects fled.
The vehicle led police to suspects involved in 12 armed robberies, including
five at TTC collector booths at the Castle Frank, Chester, Donlands, Greenwood
and Rosedale subway stations. Some suspects, police allege, were selling TTC
Toronto man arrested following identity theft investigation
After a two-month investigation, Halton police have charged a 48-year-old
Toronto man with making identity information available for a fraudulent purpose.
Moussa Kante, a former employee of GM Financial, was allegedly providing
customers' identity information to counterfeiters.
Chilliwack RCMP look for leads following a pair of
Nanaimo suspect arrested after crime spree on Vancouver Island