DeSmog Canada


We'll Never Know How Much Kinder Morgan Spent In B.C. Municipal Race

DeSmog Canada | October 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
While voters will someday know how much non-profits including Dogwood Initiative spent during the election, as it stands it will forever remain a mystery how much oil giants such as Kinder Morgan have pumped into advertising during this year's municipal campaign.
Evan Thompson


How Do You Know When to Ask for the Business?

Evan Thompson | October 29, 2014 | Canada Business
While seemingly daunting at first, asking for the business is a necessary occurrence if you are to grow and profit. You may not always hear "yes," but you won't know unless you ask. So what are you waiting for?
Deena Douara


Why I'll Never Stop Loving Talk Radio

Deena Douara | October 29, 2014 | Canada Living
I am a huge fan of documentaries, good television and select media outlets but there is nothing quite like talk radio. It speaks to you as an equal and keeps you company through daily routines. It doesn't rely on sensational headlines or attractive hosts. And it is very much at risk.
Cait Flanders


How to Make Peace with Your Financial Situation

Cait Flanders | October 29, 2014 | Canada Business
Whenever you feel stressed or anxious about your financial goals, take those breaths and just accept where you are. In finally accepting my own financial situation for what it is in this exact moment, I also aim to remove all the guilt from mistakes I made in the past and just move forward from where I am right now. I hope some of you can do the same.
Marc Stoiber


How to Develop Your Brand in This Social Media Age

Marc Stoiber | October 28, 2014 | Canada Business
We are human. We have a hardwired need to connect. And we, as entrepreneurs and businesspeople, want our companies to have that human connection, too. Whether you succeed or not, depends on how you approach it. Nail the brand first, then the social media tactics, and you'll be moving in the right direction. And ahead of most of the pack.
Sarah Vermunt


The 12 Wild Phases of Entrepreneurship

Sarah Vermunt | October 28, 2014 | Canada Business
Face-saving entrepreneurs will call this a "pivot," which basically means, "I was doing this one thing, and now I realize I should be doing this other thing instead." You might feel like a fool for not getting it right the first time around, but I challenge you to find any entrepreneur who got everything right from the get-go.
Shimon Koffler Fogel

Canada and Israel: Natural Partners in Research and Innovation

Shimon Koffler Fogel | October 28, 2014 | Canada Business
The Canada-Israel relationship is often only viewed through the lens of politics, which unfortunately obscures the remarkable bonds being formed between Canadians and Israelis at the institutional and grassroots levels. As the admirable work of the AUCC has shown, there is much we can learn from one another.
Richard Leblanc


Canada's Corporate Governance Guidelines Are Out of Date

Richard Leblanc | October 28, 2014 | Canada Business
In my teaching, research and consulting, I no longer use "NP-58201 Corporate Governance Guidelines," June 17, 2005 ("Guidelines"), that apply to publicly traded companies in Canada, as an example of exemplary corporate governance. Here are the ten deficiencies to the guidelines as I see them.
Barry Kiefl

Will Netflix and YouTube Kill TV?

Barry Kiefl | October 28, 2014 | Canada TV
The real question people are starting to ask: why pay for a lot of channels with so many commercials? CBC, which is now mostly funded by taxpayers, and any other network with a business model that can eliminate or at least reduce ads, can flourish in this new environment. That is, by giving viewers what they really want, programs, not commercials.
John McKay


Why Capitalism Won't Leave the West

John McKay | October 28, 2014 | Canada Politics
Some might describe it as the genius of capitalism; the ability to adapt on the fly according to the circumstances. Hence the drive to technological fixes in alternative energy generation, storage, and distribution. While the existential threat to the species is a clear and present danger, capitalism's ability to adjust is subject only to the limitations of the human mind.
Kelly Lovell


'Entrepreneur' Is Not a Dirty Word

Kelly Lovell | October 28, 2014 | Canada Business
If you are an entrepreneur, be proud to hold this title and live up to its name. Also understand that you are leading a long overdue generational shift across sectors and it will take some time before your path may be embraced by all. Don't let the resistance discourage you from your ambitions.
Christopher Smillie


Pipelines Connect Jobs -- Why the Disconnect?

Christopher Smillie | October 28, 2014 | Canada Business
Pipelines deliver energy directly to consumers or to industry and have operated safely in Canada for a generation. Pipelines contain the raw goods people and industry demand to heat homes, fill our stores with strawberries in the winter season and ultimately, run our economy.
Daniel Tencer


Forget Suburbs vs. City, Toronto Is Now Divided Along Income Lines

Daniel Tencer | October 28, 2014 | Canada Business
Last night in Toronto, a bunch of lawn-mowing, SUV-driving suburbanites got together with a bunch of bike-riding, latte-sipping downtown yuppies and elected John Tory mayor. So Toronto's great political divide, the City versus the Suburbs, has finally been conquered, right? Yes. And no. That is to say, it never really...
Janet Holder

Exaggerating the Russian Freighter Story Blows the Facts Out of the Water

Janet Holder | October 27, 2014 | Canada Business
Arno Kopecky's recent (October 23) dramatic writing on the engine troubles of the Simushir freighter does little to add value to what should be a factual conversation on maritime safety. While I appreciate his creative writing skills in describing the events last weekend, we should rely on...
Mike Schreiner


It's Time for Ontario to Liberate Local Beer

Mike Schreiner | October 27, 2014 | Canada Politics
It's time for Ontario to liberate local beer. It makes no sense to persist in enabling big beer to have an unfair advantage over our homegrown craft breweries.
Ion Valis

Need a Recipe for Success? Follow the Three Rs

Ion Valis | October 27, 2014 | Canada Business
What are we to make of all of these reinvention projects? For one, even successes often require second acts. For a variety of reasons, we are experiencing turbulence and change at an unprecedented level today. So how does one deal with such volatility, uncertainty and anxiety?
Carlos de Torres

Why Your Business Should Spend The Extra Time Personalizing Digital Content

Carlos de Torres | October 25, 2014 | Canada Business
When creating your digital media strategy, be sure that you're looking to make your content count. Get personal; find ways to deliver a personalized experience. We can no longer wait for consumers to come to us -- we must give them what they're looking for before they know to ask or think to seek it elsewhere.
Peter Hall


Playing Ball With China

Peter Hall | October 24, 2014 | Canada Business
If you build it, he will come. In this case, "it" is not a baseball diamond, but a renminbi (RMB) hub, and "he" is not Shoeless Joe Jackson, but rather a business community eager to trade and invest in RMB. So far, the "build-it first" approach has paid dividends for Hong Kong, London, Taipei, and Singapore. Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Seoul, and a host of other jurisdictions are also showing initial promise after recently signing hub agreements. But will this approach work for Canada?
Raina Delisle

Marketing To Kids: Parents, Corporations Must Share Responsibility

Raina Delisle | October 24, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
I'm not buying the "if you don't like it, don't buy it" argument. Images have an impact whether or not you allow them into your home. The more we normalize corseted costumes and Daisy Dukes, the more our girls will be attracted to them. I can tell my daughter that the "firefighter goes to the fetish club" costume is inappropriate, but when she sees a happy girl her age on the packaging, she's getting mixed messages.
Bob Stammers


How to Find the Perfect Financial Advisor for You

Bob Stammers | October 23, 2014 | Canada Business
Finding "the right one" these days can be very complicated, and by the one I mean the right financial advisor! Searching for an advisor that is the perfect match takes time, effort and plenty of research. Finding the right financial advisor is not necessarily a simple task but it can be straightforward if you follow some basic guidelines.
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