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OPINION: Want to alleviate domestic violence? Enact paid leave

OPINION: Want to alleviate domestic violence? Enact paid leave

Having access to paid domestic violence leave would make it easier for victims to take time away from work to seek and plan to break free from violence. Women have so many other barriers to escaping domestic violence, and fearing for your job shouldn't be another one.
Seizing opportunity: C.B.-born executive makes most of Trump meeting

Seizing opportunity: C.B.-born executive makes most of Trump meeting

“Mr. President, you know why your daughter is so successful?" Annette Verschuren said to him. "Because you didn’t treat her any different than your sons. You encouraged her. You inspired her. Can you imagine if the CEOs of Canada and the United States did that? Can you imagine how much better the companies would be run and the countries would be run if we got more women in leadership positions?”
COMMENTARY: Costco finds a willing and growing market in Canada

COMMENTARY: Costco finds a willing and growing market in Canada

Paying to spend is an incredible business model. With more than 10 million members in Canada and a renewal rate exceeding 90 per cent, Costco makes millions before selling a single product. Same-store sales for Costco in Canada were up eight per cent this year — higher than in any other country in which the company operates. These are the kind of numbers most retailers would die for and the future looks even brighter.
OPINION: Soda taxes fall flat in changing consumers’ habits

OPINION: Soda taxes fall flat in changing consumers’ habits

While soda consumption may have slowed slightly in jurisdictions that introduced targeted taxes, it hasn't resulted in an overall improvement in health outcomes. A review of sugar taxes by the Institute of Economic Affairs found that, in response, consumers tended to switch to cheaper brands or suppliers, or to other high-calorie drinks such as juice, milk or alcohol.
Nova Scotia Seafood brand unveiled

Nova Scotia Seafood brand unveiled

New marketing brand will help this province's seafood exporters promote their products internationally
OPINION: Eradicating food fraud difficult, but technology will turn the tables

OPINION: Eradicating food fraud difficult, but technology will turn the tables

A team at Dalhousie University in Halifax recently released a surprising study that found that 63 per cent of Canadians polled are generally concerned about food fraud and more than 40 per cent feel they have been victims of food fraud. Technology will ultimately take the guesswork out of shopping at the grocery store and making menu choices, but for now consumers must be vigilant.
OPINION: Why tax-and-spend policies belong in past, not in today’s global era

OPINION: Why tax-and-spend policies belong in past, not in today’s global era

Yes, liberalized trade has resulted in some job losses in North American manufacturing. But one study .... attributed only 13 per cent of industry job losses in recent decades to freer trade. The rest are due to automation. This technological revolution — a process that protectionism cannot stop — gives dubious appeal to the notion of returning to decades-old tax-and-spend public policies.
COMMENTARY: Food banks invest in ways to become more self-sufficient

COMMENTARY: Food banks invest in ways to become more self-sufficient

Canada's food banks are embracing gardens and greenhouses, cooking classes and more to help clients achieve greater food security. For food banks, it's now about nutrition security and providing hope to the victims of economic failures. Food banks offer sustenance, and are committed to healing and giving people a chance to succeed.
Telus goes big with new flagship store in Halifax

Telus goes big with new flagship store in Halifax

Telecom giant follows in Apple's experiential footsteps by encouraging customers to hang out and try mobile devices, digital sound systems, smart home accessories and fitness trackers.  
OPINION: Sticking to Trudeau-nomics will be ruinous in wake of Trump-quake

OPINION: Sticking to Trudeau-nomics will be ruinous in wake of Trump-quake

Trump wants more fracking, a key contributor to jobs in some of the country's poorest states. Meanwhile, the Canadian federal government continues to hand some $18 billion per year in equalization payments to the four so-called 'have not' provinces that have banned fracking ... Equalization payments to the four frack-shunning provinces will start a precipitous drop at the same time as Trump-quake takes its toll on Canada's economy.