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OECD Slashes Economic Forecast For Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Business

PARIS -- The OECD has reduced its 2015 and 2016 economic growth forecasts for Canada, citing the drag caused by a significant drop in prices for oil a...

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...

The US Sleeping Giant Is Finally Waking Up

Peter Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The bottom line? The world has missed its friendly giant over the past five years, but it's not dead; it has just been sleeping. Fortunately for us all, it's not just in a post-hibernation stupor; it has had a good dose of coffee, is hungry, and ready to go. Canadian exporters, get ready to take advantage.

Workplaces Must Shift Their Thinking About Mental Health

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Impact

In Canada, mental illness carries a cost to the economy of over $50 billion annually. The number of people missing work due to a mental illness is 500,000 on any given day. When people with mental illness work in supportive environments their quality of life improves.

Is Taxation a Migration Driver?

Salman Sakir | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The recent merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons shows how tax policies may affect the movement of companies.

How Canada's Growth is Leading to a Robust International Front

Peter Hall | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Exporters are less upbeat about domestic economic conditions. The balance of opinion for this indicator was the only one to fall, edging back marginally to 13 per cent. Paradoxically, they are more positive about domestic sales, where the balance of opinion rose 9 percentage points to 43 percent of those surveyed.

Canadian Women Are Still Doing Way More Housework Than Men

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living

We might be one of the top 20 countries in the world for mothers, and even one of the best countries in the world to be a woman, but when it comes to ...

We're No. 5! We're No. 5!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada

When it comes to well-being, the Great White North doesn't top the world, but it comes close. Canada ranks fifth on the OECD's Better Life Index (B...

A Huge Number Of University Grads Don't Hit Basic Benchmark For Literacy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada Living

About a quarter of Canadian university graduates don't hit a basic literacy benchmark, according to recent data. A study that evaluates adult lite...

Six Reasons to Smile About Business Prospects in 2014

Peter Hall | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Five years beyond the economic crisis, we are still looking for that solid year of growth. It has been a long time coming, but there is a growing pile of evidence that suggests 2014 is going to mark a significant positive departure from recent experience. Here are six reasons to believe that things are finally on the up-and-up.

Canadian Students Get Their Grade

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada

TORONTO, Cananda - A new international study ranks Canadian students among the top of the class in key subject areas, but there has been a noticeable ...

Younger Canadians Will Suffer the Most From This Failing System

Susan Eng | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

The solutions are to either improve government transfers or to improve access to viable retirement savings vehicles. So what has Canada done? The opposite. In the name of more sustainable government budgets, the eligibility age for OAS has been raised from 65 to 67 leaving those who cannot hang on for the extra two years without a safety net.

Their Impoverished Years

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An international think-tank warns that poverty among Canadian seniors is on the rise and that current pension safety nets may be inadequate t...

Canadians Among Biggest Users Of Antidepressants

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Business

Well, this is depressing. Canadians are among the world's biggest users of antidepressants, with as much as nine per cent of the population on one ...

Watch Out, Homeowners: Rate Hikes Coming, OECD Says

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada may need to start hiking its trendsetting interest rate within the next year and steadily push it to 2.25 per cent by the ...

Why Daycare Can Have a Negative Effect on Your Child

Jonas Himmelstrand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jonas Himmelstrand

North Americans are presented with a vision of heavenly perfection in Swedish daycare but in reality, education outcomes are declining, teens are anxiety-ridden and misbehaving and the quality of parenting is suffering. Let's start with the ever deteriorating psychological health of Swedish youth, which has become a major concern in Swedish public debate today.

Live Long And Prosper HERE

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - When it comes to measuring the good life, Canada is among the world's top spots for individual well-being, according to report by the Organiz...

The One Thing That's Really Blocking New Graduates From Good Jobs

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Linda A. Franklin

Students have a right to expect to find meaningful work after they graduate. Unfortunately, there are many young people who can't get hired because they don't have the right education and skills. This is commonly referred to as the skills mismatch -- the mismatch between the credentials held by people seeking work and the qualifications sought by employers.

Big Data Release on Adult Literacy and Skills Just Around the Corner

Lindsay L. Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Lindsay L. Kennedy

Next week, Canada and the rest of the world will get a first glimpse at substantial new data on adult literacy and skills. Employers identify the skills shortage as a key business challenge and a barrier to Canada's competitiveness in world markets.

Coastal Flooding Could Cost $1 Trillion By 2050

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Coastal flooding could cost the global economy $1 trillion a year a few short decades from now due to the rise in sea levels caused by glo...

The Youth That Canada Leaves Behind

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Canada prides itself on its youth. We score sixth on the Organization for Economic and Co-operative Development's international evaluations of the education of 15-year-olds around the world. But some students are missing from these evaluations: the test is not administered to First Nations students, or students with intellectual disabilities, or newcomers learning English or French, or incarcerated youth. How many young people are we going to sweep under the rug?

Telus Attacks: The Battle To Keep Verizon Out of Canada

Michael Geist | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Thursday, Telus CEO Darren Entwistle was campaigning at the Globe and Mail and National Post, warning of a "bloodbath" if the government sticks with its commitment to allow for a set-aside of spectrum for new entrants such as Verizon. While the companies frame their arguments around level playing fields, the real goal is simply to keep competition out of the country.

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.

Canada: A World Leader in 2012 Foreign Investment Rankings

Peter Hall | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

These flows provide us with access to key resources, fast-growing markets and allow for production systems that are better aligned to country or regional economic attributes owing to the efficiencies of global supply chains. As such, it is essential to keep a close eye on global investment movements. What can we say about recent activity?

Will Unemployment Lead to a Productivity Pop?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Employment is always a lagging indicator of the economic cycle, but today's lags are fast becoming legend. In some cases, unemployment is still rising almost five years after the onset of crisis. Will employment ever turn around, and if so, when?