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Show entries from: March 2012 returned 234 result(s).

Public education is a vital investment

Published: 3/19/2012 12:17:00 PM - Author: none
'Across the country, labour unrest in the educational sector is generating negative press and causing many people to question the value of public education. In our opinion, these are two separate issues. Labour disputes must not distract us from what is vitally important for Canada and Canadians: that investing in a strong public education system today will result in big payoffs in the future...'

Ottawa should close gap in funding for aboriginal education

Published: 3/19/2012 12:13:00 PM - Author: none
'The coming federal budget should on the whole be a deficit-reducing, even an austerity document. Aboriginal education, however, is a special case. Ever since 1996, federal spending on primary and secondary education for young people from first-nations communities has been capped at 2 per cent a year – equal to the current inflation target – which might reasonably be interpreted as a freeze, notwithstanding a rising student population. In contrast, other students have benefited from the growth rates of the boom years...'

Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter: Spring Open at Evergreen Brick Works

Published: 3/19/2012 12:09:00 PM - Author: none
'The Chapter is hosting two very exciting events in March and April that may be of interest to you and your members.'

WCIT: How smart cities and sustainability are changing the world

Published: 3/19/2012 12:06:00 PM - Author: none
'...As a partner of WCIT, we’re holding the CareerMash Youth Tech Jam, - school events, online activities, contests and prizes through April and May leading up to a large student Jam at the Science Centre on May 11. For full details, check out our brand new CareerMash Youth Tech Jam web page, which also includes links to all our previous blogs on how digital technologies are changing our world...'

Federal government and non-profits inch toward issuing social impact bonds

Published: 3/19/2012 12:03:00 PM - Author: none
'Social impact bonds - a radical approach to funding social programs - are just a step away from becoming a reality in Canada.

But it's a big step.

Non-profit organizations helping the homeless and the poor say they're waiting for a green light from Ottawa to start issuing unique bonds that would see private investors finance their work...'

Canadians rack up debt in fourth quarter, but debt to income ratio improves

Published: 3/19/2012 12:00:00 PM - Author: none
'Canadians racked up more debt in the final quarter of 2011, but the key debt-to-income ratio that officials have been warning about fell from record highs thanks to rising income levels.

Statistics Canada reported Thursday that household credit market debt, which includes credit cards, mortgages and loans, rose in the fourth quarter, even as borrowing slowed...'

How to Pursue the Career You Really Want

Published: 3/19/2012 11:55:00 AM - Author: none
'Amber Rae, who is passionate about getting other people to follow their passions, believes a little down time can help you focus on what you really want to achieve. Once you've achieved a moment of self-reflection, rather than asking yourself directly what your passion is, Rae recommends you ask yourself what it is you hate not doing. A person's interests can be wide but by focusing on what is essential to your self-fulfillment, a clearer picture of what inspires you to act can be brought to light...'

Statistics Canada reports growth in industrial production capacity

Published: 3/19/2012 11:53:00 AM - Author: none
'Canadian industries saw a slight increase in their production capacity in the fourth quarter, Statistics Canada recently announced.

The fourth quarter rate of 80.5 per cent of production capacity was up slightly from 80 per cent in the third quarter. The increase would have been greater if not for the slight decline in the non-manufacturing sector...'

Culture and the final frontier for female leaders

Published: 3/19/2012 11:50:00 AM - Author: none
'With hindsight, we may find that the 2016 U.S. presidential race began last week, when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a politically electrifying point. “Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me,” she said at the Women in the World conference in New York. “But they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They want to control women.’’ ... An intriguing new study by two professors at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto suggests a possible answer...'

Ontario’s Bruce Power gets nod to restart reactor

Published: 3/19/2012 11:47:00 AM - Author: none
'Regulators have cleared Unit 2 of the Bruce A nuclear power plant in Ontario to restart after a nearly two-decade-long slumber.

Bruce Power said Friday it can complete final safety checks and prepare to synchronize the reactor, which has been out of service since 1995, to Ontario's electrical grid...'
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