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A Long Way To Go For Gender Equality In South Korea

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Unfortunately, South Korea still has a long way to go in terms of females getting opportunities in leadership positions. The number of female politicians in South Korea is 49 out of 300 members of parliament and South Korea had a 37.4 per cent gender wage gap, which was the largest gap among OECD countries in 2014..

World Drowning In Oil As Oversupply Hits Record 3 Billion Barrels

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY — The latest outlook from the International Energy Agency shows little sign that the oil supply glut hitting prices and Canada's oil produce...

OECD Warns Of Global Recession, Cuts Canada Forecast

CP | Greg Keller, The Associated Press | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Canada's economic growth this year will slow to 1.2 per cent — about half of what it was last year — before gaining strength in the ne...

What Turkey Hosting the G20 Summit Means to Me

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business

Since gender equality is one of the most important issues in terms of sustainable and healthy growth, Turkey has launched a new engagement group, Women20 (W20), which will concentrate on enhancing the role and increasing the participation of women in business. In addition to gender equality, ensuring women have access to financial assets will form the backbone of global growth.

OECD Slashes Canada's Economic Outlook

CP | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business

The OECD has lowered its estimate for Canada's economic growth this year to 1.1 per cent -- down 0.4 of a percentage point -- as weakened conditions i...

How Low Population Growth Is Posing Challenges to Advanced Countries

Salman Sakir | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The population in advanced countries is growing at low rates. At the same time, it is also aging. An aging population combined with low population growth rates can have important social and economic policy implications. This may have important effects on economic growth, heath care, pension system and the standard of living in advanced countries.

Mulcair Is Having Some Trouble Remembering His Election Promises

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is having a little trouble with numbers even as he attempts to reassure the business community that New Democrats would be pruden...

OECD Slashes Canadian Growth Forecast

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Business

PARIS - The world economy risks being bogged down in a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost their...

Ed Broadbent: Canada More Unequal Under Stephen Harper

CBC | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada has become a more unequal society under Stephen Harper, says Ed Broadbent, former head of the federal New Democratic Party and now chair of the...

When It Comes To Foreign Aid, Canada Ranks Near The Bottom

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada ranked in the lower half of the pack in a world survey of foreign aid spending released Wednesday.The annual ranking by the Paris-base...

OECD Slashes Economic Forecast For Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Business

PARIS -- The OECD has reduced its 2015 and 2016 economic growth forecasts for Canada, citing the drag caused by a significant drop in prices for oil a...

Key Ideas From the New World Forum For a Better Global Future

Adam Moscoe | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? H...

The US Sleeping Giant Is Finally Waking Up

Peter Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The bottom line? The world has missed its friendly giant over the past five years, but it's not dead; it has just been sleeping. Fortunately for us all, it's not just in a post-hibernation stupor; it has had a good dose of coffee, is hungry, and ready to go. Canadian exporters, get ready to take advantage.

Workplaces Must Shift Their Thinking About Mental Health

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Impact

In Canada, mental illness carries a cost to the economy of over $50 billion annually. The number of people missing work due to a mental illness is 500,000 on any given day. When people with mental illness work in supportive environments their quality of life improves.

Is Taxation a Migration Driver?

Salman Sakir | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The recent merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons shows how tax policies may affect the movement of companies.

How Canada's Growth is Leading to a Robust International Front

Peter Hall | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Exporters are less upbeat about domestic economic conditions. The balance of opinion for this indicator was the only one to fall, edging back marginally to 13 per cent. Paradoxically, they are more positive about domestic sales, where the balance of opinion rose 9 percentage points to 43 percent of those surveyed.

Canadian Women Are Still Doing Way More Housework Than Men

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living

We might be one of the top 20 countries in the world for mothers, and even one of the best countries in the world to be a woman, but when it comes to ...

We're No. 5! We're No. 5!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada

When it comes to well-being, the Great White North doesn't top the world, but it comes close. Canada ranks fifth on the OECD's Better Life Index (B...

A Huge Number Of University Grads Don't Hit Basic Benchmark For Literacy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada Living

About a quarter of Canadian university graduates don't hit a basic literacy benchmark, according to recent data. A study that evaluates adult lite...

Six Reasons to Smile About Business Prospects in 2014

Peter Hall | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Five years beyond the economic crisis, we are still looking for that solid year of growth. It has been a long time coming, but there is a growing pile of evidence that suggests 2014 is going to mark a significant positive departure from recent experience. Here are six reasons to believe that things are finally on the up-and-up.

Canadian Students Get Their Grade

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada

TORONTO, Cananda - A new international study ranks Canadian students among the top of the class in key subject areas, but there has been a noticeable ...

Younger Canadians Will Suffer the Most From This Failing System

Susan Eng | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

The solutions are to either improve government transfers or to improve access to viable retirement savings vehicles. So what has Canada done? The opposite. In the name of more sustainable government budgets, the eligibility age for OAS has been raised from 65 to 67 leaving those who cannot hang on for the extra two years without a safety net.

Their Impoverished Years

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An international think-tank warns that poverty among Canadian seniors is on the rise and that current pension safety nets may be inadequate t...

Canadians Among Biggest Users Of Antidepressants

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Business

Well, this is depressing. Canadians are among the world's biggest users of antidepressants, with as much as nine per cent of the population on one ...

Watch Out, Homeowners: Rate Hikes Coming, OECD Says

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

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada may need to start hiking its trendsetting interest rate within the next year and steadily push it to 2.25 per cent by the ...