Punit Dhillon

The Millennial Leader: How the Next Generation Is Managing Up

Punit Dhillon | December 9, 2016 | Canada Business
Millennials are proving that they don't need intense supervision as previously assumed. In reality, you may find that millennials are teaching older generations a thing or two about enhancing a business.

Hamilton's Housing Market Set To Be The Hottest In Canada

YPNextHome | December 9, 2016 | Canada Business
That's right, Hamilton, Ont. - or, specifically, the Hamilton-Burlington real estate district - not Vancouver or Toronto. Regional markets in proximity to Canada's highest-price cities continue to experience steady interest from local move-up buyers and buyers who are looking to find a balance between affordability and square footage.
Peter Bevan-Baker

Basic Income Could Let Canadians Actually Chase Their Dreams

Peter Bevan-Baker | December 8, 2016 | Canada Politics
Elimination of poverty would have some very obvious and immediate benefits, but a Universal Basic Income would also have some more subtle - and yet, in my mind, very exciting - possible benefits: a universal basic income could enable the greatest unleashing of human potential ever seen.
Daniel Tencer

Liberals' Digital Surveillance Proposals Far Scarier Than Bill C-51

Daniel Tencer | December 10, 2016 | Canada Politics
Imagine how you would feel if the government installed cameras in your home that recorded everything you did, then gave police the power to review the footage without a warrant, whenever they want. If that sounds to you like a gross violation of your privacy, you should probably be aware that the federal Liberals are contemplating pretty much exactly that for the digital world.
Monique Caissie

A Guide To Surviving The Holiday Flu

Monique Caissie | December 7, 2016 | Canada Living
There are too many Christmases where the shine was dulled by illness. Several times, Christmas Day got completely postponed, and everyone stayed home to avoid more cross-contamination! So, what you do to get through the next few weeks if an unplanned bug shows up to mess up your plans?
Kris Constable

Liberals' Electoral Reform Survey A Personal Privacy Nightmare

Kris Constable | December 7, 2016 | Canada Politics
As a privacy and security expert, I concluded that the MyDemocracy survey is not just ineffective in its stated political objectives, it's literally giving up the privacy of Canadians in real time. This is really dangerous, scary when you realize that this issue applies to all of Public Safety's websites I have tested.
Ian Lifshitz

Putting A Price On Nature Will Turn Climate Commitment Into Action

Ian Lifshitz | December 7, 2016 | Canada Business
A major element towards success is accountability -- making sure governments and the private sector play their part. Asia Pulp &Paper is advocating "putting a price on nature." This will encourage private sector involvement. Businesses need to be economically invested in the survival and protection of our landscapes.
Rafe Mair

Quit Lecturing Vancouverites For Opposing Pipelines

Rafe Mair | December 6, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
British Columbians have made extraordinary adjustments in their outlook in the last several decades. When I was a boy and a young man there was always another valley to log, another run of fish, more farmland around the corner, more rivers to dam or even reverse. This was considered our birthright. But though it took us a long time to realize it, we saw that we no longer had those luxuries.
Steve Titus

What Companies Can Do To Create Mutually Beneficial Internships

Steve Titus | December 6, 2016 | Canada Business
With all the negative attention around internships, companies may be tempted to shy away from the idea, but this is a poor business decision. The investment you make in internship programs can provide a tremendous return for the company and the student, so it should not be overlooked.
Dr. Emily Agard

What Impacts Women's Careers In STEM?

Dr. Emily Agard | December 6, 2016 | Canada Living
In Canada, women remain underrepresented in the STEM fields, making up 22 per cent of the STEM workforce. Women earn nearly half of the bachelor's degrees in science but only a third of the PhDs. They are also underpaid, with a 7.5 per cent wage gap.
Duncan Kinney

The Days Of Alberta's Topsy-Turvy Electricity Market Are Over

Duncan Kinney | December 5, 2016 | Canada Alberta
In what shall forever be known as Electricity Week, the Alberta government managed to flip the switch on five massive changes to the province's electricity system. Alberta's electricity market was broken. Now the Alberta government has fixed it.
Betty Ann Heggie

Why 'Locker Room Talk' Hurts Both Women And Men

Betty Ann Heggie | December 5, 2016 | Canada Living
From the time we enter high school we are told that this type of talk is harmless, good-natured joking and if we react negatively, we must lack a sense of humour. What we fail to mention is that locker room talk leads to groping and unwanted sexual advances because when you dehumanize people in conversation, their needs no longer count. Once you have obscenely torn a woman apart with bro-talk, an insidious web of disrespect is woven. It becomes difficult to promote her and even more difficult to work for her. In short, it limits her opportunities.
Kunal Gupta

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | December 5, 2016 | Canada Business
Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

Choosing The Right Resume Format Really Matters

Workopolis | December 5, 2016 | Canada Business
Every time you send out a resume, it competes with 250+ other resumes. If you use a confusing or underwhelming format, you run the risk that your resume ends up in the trash. What if we told you that existing resume formats could easily do the job for you?
Kevin McGurgan

The UK And Canada: Laying The Foundations For A Fintech Bridge

Kevin McGurgan | December 2, 2016 | Canada Business
Thanks to access to capital, technology and talent, the UK has established itself as the leading global Fintech centre, with London at its centre. Canada is also a leading Fintech nation. There is excellent access to capital, technology and talent, from the Toronto-Waterloo corridor in Ontario to Vancouver in British Columbia.
Brian Scudamore

Facing Your Fears To Become An Amazing Public Speaker

Brian Scudamore | December 2, 2016 | Canada Business
Public speaking is linked to career success: It creates a perception that you're an expert in your field and it can be an opportunity to motivate people. I used to be terrified of speaking in public too, but was forced to overcome my fear so I could network with other entrepreneurs and promote my business.
Joe Kuhach

Clean Technology Is The Key To Meeting Climate Change Goals

Joe Kuhach | December 1, 2016 | Canada Business
Unfortunately, time is not on our side, and significantly reducing carbon emissions requires immediate action. I believe the time for cautious, incremental change has passed and that we must take bold steps to achieve our climate goals. Nowhere is bold action needed more than in the Canadian energy industry.
Adrian Brijbassi

Edmonton's About To Get The Buzzy Downtown It's Always Wanted

Adrian Brijbassi | December 1, 2016 | Canada Alberta
The change is stark and dramatic in a city whose downtown core has struggled for vitality. Those fortunes changed on September 8 - when Edmonton's sensational $480-million arena opened - and the newfound wealth of customers, foot traffic and enthusiasm only appears to be beginning.
Cleo Hamel

Proving Yourself To The Taxman

Cleo Hamel | December 1, 2016 | Canada Business
No one wants to receive a brown envelope from the Canada Revenue Agency but if you file a tax return, you can expect to get some correspondence from the taxman.
Kathy Buckworth

Are Parents Helping Or Hurting Millennials In The Workplace?

Kathy Buckworth | December 1, 2016 | Canada Parents
One could argue that the Millennials were only slightly impacted by "Helicopter Parented" phenomenon and the influence their parents had on them had both a positive and negative impact on their workplace skills, whereas the Gen Z kids grew up when this style of parenting really took hold. This could account for so many of them relying on their parents to help them with career decisions. So how is that working out?
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