Economic Development

Economic Development And Human Rights Shouldn't Be Mutually Exclusive

Udoka Okafor | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Udoka Okafor

What does it matter how many cars we eventually learn to start manufacturing, the roads we pave and buildings we erect, if those cars are used to transport homosexuals on our freshly built roads to the freshly built prisons.

Cooperation Between Arctic Stakeholders Is Crucial To the Climate Change Problem

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
Mona Elisabeth Brother

Cooperation between Arctic stakeholders is crucial for each country's success in dealing with climate change. We are in a new era of sustainable development as the Arctic presents us with major opportunities and major responsibilities. Cooperation is the only tool to ensure ethical, social, and ecological sustainable development.

New Brunswick: Avoiding Defeatism in Economic Development

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Business
Hassan Arif

There seems to be a prevalent trend in media and political commentary about New Brunswick; that our province is falling behind, in decline. There are no doubt serious challenges facing New Brunswick, including recent unemployment numbers that are the highest in the country, and a recent increase in outmigration rates.However, it is not all bad news.

Is This the Solution to Native Poverty?

Frank Busch | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Frank Busch

In the end, an author was able to provide a simple and feasible solution to all of the issues facing my people; "Wai-Wah!" in his west coast Tsimshian native language roughly means "just do it" and may sound like a Nike slogan. What Helin believes has been crippling the Aboriginal Community for 150 years is dependence on government programs and services.

East Meets East in Kenya

Yen To | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Travel
Yen To

Since 2006, when the residing Kenyan government signed an economic cooperative agreement with China and partnering Asia-Pacific countries, there has been a concurrent influx of 'yellow faces'. The relatively new entrants are professionals and labourers contracted to bolster the two nations' budding alignment on various aspects of development. Most visible is the construction of infrastructure, such as buildings, energy sources and roads

How Technology Can Reduce Unemployment Rates

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png Being a typical product of the public education system provided in Saudi, I've always dreamt of finding a job in the public sector after graduation. It wasn't until I participated in The U.S.-Saudi Women forum on Social Entrepreneurship, that I realized the importance of entrepreneurship.

Casinos Ruin Cities

Richard Florida | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada
Richard Florida

Toronto's business leaders like to think that they are helping to build a great global city, but casino building is city-ruining of the highest order. A downtown casino will tear holes in Toronto's urban fabric, create more costs than benefits, and send the message that Toronto is on the wrong track.

Sustainable Economic Development in New Brunswick

Hassan Arif | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada
Hassan Arif

Last Wednesday I gave a talk in Taymouth, the first in a speakers series on charting a sustainable course for economic development in New Brunswick. ...

Edmonton's Transformation and our Arena Debate

Chris LaBossiere | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Alberta
Chris LaBossiere

So where does this put me now? I am right back on the fence, with a growing group of citizens, who think the Katz Group needs to communicate exactly how they fit into a greater community. They'll do that by making me trust their owner cares as much for the non-hockey fan than they do their direct customers and shareholder. I'd never ask for something so seemingly "social" from a business, operating under a privately funded model. But the Oilers are not that.

Do The Math: Questionable Accounting In Nova Scotia

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government has decided to launch a forensic audit of the Cumberland Regional Development Authority after the province's ombu...

Hey Ottawa -- There's Nothing National About the Pipeline Debate

Deborah Coyne | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

The "national energy strategy" recently debated by the provincial premiers is going nowhere fast, not least because the "national" part is completely meaningless. If one province needs the cooperation of another province, for example, to export power or resources across provincial boundaries -- pipelines from Alberta, hydro power from Newfoundland -- this is a matter to be resolved by the affected provinces, not Ottawa.

Canada's Most Creative Cities

Richard Florida | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada
Richard Florida

In this exclusive excerpt for HuffPost from Richard Florida's new book, the author reveals that scientists and engineers, architects and designers, artists and entertainers and the growing ranks of professional knowledge workers -- what he labels as The Creative Class" -- now number more than five million in Canada, or roughly 30 per cent of the workforce. So where do they live?

That Gangster Could Be the Next Bill Gates

Anthony Morgan | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

In a speech recently delivered in Westminster, a UK MP, Chuka Umunna, shook conventional assessments of urban gangs by focusing on the "entrepreneurial zeal" that drives gang members and their illicit activities. In light of the recent Eaton Centre shootings, our Canadian politicians seem to have largely adopted the position that those involved in gangs are hopelessly and permanently corrupted.

What's So Bad About Municipal Bonusing?

Ian Chadwick | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada
Ian Chadwick

A town can try to sell itself on its charm, its appearance, its vaguely beneficial "lifestyle" -- but none of these can compete with the lure of a tax moratorium or free, serviced land; the attractive offers of yesteryear. Is charm worth more to a company than easy access to the transportation network? Or lower taxes? Not likely.