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Rachel Mendleson

Rachel Mendleson is a business reporter with HuffPost Canada. She has previously worked for Canadian Business and Maclean’s, as well as Dose and the Halifax Daily News.

A Bigger Problem For Youth Than Unemployment?

There’s plenty of hand-wringing over high youth unemployment in the wake of the recession, but according to a new study, the plight of the young and jobless is not as alarming as another, more pressin...
10/30/2012 03:17 EDT

Future Of Canada's Unions At Stake In Auto Talks

One of the most intense rounds of auto-sector contracts talks in recent memory could become a defining moment in the struggle of Canada’s labour movement to regain its footing amid flagging membership...
09/14/2012 05:32 EDT

What I Didn't Do This Summer: Work

It has been yet another summer of discontent for Canada’s youth. While the economy added 34,000 jobs in August, the latest data from Statistics Canada show that employment among Canada’s youth fell b...
09/08/2012 08:35 EDT

Canadian Mining Company In Mexican Standoff

The blockade outside La Platosa — a high-grade, Canadian-owned silver mine in the northeastern Mexican state of Durango — is by all accounts a peaceful protest. Since early July, about 70 community me...
08/28/2012 06:14 EDT

Vancouver's Not THAT Expensive: Condo King

Talk of Vancouver’s housing bubble and affordability crisis are overblown, says the city’s most influential real-estate marketer. Bob Rennie, who spearheaded some of the most pivotal — and controversi...
08/27/2012 10:17 EDT

Canada's Housing Bubble To Burst In A Big Way?

As debate about the stability of the Canadian housing market continues to swirl, a new report has come down firmly on the side of the bubble believers. Rising debt levels, falling personal savings ra...
08/24/2012 09:57 EDT

Why B.C.'s Play For LNG Is On Shaky Ground

British Columbia’s drive to become a major contender in the liquefied natural gas industry may be dashed by global competition for the Asian market, which is eroding the financials behind big LNG proj...
08/16/2012 08:09 EDT