Ian Lifshitz

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How Small Businesses Affect the Future of Sustainable Sourcing

Ian Lifshitz | October 18, 2014 | Canada Business
With more and more attention focused on global environment and climate change, stakeholders (citizenry at large) are hungry for actionable solutions and real commitments. As companies start to more and more define their supply chains with sustainability as a core value, transparency and accountability in these efforts will be increasingly critical.
Raina Delisle

Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters

Raina Delisle | October 18, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys, complete with a bright red jacket, a traditional helmet and an axe. The girl's version, on the other hand, is a skin-tight, short, shiny dress that's surely flammable. It includes a fascinator (in lieu of a helmet) never before seen on a real firefighter.
Bacchus Barua

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How Much "Free" Health Care Really Costs Canadians

Bacchus Barua | October 17, 2014 | Canada Politics
"Don't touch my free health care," is a common refrain from defenders of the status quo whenever anyone broaches the topic of reforming Canada's health-care system. While politicians and interest groups no doubt share a portion of the blame for perpetuating the myth of a $0 price tag for health care in Canada, their ability to carry public opinion with them stems from the murky manner in which health care is funded.
Peter Hall

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Has Canada Lost That Latin Feeling?

Peter Hall | October 17, 2014 | Canada Business
Heralded not so long ago as economic engines through the crisis years, emerging markets' neo-slowing has been a big disappointment. Latin America is no exception; a trip there two weeks ago confirmed that sentiment has soured. What's up?
Russell Williams

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Why Canada Is Looking More Attractive to Global Health Researchers

Russell Williams | October 16, 2014 | Canada Business
As the CETA negotiations have progressed, our community has seen an opportunity to make Canada a more attractive destination for global investment in health research by modernizing our Intellectual Property rules as they pertain to the life sciences.
Daniel Tencer

BIO

HBO And CBS Just Killed Cable TV

Daniel Tencer | October 17, 2014 | Canada Business
CBS and HBO's move to streaming highlights a new reality that's hard for many telecom execs to accept: That the one thing we don't need in television's digital future is cable TV. How the big telecoms react to the coming obsolescence of cable TV will play a large role in shaping the future of Canada's entertainment industry. Let's hope they don't keep us stuck in the channel-flipping past for too long.
Sulemaan Ahmed

BIO

Should Children Inherit Parents' LinkedIn Accounts?

Sulemaan Ahmed | October 16, 2014 | Canada Business
Recently, it dawned on me that LinkedIn (and possibly other social networks) might consider allowing their members children to inherit their parents' accounts. Why? As Porter Gale once stated, "Your network is your net worth."
Evan Thompson

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5 Ways To Nail Your Next Speaking Engagement

Evan Thompson | October 16, 2014 | Canada Business
After years of attending and giving presentations, I believe few speakers are able to really get through to their audience using a "presentation" approach. This involves simply imparting information and expecting the audience to listen and retain it -- not very dynamic. Here are five tips to consider as you prepare for your next speaking engagement.
Shannon M. Nelson

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Why It's Important to Ego Surf the Web

Shannon M. Nelson | October 16, 2014 | Canada Business
Bottom line: it takes a lot of effort and you have to be tech savvy to manipulate a search result. Most people aren't equipped to get the results they want. Prevention is obviously key. There are things both you individually and your business can do to develop and maintain a good online reputation:
Suzanne Ma

BIO

Dad Was Right, You Should Change Careers At Least 3 Times In Your Life

Suzanne Ma | October 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Since I was a little, I knew what I wanted to be: a journalist. My career aspirations helped define my personality and helped shape my world view. It influenced where I went to school, what I majored in, and who I hung out with -- until suddenly, one day, those aspirations changed.
Ashley Redmond

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Common Risks for Common-Law Relationships

Ashley Redmond | October 15, 2014 | Canada Living
Marriage is on the decline in Canada and that cohabitation is on the rise. In 1961, less than 1 per cent of families lived in a cohabitation structure; now almost 20 per cent of families are spearheaded by common-law couples. Here are three things to consider before you shack up.
Mary Donohue

BIO

How To Narrow Canada's Productivity Gap

Mary Donohue | October 15, 2014 | Canada Business
Senior leaders of organizations are too engaged, meaning they question change. Although engagement is great, it often leads to reluctance to change and unwillingness to participate in and with the unfamiliar. These feelings are often accompanied by a sense of burnout or tiredness, causing leaders to be very cautious about executive leadership and new initiatives.
David Suzuki

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When it Comes to the Environment, Canada Has a Black Thumb

David Suzuki | October 15, 2014 | Canada
Sadly, the inability of governments to deal with climate change is neither just national, nor recent. We've been saddled with government indolence on climate and pollution for far too long, and in far too many places around the world. But Canada has been singled out for getting in the way of progress at global climate negotiations, and we're the only country to have pulled out of the legally binding Kyoto Protocol.
Andrea Lekushoff

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Lessons Learned on This Woman's Career Journey

Andrea Lekushoff | October 14, 2014 | Canada Business
For many successful women, their careers are journeys that don't always turn out the way they planned -- often in a good way. If success and learning are your goals, it's your job to leverage what you learn at each stage of your journey. Here's my best advice on how to do that.
Glenford Jameson

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Why Canada Needs More Food Lawyers

Glenford Jameson | October 14, 2014 | Canada Business
The development of food law in Canada is having an impact beyond the legal community and is an exciting development for anyone who engages with the food system, whether they be food entrepreneurs, scientists, regulators, or the everyday consumer.
Eric Quon-Lee

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What Silicon Valley Can Do To Address Growing Income Inequality

Eric Quon-Lee | October 14, 2014 | Canada Business
As much as engaging with traditional players is antithetical to Silicon Valley culture, it is increasingly a necessity to solve global solutions. Silicon Valley's recent successes have come under criticism due to the fact that they seem to be creating an "alternative" system that skirts existing established norms.
Jeff Cates

Remember That Financial Literacy Is the Key to Being Profitable

Jeff Cates | October 14, 2014 | Canada Business
Professionals are important partners to help you understand where your business is at and where it is headed. They will use the data from financial management tools, analyze it, make sense of it and provide a personalized overview of your business and its needs. It's important you work with an accredited advisor and someone you trust with your business.
Deri Latimer

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How to Have a Caring Conversation with Someone Difficult

Deri Latimer | October 13, 2014 | Canada Business
Do you work with someone whose behaviour is challenging your energy and enthusiasm for work? Maybe it's a family member, who you find yourself avoiding because he or she is a real "downer" at family gatherings. Remember these simple tips as you prepare for your conversation.
Suzana Popovic-Montag

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Aging and Mental Capacity Under the Law

Suzana Popovic-Montag | October 12, 2014 | Canada Business
As our population ages, issues involving capacity can be expected to become more prevalent in the coming decades. Consequently, being able to identify these issues effectively will become increasingly important in balancing the dual goals of protecting vulnerable people.
Carolyn Lawrence

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Why More Vacation Will Help Your Career

Carolyn Lawrence | October 12, 2014 | Canada Travel
Let's give thanks to ourselves for all our hard work and tired bones; let's take a deep breath, relax our shoulders from up beside our ears; sign up to have someone take care of us for a change, and book ourselves a vacation. Exhale. Feels good doesn't it?
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