Here's What The Rich Don't Seem to Get

Jordan Whelan | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

Have you procured your first pay stub for 2012? You probably should be used to the chill by now because it's been nearly frozen for years. That is, according to a study that says the average Canadian hasn't seen a meaningful pay increase in 30 years. The top 100 CEOs, however, saw a 27 per cent pay increase.

Sunday Roundup: The Week of Smackdowns

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

First, Canada was smacked down by Russia in the world junior semi-finals; for the first time since 2001, Canada would not play for the gold. Then we had a big smackdown in the blog rail between Vancouver doctor Reka Gustafson and contributor Miranda Frum over whether taxpayers should be paying for crack pipes. Just as the -- what? dust? powder? -- from that was settling, another smackdown started up when Kathryn Marshall of Ethical Oil accused environmental groups of receiving foreign backing to lobby against the Northern Gateway project, upon which hearings will begin this coming week. To which Rick Smith of Environmental Defence Canada replied, essentially, so what? So as you return to work, remember that things could be worse. Even in January. Even in January in Canada. You could be in Mexico...

Why Do CEOs Make So Much? They're Worth It

Brendan Steven | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Business
Brendan Steven

In their annual study of executive pay, the CCPA once again trots out the tired suggestion that executives in Canada make too much money. It is an ancient complaint of the free market: that the market does not produce income equality.

The 99% Are the Truly Rich

Glen Pearson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada
Glen Pearson

The 99 per cent built a nation, raised successful families against increasing economic odds, built remarkably successful businesses, sacrificed for their communities and cared for their world. Only a blind ideologue could overlook such important contributions.

OWS's Squalid and Squandered Opportunities

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

The movement has now passed through the hype machine. While at first, it began slowly, it's grown in size, and now many read of the protests in the same way they read of the falling stock market, or the weather that's get colder everyday.

Occupy Conservatism

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Occupy Wall Street is, like the Tea Party, a messy populist movement. The concern is real that it refuses to recognize an essential tragic component of human affairs: unfairness is the abiding fact of our condition

Farewell, Playground of the 1%

Conrad Black | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business
Conrad Black

After the persecution I have endured in the United States, I am now persona non grata there, and it is, as a place to live, patria non grata to me also. It has been six months since we left Palm Beach and I have not missed it for a moment.

The Meaning Behind the Occupy Movement

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

The question is, why -- until now -- have Canadians not raised the alarm bells? For many, we have been led to believe that we are doing much better economically than the rest of world. Regrettably, that is simply not the case.

Occupy the Next Generation of Wall Street

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Business
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's clear we need to rethink business as usual, but it should start with how business leaders are trained to view their roles, analyze risks, and understand the moral implications of strategic decisions.

Hey Protesters: Our Top 1% Differs From U.S.

John Laforet | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

What does interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel, have in common with Phillip Brown, General Manager of the City of Toronto's Shelter Housing Support and 65 employees at the Hospital for Sick Children? By my estimation, each of them earns an income that grants them membership to Canada's demonized one per cent.

Occupy Toronto: Who Are These People?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro