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After the U.S. midterms, key questions for 2020

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2018

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Adam Radwanski summarizes the outcomes and potential ramifications of the recent US midterm elections in terms of winners and losers, suggesting that, although the Democrats regained the House of Representatives, it was not the decisive... read more

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University of Waterloo in battle with on-campus startup over clean energy invention

Lesson Plans   |   November 14, 2018

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This article explores ownership rights, conditions for successful startups and the role post-secondary institutions play in community development.... read more

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Toronto startup Second Closet aims to ‘Uber-ize’ self-storage

Lesson Plans   |   November 9, 2018

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This is a case study demonstrating how innovation can be applied across sectors and how an established industry can be transformed by technology.... read more

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Ottawa appoints former judge to oversee consultations with First Nations over Trans Mountain expansion

Lesson Plans   |   November 6, 2018

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This article outlines the federal government’s plan to address the concerns which led to the quashing of environmental permits for the project by the Federal Appeal Court.... read more

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How to boost your failure quotient

Lesson Plans   |   November 2, 2018

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This article examines the concept of a failure quotient and goes on to offer advice on the type of mentors that a person needs and questions that should be asked in an interview.... read more

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Cannabis legalization: What is your province or territory doing? A guide

Lesson Plans   |   October 22, 2018

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Mayaz Alam reports on the differences and similarities by province and territory in the coming laws controlling the sale and use of cannabis following legalization on October 17, 2018.... read more

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Saudi Arabia warns against sanctions as pressure mounts over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Lesson Plans   |   October 18, 2018

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Saudi Arabia has vowed to respond to any punitive steps as pressure mounts on the kingdom over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Khashoggi, who was sharply critical of Saudi Arabia’s... read more

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Ten rules to break when job-hunting

Lesson Plans   |   October 15, 2018

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This article outlines 10 rules that can be broken when applying for a job and goes on to offer advice on behaviours to avoid and good habits and traits to identify.... read more

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At Ottawa’s 100 Murray St., the push for a “zero carbon” building

Lesson Plans   |   October 11, 2018

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This article identifies efforts that Sun Life Financial Inc. is making to create a building which has a carbon footprint as close as possible to zero.... read more

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Lane change: Uber boosts Toronto R&D to speed up strategic shift

Lesson Plans   |   October 9, 2018

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This article examines the thinking behind Uber’s agenda to push the technology behind the business.... read more

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Beverage makers explore entries to Canadian cannabis sector

Lesson Plans   |   October 3, 2018

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This article looks at a few marketing issues related to the legalization of cannabis in Canada. The lesson also draws upon an August 21 article entitled Cannabis producers seek reprieve from federal fee after Ontario... read more

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What is the notwithstanding clause? Everything you need to know about Ontario’s attempts to reduce the size of Toronto city council

Lesson Plans   |   September 24, 2018

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford invoked Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to overturn a judge’s decision to disallow his legislation that would reduce the number of Toronto City councillors from 47 to... read more

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Latest data show Canada doesn’t have a border crisis, but there is a chronic problem

Lesson Plans   |   September 19, 2018

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In an opinion article, John Ibbitson claims there is no border crisis; nevertheless the federal government has a growing problem for which he suggests several solutions.... read more

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Nike sides with Kaepernick, and deals the NFL a devastating cultural blow

Lesson Plans   |   September 17, 2018

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This article takes a look at the cultural and marketing impact of the new Nike campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, who ignited a firestorm of controversy by choosing to kneel on one knee rather than stand... read more

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What Air Canada’s purchase of Aeroplan means for all those points you have

Lesson Plans   |   September 13, 2018

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This article focuses on loyalty programs and the implications for the customer when things change.... read more

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