Jordan Bateman

Why Do Governments Feel The Need To Bribe Us With Our Own Money?

Jordan Bateman | November 27, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
There are tax credits for putting your kids in sports or music lessons, for volunteer firefighting, for taking a bus, for fixing up your kitchen, and for joining a search and rescue team. All worthy things, sure, but expensive for taxpayers. Now we're talking about a leftovers tax credit. Where will this trend end?
Dominic Nicholls

Canada May Hold The Key To Regulating The Global Payments Industry

Dominic Nicholls | November 27, 2015 | Canada Business
As merchants cannot charge different prices for cash, credit or debit payments and obviously price-in the interchange fee, those consumers using cash (e.g. those on fixed incomes such as the retired) are, in effect, paying a hidden fee. So reducing interchange fees as far as possible make sense. Or does it?

Why Are Women In Singapore Not Keen To Start A Family?

G(irls)20 | November 27, 2015 | Canada Business
What happens if I wish to raise a family? I would have to take maternity leave to deliver a baby and to get ample rest after the birth. I would probably need to take extra time off too by taking further unpaid leave. Not all countries make it compulsory for companies to provide paid maternity leave.
The Team

Where Millennials Are Choosing To Live In Canada

The Team | November 26, 2015 | Canada Business
There are many amazing places in Canada to call home. The upcoming generations of adults, often referred to as millennials, are quickly changing the landscape of our country, and where they're choosing to live may surprise you.
Sari Friedman

The Insider's Guide To Making The Most Of Cyber Monday

Sari Friedman | November 26, 2015 | Canada Business
If you did not purchase everything on your list on Black Friday, many of the same items, plus online exclusives will be available on Cyber Monday. When it comes to Cyber Monday, it pays to plan ahead. Ensure you don't miss out on any of the year's best online deals by following these six tips.
Nick Cowling

Why Millennials Favour Photo Sharing Over Words

Nick Cowling | November 26, 2015 | Canada Business
If you want to know where to find millennials on social media, it is without doubt on Instagram. As a generation, millennials have a longing to share their experiences whether big or trivial. Instagram allows them with a platform to do so by posting and sharing photos. It's quick, it's easy, and for many it seems to have become a hobby.
John Laforet

Corruption In The Green Energy Sector Costs Ontarians

John Laforet | November 26, 2015 | Canada Politics
With NextEra as a major player in Ontario's wind energy business along with Siemens (who has the distinction of paying the largest fine ever under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and Samsung (with it's own scandals), one has to wonder whether the government knew who they were inviting into the province when they opened the flood gates under the Green Energy Act in 2009.
Yves Engler

Hold Canadian Mining Companies Accountable For Abuses Abroad

Yves Engler | November 26, 2015 | Canada Business
Is Justin Trudeau prepared to defy Canada's powerful mining industry and adopt legislation to constrain their abuses abroad or will he continue to place the full power of Canadian foreign-policy behind this controversial industry?
Sean Mallen

Rachel Notley Has Staged A Masterwork Of Political Imagery

Sean Mallen | November 26, 2015 | Canada Alberta
Rachel Notley's challenge has been to reassure the fiercely skeptical Alberta business elites that were horrified to wake up last May to discover the NDP had risen to power. With the economy already hammered by plummeting oil prices, they feared that the New Democrats would inflict further damage through a climate change plan that would drive up costs and cripple the oil sands. But business leaders in the Alberta can read the financial press as well as the rest of us and now seem to be buying Rachel Notley's view that they better try to be part of the solution.
Rossann Williams

Canada's Youth Need More And Better Opportunities

Rossann Williams | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
Young people represent a vital and untapped resource for Canadian business, but many employers don't have clear strategies to recruit, train and retain them.
Leyla Seka

The 'Blowfish Effect' Can Help Small Retailers Beat The Big Guys

Leyla Seka | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
It's not easy to be a small business taking on established competitors, especially during the holidays. With many risk-averse customers sticking with well-known brands and tried-and-true solutions, SMBs in the retail space need to work hard to cut through the noise and reassure nervous consumers.
Evan Thompson

How To Communicate And Be Heard

Evan Thompson | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
Our message gets through only when we understand with whom we are communicating and their needs, the urgency of the message, and the desired next steps our message will trigger.
Jeffrey Schwartz

Albertans Need To Set Their Personal Budgets To Survival Mode

Jeffrey Schwartz | November 25, 2015 | Canada Alberta
The high levels of consumer debt in Alberta were always kept in check by the ability to pay it back, but now it seems that the oil collapse has rumbled its way through the Wild Rose County and is putting the squeeze on Albertans and their bills.
Dermod Travis

B.C. Trade Missions Fail To Deliver The Bang For The Buck

Dermod Travis | November 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
For those not counting, there have been eight B.C. trade missions to China alone in the last 18 months. Forests minister Steve Thomson is set to leave on a ninth mission this Friday. Trade missions aren't cheap, they set the B.C. government back $767,000 in 2014 and that doesn't include the bill for local governments, universities and other agencies.
Foteini Agrafioti

5 Common Misconceptions About Deep Learning

Foteini Agrafioti | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
Deep learning is the buzzword of the moment inside tech circles and as the public plugs into what this breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) means for the future of technology, a number of common misconceptions have emerged. Below, our machine learning experts at Architech Labs clear up some of the confusion.
Erin Blaskie

Overcome Decision Fatigue In 3 Simple Steps

Erin Blaskie | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
Without limiting your day-to-day decisions, you can easily burnout on the decision-making process, which leads to poor choices and the potential for error. This phenomenon is otherwise known as decision fatigue.
Doug Baker

Life Insurance Should Be A Part Of Your Financial Toolkit

Doug Baker | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
Too many Canadians overlook a critical aspect of their financial plan: life insurance. We know the number of households that own individual life insurance policies is falling, but the reality is that 33 per cent of families would be in immediate financial trouble if something were to happen to their primary breadwinner.
Mandy Mail

Student Hacks For Avoiding A Holiday Shopping Hangover

Mandy Mail | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
From buying a new winter coat and gift exchanges with friends, to purchasing a ticket home and celebrating the end of exams, there is no doubt that the holidays and New Year's Eve can put stress on a student's finances.
Tracie Crook

Women Must Hone Unique Leadership And Networking Skills

Tracie Crook | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
If trying to walk and talk like the guys isn't working, it's time for women to be themselves, be confident applying your own strengths, and network with focus, to make yourself heard.
Andrea Stairs

Canadian Retailers Can Do More To Satisfy Cyber Week Demand

Andrea Stairs | November 25, 2015 | Canada Business
Canadian retailers can still do more to live up to the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With nearly every major Canadian retailer taking part in Cyber Week, to come out a winner, retailers need to up their game.
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