Canada Stocks-tsx Flat With Eye On U.s. Budget Talks; Golds Weigh

BlissDom Canada: Influencers and Brands Take Over Twitterverse for Successful Sold-Out Conference

Failure to raise the borrowing limit would have serious repercussions for the fiscal standing of the United States, the world’s biggest economy, and for markets and economies of the United States and other nations worldwide. Investors, who are also looking ahead to the start of the earnings session soon, hesitated to make calls until there was certainty about a resolution to the crisis. “We’re certainly sitting on the sidelines,” said David Cockfield, managing director and portfolio manager at Northland Wealth Management. “I just keep my head down for the moment.” “I want to see some actual results before I make up my mind how this is going to turn out,” he added. “I don’t think it’s over until it’s over.” Five of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher Friday. The financial sector gained 0.4 percent, with Royal Bank of Canada climbing 0.5 percent to C$68.03. Energy shares added nearly 0.5 percent, with TransCanada Corp rising 1.2 percent to C$45.33. Encana Corp added 2.1 percent to C$18.30. The two companies were among the most influential movers on the index. But weakness in the price of bullion weighed on the materials sector, which includes mining stocks. Gold producers fell more than 3 percent.

SiriusXM Canada Announces Changes to the Board

John Bitove , Chairman of SiriusXM Canada. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Suzanne for her contribution to the SiriusXM Canada Board and wish her all the best.” Mr. Casgrain is currently Consultant to Skyservice Investments Inc., a wholly owned Canadian aviation company, and has been involved since 1997. From 2007 to 2012 Mr. Casgrain was Chairman of CBC/Radio Canada. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Brookfield Asset Management and from 1988 to 1995 he was seconded to NBS Technologies Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Casgrain began his career as a teacher with CUSO in Chad , Africa , and he later became an accountant with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Casgrain is the Chairman of the Toronto Rehab Foundation and HIPPY Canada. He is also an Honourary Director of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. About SiriusXM Canada Sirius XM CanadaHoldings Inc . ( XSR.TO ) operates as SiriusXM Canada . SiriusXM Canada , with over 2.3 million subscribers, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music.

From October 3 to 5, the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre was the backdrop for the much-anticipated and successful BlissDom Canada. “Our vision was to use BlissDom Canada as an event to bring all these different personalities, talents, and experts together to create a welcoming, safe space where we could all meet, grow, and share our individual experiences and expertise and make the online world just a bit smaller. Community-building and fostering social kindness are everything for us. The feedback so far has been amazingly positive,” says Jennifer Powell , principal of BlissDom Canada. Featuring keynotes from entrepreneur and fundraising expert Drew Dudley , Kirstine Stewart of Twitter Canada, and panels featuring the likes of Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery.com and Glen Canning , whose daughter Rehtaeh Parsons was a victim of internet bullying-the Twitterverse, Facebook and Instagram were on fire about all things #BlissDomCA throughout the weekend. With more than 24,000 tweets going out to share the BlissDom Canada buzz, the sold-out conference was also trending in Canada through the weekend, surpassing the 87 million impressions achieved in the month leading up to the conference. Lead sponsor Chevrolet Canada was once again thrilled to be participating in another successful BlissDom Canada event. “BlissDom Canada is one of the conferences we always look forward to! For the past 4 years Chevrolet Canada has been a supporter of BlissDom Canada and each year it only gets better,” shares Natalie Nankil, media relations manager of General Motors of Canada. “Being able to support a conference that allows bloggers from across Canada to connect and learn from each other is one of the reasons we return to BlissDom Canada each year. It also gives us an opportunity to connect with bloggers and share what’s happening at Chevrolet-whether it be new our products or community programs.” Sponsor activations went far beyond traditional tradeshow and event marketing efforts. Attendees were invited to lounge and create signature donuts in the #Timspiration suite by Tim Hortons . A glamping (glamour + camping) night hosted by Maple Leaf Foods , Wine Country Ontario , PayPal Canada , and Sunlight featured dining under the stars with a performances by Canadian country sensation Teneille and R & B songstress Jully Black .