Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
Statscan - Labour fell pushing the unemployment rate up 0.6 percentage points to 7.2%. This drop in employment exceeds any monthly decline during the previous economic downturns of the 1980s and 1990s.
TORONTO York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, two world-class professional schools, today marked the beginning of a new era in Canadian business and law education and scholarship with the launch of the Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law.
LONDON/Reuters - British bank Barclays Plc (BARC.L) said bonus payments across the bank would almost halve for 2008 as it reported a 14 percent drop in annual profit and said it faces a tough year ahead.
TOKYO/Reuters - Nissan Motor Co said it would cut 20,000 jobs and joined a growing list of automakers warning of red ink this year in what would mark its first loss since Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn took the reins a decade ago.
Montreal - Radio-Canada issued a Review in late 2008 which is highly flawed, both in its conclusions and its discussion. Issued by the Ombudsman of Radio-Canada on Dec. 8th regarding the documentary Paix, propagande et Terre-promise, aired on October 23 2008, the Review concludes - on faulty grounds - that the documentary should not have been broadcast.
TORONTO - The United Steelworkers' union (USW) is pleased that its efforts on both sides of the border have contributed to "Buy America" provisions that serve the interests of Canadian and American Steelworkers, says USW National Director Ken Neumann.
TORONTO - Hydro One announce it will provide funding in Ottawa this winter as part of the Winter Warmth Program. The program provides funding to help low-income households with winter heating bills and is administered by the United Way, with funds from participating utilities.
MONTREAL - On Monday, the 150 members of the United Steelworkers (FTQ) employed at Armstrong's Montreal operation learned that the employer would be shutting the plant down indefinitely as of May 1. On February 6, 2009, members of the United Steelworkers (FTQ) are meeting with the Urgence-emploi group of the Conseil regional du Montreal Metropolitain - the FTQ's regional council - in order to launch a reclassification committee as quickly as possible.
TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza is urging the Prime Minister to call a national summit of government, business and labour leaders, in response to the mounting number of job losses. Lewenza was responding to the loss of 129,000 jobs in January, released February 6, 2009 by Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey. Notably more than 100,000 of these lost jobs came from the manufacturing sector, but few sectors were untouched by job loss.
MISSISSAUGA - Kia Canada Inc. marks its 10th year since first arriving in Canada in 1999. In that time, more than a quarter million vehicles have been sold across the country, and the company has grown to employ hundreds of Canadians through its dealer network, company headquarters in Mississauga and 4 regional offices.
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