Evan Thompson


How To Build Profitable Client Relationships That Last

Evan Thompson | December 24, 2014 | Canada Business
One thing I have learned after more than three decades as a marketing communications consultant and business coach is that robust client relationships take time, even years, to build. They are the result of efforts to build trust through delivering value. Here are ten tips to consider to create client relationships built on trust.
Carlos de Torres

This Shift From Christmas Giving to Getting Boxing Day Deals

Carlos de Torres | December 23, 2014 | Canada Business
As the chill sets in the air for the foreseeable future, it's clear that it's that time of year again -- holiday shopping season. With holiday shopping in the rear view, many consumers are likely to have shifted their purchasing attention to finding deals for themselves.
Sarah Twomey


A Financial Plan to Kick the Holiday Spending Hangover

Sarah Twomey | December 23, 2014 | Canada Business
The pressure builds as everyone rushes around buying too much stuff that we know we don't really need before the Big Day. Here's how to realign your financial situation with a five-step holistic or 360 degree approach that takes into account every part of your life.
Ariel Katz


Hollywood, Freedom of Expression Is More Important Than Copyright Law

Ariel Katz | December 23, 2014 | Canada Business
Hollywood has forgotten that as much as copyright can be an engine of free expression, it may also be a vehicle for its suppression. Hollywood studios should recognize that the more power they have to ensure that their content can't be accessed without their consent, the more vulnerable they become to be targets of threat and extortion by those who do not like their content.
Chief Cornelius Wabasse

What Really Needs to Happen to Make the Ring of Fire a Reality

Chief Cornelius Wabasse | December 23, 2014 | Canada Politics
If Ring of Fire development is to be successful, the question should not be whether the development is happening fast enough. It should be whether the process is taking place based on a foundation of recognition and respect for Webequie First Nation and the other Indigenous nations who call this land home. No longer can our Treaty be ignored and violated. New agreements cannot be reached while existing ones are treated as if they don't exist.
Karen Selick


One Man's Fight to Free Up Canada's Beer and Liquor Laws

Karen Selick | December 22, 2014 | Canada Business
Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you.
Jeff Quipp


The Best and Worst of Online Marketing: 2014 Round-Up

Jeff Quipp | December 22, 2014 | Canada Business
2014 has seen some exciting developments in the digital marketing space. Here is a look at both the best and the worst of digital marketing in 2014.
Shirley Williams


How to Deal With a Management Bully

Shirley Williams | December 22, 2014 | Canada Business
Does your manager have the traits of a bully? You may be dealing with a Hirogen Manager, an organization's hunter that sees his or her employees as prey. Here is the test. Are the following quotes familiar to you?
John Laforet


Why Your Business Needs Meaningful New Year's Resolutions

John Laforet | December 22, 2014 | Canada Business
What are your business resolutions for the New Year? We often take this time to reflect on our personal lives, but as small business owners it's an excellent opportunity to examine our professional lives as well. Less daunting than a business plan, meaningful resolutions can give your organization a fresh look at its direction and ultimate goals.
Richard Leblanc


Do You Recognize Any of These Anti-Fraud and Corruption Governance Red Flags?

Richard Leblanc | December 22, 2014 | Canada Business
Do you recognize any of these red flags? On a board or in a company of which you serve? Allegations of wrongdoing can put assets and reputation at risk. Regulators have enormous power, and are focusing their sights much more on the role a board plays, or does not play, in overseeing the affairs of the company.
Melissa Jarman

Four Secrets to Scholarship Success

Melissa Jarman | December 21, 2014 | Canada Living
Each year, thousands of Canadian students earn scholarships that help them offset their education costs. Surprisingly, over $15 million of the $70 million available each year in scholarship dollars goes unclaimed, according to industry estimates. If you're planning on spending some time looking and applying for scholarships over the next few weeks, here are some tips for success.
Charles Lammam


Don't Throw Out the P3 Baby With the Bathwater

Charles Lammam | December 21, 2014 | Canada Business
Something as dull sounding as public-private partnerships (P3s) has suddenly grabbed headlines thanks to a recent report from Ontario's Auditor General. P3s are an increasingly common tool for governments in Canada, and around the world, to provide infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
Nathan Dautovich


Days on Market: A Misleading Real Estate Statistic

Nathan Dautovich | December 19, 2014 | Canada Business
In real estate, the Days on Market statistic is meant to measure how many days a property takes to sell. This is a very useful piece of information, and if used properly can say a lot about an individual property, a neighbourhood, or even the entire real estate market. The problem is that this statistic is skewed by a practice that some agents employ where if a listing doesn't sell quickly, they deactivate the listing and then reactivate the listing the next day.
John McKay


Harper's All-in Approach to Carbon Puts Our Economy in Danger

John McKay | December 19, 2014 | Canada Business
For someone with a Master's Degree in Economics, Mr. Harper seems to ignore one of the most important rules of investing: hedge your bets. Harper's all-in bet on the carbon economy means that when the price of oil goes for a tumble, so does our economy and with it, our petrodollar.
Anita Saulite


Mapping Out Your 2015 Goals Is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Anita Saulite | December 19, 2014 | Canada Living
A new year brings excitement and anticipation of what's to come. It gives us the permission to make changes in our lives or not. With a little orchestration, we can map out 2015, set goals and accomplish more. This might be the best gift you could give yourself. Let me show you how.
Jens Wieting


B.C. Must Step Out Of Canada's Carbon Shadow

Jens Wieting | December 18, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It's not too late for B.C. to become a true climate champion.
Karen Palmer

New Hospital Funding Method Discharges Patients "Quicker But Sicker"

Karen Palmer | December 18, 2014 | Canada Business
Most Canadians probably don't realize that health care in Canada is quietly undergoing a major transformation in funding that could significantly impact patients. Three provinces -- Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia -- are implementing a new funding model for hospitals and other provinces are watching with interest.
Shannon M. Nelson


Why I Don't Want to Become an American Citizen

Shannon M. Nelson | December 18, 2014 | Canada Business
As a Canadian living in the United States (legally -- I'm a permanent resident), Americans routinely ask me when I'm going to become a U.S. citizen. It's always interesting to watch their reactions when I tell them "no thank you." The simple answer is that don't want to run afoul of that greedy monster, the IRS.
Vincent Gogolek


Access to Info Was Mostly Gloomy With Some Rays of Light in 2014

Vincent Gogolek | December 18, 2014 | Canada Politics
We can't say 2014 was a banner year for Access to Information in this country. According to the Centre for Law and Democracy, which publishes a ranking of countries that have right to information laws, Canada continues to drop and is now down to number 57 (out of 100). And there are lots of reasons why Canada has dropped.
Dana Wagner


Why Denmark Should Own The North Pole Instead Of Canada

Dana Wagner | December 18, 2014 | Canada Politics
The North Pole is a single point on the Arctic map that falls in an area claimed by three countries. Directly beneath this spot, below the polar ice, is the Lomonosov Ridge, now at the centre of a land dispute. Canada, Denmark and Russia are jockeying for exclusive jurisdiction of the submerged mountain range. If the pole went to the country that can best govern it, the winner is Denmark. In second place, Canada would not be bad, especially relative to Russia. But between the two, as one expert told the CBC, "there's absolutely no doubt that the North Pole is most definitely closer to Greenland than it is to Canada." Still, here are some alternative factors to consider:
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