To capitalize on Canada’s natural resources, stop borrowing from tomorrow to fund today
This op-ed argues in favour of establishing a a sovereign wealth fund to ensure future generations can benefit from the exploitation of non-renewable resources. This article is one of the winning entries of the New Diplomacy of Natural Resources program launched by the United Nations Association of Canada.
Globe and Mail, Kelly-Dawn Clarahan, January 8, 2015
Wanted: a better deal for young Canadians
The GenSqueeze message hits home for one resident in St. Albert, a community north-west of Edmonton, Alberta.
St. Albert Gazette, Victoria Paterson, January 14, 2015
Parents 'consider quitting work over childcare costs'
Last week, we read that parents in Nunavut were giving up work because of childcare costs. This week, in the UK, the BBC reports that one in five parents with childcare costs will reduce their hours or consider quitting their jobs altogether.
BBC, January 8, 2015
The biggest threats to Canada’s housing market? Declining oil prices, for starters
The falling price of oil is affecting many areas of the Canadian economy, including the housing market.
Financial Post, Alexandra Posadzki (Canadian Press), January 14, 2015
Forget the mad scramble: Homebuyers may soon be able to pay deposits simply by tapping their phone
Speaking of first-time home buyers, financial institutions are looking to improve the process of paying your deposit using new technology like cell phone transactions.
Financial Post, Alexandra Posadzki (Canadian Press), January 13, 2015