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Catherine Lévesque

Why Women Are Hardest Hit By Quebec's 'Plan Nord' Strategy | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Business

SEPT-ÎLES, Que. — The scenario is common: The men leave to work on a job site, and the women stay home with the kids. The men return after a few da...

Catherine Lévesque

The Seedy Side Of Quebec's Resource Boom | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Business

SEPT-ÎLES, Que. — For some, it's a way to make some fast cash. For others, it's a chance to latch on to an engineer for maybe more than one night. ...

Should You Lie at Work? That Depends

Leah Eichler | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

So lying at work is not necessarily as cut-and-dried as people think. While there is a lot of "creativity" around the truth, the irony is that in today's wired society, the consequences of being caught in a lie have never been more severe. The "little white lie" on the résumé has derailed many high-profile careers as professionals and amateurs work to "out" such untruths.

Canadian Companies Lag Global Peers In Investment: Study

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian companies are falling behind rivals in the rest of the world in terms of investment, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe In...

Canada Outpaced America's Middle Class With Luck

Diane Francis | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Word that the United States' middle class is no longer the world's most affluent -- and that Canada is No. 1 -- stirred up the expected hysteria last week. Is the American dream dead? While the Canadian in me swells with pride, my American side need not panic. Canada's rise is more due to luck, and a couple of smart policy decisions, than to the decline of the US.

That $50 Million Winning Lotto Max Jackpot Ticket Is In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There is one winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw — and it was purchased somewhere in British Col...

$100 Million

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Business

Week after week, no one seems to be winning the Lotto Max jackpot, and the money’s beginning to pile up. This week’s prizes are up to $100 mill...

Are We Getting A New Trade Deal, Or Is This Just A Photo Op?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper departed Sunday for South Korea, where he is widely expected to complete another long round of free-trade negot...

TFSA or RRSP? It's All About the Tax

Sarah Twomey | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

Still unsure about the differences between a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)? The fact is it's all about the tax. Here's a quick refresher of the tax-free registered savings account.

How Confident Are You About Retirement Planning?

Sarah Twomey | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

How would you rate your retirement planning confidence on a scale of one to five? Are you like the majority who find it very confusing? What would it take to overcome your fear and finally start investing in your future? You can set up a plain and simple saving plan that is so automatic, you won't even notice you're saving.

Are You Ready for a Long (Really Long!) Retirement?

Sarah Twomey | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

The fact is, we're all living longer than past generations and we have to make sure we don't run out of our retirement money. Even though it's sometimes hard to do, we need to save more during our working years. Here's what you can do to feel better: create a plan that includes an automatic retirement savings program.

Want to Motivate Poor People? Give Them Money

Angelina Chapin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Angelina Chapin

Kevin O'Leary thinks the fact that 85 rich people hold the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion will motivate the impoverished to become the next Bill Gates. To say 85 people serve as "the motivation" everyone else needs to be the next Bill Gates is to admit that you've never spent time with anybody who makes less than $60,000 a year.

Sears Canada Layoffs Just Won't Stop

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) has announced a round of layoffs for the second time this month, eliminating 624 workers.The struggling company ...

Will This Free-Fall Ever Stop?

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed sharply lower Thursday as traders took in readings showing a slowdown in the housing sector and looked to the rel...

My Experience as a Trainer With the CCA Women's Mentorship Program

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

It may be difficult for Canadians to imagine what it is like to be a woman manager of a financial institution in a developing country. I met 45 of the...

EI Is the Biggest Scam of Them All

Nick Bergamini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Bergamini

Now you may be asking, "How is EI a scam? I pay into it, and if I lose my job, the government's got my back right?" The answer to that is no, not exactly. The government plays favourites with EI benefit payments, basing your eligibility entirely on where you live and what you do for a living.

Sunny Freeman

Rob Ford's Sun News Show May Not Last Long | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Business

Gawkers eager to hear what Rob Ford will say when he returns to the airwaves better get their fill quickly: His reign as a TV host may last just a few...

Flaherty Hasn't Slain the Deficit Yet

Sean Speer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sean Speer

Mr. Flaherty may indeed eliminate the deficit in 2015-16 as planned. We hope he does. But his plan as conceived still contains considerable risk that shouldn't be ignored. More conservative revenue forecasts and lower program spending would reduce these risks and help to ensure he can deliver on his promise.

Co-ops Looking to Help Fill Leadership Void in Post-Conflict Uganda

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Co-operatives have long been an effective way for impoverished and struggling communities to come together to lift themselves up and achieve greater prosperity. Today that same co-operative model is being put to use in countries throughout the developing world. Uganda is just one such example.

The Week In Review: "Namaste, Thunder Thighs"

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Marni Soupcoff

In an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson explained that when the company's pants become see-through or start to pill, the problem may have more to do with the shape and size of the woman wearing the garment than the garment itself. "Some women's bodies just actually don't work for [the pants]," Wilson said. "'s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time and how much they use it." In other words, don't blame the "In the Flow" crops. They can't help it if your legs are just too flabby for proper athletic-wear functioning.

Canada Adds Jobs, But Ontario Is Another Story

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy eked out just enough new jobs to keep the unemployment at a five-year low but it was the U.S. labour performance that caught...

How To Price Your Home For Sale

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

When selling a house, pricing it correctly is one of the most important steps. If the house is priced too high, it can linger on the market for months without any chance of selling. Even worse, if the price is too low, it will certainly sell, but the seller could be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table.

TELL US: How Much Do You Pay For Your Cellphone?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Business

Earlier this month we asked our readers about Canada's telecom sector. We learned a lot about Canadians and their relationship to our telecom companie...

Co-Operatives Supporting Ugandan Farmers Share the Wealth

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Baina Omugisa means "the lucky ones," but the members of BOMIDO Co-operative Society in the Masindi district of Western Uganda are making their own luck by working hard and sharing the knowledge they have gained through IFAPI to grow their farms and increase the amount they earn from their produce.

In Business, Bigger Isn't Always Better

Ben Pickering | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Ben Pickering

I was raised in Silicon Valley before moving to Vancouver and I love to see entrepreneurs with big dreams. But what concerns me is when people build a business with a focus on trying to get big simply based on the belief that "bigger is better" or when those involved with the company view anything other than a multimillion dollar acquisition as a failure.