With a record $28 billion in profit last year alone, big banks are continuing to profit while the average Canadian suffers the burden. We think there’s a better way and are working hard to bring you products that are alternatives to traditional banking. But we can’t disrupt this massive and entrenched industry on our own. We need startups attacking the problem from all angles. Our CEO David Feller is featured over on Huffington Post Canada today talking about the huge opportunity we have to change the consumer finance game for the better. It’s up to startups to bring new solutions — solutions that will benefit consumers and not the big banks. Head on over to Huffington Post to read his full commentary.
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The evergreen comic book has managed to thrive thanks to the subculture of enthusiasts who carry from one generation to another the urban mythology of Gotham city or spawn fantastical new heroes and villains. Toronto has always been a haven for the comically minded, made even more popular by the exploits of Scott Pilgrim. Tucked in inconspicuous nooks and crannies, the comic book stores of Toronto are some of the best in the world. The Beguiling Books and Art: This magical store is owned by Peter Birkemoe whose personal touch is what makes it so special. The large range of unusual titles is one of The Beguiling’s most attractive features. The store is clean and well-appointed and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. You can find The Beguiling at 601 Markham Street. The Silver Snail: This is a centrally located store which is more mainstream than its eclectic sidekicks. The Silver Snail has an impressive selection including action figures and manga. You can find the Silver Snail at 321 Yonge Street. Excalibur Comics: was established in 1987 and is tucked away in its original location near the old Kingsway Cinema. The founder Robert Chin still rocks the counter in
CBC recently dropped this interactive look at the unemployment rates in Canada on a province-by-province level. Mouse over each major city (or entire province) to see the exact changes from March to April. Click through to see the sectors that bring the most jobs, the state of all our provinces and territories and much more.
Prizes. Music. Awesome Experiences. If you like any of the above, you’ve gotta check out our newest contest – you could win a VIP trip to the Live At Squamish music festival, plus a whole lot more! Not only do you have a chance to win a trip to Squamish for one of the hottest music festivals of the year – where you’ll see incredible bands like Metric and Weezer – but you also get a shot at winning your very own Xbox 360, plus a Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Bundle. Still not enough? Ok, we’re even throwing some weekly prizes into the mix, like Ticketmaster gift cards, so you can see whatever show you want when you want, on Mogo! Click here to get all the details!
We’ve upped the ante with our latest giveaway! Not only will somebody win 3 nights at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and airfare for 2 but also limo airport transfer and $500 cash to spend on anything their heart desires in Sin City! Enter HERE by April 30 & good luck! Don’t forget to spread the word! For every Facebook wall share we’ll donate $1 to the Make A Wish Foundation (up to $300). Open to Canadian residents only excluding Quebec and New Brunswick (sorry guys, it’s not personal). Free Sweepstakes and Contest alt="Win Prizes Online!" height=31 width=88> Win Free Stuff – Find the best Canadian Contests brought together all in one spot. It’s free and updated daily!