An undercover investigation into the sales practices of car dealerships around Calgary finds that consumers are being mislead, the U.S. government may be on the track of approving the Keystone XL pipeline that was previously blocked, a group of “fraud tourists” have been arrested after allegedly skimming credit card information from consumers, Saskatchewan’s new budget has tax implications for restaurants, and the commercial real estate marketing in Vancouver is heating up. Here are the top stories for the week:
- An investigation by industry watchdog the Automobile Protection Association into the sales practices of car dealerships in Calgary found 17 out of 20 failed. Via CTV News
- Sources from the Associated Press feel that the U.S government is likely to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Via CBC News
- A group with ties to organized crime has been arrested for fraud after allegedly installing credit card skimmers across businesses in Winnipeg. Via Winnipeg Free Press
- The Province of Saskatchewan’s new 6% sales tax for restaurants could take away an estimated $140 million in restaurant sales. Via CBC News
- The commercial real estate market in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland is seeing a big increase in demand, pushing values up by 47% in some areas. Via Global News
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