The Trudeau government insists it's on track to legalize recreational pot in July — but whether that means it will actually be on sale by then is uncertain. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor told senators Tuesday that provinces and territories have indicated once Bill C-45, the legislation setting up a legal cannabis regime, is given royal assent, they'll need another eight to 12 weeks to prepare for retail sales. "Once we've reached royal assent, there's going to be a transition period because we have to ensure that provinces and territories have the capacity to get the product into their shops," she said later outside the Senate.
The 2018 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Research Report released today by Morguard Corporation ("Morguard") (TSX: MRC) predicts another year of robust commercial real estate investment activity in Canada, given healthy demand for quality assets across the country. "Investors remain enthusiastic about the Canadian commercial real estate market after a record volume of transactions in 2017," said Keith Reading, Director of Research at Morguard. "There is a high supply of capital ready to be invested and Canadian commercial real estate is a proven performer. We are predicting another very busy and competitive market environment across the country in the coming year."
Dx3, Canada's largest digital marketing, retail, and advertising conference, today announced the first slate of speakers for their 2018 event, taking place at Toronto's Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 7 and 8, 2018. This year's conference will feature companies and brands including Amazon, Twitter, Google, Snapchat, Uber and Element AI.
Canadian branding experts say talk of Doritos with reduced crunchiness to appeal to women is likely just a ploy from PepsiCo to test the market.