Manchester City players argue with the referee after a City goal was disallowed in the club’s Premier League match against Spurs, August 2019. EPA-EFE/Peter Powell

How technology is changing sport

Ontario Premier Doug Ford faces the Toronto skyline as he attends a recent event. Ford’s campaign slogan was ‘for the people,’ but his first year in office suggests he’s not paying attention to their anger about his government’s cuts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Doug Ford turns his back on ‘the people’

Zara says it will only use sustainable textiles in the future to do its part in the climate crisis. This image is from a Zara shop in Singapore, 2019. Shutterstock

Will ‘fast fashion’ change its ways in climate crisis?

Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
Whooping cranes, a critically endangered species, breed in one location, a wetland in Wood Buffalo National Park. Yet a federal-provincial review panel has approved an oilsands mine that could kill some of the birds. (Shutterstock)

Endangered species lose against energy firms

Are our brains wired to favour growth over environmentally rational decisions?
A line of cars spills on to the street as drivers wait to fill their tanks at a fuel station in Cabimas, Venezuela, in May 2019. U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel and other hardships. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Canada’s misguided Venezuela policy

The devastating costs of economic sanctions on Venezuela are being ignored or disregarded. So too is the lack of a legal basis for international intervention.
Providing workers who have autism with a quiet workspace and detailed instructions on tasks are among several accommodation strategies for employers. Crew/Unsplash

Accommodating workers with autism

Employers that make accommodations for workers with autism can help all workers and make our workplaces more just and productive for all.
Economic benefits of workplace diversity has not yet demonstrably boosted opportunities for the 20 per cent of working-age Canadians who live with a disability. (Shutterstock)

Employers missing out on workers with disabilities

A study finds organizations' prohibitive concerns about hiring people with disabilities are unfounded -- and workplaces are missing out on a talented pool of workers.
When leaders show employees they care, trust and empathise with their situations, it motivates employee performance and commitment. (Shutterstock)

Rekindling your energy – and your leadership style

Motivation means to move. That means leaders must not only be aware of their own roles, but others' needs, goals and journeys.
A teenage boy throws rocks in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat in April 2016. Poverty has a profound impact on First Nations, and Canada needs to take bold wealth- and income-creation measures for the Indigenous. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Charting an economic path for First Nations

The MMIWG report didn't address the poverty that has had such a devastating effect on First Nations. Encouraging active participation by the Indigenous in the Canadian economy is a win-win for everyone.
A Pakistani man walks past a shop that was closed due to a recent strike in Peshawar, Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani businesses went on strike in a nationwide protest against an increased sales tax, which opposition political parties said was imposed as part of the International Monetary Fund’s recent $6 billion bailout package for Islamabad. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Pakistan ruling shows global governance is broken

Abolishing the secretive World Bank Tribunal known as the ISDS won't solve all of the problems of global economic governance. But it seems a very good place to start.
In May 2019, the measure of a kilogram was changed. This has implications for how we measure wealth. Shutterstock

The importance of redefining the kilogram

Measurement and standards are at the heart of how we trade commodities and measure wealth. So what happens now that the planet’s most critical standard has been completely overhauled?
A bull grazes in a pasture on a farm near Cremona, Alta., after the Chinese announced a ban on Canadian meat imports. The ban could hit the Canadian beef and pork sector hard given China is a huge market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Ban on meat could pummel agri-food sector

Canadian beef and pork exporters have become increasingly reliant on China. That's why the latest salvo in the Canada-China diplomatic dispute is so ominous for the agri-food sector.

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