Category Archives: Business

TPP: A good deal for Big Pharma

On Oct. 5, negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a a multi-nation deal held in secret between twelve Pacific Rim nations, reached an agreement said to cover more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Those participating countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada,

Harper government spending taxpayer dollars to help corporations recruit TFWs in Europe, Africa

The Harper government is helping Canadian corporations hire temporary foreign workers by holding taxpayer funded recruitment fairs in Europe while partnering with African governments to bring migrant workers from that continent to Canada, according to documents obtained by a concerned

Canada’s recession ‘self-inflected’, Unifor says

The Conservative government’s poor economic policies are responsible for Canada slipping into another recession under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s watch as officially confirmed by Statistics Canada this morning, according to the union Unifor. “Working people see the weakness in our

Metro newspaper handout workers left unpaid as Thinkbox National goes bankrupt

Bounced checks and application denials have left Metro newspaper handout workers without due compensation and without any proper recourse to claim for the unpaid wages. At the centre of this is Thinkbox National Marketing Inc., a company that president Emily

Loblaws facing $2 billion class action lawsuit by victims of 2013 Bangladesh Factory Collapse

A Toronto law firm has commenced a $2 billion class action lawsuit against Loblaws Companies Limited, Loblaws Inc, and Joe Fresh Apparel Canada Inc., on behalf of the victims of the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh

Mexico’s press goes to town after Canadian mining CEO admits ‘good relationship’ with drug cartels

The admission by a CEO of a Canadian mining company to having a “good relationship” with drug cartels in Mexico has received widespread coverage in the Mexican press.  “The cartels are active down there…Generally, we’ve had a good relationship with

Challenges faced by Canadian SMEs competing globally

By Dr. Rebecca Reuber, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management It’s important to recognize that internationalizing their sales and business activities is really difficult for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). There are business risks associated