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Wednesday June 16, 2010

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Ted Talks

Margaret Gould Stewart: How YouTube thinks about copyright

Margaret Gould Stewart, YouTube's head of user experience, talks about how the ubiquitous video site works with copyright holders and creators to foster (at the best of times) a creative ecosystem where everybody wins.

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Interprovincial/national Migration

Senator Pierrette Ringuette speaks in support of Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions)

OTTAWA – Last Week, Senator Pierrette Ringuette resumed debate in support of Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions).

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Investor Relations

FAIR Canada: Magna Deal an Abuse of the Markets

TORONTO - FAIR Canada announced that it will make a submission to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) calling on the OSC to promptly convene a public hearing to consider the proposed transactions between Magna International Inc. (Magna) and the Stronach Trusts with a view to issuing a cease trade order prohibiting the consummation of the transactions.

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Guest Column

Everybody Sells! Transforming Exceptional Service into Revenue Growth
By Walt Zeglinski

Even as the economy hints at making a rebound, markets are becoming more competitive and products are rapidly commoditizing. As customers cautiously begin to spend their tightly held dollars, companies are realizing that re-establishing their previous customer relationships isn’t enough. The success of their growth strategy depends on increasing customer acquisition and loyalty.

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PSA

Foundation Grant Applications

Guelph - Guelph Community Foundation is now receiving grant applications for Building Vital Communities. This year’s program will fund up to a total of $20,000 in grants to charitable organizations within Guelph and Wellington County. The Foundation is seeking innovative, collaborative and practical strategies to respond to pressing needs and emerging opportunities.

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Guest Column

Facebook: Fired Up or Just Fired?
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Social Media in the Workplace
Rhonda R. Savage, DDS

There's no doubt that Facebook participation can be an asset to any business. The question is, how can you use it to promote your products and company, yet be sure your team members are cautious in the way they use it? What should the owner and office manager post? Where is the line between personal and professional? Knowing the good, the bad and the ugly of Facebook for business, your company can take full advantage of this tool and watch your business grow.

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Municipal

Construction to start soon to restore areas of Strasburg Creek

KITCHENER – At its regularly scheduled council meeting Monday, Kitchener City Council approved a tender that will allow construction to start in July on the restoration of specific areas of Strasburg Creek. The project includes the removal of dams at Wards and Brigadoon ponds.

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Productivity

Corporate incentives a strong priority for Canadian companies as economy improves

Survey: Majority of Canadian executives feel corporate incentives create competitive edge

TORONTO - As Canada continues to emerge from the recent economic downturn, Canadian executives are placing a high level of importance on the development and implementation of corporate incentive programs and are allocating their budgets accordingly.

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Investor Relations

Glass Lewis issues recommendation on Magna transaction

AURORA - Magna International Inc. reported that Glass Lewis & Co, a proxy advisor that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, has recommended to its institutional clients that they vote against a proposed transaction that would eliminate Magna's dual class share structure.

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Housing

Ontario Apartment Vacancy Rates Inch Higher in April 2010

TORONTO - "The shift to homeownership and less international migration continued to be the dominant factors putting upward pressure on rental apartment vacancies," said Ted Tsiakopoulos, CMHC's Ontario regional economist.

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Sport

University of Waterloo restates commitment to stand against substance abuse in sport

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo is reiterating its stand against substance abuse among student athletes and in society as a whole.

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HST

Note: Condo Expenses to Rise

Toronto - Most condominium expenses were previously not charged PST. When the HST is introduced next month, condominiums will see an instant 8% increase in many of their operating expenses such as hydro, gas, management fees, and all other contract services such as landscaping and snow removal.

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Guest Column

Is Your Business Communications Strategy Battlefield Ready?
By Miranda Bouldin
 
When ground forces are on the move, or fighter jets take to the air, they remain in real-time contact with their direct commander and upwards through higher levels of command to produce precise results.

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