Carlo Dade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership May be Dead on Arrival

Carlo Dade | October 13, 2015 | Canada Business
News that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had joined the entire rest of the democratic field in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership may well sound the death knell for the agreement. It also raises a few interesting possibilities about where things go next. Yes, it's politics. And yes, we went through something similar with Obama and his promise to renegotiate NAFTA. But this is different.
Marcia Sirota

Protecting Yourself From Sociopaths in the Small Business World

Marcia Sirota | October 13, 2015 | Canada Living
Small business week is here, and it's got me reflecting on my own journey as an entrepreneur. I've learned many lessons along the way. One story stands out as a cautionary tale to anyone who hopes to work in collaboration with other entrepreneurs.
Sol Chrom

Is Canada a Country, Or a Commodity?

Sol Chrom | October 11, 2015 | Canada Politics
I can't remember feeling this disheartened about a federal election since 1997. Ever since then, there's been a growing malignancy in our body politic -- a malignancy that goes beyond partisanship. Regardless of who's been in power in Ottawa (and provincial capitals, for that matter), we've been watching the gradual but unmistakable enfeeblement of government, to the point where it may well be irreversible.
Gerard Montpetit

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Democracy Up for Sale

Gerard Montpetit | October 9, 2015 | Canada Business
Commerce is a desirable economic activity, but it should never force us to renounce our fundamental values. Democracy and due process of law, based on humanistic values are way above the dollar sign. The legal basis of the lawsuit of Lone Pine are incompatible with the principles of a free democratic society.
Yanick Labrie

Poverty in Canada Is Not a Life Sentence

Yanick Labrie | October 9, 2015 | Canada Business
the notion that there are a lot of Canadians who are stuck in a cycle of poverty, in this day and age, is simply mistaken. The research is very clear on this question: Social mobility is high in Canada. In other words, despite what you may have heard, the poor are getting richer, too.
Steven Uster

Let's Make This Election About Small Businesses

Steven Uster | October 9, 2015 | Canada Business
The biggest financing issue that SMEs face is when banks reject their loan; SMEs are not aware they have alternative options. As we head into the homestretch of the Federal Election, I want to send a message to the successful leader that this issue hasn't been talked about yet, but should be part of their consideration moving forward.

The Same Job, But a Different Paycheque?

G(irls)20 | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
If you took two different individuals and gave them exactly the same amount of work, it will only be logical to pay them exactly the same amount of money, right? Even more so if they are both productive and have great outcomes.
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

It's Time to Reduce Taxes on Mutual Funds

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
Two decades after the introduction of the GST, and after several modifications of provincial sales taxes, the burden of mutual fund sales taxes has gradually become heavier, reaching a point today that is completely out of proportion compared to other investment vehicles.
Lauren Ferraro

7 Ways to Be a Better Public Speaker

Lauren Ferraro | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
According to the GoForth Institute based in Calgary, 75 per cent of all businesses in Canada have less than 10 employees. More than ever, individuals are required to stand up and represent their personal brand product or service by speaking in front of others.
Betty Ann Heggie

The Best Female Leaders Seek Constructive Criticism

Betty Ann Heggie | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
The best female leaders have very high expectations for themselves and constantly raise the bar by seeking constructive criticism. Then, when told where they made mistakes, rather than berating themselves, they treat the feedback as an opportunity for growth and improvement. That constructive narrative enables them to separate criticism from feelings of self-worth.
Peter Jaworski

Commodifying Blood Donation Could Solve Canada's Shortfall

Peter Jaworski | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
The Voluntary Blood Donations Act" prohibits paying and receiving payment for blood, either directly or indirectly. With this bill, the legislature has made the giving and receiving of blood a sacrament. The simplest solution to the blood and plasma shortage is to desacralize blood and plasma. Instead of bowing our heads to this idol, we should see it as the false idol it is, and get back to having a market in blood.
Andrea Love

How Trust Companies Can Regain Canadians' Trust

Andrea Love | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
The challenge we face is, in the context of this unprecedented shift of multi-generational wealth, the trust industry -- those charged with stewarding this process -- has largely lost the public's confidence. Now more than ever, our aging population needs dedicated independent trust companies that are focused on helping families through difficult points in their lives, but we need to put the trust back in the industry.
Melanie Nathan

The Innovative Ways GPS Is Being Used in Today's Society

Melanie Nathan | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
The Global Positioning System, more commonly known by the abbreviation GPS, is much more than a simple map tool for driving. While using GPS satellite navigation can help save time and gas money on long car trips, GPS applications go far beyond travel to areas such as farming, animal tracking, and even gaming.
Dan Kelly

Advice for Job Seekers, Straight From Employers

Dan Kelly | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
I get it, landing your first job can be a daunting task. There are a lot of voices these days -- family, friends, teachers and "specialists" -- telling you what you need to do. The one voice you rarely get a chance to hear from is that of the employers themselves. The good news is they're eager to share.
Paul Charette

Investment in Post-Secondary Education Is Needed for a Strong Economy

Paul Charette | October 8, 2015 | Canada Politics
Our political leaders have clearly stated that the economy is their top priority for the upcoming election. We urge them to look to Canada's colleges and institutes to support them in creating economic growth by ensuring a skilled workforce and an innovative culture.
Sharon Schweitzer

5 Ways to Build Cross-Cultural Business Relationships in Asia

Sharon Schweitzer | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
Over the last four decades, Asia has seen immense global economic growth. But what does this mean for you as a global business traveller? Whether you are an executive, entrepreneur, or emerging leader, knowing more about how your Asian counterparts do business will give you a distinct competitive advantage and allow you to build successful, long-lasting business relationships.
Mandy Mail

Why Students Should Take Time This Thanksgiving to Re-Evaluate Their Finances

Mandy Mail | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
After six weeks at school, students may be surprised by how much it actually costs to live independently. When I first moved out on my own, I was amazed by all the hidden costs. Living at home, my parents covered most expenses -- from groceries to toiletries -- and I never gave it a second thought.
Michael Wolfson

Asking if Canadians Spend Too Much on Taxes Misses the Point

Michael Wolfson | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
"There are lies, damned lies and statistics" is the well-worn phrase, but nothing better sums up the recent Fraser Institute scare mongering about taxes being the single largest budget item of Canadian households -- as catchy as the headlines may be, it is alarmist spin. Such biased economic exercises raise a fundamental question: Just what indicators should we be using to keep score on Canada's economic performance?
David Suzuki

The Ecological and Economic Costs of Food Waste Is Staggering

David Suzuki | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
In North America we tend to focus on how food is grown and harvested -- organic, free range, cage-free, Marine Stewardship Council, fair trade, non-GMO, vegetarian-fed and locally grown among them. From a sustainability point of view, though, the most important question is missing from these labels: Will this food be eaten or will it end up contributing to the world's growing food-waste problem?
Som Seif

How to Pick the Right Dividend-Paying Stocks

Som Seif | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
Dividend paying stocks can offer it all -- high current income and capital appreciation potential -- but only as long as you pick the right ones. Research has shown that dividends have proven to be the primary source of real return for investors, making up over 80 percent of stock returns net of inflation. The real strategy in winning with dividend stocks is simply by not losing -- avoiding the low quality companies.
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