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Canada Should Trade Some White Collars for Blue

Martin Lavoie | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada
Martin Lavoie

We've all heard the message time and time again: We need to send more people to colleges and universities, and ensure our country is well-educated. This is great in theory; after all, no one is against apple pie. But the reality is that we can't flip a switch and guarantee everyone has a university degree in 10 years. This isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Canada's Up-And-Down Manufacturing Sector Down Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales declined 0.3 per cent to $49.1 billion in February, following a decrease in January.The agency say...

Manufacturing Slumped In January: StatsCan

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's manufacturers remain a key laggard in the economic recovery, recording a surprisingly weak performance in January despite improving ...

Rachel Mendleson

Soaring Loonie Killing Canadian Manufacturing: CIBC

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Business

The outlook is grim for Canadian manufacturing, as a strong loonie is expected to keep labour costs high, deepening the hollowing out of the industria...

Canada Manufacturing Sales Almost Back To Pre-Downturn Levels

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's key manufacturing sector closed out last year on a modest upswing, recording a 1.2 per cent gain in output for December that is rega...

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.