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In the day and age of emails, you need to find a way to stand out - and the thank-you letter just might be your gateway to do so. If done poorly, however, it could also mark the end of your rat race.
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happen to believe that airports have a unique opportunity to engage those around us and welcome newcomers to the neighbourhood. After all, our surrounding communities rely on one another to grow and thrive, and without one, we do not have the other.
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I believe that if institutions create greater educational and economic opportunities for women, we would immediately begin to see the positive impact on society. In my opinion, the Italian Government should highlight the capabilities of girls by creating more opportunities for dialogue to influence policies that benefit women and girls.
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Liberia is the oldest independent nation on the African continent and has an estimated population of over four million inhabitants. Given the countries grandeur and independence, it comes as a great surprise that women and young girls are still subject to gender inequality and suffer severely from hunger and poverty.
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The LCBO is hoping to cash in on marijuana sales. The dubious reasoning being that they, and only they, are capable of handling the burdensome task of quenching the insatiable thirst of millions of Ontarian adults -- so obviously they and only they are responsible enough to distribute marijuana. Too bad Ontarians don't view it this way.
"Careful" is a helicopter parent's mantra. These kids have grown up in the shadows of fear, always too afraid to take risks, too cautious to make sound decisions alone and too callous to stand up for themselves as they have never had to. In their childhood their parents made all their decisions and as young adults they have no clue how to fend for themselves.
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As debate about federal support for the biggest player in Canada's aerospace industry, Bombardier, has heated up over the last few months, critics have come forward to say that investing in Bombardier would be a mistake, and that the company should be left to sink or swim on its own. They couldn't be more wrong.
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Now that the Trans Pacific Partnership has been signed, maybe we can have the honest, open and transparent debate that Canadians were denied during the federal election -- and which the new Liberal government in Ottawa has promised. So, let's have that debate. There's certainly a lot to talk about.
The environmental issue of our time is climate change, and Canada's government under the leadership of Stephen Harper has failed at every opportunity to address this issue. Does this failure mean that the last decade has been a failure for the environment? No. Fortunately, there has been leadership elsewhere. Canadians are often doing the right thing to reduce our impact on the planet, without legislation.
Conservative leader Stephen Harper described his promise to create 1.3 million new jobs by 2020 as an “aspirational goal,” but many economists who’ve looked at the numbers say that goal is hardly ambi...
Fact checking "Since the great global financial crisis, Canada has the ... strongest job-creation record ... among any of the major developed economies."
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With his economic legacy under fire during the debate, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper quickly leaned on a talking point that has become one of his favourites on the campaign trail.
Everybody is likely aware that you can buy things used as an alternative to new and save a few bucks. But until now, few of us realized that the second-hand economy significantly contributes to Canada's GDP, creates jobs and reduces the environmental harm of rampant consumerism -- and the potential for further contributions is as easy as it is vast.
OTTAWA - The Harper government passed up conducting its own internal analysis on the job-creation potential of its $550-million small-business job credit, relying instead on numbers produced by an int...
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OK, you're right -- this is really last week's news. But it is worth repeating. For a good many months now, economy watchers of many stripes have been looking to Canadian exporters to take the wheel a...
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The Bank is particularly concerned about the substantial decline in the "participation rate" in our labour force since just before the recession in 2008. It reports that 100,000 people aged 25-54 have given up looking for work altogether and that things are even more dire among our youth, with 200,000 dropping out of the labour force.
Mr. Harper's only imperative is "looking good" for an election in 2015. To him, that means claiming a surplus, not matter how temporary or artificial. Never mind the nation's sputtering economy or tens of thousands of Canadians out of work.
OTTAWA - Canadians could be forgiven for turning a little green with envy over the surge in employment occurring south of the border.After leading the Western world in job creation in the years follow...
Some people may be able to find "a job" but is the pay enough to even cover basic expenses? Are the hours sufficient? Are they consistent? Or is it not only impossible to schedule the essentials of life, but to pay for them? Above and beyond these important, tangible dimensions, do people enjoy their jobs?
The Bank of Canada says the country's job creation record since the recession is likely a little less impressive than the fall in the unemployment rate would suggest. The central bank says in a new re...
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Employers are not "hooked" on temporary foreign workers because they provide critical skills on an emergency basis (as the program was intended) but because they work hard (and presumably for cheap). So who's to blame? It's time for management to look in the mirror. For the last 50 years organizations have invested in just about anything except their employees, who are increasingly treated as replaceable widgets. The federal government is also complicit. Why should employers bother to train, motivate and engage their workers when they can simply replace them with foreign "temporary" workers?
These challenges facing Ontario are well documented. Yet the government's policy direction is not moving in the right direction. Recent developments suggest that the government intends to continue growing spending on the types of policies that have contributed to the problem such as high deficits and a new round of corporate subsidies.
We are in the midst of another election in Quebec. And the talk is all about having a healthy economy and growing revenues and jobs. But if the past is indicative of the future, it's not going to be a rosy one.
OTTAWA - When it comes to job creation in Canada, there's Alberta and then there's everybody else.The latest employment data for February showed that the oil-rich western province created an impressiv...
Corporate tax giveaways mean that the federal government has foregone billions of dollars in revenues. To pay for the tax breaks, Ottawa has borrowed billions of dollars and driven up the national debt. Now, the government has chosen to make big cuts to public services essential to Canadians in order to pay the bill for its tax giveaways.
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OTTAWA - Government House Leader Peter Van Loan is using the return of Parliament to boast about the Conservatives' economic track record — but OECD figures cast a small doubt over his claim that Cana...
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Environmentalists and union activists should be making common cause by explaining how tar sands profits that go to the rich and powerful cost Canadian workers hundreds of thousands of jobs. Expansion of the tar sands and the resulting bouts of Oil Sands fever may be good for capitalists but it will further weaken the job market and do great harm to Canadian workers.
Ask any economist and they will tell you that GDP growth is good. So if more people get cancer, that's great, because spending on health care increases. But you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that more cancer, catastrophe and war are not good.
"Merger of the Century" is stirring a conversation in both Canada and the United States. And kneejerk reactions, by those who haven't read it, miss the actual reasoning behind the book that cannot be...
The talent headhunting phenomenon began informally with well-connected former industry executives with big rolodexes and great contacts. In those days, searches were simple: You needed someone and headhunters put calls out and found someone. Today, an effective search is much more sophisticated, yet myths continue to dominate.
On Wednesday, Statistics Canada will release the delayed National Household Survey data, which highlights income and housing issues across our diverse nation. The one question on everyone's mind will be "where have all the good jobs gone?"
If the government is serious about tackling Ontario's youth unemployment and fostering job creation, then it should steer clear of future minimum wage increases regardless of what formula the advisory panel recommends. The reality is that increasing the minimum wage will actually reduce job opportunities and not alleviate poverty.