Constant Contact To Host Free Webinar Series On Canada’s New Anti-spam Legislation
Via Rail identified the station as Fallowfield. Pascal Lolgis, who witnessed the crash, said the bus appeared to drive through a lowered crossing barrier. “Boom! It went into the train like that,” Lolgis said. “”He just didn’t stop.” Another witness, Mark Cogan, said the rail barrier was down. “The train is going through,” Cogan said. “And I was just looking around, just watching things happen. And noticed that in the bus lane, the double-decker bus … I saw him, and he just kept going. “I just thought maybe there’s a side way around or something, but instantly, he just … he smoked the train. He went through the guard rail and just hammered the train, and then it was just mayhem.” The train tracks in the area cross a major city street and a transit line reserved for buses only.
Poloz Says Canada Nearing Investment ‘Tipping Point’
This fall the company will host a multi-part webinar series, Opt-in Canada!, aimed at educating small business and nonprofit marketers on how this new legislation will affect interactions with Canadian customers and what steps they can take to ensure continued marketing success through the legal changes. Canadas Anti-Spam Legislation(CASL) establishes a framework for permission-based marketing, includingemail marketing, social media marketing, text, and other electronic messaging.CASL offers more strict regulations on who can send commercial electronic messages to whom and what it means to consent to receiving commercial messages. The laws will be applicable to all messages sent or received in Canada, regardless of the country of origin. The first webinar , being held on September 26 at 1 pm ET, will provide attendees with a background on CASL and how it differs from current Canadian spam laws. Hosted by Constant Contact Canadian Regional Development Directors Lisa Kember and Guy Steeves, the webinar will feature Shaun Brown , Canadian lawyer practicing at nNovation LLP and CASL expert. Brown is the author of A Complete Guide to e-Marketing under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, and, together with Kember and Steeves, will teach small businesses and nonprofits what they need to know about CASL and field audience questions. Shaun shares our passion for helping businesses navigate through these potentially confusing times, and we are very excited to host him as part of this webinar series, said Steeves. He is one of the preeminent thought leaders on Canadian spam law and privacy, and by authoring what may be the first complete guide to CASL, you might say he literally wrote the book on the topic. The second Opt-in Canada! webinar will focus on effective strategies and best practices surrounding permission-based online marketing, covering topics such as growing contact lists through express consent, and why permission-based marketing goes beyond legal requirement and into effective marketing strategy. This webinar will take place in late November. The impending CASL legislation is an opportunity for marketers to refresh themselves on the benefits of permission-based marketing always a winning strategy, said Kember. The best use of your time and money on platforms like email and social media is to communicate with those who want to hear from you. In these webinars, were looking forward to giving attendees a host of great tips on how to grow and maintain your customer relationships the right way. For more information or to register for the webinar series, visit Constant Contacts Learning Center, located here: http://www.constantcontact.com/learning-center/webinars/live/index.jsp . About Constant Contact, Inc. Constant Contact wrote the book on Engagement Marketing the new marketing success formula that helps small organizations create and grow customer relationships in todays socially connected world. More than half a million small businesses, nonprofits and associations worldwide use the companys online marketing tools to generate new customers, repeat business, and referrals through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, digital storefronts, and online surveys.
