Some restaurant-owners are grappling with abolishing tipping.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Restaurant tipping came to North America in the early 20th century and has become well-established here even as the practice is less common in the U.K. and Europe. Is it time to rethink it?
Ready to pop?
An analysis of Bitcoin's fundamentals shows how much of a bubble its price has inflated to.
B.C.‘s ambitious new school curriculum includes mandatory financial literacy instruction within math courses at every grade level, starting from kindergarten.
Financial literacy is non-intuitive to the human brain and fundamental to survival today. We should follow British Columbia's example and make financial literacy mandatory in every grade - across the country.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, before dinner at the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China in September 2016. Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
The word globalization has lost its relevance and meaning with the emergence of the new global economy of the 21st century.
The word globalization has lost its relevance and meaning with the emergence of the new global economy of the 21st century. Economists need a new word to help clarify our new economy.
‘He said what?’
Dealing with a co-worker or manager who says demonstrably false things can be a challenge, particularly at holiday office parties. Here's a guide to handle a colleague in denial.
Oilsands workers, hard hit by the oil price slump, are being retrained in renewables by Iron & Earth.
(David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca)
Do all fossil fuel workers want their current jobs protected? Research in the field suggests not.
Canada’s pension plans are failing to divest of fossil fuels. But today’s pensioners, and those of the future, will benefit from pension plans choosing ethical and sustainable investments.
Canada's biggest pension plans are failing to divest of fossil fuels. Climate change demands pension plans start to invest in sustainable industries that benefit Canadians.
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property. Canada’s newly announced housing strategy contains scant measures to help first-time buyers in pricey markets.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Canada's National Housing Strategy leaves a large segment of the population that must find a way to afford housing in the private market. More initiatives are needed to help first-time home buyers.
Crypto cash is catnip for criminals and a huge challenge to law enforcement – so it's time to bring in a tough, jurisdiction-busting regulatory body.
Governments face disruption by the private sector and social unrest unless they embrace new technology. Here, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets a robot in Edmonton last May as others look on.
( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Cirque du Soleil is one of the many Canadian artist groups that have received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.
(Cirque du Soleil)
The new creative framework policy put forth by the Canadian government has been criticized for its capitalist and Silicon Valley leanings. But it's actually Canada's best creative policy to date.
Who needs ‘friends’?
Social media is making it easier than ever to measure your perceived popularity against your peers in ways that damage are well-being.
Cannabis plant strains in jars in MediJean’s Health Canada-licensed tissue culture development lab are kept for research as manager Abdul Ahad works in the Richmond, B.C., facility, in this 2014 file photo.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The legal cannabis industry will have to develop scientific research and evidence based growth methods and technology if it is to succeed against the secretive illicit industry.
Marijuana brand name stickers are visible as customers line up at the counter in CannaDaddy’s Wellness Center marijuana dispensary in Oregon in April.
(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
There's a strong case for governments to allow cannabis producers to brand their products via packaging and advertising like any other product. It could boost quality and consumer satisfaction.
A patient suffering from dengue fever lies in a hospital bed in Peshawar, Pakistan, in October. Cases of dengue fever – a painful mosquito-borne spread disease – have doubled every decade since 1990. Environmental health experts are pointing the finger at climate change.
(AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful public health campaigns against smoking.
Canadian grocery chains are recognizing the potential for growth in online shopping and delivery, but Canadians are slow to embrace the service.
Online grocery shopping is a potential growth area for Canadian grocery chains. Yet Canadians are proving to be lukewarm about buying groceries online, preferring to shop in stores.
Women make up more than half the workforce in Canada. It’s time for employers to provide supports for workers who are enduring domestic abuse situations.
Women make up a major portion of the Canadian workforce. That's why employers need to step up to help those in domestic abuse situations.
Loaves of fresh-baked bread line the shelves at a bakery.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Douglas C. Pizac
Canadian consumers could benefit from the Competition Bureau’s investigation into the so-called bread cartel, but not in a way they think. Here's how.