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Friday June 18, 2010

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Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs

Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.


Ontario municipalities treat small businesses like “cash cows”

Toronto - With very few exceptions, Ontario’s business property owners are hugely overtaxed for benefits delivered to all Ontarians, according to the latest CFIB report, “The Tale of Two Tax Rates: How Ontario and its Municipalities Tax Business Properties”.


J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Toyota Motor Corporation's Cambridge South, Ontario, Plant Receives Gold Plant Quality Award

Four Canadian-Built Models Rank within the Top Three in U.S. Initial Quality in Their Respective Segments

TORONTO - The Toyota Motor Corporation Cambridge South, Ontario, plant receives the Gold Plant Quality Award in the North/South America region, averaging just 30 problems per 100 vehicles, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Initial Quality Study(SM) (IQS) released yesterday.


Scientists Use Cloning to Overcome Dutch Elm Disease

Guelph - University of Guelph plant agriculture researchers plan to repopulate American elms by developing new techniques for cloning and producing trees resistant to its biggest killer — Dutch elm disease.


10 factors associated with 90% risk of stroke

Hamilton - McMaster University researchers have found there are 10 risk factors that determine almost all risks of stroke world-wide.

Global Markets

The response to the global crisis and investment protection: evidence

by Kathryn Gordon and Joachim Pohl*

In March 2009, Columbia FDI Perspectives carried an early analysis of investment policies in response to the financial crisis that began in early 2008.[1] At that time, the authors, Anne van Aaken and Jürgen Kuntz, found “clear evidence of widespread discrimination directed at foreign actors” in the emergency response to the crisis.

Initiatives and Action Plans

Intact Financial Corporation and University of Waterloo join forces in helping Canada to adapt to climate change

WATERLOO - Intact Financial Corporation and the University of Waterloo are launching an innovative research project that will identify the most appropriate initiatives and action plans that governments, businesses and civil society could undertake to better adapt to the potential impacts and consequences of climate change on Canada's ecological systems, its social fabric and the economy.

Economic Development

Releasing Constraints: The Impacts of Increased Accessibility on Ontario's Economy
By Ken McGuffin

Toronto - In 2005, the Ontario Legislature passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to improve accessibility across the province. The disability community saw the legislation as a milestone in the government's commitment to creating a level playing field for all Ontarians. But many businesses and municipalities across the province responded with skepticism, believing the act would result in increased costs and result in few benefits.

Guest Column

Green is Lean: Being Good For the Environment is Also Good For Your Business
By Jay Arthur

Global warming, oil spills and other environment disasters seem to be on everyone's mind. Business magazines write about "green" businesses. Movie stars drive hybrid cars to look "green". But most companies overlook the single biggest opportunity they have to go green by simplifying, streamlining and optimizing their internal operations.


New genetic findings expected to accelerate autism testing and development of treatments

Results of International Autism Genome Project - Phase 2 are unveiled
By Paul Cantin

TORONTO - Canadian and international scientists have uncovered key changes in DNA in individuals with autism. The Phase 2 results of the multinational Autism Genome Project Consortium published in the June 9 advance online edition of Nature, substantiate the importance of genes as susceptibility factors in autism spectrum disorders.

Economic Development

Minister Goodyear Outlines Plan for Jobs and Growth for Southern Ontario

Canada's Economic Action Plan invests in the Southern Ontario Advantage

Toronto — The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), today unveiled a new strategic direction for economic development and growth in southern Ontario, during a keynote speech to the Economic Club of Canada. The Minister emphasized to local business and community leaders the important role that innovation has in promoting productivity and creating new jobs.


RBC Foundation named lead donor of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada’s Composer-in-Residence Program 2010

TORONTO – RBC Foundation, will be the lead donor of the National Youth Orchestra ofCanada’s (NYOC) Composer-in-Residence Program, which will now be referred to as the “RBC Foundation Composer-in-Residence Program”.



Guelph - After 22 years as Executive Director of Guelph Arts Council, Sally Wismer is retiring! To celebrate her contributions to the organization and the larger community, the Board of Directors is hosting an informal reception on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street in Guelph.

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