Air Canada Announces Executive Realignment
Markets close in 5 hrs 7 mins Air Canada Announces Executive Realignment Press Release: Air Canada 23 minutes ago Kevin Howlett appointed Senior Vice President, Regional Markets Arielle Meloul-Wechsler appointed Vice President, Human Resources MONTREAL , Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today announced the appointment of Kevin Howlett , currently Senior Vice President, Employee Relations, to the new position of Senior Vice President, Regional Markets with overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Air Canada’s regional operations and the relationship with current and future regional carriers operating on its behalf. “I am pleased to announce Kevin’s appointment to this new role,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. “His proven strategic and relationship management skills as well as his experience in regional markets across Canada will be invaluable as we focus on competing more effectively in rapidly evolving regional markets as low cost operators continue to grow, both in Canada and the United States . “Over the past two years Air Canada has made significant changes to its regional airline strategy including embarking on a carrier diversification program and a re-branding of all regional partners as Air Canada Express. Kevin’s mandate will include a focus on further reducing the cost of Air Canada’s regional lift as well as strengthening Air Canada’s presence in regional communities.” In his new role, based in Vancouver, British Columbia , Kevin will also work in association with Derek Vanstone , Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Industry & Government Affairs, to strengthen regional business and community relationships. Prior to this appointment Kevin Howlett oversaw the human resource and labour relations functions at the airline. Kevin has over 35 years of related experience in the airline industry, and previously held the positions of Vice President, Labour Relations with Air Canada Jazz, and Vice President of Labour Relations & Human Resources at Canadian Airlines International. Arielle Meloul-Wechsler , currently Senior Director, Human Resources, is promoted to the new position of Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, Arielle will assume responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources with the exception of Labour Relations, which continues to be the responsibility of Scott Morey , Vice President, Labour Relations. “Arielle’s solid track record of excellence in her previous roles with the airline, her proven leadership abilities and strategic management skills will further strengthen our leadership team,” said Mr. Rovinescu. “In particular, I look forward to her ongoing contribution in the development of people strategy and the implementation of many culture change initiatives planned or in progress across the company.” Arielle has been with Air Canada since 1997. Prior to assuming her Employee Relations functions in 2011, she was Assistant General Counsel and Director of Legal Services at Air Canada. In 2005 she was seconded to Aeroplan where she led the external legal team through Aeroplan’s initial public offering. Prior to joining Air Canada, Arielle practised law at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg. Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and67 cities in Europe , the Middle East , Asia , Australia , the Caribbean , Mexico and South America . Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance , the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,328 destinations in195 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K.
Evidence suggests we are now close to the tipping point from improving confidence into expanding capacity, Poloz, 57, said in the speech. Poloz is scheduled to take questions from the audience and hold a press conference afterward. The message here is that the economy should be able to support stronger activity without stoking inflation, as investment ticks upward, Poloz said. Such an endogenous response of potential to stronger demand would be natural, given the slack that we see in our labor market. Investors are betting Poloz will be forced to start raising interest rates at the end of next year, ending a pause that began in 2010, in order to avoid inflationary pressures as growth picks up. Economists predict the central bank will raise its policy rate to 1.5 percent by the end of 2014, from 1 percent now, according to the median of 19 forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey conducted this month. With potential output higher and growing faster in response to investment, Poloz said, slack in the economy could close later than if investment and, ultimately, potential did not respond to demand. Solid Exports The central bank is projecting a solid pace of export growth that will lead to a broadly based increase in investment and provide incentives for new businesses to form, Poloz said. Strong corporate balance sheets, cheap funding and access to credit mean the preconditions are in place for faster capital spending , he said. Historically, there has been a six-month lag between an improvement in exports and accelerated investment growth, Poloz said. Once there is a shift in sentiment, research shows that business decision-makers tend to react and move forward very quickly with their investment plans, Poloz said. We are optimistic that the gathering momentum in foreign demand, especially in the United States , should help lift the confidence of Canadas business leaders and exporters. Poloz said there are encouraging signs that process is under way, citing declining financial market volatility and data that show an increase in the number of firms operating in the country. Welcome Sign Any decision by the Federal Reserve to slow monthly bond buying is a welcome sign that things are getting back to natural growth, Poloz said. Canadas economy will eventually reach a more normal state where growth will be self-generating and self-sustaining, and not reliant on record-low interest rates , Poloz said. In that state, inflation will be back to the central banks 2 percent target, policy rates will be above inflation and the unemployment rate will be down to a more natural level. Poloz did not say in his text when the bank expects this.