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The boundaries in workplace relationships

Faced with the reality that romance will kindle at work, here are some things employers and employees can do to manage these situations.
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Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on foreign steel

The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
A stag stands in a neck-high field of canola in Alberta in 2011. The federal government is in the midst of formulating a national food policy aimed at putting more high-quality food on Canadian tables from the country’s ranchers and farmers. The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

The promise of a national food policy for Canada

While the federal government is taking a step in the right direction with its attempts to formulate a national food policy, its key objectives don't go far enough.
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Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

International tourism is a booming business, with tourists spending US$1.4 trillion each year. Who's benefiting from this outlay of cash?
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Modern slavery and tourism: when holidays and human exploitation collide

Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
High government taxes on legalized marijuana could push people back to the black market. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Governments should keep weed taxes down

The Liberal government is on the way to legalizing marijuana. They should keep taxes low to discourage the black market.
A technician checks a smart meter data in this file photo. Research suggests the technology fails to affect consumer behaviour. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Are smart meters delivering on their promise?

Data suggests a smart-meter plan to shift electricity use to off-peak hours has had almost no impact.
United States Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, foreground, during congressional hearings into allegations that bank employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Memo to Gordon Gekko: Ethics, not greed, boost profits

Unethical corporate behaviour isn't just embarrassing from a PR standpoint, it can also be unprofitable for firms and their investors.
Will AI and robotics erode or enhance the labour market for humans? (Shutterstock)

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Future jobs: How we’ll earn a living 150 years from now

What will Canadians do to earn their keep in 150 years? We won't manufacture goods, but jobs with the "human" touch, like nursing, will still be important.
Protesters gather outside the White House in Washington D.C. after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

China in climate driver’s seat after Trump rejects Paris

Action on climate change is now increasingly in China's hands, and the decisions the country's leaders make in the next decade will have a profound global impact.
Did the TPP die - or is it now a zombie? (Visual Hunt/Killaee)

Zombie Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement lurches on

NAFTA renegotiations may see provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership revive like zombies. We must remember their failures - on income inequality, labour and environmental protection.

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