Amanda Reaume

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This CEO Quit a 100 Million Dollar Job to Spend More Time With His Daughter

Amanda Reaume | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
While there are some dads speaking up, why aren't more of those 46 per cent of fathers who feel they aren't spending enough time with their kids lending their voices to the cause of work/life balance? Just look at what happens when public figures take time off to spend it with their families.
Matthew Held

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Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Smartphone

Matthew Held | September 30, 2014 | Canada Business
The leading smartphone companies recently launched new models, which typically receive a great deal of attention and reviews -- both positive and negative. Businesses professionals are excited but also confused and overwhelmed because they want the best phone that satisfies their checklist of needs at work and at home. How does one make sense of the plethora of features in new smartphone models?
John Lorinc

Tech, Talent and Trains Are Key to Toronto-Waterloo Supercluster

John Lorinc | September 29, 2014 | Canada Business
Ali Asaria, CEO of Tulip Retail, is an entrepreneur with a foot in two cities. In the past seven years, the Research In Motion (now BlackBerry) alumnus has launched two tech startups, both based in Waterloo Region with substantial operations in Toronto. Given that Waterloo and Toronto are separated by...
Richard Leblanc

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The Corporate Governance Game Changer That Needs to Come to Canada

Richard Leblanc | September 29, 2014 | Canada Business
I teach my students and counsel board clients that shareholders elect directors; directors appoint managers; directors are accountable to shareholders; and managers are accountable to directors. This is largely theoretical.
Emmett Macfarlane

Justin Trudeau vs Sun Media: Should Politicians Boycott the Media?

Emmett Macfarlane | September 30, 2014 | Canada Politics
The decision by Justin Trudeau to refuse to answer questions from Sun Media reporters -- in the aftermath of a lame, offensive diatribe by one of their television personalities -- sparks an interesting debate about the media and its relationship with our elected representatives. I'm not entirely sure where I stand on Trudeau's decision, other than to raise the following questions: How disreputable does a "news" organization have to be before a politician's decision to boycott would be palatable?
Nick Cowling

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The Myth About Online Shopping in Canada

Nick Cowling | September 29, 2014 | Canada Business
On September 19, tens of thousands of Canadians lined up outside Apple stores as the much-desired iPhone 6 was released to the public. Despite pre-orders being available, many Canadians would rather pick up their new device in-store, rather than buying online.
Mike Hudema

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The Battle Against the Tar Sands Is About to Change

Mike Hudema | September 29, 2014 | Canada Politics
Working in Alberta, the belly of the tar sands beast, the odds are often overwhelming but, over the past few months, something has changed. The resistance to the tar sands has not only grown in leaps and bounds, it is changing the dynamics of the entire fight.
Jennifer Pellegrini

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So You Think You're an Expert: Why it Pays to Hire a Pro

Jennifer Pellegrini | September 29, 2014 | Canada Business
We all know someone who thinks they can do anything, even though there are perfectly well-trained, experienced and knowledgeable pros who are ready, willing and able to take on a job. The results can go from the hilarious to the horrifying.
David Burke

Citizens Should Demand That B.C. 'Completely Rethink' Its LNG Strategy: Expert

David Burke | September 26, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Given all the impacts and uncertainties, he added, "Maybe one of the best things you can do in British Columbia is kee this resource in the ground."
Sajeel Qureshi

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How To Define Success in Business

Sajeel Qureshi | September 26, 2014 | Canada Business
Every business loves more sales, but most businesses don't realize that means longer hours, greater accountability and more responsibility. You risk losing your work-life balance. Do you only equate money with success?
Mike Klassen

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Canadians May Finally Get To Taste B.C.'s Premium Wines

Mike Klassen | September 26, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It has been over two decades since B.C.'s wineries first received international gold medals for producing premium wines, yet most Canadian consumers still struggle to get their hands on a bottle. To make matters worse, FedEx has recently given notice it will no longer ship B.C. wine products without provincial regulations that allow for it.
D.K. Latta

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We're Asking the Wrong Questions About Canadian Television

D.K. Latta | September 26, 2014 | Canada TV
The only time people aren't complaining about government regulation is when they are complaining about the lack of regulation! When Netflix speaks against regulations, they do so out of two motives. One, as a corporate entity that wants nothing to interfere with their profits. But secondly, as an American company.
Mark Milke

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There's Good Reason to Monitor Government Spending

Mark Milke | September 26, 2014 | Canada Politics
Too many use Orwellian language to propose something contrary to the public good. But, considering the reality of power, the term "taxpayer" helps people focus on the real cost of political decisions that favour a narrow interest, ones which can injure the good life for everyone else.
Marie-Josée Gagnon

How to Succeed in a Canadian Market

Marie-Josée Gagnon | September 25, 2014 | Canada Business
Over the years, I've helped many U.S. and European brands enter the Québec and Canadian markets and have learned the best strategies to land smoothly. Here is the list of best practices I've collected along the way.
DeSmog Canada

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5 Reasons B.C. Should Say No To The Site C Dam

DeSmog Canada | September 25, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Does Site C make sense for the people of B.C.? There are five key reasons why it's not.
Peter Hall

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The US Sleeping Giant Is Finally Waking Up

Peter Hall | September 25, 2014 | Canada Business
The bottom line? The world has missed its friendly giant over the past five years, but it's not dead; it has just been sleeping. Fortunately for us all, it's not just in a post-hibernation stupor; it has had a good dose of coffee, is hungry, and ready to go. Canadian exporters, get ready to take advantage.
Don Tapscott

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Climate Change Is Too Important to Be Left to the Politicians

Don Tapscott | September 25, 2014 | Canada Politics
Time is running out. The world's countries have been talking about climate change crisis but failing to reach agreement for more than two decades. A new approach is needed that goes beyond national governments and engages all facets of society. Companies need to understand that business cannot succeed in a world that's failing. The most successful outcome from this week's summit in New York should be that participants understand that the issue of the climate is too important to be left to the worlds' politicians.
Lina Duque

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How I Turned My Passion Into a Career

Lina Duque | September 25, 2014 | Canada Business
While I'm not an entrepreneur in the traditional sense, I choose my clients, control my hours and most importantly, do what I love. Here's what I did to position myself as a subject matter expert. It all started with an invitation to speak on social media at a marketing event.
Bill Daniels

Bill C-377, the Anti-Union Bill, Is Back

Bill Daniels | September 24, 2014 | Canada Politics
Some may recall the last time they heard about Bill C-377, Conservative Senator Hugh Segal shot holes through the Bill, questioned its constitutionality, and then made several amendments that were passed in the Senate on June 26, 2013. The Bill returned to the Senate upon their return after prorogation in the fall of 2013 and was left on the backburner, until now.
Michael Geist

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Not Just Netflix: Google Challenges the CRTC's Power to Regulate Online Video

Michael Geist | September 24, 2014 | Canada Business
The Netflix - CRTC battle has generated considerable attention, but Netflix is not alone in contesting the CRTC's authority to regulate Internet video services. As I suggested in a post yesterday, Google has adopted a similar position, refusing to provide the Commission with all of the information it was seeking.
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