1207, 2017

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Canadian Workforce: Hewers No More On July 1, 1867, Canada’s four founding provinces officially became a Dominion. Today, 150 years hence, we are a bigger, more prosperous, politer nation. We have world-class cities and hipsters [...]

2806, 2017

The Minimum Wage Effect

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on The Minimum Wage Effect

On May 30, 2017, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the minimum wage in her province would increase to $14 as of January 1, 2018, and, a year later, to $15. And nothing’s been the [...]

1406, 2017

Job-Matching App Reinvents Refugees’ Employment Hunt

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Job-Matching App Reinvents Refugees’ Employment Hunt

Finding a job is one of the most daunting aspects of life for refugees freshly landed in Toronto. A new app looks to make swift, scientific work of it. The Livelihood Project app is the [...]

3105, 2017

On the Road (Again)

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on On the Road (Again)

Life is filled with quotidian tasks, some more tolerable than others. The brushing of the teeth, the loading of the dishes, the disposing of the potato peels. But among the most tedious and soul-crushing of [...]

1605, 2017

Supervising the Seniors

By |May 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Supervising the Seniors

The noise about the greying population is deafening, of late, as the country adjusts to a new reality in which there are more old folks than youngsters for the first time in history. The reverberations [...]

805, 2017

In the Weeds

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In the Weeds

The subject of pot is smouldering in this country right now courtesy of the federal government’s Cannabis Act, introduced April 13. If passed, this groundbreaker will legalize and regulate the use of cannabis for recreational [...]