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Show entries from: February 2012 returned 132 result(s).

Ontario Takes Action to Eliminate Deficit

Published: 2/14/2012 3:40:00 PM - Author: none
'The Ontario government is moving forward with a responsible plan to eliminate the deficit so that more jobs are created and the economy continues to grow.

Since the introduction of the 2011 Budget, growth in the global economy has slowed. This means additional steps must be taken to slow down the rate of growth of government spending in order to keep the plan to eliminate the deficit on track...'

Luc Beauregard: The art of staying on message

Published: 2/14/2012 3:33:00 PM - Author: none
'...We fought for a long time to be recognized as senior people around the executive table. I cannot say this battle is entirely over, but there has been a lot of progress. Many of the new CEOs understand the importance of communications to all their stakeholders. Every time they make a big decision, they have to be sure their public relations people are around.

That creates big demand for qualified people – not just publicists capable of cranking out a news release, but it’s more about the capacity to evaluate the environment of the corporation and provide judgment and advice...'

World Plumbing Day garners support from Canadian senator

Published: 2/14/2012 3:30:00 PM - Author: none
'...World Plumbing Day is dedicated to helping the general public better understand the role the plumbing industry plays in protecting public health and safety. Plumbing organizations across Canada are joining forces with the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).

The associations are planning a number of activities to promote the event...'

Seeing the sustainable forest for the trees

Published: 2/14/2012 3:28:00 PM - Author: none
'When William McDonough, one of the world’s pioneers in designing green buildings, gives a talk, he often asks his audience a rhetorical question: What if we could create a building that's like a tree?

We probably never will reach that goal, but that’s no reason to stop trying. McDonough always has that goal in mind and did so with his latest project, housing a sustainability lab for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...'

Toronto council votes in favour of light rail transit

Published: 2/14/2012 3:26:00 PM - Author: none
'Mayor Rob Ford's vision of Toronto's transit future has been defeated at a special city council meeting on Feb. 8.

Toronto city council has voted 25-18 in favour of Toronto Transit Commission chairwoman Karen Stintz's proposal of a light rail transit, instead of subway...'

Start Your Business Without Going Broke

Published: 2/14/2012 3:24:00 PM - Author: none
'Starting your business without raising millions of venture capital dollars is possible, says career business CEO Selena Cuffe. And knowing how to make your finances work is essential to seizing that moment when you know the market needs a new product or service. Cuffe's first piece of advice is not to quit your day job. Not yet, at least. Until your business idea is mature enough, working your 9-to-5 can financially support your impromptu expenses and preserve a little peace of mind...'

Ontario Helps Toronto Tourism Reach New Heights

Published: 2/14/2012 3:21:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario has helped make Toronto a premier travel destination, growing our economy and creating jobs for families.
Ontario's support for one of a kind festivals, cultural attractions, conventions and world-class sporting events has helped Toronto become a destination of choice for travellers, according to a new report released by Tourism Toronto...'

Foolish to dismiss free trade talks with China out of hand, says think-tank

Published: 2/14/2012 3:19:00 PM - Author: none
'The Harper government would be "foolish" not to pursue a free trade agreement with China, despite the political differences between the two countries, says the head of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Yuen Pau Woo said Friday the overture from the Chinese premier during his meeting with Harper earlier this week was somewhat of a surprise, but should not be dismissed...'

The shrinking human factor in a machine-to-machine economy

Published: 2/14/2012 3:17:00 PM - Author: none
'...“The Second Economy,” an essay in McKinsey Quarterly by W. Brian Arthur, a visiting researcher at the Intelligent Systems Lab at the Palo Alto Research Center in California.

His contention is that a second, machine-to-machine economy is emerging and that it will bring deep economic, social and political change comparable to the transformation wrought by the Industrial Revolution...'

Masonry contractor Limen Group suspends site work for safety training day

Published: 2/14/2012 3:14:00 PM - Author: none
'Today masonry contractor Limen Group will simultaneously suspend work at every one of its project sites across the country and the company’s clients are on board with the decision.

The date has been set aside as a mandatory safety training day at which more than 600 employees will receive fall protection and scaffold awareness instruction...'
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