Derek James From

Is Affordable Internet As Important As Affordable Housing?

Derek James From | February 11, 2016 | Canada Politics
Whether it's Internet access or affordable housing -- the same problem presents itself. Government interference drives up prices while constraining the problem solving power of a free market. Consumer advocacy groups should be fighting for less interference, fewer regulations, and a less powerful bureaucracy. The solution is never more government. It's less.
Jeffrey Dvorkin

The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | February 11, 2016 | Canada Business
Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.
Caroline Battista

How Marriage, Death and Other Family Changes Impact Your Taxes

Caroline Battista | February 10, 2016 | Canada Business
Did you recently marry or have a child? Did you go through a divorce or the death of a spouse? Family status changes like these directly affect your tax return. Start now and make sure you understand how you will be affected and what credits or deductions may now be accessible to you.
Sean Speer

Canada Needs A Bottom-Up, Market-Driven Climate Change Plan

Sean Speer | February 10, 2016 | Canada Politics
A pro-innovation agenda with respect to climate change is composed of the same basic policies for other sectors, including competitive taxation, strong intellectual property protection and a sensible regulatory regime, investments in human capital, and high-quality infrastructure.
Barry Kiefl

CBC Must Abandon Ads And Find New Sources Of Funding

Barry Kiefl | February 10, 2016 | Canada Business
CBC has boasted that 50 per cent of the cost of its TV services is paid for by advertising revenue. No more. In the year ending August 2015, CBC English TV ad revenue fell off a cliff and was barely $100 million, well under 20 per cent of TV revenues. Funding from taxpayers is now four times greater than ad revenues.
Betty Ann Heggie

How To Create A Magnetic Leader

Betty Ann Heggie | February 10, 2016 | Canada Business
Whether you are a man or a woman, you have both masculine and feminine energy in you. Your job is to coax these energies out, embrace them and express yourself through them. Both men and women have been socialized to believe that it is all about proficiency, but as we've seen, the results of competent individuals, who are not considered likeable, can be viewed as subpar.
Jerry Dias

Canada Should Not Be Intimidated Into Ratifying The TPP

Jerry Dias | February 10, 2016 | Canada Business
Now that the Trans Pacific Partnership has been signed, maybe we can have the honest, open and transparent debate that Canadians were denied during the federal election -- and which the new Liberal government in Ottawa has promised. So, let's have that debate. There's certainly a lot to talk about.
David Fine

Vancouver Housing Market Is Insane, But Not Addressing It Is Crazier

David Fine | February 10, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
It's only in this market, with it's unfettered influx of foreign bags of cash that this can happen. If our market was not in overdrive, we would not see such a flagrant waste of a perfectly good home and that's the thing that people are most upset about.

Will Canada's New Down Payment Rules Affect You?

YPNextHome | February 10, 2016 | Canada Business
By this time next week, you will no longer be able to buy a home in Canada priced at more than $500,000 with a five-per-cent down payment. Big deal or no deal? It seems to depend on what market you're in.
Reggie Ramone

Automated Emails Build A Loyal Customer Base

Reggie Ramone | February 9, 2016 | Canada Business
A reoccurring concern I get quite often as a growth marketer (or growth hacker, for those in the know), is: "I have customers coming in the door. How do I keep them coming back for more?" Keeping customers interested and engaged with your product or service is one of the...

Top 10 Universities In Canada For Future Entrepreneurs | February 9, 2016 | Canada Business
Entrepreneurship has swept across Canadian universities as more and more Millenials become determined to bring their ideas into reality. Shows like Dragon's Den have gained popularity, and encouraged a newfound fascination for new ventures.
Anne Day

Does The Immigrant Experience Foster Entrepreneurship?

Anne Day | February 9, 2016 | Canada Business
When we came to Canada, my husband and I arrived with no jobs. With the confidence of youth, we were positive it would all work out well. And it did. It was also our first clue that entrepreneurship was our destiny because we were accustomed to ambiguity and taking risks.
Kristen Marano

Youjin Do, Digital Nomad: Digital Nomads Aren't Single People In Their 20s

Kristen Marano | February 9, 2016 | Canada Business
Digital nomadism has been rising in popularity over the past few years, yet it's still largely misunderstood. I've been a digital nomad for about two years, and family and friends continue to ask me, "do you ever work?"
Dave Borrelli

How To Show Your Customers Love Year Round

Dave Borrelli | February 8, 2016 | Canada Business
With the rise of social networks and mobile devices, consumers are in the driver's seat and expect to connect with retailers seamlessly across every channel. Whether it's meeting a new customer or welcoming back an existing one, there's never been a better time to commit to nurturing your relationship with each one, this Valentine's Day and beyond.
Lyda Mclallen

Launch Your Book Like Apple Launches Phones

Lyda Mclallen | February 8, 2016 | Canada Business
Apple launches are the stuff of legends; they cause lineups for days, stores to sell out, and months of back orders for their newest products. You can use the same marketing techniques as Apple to successfully launch your own book as well. There are four techniques you can use that won't break the bank and will help build a cult around your book.
Jagmeet Singh

International Trade Should Not Come At The Cost Of Human Rights

Jagmeet Singh | February 9, 2016 | Canada Politics
While premier Wynne and her 72-person delegation meet with India's heads of state to talk trade and visit the country's picturesque backdrops for photo-ops, they do so while simultaneously ignoring India's abysmal track record on human rights, systemic inequity and institutional racism.
Navid Hassibi

Small Steps Towards Re-Engagement With Iran

Navid Hassibi | February 5, 2016 | Canada Politics
Re-engaging Tehran does not mean that Canada and Iran will become strategic partners, however, if Canada can engage with Saudi Arabia, a country with which little is shared in terms of values, then surely it can engage with Iran whose population is highly secular and Western-leaning.
Maureen Donnelly

5 Tax Tips Every Student Should Know

Maureen Donnelly | February 5, 2016 | Canada Living
For students, the month of April is quickly approaching and with it comes not only the stress of final exams but also the deadline for filing your tax return. Of course you need to make sure you're paying what the law requires, but you also want to take advantage of some of the ways that students can reduce their tax bills.
Marc Davis

Get Up And Move Around (Or You'll Be Sorry)

Marc Davis | February 5, 2016 | Canada Living
You need to be aware that your muscles and tendons all tighten-up when you sit for any length of time, especially your hamstrings, calves, and back muscles. If that doesn't seem important to you, then visit a nursing home to see what awaits many of us in the not-too-distant future.
Martin Ferguson-Pell

Alberta Can Keep Health Care Affordable Amid Sliding Oil Prices

Martin Ferguson-Pell | February 5, 2016 | Canada Business
As world oil prices and the Canadian dollar slide perilously, Albertans must become more inventive and rigorous in managing our costs -- and our expectations -- especially in high-cost areas like infrastructure, education and health care. Health care is the biggest challenge.
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