Those graduating from post-secondary programs this spring faced the harsh reality that student loan debt in the country has exceeded $15 billion. When our financial leaders speak of Canada's current personal debt, they speak about monetary considerations like tightening mortgage rules and anticipated interest rate increases. But we don't hear many comments about current debt loads that go beyond the economics of the issue. What about the social changes that may be required to dealt with, or simply result from, all this debt?
Our government is taking action to ensure that our tax laws are respected, while simultaneously working at home and abroad to ensure that our tax system meets Canadians' expectations of fairness and transparency. We are supporting international talks to better share information and working to close loopholes.
For defense contractors, the government officials who write them mega checks, and the hawks in the media who cheer them on, the name of the game is threat inflation. And no one has been better at it than the folks at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Black unemployment is still double the national rate, and research has shown that, even when controlled for factors like education and experience, Black job seekers still face hiring discrimination.
Never has there been a bigger "Scr__ You" to American workers and manufacturing than tax-avoider Apple's tag line on all of its national advertising: "Designed by Apple in California"
Stephen Harper's decision to protect those who use international tax havens to evade paying their taxes is inexplicable and unacceptable. Canadian companies should be good global citizens paying their fair share of taxes in countries where they operate, not hiding behind tax shelters and shell companies. After all, tax evasion is hurting the Canadian economy as well -- one estimate puts the cost at $7.8 billion per year, or slightly more than the amount the government will spend on infrastructure in First Nations communities over the next decade. Yet the government will not even provide the Parliamentary Budget Officer with the data necessary to calculate an official figure.
The new Ontario government believes in a strong, sustainable future for the horse racing industry in this province. We have a plan, guided by the report of the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, for a way forward that will put the industry on a sustainable path. I know how important the horse racing and breeding industries are to the culture and economy of communities across Ontario, and that is why our government will continue to work with the industry to ensure that it has a strong, sustainable future.
Did the London Whale revelations result in protections for bank customers -- and their federal insurers -- from this kind of gambling?
Tesla's repayment of a Department of Energy loan nine years ahead of schedule is welcome news and another indication that use of electric vehicles is growing -- both here and around the globe.
With today's easy access to technology and knowledge, DIY scientists are popping up all over the United States. The fringes of scientific exploration have shifted out of the white towers of university labs and into neighborhood garages and basements. But with this come risks.
Almost immediately, the press invoked George Orwell to characterize the drama unfolding around Edward Snowden's revelation of the NSA's digitally omniscient domestic surveillance program. It should have been Aldous Huxley.
It's an event that that will feature a land, sea and air protest that matches a triad of reasons to oppose the Keystone project - for health, economic, and, of course, environmental imperatives.
I feel it important to figure out the answer to the regularly asked question, "why aren't more girls enrolled in S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and jobs"? Women, do excel in engineering programs when they are in them, they often avoid it because of lack of exposure and understanding of what engineering is.
House prices in Canada have soared compared to rental costs, to the point that paying a mortgage is 60 to 70 per cent more expensive than renting the same property. So why are the banks still saying it's a good time to buy?
British Prime Minister David Cameron has rightly put free trade on the top of the G8 agenda. It is possibly one of the best ways we could help the world foster economic prosperity and development.
Last week, the newest frontier in mobility and application development dawned: the "iCar." During its annual World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced plans to bring the iOS experience in 2014 to at least 12 different car markers.
It shouldn't just be left to politicians and community organizations to tackle the world's problems -- businesses should help, too. Although individually lots of businesses do great things, collectively they could be far more powerful and do much more good.
In a classic study, sociologist Mark Granovetter showed that people were 58 percent more likely to get a new job through weak ties than strong ties. How could acquaintances be more helpful than good friends?
If EU and the U.S. can show that we want to open markets and resist protectionism even in this moment of crisis, it will send a powerful signal to the rest of the world about the continuing strength of the international economic order.