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How Well Did Canada Really Do in the Rio Games?

Richard Florida | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada
Richard Florida

In many ways this summer's Olympics was a banner games for Canada. Sixteen-year-old Penny Oleksiak hauled in four medals including tying for gold in t...

Toronto Has One Of The World's Largest ‘Super-Rich Wealth Gaps'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Business

Rising inequality could explain the Rob Ford phenomenon.

The Reason Canada Ranks Among World's Most Creative Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Business

If Canada isn’t generally thought of as a “creative” country, it might have something to do with our long-standing identity as commodity economy...

A Suburban Revolution?

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The Suburban Revolution conference held at York University in Toronto highlighted the diversity of suburbs in the Greater Toronto Area and around the world, emphasizing an area too often neglected by policy-makers, academics and journalists. Toronto's chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, has asserted that suburbs are not dying, but rather changing.

Canada's Greatest Competitive Advantage? Our Creativity

Richard Florida | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada
Richard Florida

2012-07-19-RichardFloridabook.jpg We are living through a massive structural transformation of the economy, similar in scale and scope to the shift from the Agricultural to the Industrial Age. Canada is shifting from the Industrial to the Creative Age, in which creativity has become the decisive source of competitive advantage.

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?