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Editorial: Shipping’s green course corrections

Global maritime freight movement needs to get greener, but the costs and complexities of turning that ship around will require commitments from far more than major ocean cargo carriers. Among the...

Employers should be aware of their duty to accommodate employees

Construction companies running afoul of their duty could face a civil claim or human rights complaint

Radio remains the top medium for music consumption in Canada

Over the past few months, we have spent some time looking at the way the COVID-19 pandemic has modified certain components of our lives. We learned that half of Canadians have seen their exercise...

Small-claims court – little justice, huge problem

Thousands of British Columbia businesses find themselves fighting cases in the small-claims court every year. So, here’s a point of view that might come as a shock. You will not find true justice...

Opacity, obfuscation rapidly eroding public trust in political office

Theories abound on the how and the why of Washington’s January 6 incited insurrection. The discredited, departing U.S. president doubtlessly bears a hefty share of the immediate responsibility. But...

Life sciences poised to lead restart, recover and reimagine plan

Over the past few months, as a member of the Industry Strategy Council (ISC), I have with my colleagues been assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s economy and identifying the scope and depth...

Canadians open to expanding access to medically assisted death: poll

Canadians begin the year with the prospect of a federal election taking place in the spring. The governing Liberal Party of Canada may see an opportunity to earn a majority mandate, depending on...

Premier needs to strike balance between left-leaning and business-friendly

Government should seek middle ground to buoy pandemic-battered economy

Get set for another pandemic election

Think you’re done with complaining about crass, ill-timed elections in the pandemic? Not yet. One more beckons. A big one. Another one we don’t need. An election of opportunism, a process in...

Editorial: Minimum guaranteed income upsides

Instituting a guaranteed minimum income program in Canada is guaranteed to be controversial and complicated. But its upsides, if instituted with financial responsibility, could be significant,...