Award honours outstanding achievements of young retailers
St. Jacobs Home Hardware Dealer-Owner, Patrick Guilbert of Neepawa Home Hardware in Neepawa, Manitoba was recognized as a Young Retailer of the Year by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA).
GUELPH/MONTREAL - The Co-operators today announced the introduction of a 10 per cent insurance discount for eligible Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified dwellings. The Co-operators is one of the first insurance companies to offer such a discount which, together with its other sustainable products and services, is intended to encourage and reward environmentally responsible behaviour among its clients.
Statscan - One of the possible consequences of layoffs for workers is wage loss. People who were laid off between 2002 and 2006 and who subsequently found work were nearly 60% more likely to experience a decrease than an increase in their hourly wages. This proportion is similar to that observed from 1993 to 1997.
CAW's Lewenza Urges Wide Support for Pension Expansion
TORONTO - A group of 22 mayors from Canada's biggest cities are calling for expansion of the Canada Pension Plan, a federal system of pension insurance, and for the federal government to hold a national summit on pension issues.
OTTAWA Ottawa researchers have been awarded $6.5M from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation for two major projects in regenerative medicine and cancer research. The funding was awarded through the highly competitive Global Leadership Round in Genomics & Life Sciences (GL2).
Statscan - Canada's international travel deficit declined during the first three months to $2.9 billion, largely as the result of an increase in spending by overseas travellers in Canada. Canada recorded the largest decrease in the deficit since the first quarter of 2004.
Waterloo Region - This fall, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board will further expand its very successfull Specialist High Skills Major(SHSM) initiative. Nineteen new SHSM programs will be added at the secondary level.
Never before has it been more obvious that the world needs new leaders. In this increasingly global economy, where one's actions, or inaction, can potentially impact people on the other side of the globe, this has never been more apparent. Individuals are needed who have the willingness to make things better for everyone.
The World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit began today, with the publication of 58 proposals for strengthening international cooperation and governance
Doha, Qatar The World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit beganMay 30, 2010, as participants began discussion of nearly 60 proposals put forward by more than 1,500 global experts from business, government and civil society on how to strengthen international cooperation and governance. These proposals are published in a report entitled Everybody’s Business: Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World.
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