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Technology Could Enable the Four-Day Work Week

Jon Packer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

Well not exactly. But Larry Page, co-founder of Google, does tell us that working a 40-hour week is an out-moded employment model. He believes that through smart design and technology we could work a four-day week or less. Now, with over $32 billion in the bank it is easy for Page to make such lofty assertions, but he might have a point.

The Fourth Revolution: A Good Read

Diane Francis | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

"The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State" by Economist Editor in Chief John Micklethwaite and Economist Managing Editor Adrian Wo...

Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

Jon Packer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.

Are Prices About to Go Up?

Peter Hall | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Clearly it is a worry that five years beyond the crisis, price growth is as tame as it is. Worse yet, in many cases, recent monthly inflation is getting thinner.

Ukraine Is Another Example of a Dangerous World of Clashing Hegemons

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada
Errol P. Mendes

When the history of the early decades of the 21st Century is written, it may well be called the era of multiple clashing hegemons. The most recent glo...

VICTORY IS OURS

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada

Canada has defeated Team USA 1-0 in the men's hockey semifinals at the Sochi Olympics. Jamie Benn scored the only goal of the game in the second pe...

Canada Defeats U.S. In Women's Hockey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Meghan Agosta-Marciano scored a pair of goals in Canada's 3-2 win over the U.S. in the Olympic women's hockey tournament Wednesday.Ago...

O CANADA!

CP | Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada

MALMO, Sweden - As the minutes ticked down on Canada's victory over the United States, the overwhelmingly Canadian crowd of 3,882 at the Isstadion cha...

Americans Fail To Understand Canada Over & Over & Over Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

We know they don't mean it, but Americans have a nasty habit of failing to understand Canada. Here are the worst examples of 2013: ...

LOOK: This U.S. Failure To Understand Canada Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Canadians are accustomed to Americans knowing little or nothing about us, but this is just too much. One hotel in the U.S. apparently thinks "Canad...

Americans Are Clueless About Canada -- and Other Countries, Too

Bill Mann | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Bill Mann

Americans could learn a lot from Canada -- but they don't have a clue. And they don't want to. When I first moved to northern Washington state and began covering Canada for Dow Jones' U.S. business site MarketWatch.com, I spoke at a local Rotary Club. The members were mostly college graduates and business leaders. I gave a quiz about Canada to the Rotarians, who share a Rotary district with B.C. I asked: What's the capital of Canada? Maybe half the members knew. OK, who is Canada's Prime Minister? Even fewer hands went up. Many Americans don't just have their heads up their butts; they also seem to enjoy the view.

CNN Tells Americans How To Pretend To Be Canadian

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Travel

Canada has the best reputation in the world, so perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that we've got some admirers. But national plagiarism? Isn't t...

What I Would Change About Canada's Location

Noah Richler | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Noah Richler

2013-06-23-blog_canada_day_v02.gif If I were able, I would change the map. There are a few options here, but for any of these we'd no longer be sitting on top of the United States and, as we are constantly told is the case, we'd not see ourselves as huddled along the border -- crouching almost.

Technology's Missing Growth Driver: Women

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png With the dramatic growth of mobile phones and the Internet, opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs in the computing field have outpaced most other sectors. Yet, around the world, women remain a small minority.

Saving Capitalism from Itself

Richard Florida | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada
Richard Florida

This piece originally appeared in the Toronto Star. You don't have to be a Marxist to wonder if capitalism has run its course. Though the stock marke...

Why Canada-U.S. Relations Are Like a Hockey Game

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Think of the U.S.-Canada economic relationship as a hockey game (remember hockey? Sigh.) In the first year, despite the distractions posed by the 2012 elections and a series of U.S. budget battles, the governments of Canada and the United States have made a strong start on improving border and regulatory cooperation.

Why Fiscal Cliff Panic Is Overblown

Andrew Pyle | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

Parkinson's Law, in its original form, states that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." This was a humorous attempt at mathematically describing the rate at which bureaucracies expand over time -- the consequence of which is something that Washington is now dealing with. Hence the mania over the so-called "fiscal cliff" as the clock is ticking towards the January 1st and 2nd deadlines.

There's Nothing Fair About Canada-China Trade

Diane Francis | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Last week, a casualty of China's unfair treatment of foreign investors spoke privately about the new trade deal signed between Ottawa and Beijing. Ottawa capitulated to China on everything. The deal, using a hockey metaphor, allows only a select few to play on Team Canada on a small patch of ice in China and to be fouled, without remedies or referees.

The Russians Are Coming Too

Diane Francis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Sovereign-owned or controlled enterprises (SOEs) from questionable countries have no business in the boardrooms of Canada or other free enterprise nations. This concern about SOEs is not just about China. Russia is another questionable regime with companies investing here and all over the world that are owned by The Kremlin or by oligarchs who answer to it.

Why Are the Freemasons Collecting Our Children's DNA?

Amy MacPherson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada
Amy MacPherson

You know them as MasoniChip, or perhaps you've been led to believe it was a state and provincial endeavor intended to protect your little ones. They set up fairs, forge partnerships with law enforcement and even strive to distribute their services through North American public school systems. In Massachusetts this Freemason program was promoted by CBS News from the steps of the official State House and included their police dog, coincidentally named Mason. Reporters only failed to mention the private nod to those promoting him or that government had little to do with it.

Border Pact Puts Personal Security At Risk: Watchdog

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The perimeter security deal puts the personal information of Canadians at risk because in some cases it allows the United States to pass that...

Like Bad Wine, U.S. Foreign Policy Gets Worse With Time

Conrad Black | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

We now see every week the crumbling of foreign policy of the United States. The War on Terror was not without mistakes, but the War on Drugs has been a disaster in every respect. Only 20 years ago, the U.S. bestrode the world, the only super power, strong by any measurement. Today it is quavering, waffling, semi-bankrupt, lurching from one mistaken and often hypocritical policy to the next.

Where to Go in Palm Springs!

Vitamin Daily | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

We headed to Palm Springs to provide you with an inside look at the best and brightest of the desert. Here is where you should stay, shop, do, and eat!

Economy Being Squeezed Between Greece and China

Andrew Pyle | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Pyle

From last weekend's elections in France and Germany, highlighting a shift in the populace away from fiscal austerity, to the gridlock in Greece's parliament (and more probable threat that the country will leave the euro), the region has created a conundrum for investors.

Buckle Your Seatbelts, It's Going to a Volatile Market

Andrew Pyle | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

While we debate economic momentum in the U.S., how much slower the Chinese economy will become and whether the downtrend in multiples has more to go, expect to see the stock market a little more shaky in the coming weeks and months. Yep, I said it -- more volatility.