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Tuesday November 29, 2011

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Ted Talks

Robin Ince: Science versus wonder?

Does science ruin the magic of life? In this grumpy but charming monologue, Robin Ince makes the argument against. The more we learn about the astonishing behavior of the universe -- the more we stand in awe. The rational-minded Robin Ince conducts live experiments in comedy.

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Employment

Attracting Investment and Creating Jobs in Waterloo Region

Waterloo - Ontario is moving forward to help businesses and communities in Waterloo Region attract new investment and create jobs with a proposed new development fund.

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Entrepreneurship

VeloCity team to showcase student start-ups, innovative products at Demo Day

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo's VeloCity team will showcase the latest student start-up companies and innovative products at a special public event Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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PSA

Christmas Fantasy and Christkindl Market join for opening ceremonies

KITCHENER – Two events celebrating the holiday season are joining together for their official opening this year: the opening ceremonies for Christmas Fantasy and Christkindl Market are being held on the same day, Thursday, Dec. 1.

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Tax

Twelve end-of-year tax tips for businesses and individual taxpayers

Toronto - 2011 Year-end Tax Planning Tips important tax information for individuals, investors and businesses who want to minimize their tax burden for 2011 by taking advantage of time-sensitive tips that require implementation before the end of the year or early in 2012.

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Survey

5th Annual Diversity Report shows a ranking of ethnic and gender balance in Canada's boardrooms

TORONTO - Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, unveiled the annual corporate ranking of ethnic and gender balance in the boardroom. The survey covered a control group of 120 large Canadian corporations, including all the constituents of the S&P/TSX 60.

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Consumers

Connecting Consumers with Quality Brands with Launch of RDeals

From fashion to food to fun experiences, the daily deals site brings daily savings to Canadians

TORONTO - Rogers Digital Media has launched RDeals, a new daily deals site that brings local and national finds to Canadians for up to 90 per cent off the original price. RDeals offers national deals across Canada (excluding Quebec ), as well as local daily deals to the Greater Toronto Area on quality-branded products and services, including food, fashion, technology, vacations, spa treatments, fitness classes, and more.

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Construction

UOIT building promises leading-edge research in clean and green energy

OSHAWA – In front of a large gathering of distinguished guests that included government leaders, industry partners, faculty, staff and students, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) officially opened the spectacular Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre.

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Employees

Higher Payouts in Vital Assist Health Benefit

New Options Let Small Business Owners Provide Different Levels of Coverage for Different Employee Groups

KINGSTON - The Empire Life Insurance Company has enhanced its innovative Vital Assist Health Benefit (R), a streamlined critical illness product that provides financial assistance to employees diagnosed with a serious illness.

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Supply Management

A fair way to end supply management

By Herbert Grubel

Government supply management programs for agricultural products are a policy made in politicians’ heaven. It allows politicians to buy the electoral and financial support of farmers and their suppliers without having the costs show up as government spending. Instead, the costs are passed on to consumers, who end up footing the bills through higher food prices.


 
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