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Taxing carbon faces a political reckoning in 2019 – and the world is watching Canada

Lesson Plans   |   January 22, 2019

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Adam Radwanski presents a comprehensive summary of the Canadian carbon tax debate, from how the tax works to the ways it plays politically in this election year.... read more

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Retailers turn to fee-based loyalty programs in bid to keep customers

Lesson Plans   |   January 17, 2019

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This article outlines a new approach to customer loyalty.... read more

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‘We protected our baby:’ New Deciem CEO plans Toronto beauty company’s future after founder’s removal

Lesson Plans   |   January 15, 2019

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This article examines the transitions that corporations go through when the founder leaves.... read more

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Bonding over bots: Hackergal teaches Canadian girls about coding

Lesson Plans   |   January 10, 2019

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This article examines an initiative that encourages girls to get actively involved in computer programming and outlines some of the activities developed to accomplish this goal.... read more

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Negotiators set Paris treaty rules, delay new emissions targets

Lesson Plans   |   January 7, 2019

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This article reviews some of the developments that occurred during the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Katowice, Poland. It looks at the outcome and goes on to examine some of the concerns... read more

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Ottawa launches national pay equity legislation and Department for Women and Gender Equity

Lesson Plans   |   December 20, 2018

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Bill Curry describes the federal government’s legislation designed to formalize respect for gender orientation and to gain pay equity for women in full-time positions in companies with 10 employees or more. Currently, on average, women... read more

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Five accusations about Trump, Cohen and Manafort from the latest Mueller filings in court

Lesson Plans   |   December 17, 2018

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Adrian Morrow details five accusations involving President Trump, his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as revealed in the US Justice Department’s recent court filings.... read more

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Meal-kit company Fresh Prep faces hefty competition as it gears up for expansion

Lesson Plans   |   December 13, 2018

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This article examines the food industry by analyzing and comparing food companies that prepare meal kits for consumers.... read more

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With startup in her viewfinder, Nicole Smith didn’t give up

Lesson Plans   |   December 10, 2018

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This is a case study showing how innovation can be brought to a long-established profession.... read more

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Beware these management myths

Lesson Plans   |   December 6, 2018

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This article explores the myths and shortcomings of some generally accepted ideas about goals and incentives.... read more

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UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

Lesson Plans   |   December 3, 2018

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This article reports on an urgent United Nations call to address climate change and explores some recent political actions that give the issue its immediacy.... read more

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Get that kid a credit card – you can’t reach financial adulthood without one

Lesson Plans   |   November 22, 2018

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A propos of financial literacy month in Canada, Rob Carrick examines changes in attitudes among young Canadians regarding credit cards. Noting that using credit is necessary to establish a credit rating, Mr. Carrick also reports... read more

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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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