Is Globalization The Collapse Of Culture?

Steffani Cameron | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Travel
Steffani Cameron

As I travel, I'm learning how dire it is when these companies with massive international funds behind them invade and usurp regional cultures with global products that have no soul, no passion, and certainly no emotional resonance for those regions.

Small Farms Are Feeding The World

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

Contrary to popular belief, smallholder farms feed most of the world, not industrial-scale farming. And there are plenty of statistics to back it up.

It Is Time India Declared Independence From Monsanto And Big GMO

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

Monsanto is now very much embedded in India. It has even been called the 'contemporary East India Company' and says GM food is necessary to feed the world's burgeoning population. Such claims are hidden behind a veil of humanitarian intent, which is easily torn away to expose self-interest. India does not need GM to feed itself and no false argument or regulatory delinquency to force them in can disguise this.

Brexit Demonstrates Perils Of Unchecked Globalization

Salman Sakir | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Only when the fruits of globalization are enjoyed by all segments of the society, especially the low-income and middle-class, would globalization be more acceptable politically and socially by broad segments of the population.

'Greatest Income Reshuffle' In Modern History Explains Trump, Brexit

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business

Globalization has lifted all boats -- except one.

The Power Of Female Leaders: Q&A With Jamilah Taib Murray

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business

Jamilah Taib Murray founded Sakto Corporation, one of Ottawa's foremost property development and management companies. She is a long-time philanthropist with a particular dedication to fostering education for women and children, and female empowerment through promoting participation and leadership skills building

The Davos Man: We Are All Inheriting The Whirlwind

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

Over the decades anyone who's a mover or shaker, along with those wishing to be, appear in Davos in a fascinating attempt at reading the global tea leaves. We know who they are and their ranks have grown to include celebrities -- actors, singers, authors -- who mix with the traditional grouping of financiers, politicians, and non-profit leaders.

The TPP Erodes Public Policy To Benefit The World's Plutocrats

Sujata Dey | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

[Obama] argued that globalization was eroding workers' rights and concentrating economic benefits at the top, that it is now harder for people to pull themselves out of poverty. In the same breath, he flogs the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Come again?

There's a Way to Recover Jobs Lost to Globalization

Salman Sakir | Posted 10.02.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Globalization has brought significant benefits to the global economy, including developed countries' economies. However, it has led to decrease in the manufacturing base and employment in Canada and the US. If policies that require local content are introduced, it could boost employment in the manufacturing sector.

UN Climate Change Agreement Must Address Corporate Right to Sue Countries

Maude Barlow | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Maude Barlow

Countries pledging to take serious action on climate change are also party to, or are aggressively negotiating, trade and investment deals that contain a mechanism that gives large corporations the right to challenge any changes to the current rules under which they operate -- be they environmental, health or human rights -- that negatively affect corporations' bottom line. ISDS essentially grants corporations equal status to governments in these negotiations and privatizes the dispute settlement system between nations.

It's Tough to Celebrate Labour Day Without Work

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

As Canada celebrates Labour Day weekend, there are important questions concerning Gandhi's premise that we must begin asking ourselves. For example, how do we deal with a world of wealth without work? Upon entering an era of ironies, we find ourselves forced to deal with some increasing contradictions -- employability replaces employment, people without jobs, jobs without people, numerous part-time jobs replacing full-time ones, employment numbers going down because people have stopped looking for work altogether.

Canadians Need to Know the Truth About the TPP

Maude Barlow | Posted 07.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

This week, ministers from 12 countries representing 40 per cent of the world's economy will meet to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the largest trade agreements ever. As talks are rushed to conclusion, Canada is still fighting to have its supply management system excluded from the deal. We wish the government well in its quest to protect supply management, but we wish it would go to bat for other core Canadian values and industries. Unlike our European and even American counterparts, Canadian discussion on the TPP has been limited to chickens, eggs and milk.

Should Canadians Be Worried About the Weak Loonie?

Peter Hall | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

A weaker Canadian dollar poses a threat to imported inputs to Canada's production machine, and to future Canadian investments abroad. But the soaring U.S. dollar isn't the only currency in play. Movements in other currencies are less dramatic. Perhaps this is an opportunity to scan the globe both for inputs to our production process and for direct investment undertakings in less-traditional markets.

9 Hotels Gyms to Satisfy Your New Year's Resolutions | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Travel

If those extra holiday pounds are hanging a little heavy, one of your New Year's Eve resolutions probably includes some serious time spent at the gym. But all workout and no play is no way to spend the next year, and getting and staying fit is not fun when it puts a crimp in your travel plans.

Dredging Up the Dreaded Economic "D-Word"

Peter Hall | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

You thought it was dead for good. So did I. It's a proven misfit in an ever-globalizing world. But the 'D' word is back. The U.S. economy is on the move, but Europe is stuck in the mud. Suddenly, there's lots of talk -- once again -- about decoupling.

How To Get So Much Career Momentum You'll Always Have Work

Brian Carter | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Business
Brian Carter

Everyone has at least one cowbell -- it's your unique, profitable talent people pay you for or your company's unique offering. It's something people have a fever for. When you discover it and give those people a ton of it, you gain success and happiness for both yourself and others. It's a win-win.

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...

Globalization Is Only a Good Thing If It Benefits All Groups of Society

Salman Sakir | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada
Salman Sakir

Globalization may have played a role in the emergence of poverty in developed countries. When people in the lower income group experience long-term unemployment, they may slip into poverty. While the poverty rate has remained between 12 to 15 percent in the last few decades in the U.S., the number of people living in poverty actually increased.

How Small Businesses Get Big International Results

Peter Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Its small share of the overall marketplace might lead many to conclude that small exporters are too small to warrant attention. That would be a great mistake. The dynamism of this segment suggests that it is already a powerful new force in Canada's economy.

Songs For the Underclass

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Artwork by: David Cran Good protest songs - the ones that endure - never preach to the choir. They don't rally the converted. They never tell you ...

Is Globalization Finally Dead?

Peter Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Even before the last economic cycle ended, the bell was tolling. The onset of crisis compounded the doomsaying. Me-first nationalism swept across the planet, threatening to undo the vast global integration that was the last cycle's hallmark. Is globalization dead?

Canadian Trade: Pros and Cons for 2014

Peter Hall | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

When international trade collapsed in 2009, the Canadian economy turned inward, and for a change, discovered a steady source of growth. That source is now tapped out, and economy-watchers have for some time turned their eyes back to trade. So far, the view has been uninspiring. Will Canadian trade carry growth forward, or is our hopeful gaze in for a big disappointment?

The Evils of Corporate Globalism

Mark Taliano | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

Canada's corporate extension into Honduras is emblematic of this neocolonial pillage of public resources that impoverishes the majority as it enriches oligarchs and foreign investors. Corporate globalism has everything to do with profit and exploitation, and nothing to do with fair trade, human rights or labour rights.

Canada's Small Businesses Are Taking on the Big World

Peter Hall | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Exporting. Globalization. Diversification. These are big terms, and we usually associate them with big business. This overlooks one key fact: that all businesses start off as small affairs, and the same is generally true for export ventures. So, how are Canada's small exporters doing?

Altruistic Canada Has Become Another Nation of Gold Diggers

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

At first blush, the recent decision of the Canadian government to shift its foreign affairs focus from diplomacy to servicing private industry came as something of a shock to many. We have become just another nation interested in building up its own wealth at the expense of being an effective influence in the larger struggles facing the globe -- poverty, climate change, localized conflicts, and a general breaking down of democracy's legitimacy.