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Why Should Developing Countries Be Preached To By the G7?

Bessma Momani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Post-crisis regulatory reform efforts show that developing countries are rule takers and G7 countries are the rule makers. All this in spite of the fact that the epicentre of the international financial crisis occurred in developed countries. So why should many of the regulators and supervisors in developed countries claim to know best practices for developing countries?

G20 Fails to Fix Global Finance. Again.

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

It's a wonder that the heads of state and heads of government of the G20 who just met in Russia spent any time at all talking economics. Seriously, how could they pull themselves away from discussing Syria (or Sochi, or Snowden) long enough to actually focus on the international financial system? Sure, that's the explicit purpose of the G20 meetings, but still, let's give credit where credit is due.

Harper's Toughest Words Yet?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russia should not be handed a veto over how the world responds to an unprecedented threat to its security, Prime Minister Ste...

Into The Lion's Den

CP | Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading into the lion's den of Russia, confronting Syria's key patron as well as foreign lead...

Russia, Canada Won't Focus On Syrian Crisis At G20

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada may have sharp words for Russia over its stance on Syria, but when it comes to next week's G20 summit, Stephen Harper and Vladimir Put...

Ill Flaherty Misses G20 Meetings

CP | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- A Finance official says minister Jim Flaherty was unable to attend economic meetings of the G20 in Moscow this week due to illness. Kathl...

This Tax Cheat Is Over

Diane Francis | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Tax arbitrage, or moving operations and tax liabilities to low-cost jurisdictions, has been a game played by rich people and multinationals for years. But the game is ending finally. This will have implications in terms of government revenues to pay for social services but will also have a negative impact on the profits and share prices of giants such as Google, Amazon and virtually every multinational that's a household name.

My Girlfriends Are Making A World of Difference

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png My girlfriends are engineers -- compassionate, beautiful, well-educated and yes...smart women who are out there making a difference. My friends are designing implants to deliver pain medicine for those with chronic pain. But what if my girlfriends never received an education?

You Can't Mask Canada's Pathetic Protest Movement

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

In recent memory, I can think of only three serious, rock-'em-sock-'em demonstrations in Canada. It's not as though Canadians are lacking for things to protest about. It's just that our national preference (outside Quebec, at least) is to avoid conflict whenever possible. And, I suppose, we've probably become too comfortable, perhaps even lazy, about tackling issues that don't have direct or immediate implications for us.

Supporting Women Lawyers in Russia

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.15.2013 | Canada
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png The Russian revolution declared equal rights for men and women, but in reality a tremendous gender gap remained in all the higher managerial positions. Although we still have a long way to go, in Russia young girls have many more opportunities today.

Crackdown on Tax Cheats at G8

Diane Francis | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The G8 summit next week could not have come at a better time for Prime Minister Harper, giving him respite from the Senate circus and allowing him to generate photo ops with the Queen and the world's big shots. But challenges await him there too.

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.

The World's Highest Potential Resource is Not What You Think

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

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png When we talk about natural resources that can drive economic benefit the conversation usually turns to gas and minerals, or sun and wind. What if I were to tell you that the world's most underutilized and highest potential resource is all around us? She may be standing next to you, she may be in a village far away, she may even be you.

What if All the G20 Leaders Were Girls?

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png Imagine the G20 Leaders (Zuma, Obama, Harper, Pena Nieto, Rousseff, Fernandez de Kirchner, Jinping, Keqiang, Yudhoyono, Abe, Geun-hye, Singh, Putin, Erdogan, Merkel, Hollande, Cameron, Letta, Abdullah and Gillard). Open your eyes. Now imagine 20 girls. What you see are the G(irls)20 Summit delegates.

Toronto Cop Found Not Guilty

Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada

TORONTO -- The first Toronto police officer to go to trial on criminal charges stemming from the G20 protests has been found not guilty. Const. Gl...

1st Trial Of Toronto Cop Facing G20 Charges Set To Start

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The first trial of a Toronto police officer facing criminal charges in the G20 protests is focusing on photos and video of one man's arrest,...

Minotaurs' Nathan Lawr Talks Political Music, Street Protests And Why Obama Is Barely Better Than Romney

Huffington Post Music Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

In the Minotaurs press shot, the sprawling afrobeat band born in Guelph, Ontario is crowded towards camera, decked out in army green and facial hair ...

American Faces G20 Charges

CP | Linda Shearman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An American man has been charged with several offences in connection with incidents at the G20 Summit in June 2010, Toronto police said Wedn...

G20 To Address U.S. 'Fiscal Cliff'

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Finance ministers from various G20 countries are meeting in Mexico City today to discuss pressing economic issues as the world's largest economy — t...

Strip Joint Among Businesses Reimbursed For G20

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government has reimbursed a Toronto strip club that lost money when the city hosted the G20 summit.Newly released figures show Za...

Hairy Legs Profiling At G20?

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Women claiming to have been profiled because of their hairy legs are among a group of seven people planning to serve a $1.4-million claim ag...

Quebec's Confusing Use of New Protest Laws

Nora Loreto | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Nora Loreto

The secret law during the G20 and the list of laws passed in Québec to quell protests share a common characteristic: they're virtually impossible to enforce consistently. What good is a law that, once passed, is applied selectively? It places a tremendous amount of power in the hands of police who have proven unable to yield such powers appropriately.

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Change Canada

Christopher Sands | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Despite Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent announcements of trade talks with various Asian countries, joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a more important strategic victory for Canada. Bargaining alongside the United States, Canada can get concessions from other countries it couldn't get alone. And as a TPP member, Canada can better safeguard its relationship and hard-won market access to the United States than if it was excluded.

As Harper Gears Up For Summit, Greece Election Results Ease Financial Worries

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Business

LOS CABOS, Mexico - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other world leaders at a meeting of the world's 20 most important economies can breathe a little...

Eyes On Greece, Spain

CBC | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other G20 leaders are preparing to meet on Monday in Los Cabos, Mexico, but all eyes are on Greece as i...