Toronto tops the list when it comes to economic momentum amongst Canadian cities based on it’s booming housing market (namely the condo market) and the resurgeance of the manufacturing sector helped in large part by the American auto industry. Both of these sectors though are set to cool due to government restrictions on both so the #1 spot for 2013 is not cemented for the city that has held the top spot for the last 2 years. Here is the ranking in order:
Rank CMA 3Q Moving Average
1. Toronto 20.6
2. Calgary 19.5
3. Regina 18.4
4. Winnipeg 18.4
5. Saskatoon 18.2
6. Edmonton 17.8
7. Ottawa 16.8
8. Vancouver 14.0
9. Halifax 13.8
10. Saguenay 12.2
11. Montréal 11.2
12. Québec City 10.5
13. London 10.4
14. Hamilton 9.6
15. Kitchener 9.4
16. Kingston 9.1
17. Trois-Rivières 8.6
18. Thunder Bay 7.3
19. Victoria 6.8
20. St. John’s 6.6
21. St. Catharines-Niagara 6.0
22. Windsor 4.0
23. Saint John -0.8
24. Sherbrooke -0.8
25. Sudbury -2.4
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Its here! The launch of the official mixtape series has begun. Expect monthly heat from us putting you onto the hottest music for daily soundtrack needs.
Please believe its coming out and the online version will be FREE! Also several of the purchasers of the physical CD will win a FREE “uniVERSE” 5.0 inch vivid mobile phone; the phone that is strong enough to be a tablet.
The expected physical release date is November 13th.
Check out the first video supporting the project.
IT ALL BEGINS THIS FRIDAY!
I have been getting a lot of requests to cover or promote a lot of artists that I am not feeling and I will not do it. Sorry. Thank God in this case there is no such issue. Dope song supported by a dope video. Rochester Let My Tape Rock produced by Burd & Keyz (R.I.P Keyz). Enjoy.
Oh Canada your just perfect! Newsweek has conducted a global study and the result is a ranking of the best (and consequently the worst) places for women to live in the world only bested by Ireland and Sweden. A CNN anchor was surprised to discover that America only ranked 8th on the list. Canadians feel proud, our women are represented and representing us well. God knows I love you ladies. Cheers to you and your amazingness; VERSE loves you!
This is what Newseek had to say of their study.
We examined five measures that affect women’s lives. Of 165 countries, these 10 earned top marks in factors from health care to political power. We graded each country on 5 factors, using a scale of 1 to 100
Laws protecting women from domestic violence, adolescent marriage and marital rape, and also women’s access to land and bank loans
Includes rates of maternal death, HIV, and infant mortality, and also access to safe abortions and skilled health workers
Education level, literacy, and gender parity in schools
Includes percentage of women in the labor force, gender pay gap, access to all industries, ability to climb the ladder
Share of women in government, including senior positions
For details on weighting and other methodology, go to thedailybeast.com.
Life is good, especially in Canada!
Tatiana the Miss Go2Girl would like to put you on to a new artist. His name is Jus Randy and here is the scoop:
Sorry I was slow to post this but it would seem that Era has landed a deal with Raekwon’s new label. I’m not sure what the nature of deal is but we are always happy to see Canadian talent branching out. In related news, Captain Hooks (Can we just call him Hooks?) has been signed to JD Era’s “Black Market” company.
I’m off to Kitchener to re-record the final version of my new single, the 1st under my new management under Dream Factory! I promise you this single is crazy and I am proud to announce that my newest and technically oldest industry wife Sharla Bing is the first to be chosen for the music video (I’ll let you see her later)! Can’t wait to let you hear it.
A lot is at stake in this election and the last mayoral race had a lot of young Torontonians feeling disappointed. Don’t be a spectator in this event. So Canada, who are you voting for in this election?