Women are breaking through in the very place where their numbers will not only make gender parity a reality in the next 10 years, but where the breeding grounds of gender dominance are all pointing in the same direction. I mean, of course, Canada's universities.
Bob Ramsay is President of Ramsay Inc., a Toronto communications company, and Founder of Ramsaytalks.
You need to start planning for next summer -- Canada's 150th -- right now. Here are 10 ways to make next summer as big, memorable and different as possible. They all acknowledge that our huge nation with its tiny population density will be swarming with visitors, including millions of Canadians.
09/19/2016 03:44 EDT
The news that Donald Trump's support is falling within his fortress of white males puts many of them in an awkward spot: how to abandon their leader while holding on to their pride. So here's a 10-poi...
09/01/2016 04:51 EDT
Imagine you're Justin Trudeau's speechwriter and you're on the phone with his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeu, who will soon give a speech in support of her husband. She says that one of the people she h...
08/02/2016 10:21 EDT
We are not car people. Our car is 7 years old and the only route it knows is from downtown Toronto north to Georgian Bay, which it faithfully plies most every weekend. Beyond that, it's clueless, and...
07/06/2016 10:23 EDT
The stereotypical argument against gender parity for women is that there just aren't enough of them who are qualified to do X. The stereotypical argument against gender parity for men is the opposite: that "women's work" isn't as attractive or well-paying. But the prejudices and economics that propped up both those arguments are falling fast.
04/12/2016 01:12 EDT
When our travel agent booked us back home from Cape Town to Toronto, we hunkered down in the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport for the six-hour layover. One step inside and it became clear that this is to 'lounge' what 'rec room' is to 'Rogers Centre.'
03/24/2016 12:36 EDT
It wasn't a gala. It didn't happen in tony Toronto. It involved just 16 people, among them one woman. It took place in a suburban strip-mall. The event raised only $20,000. Its name was Operation Bull...
01/04/2016 04:06 EST
Can strapping on a headset that puts you in a mountain meadow induce you to visit that actual meadow on your next vacation? The travel industry thinks so, and last week's Globe article "Can virtual reality bring real tourists to B.C.?" practically yodels "YES!" in reply. I beg to disagree.
12/10/2015 02:03 EST
I suppose if Toronto weren't the only city in the world where -- at least freely and willingly -- the visible minority has become the visible majority, the picture of an all-white arts board, let alone an all-white anything board, wouldn't be so starkly offensive. But it is.
11/03/2015 11:02 EST
Last month, Ottawa's expert panel on PAD -- physician-assisted death -- launched its website so that we could provide our views, not on if it should be legal (the Supreme Court decided that in February), but how it should happen.
09/14/2015 12:12 EDT
Walking never got any respect: it was slow, unsexy and boring. Only losers walked. But today, walking is what the cool kids do, whether they're staving off Alzheimers and depression, losing weight or...
04/27/2015 05:55 EDT
I recently paid $50 to attend a preview screening of the movie, Still Alice. The film was to start at 7 p.m. But it began 40 minutes late. Not only did executives of each of the sponsors insist on their (equal) time at the podium, but, much like victims of an interminable home invasion, the 500 of us in the audience had to endure "greetings" from three different politicians. Why do we put up with this?
02/05/2015 01:06 EST
Three years ago, my business manager said off-handedly: "You know, you're spending $2,000 a year getting to the airport and back." I. Did. Not. Know. That. There is a better way.
02/02/2015 12:27 EST
Eight of us from Toronto were huddled around a fire inside a Lavu, a giant teepee that served as our dinner tent. We were in Arctic Sweden "reindeer trekking" with a group of young Sami men. The Sami are the indigenous people of the very north of Scandinavia.
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