How Does Enbridge Move Ahead on the Northern Gateway Project?

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Description: The federal government approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway project that involves laying crude oil pipelines across a length of 1,177 kilometers in Western Canada. However, for the project to go ahead, Enbridge needs to meet 209 conditions set by the federal government Source: CBC Date: June 17, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2465601042/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Do… Read more »

GM CEO apologizes

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Description: Mary Barra, GM CEO, apologizes to the U.S. senate committee for covering up faulty ignition switches in GM cars, which led to at least 13 deaths and several crashes. Source: CBC Date: April 02, 2014 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2446158934/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Should the GM top management face criminal charges? Do you agree with the… Read more »

Emissions from Canadian oilsands

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Description: A recent report by IHS global finds that total greenhouse emissions from oilsands have increased by 21% since 2008, although the emissions per barrel have come down. Also, emissions from oilsands are at least 12% higher than emissions from the average crude oil processed in the U.S. Source: CBC Date: November 13 2013 Video… Read more »

Public cost of low wages

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Description: Sylvia Allegretto, Labour Economist at University of California, Berkley, discusses the high public costs of paying low wage to fast food employees: it costs U.S. public $7 billion dollars to compensate these employees. More than half of fast food employees are enrolled in U.S. public programs. Source: CBC Date: Oct 18 2013 Video link:… Read more »

Female representation on corporate boards

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Description: Maureen Jensen, executive director of Ontario Security Commission (OSC) , discusses new provisions to increase female representation on corporate boards. Presently, corporate boards across Canada include only 14% females. The OSC is bringing in measures to increase gender diversity. Source: CBC Date: July 30 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2398849816/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: What are some of… Read more »

Small businesses upset with credit card ruling

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Description: Canada’s competition tribunal rules that the fess which Visa and MasterCard charge retailers will remain and retailers do not have a choice to pick which cards they take. Source: CBC Date: July 23 2013 Video Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2397869057/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Should Visa and MasterCard be allowed to charge fees from retailers? Should retailers have… Read more »

Major North American Retailers Refuse to Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

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Description: In the wake of the recent tragedy at a factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1000 workers, a new Bangladesh safety accord was set-up. While a large number of European retailers signed the accord, several large North American retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Gap Inc., abstained from signing the accord. Source: The Huffington… Read more »

Terracycle’s recycling innovation

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Description: Terracycle’s CEO Tom Szaky discusses his company’s innovative approach to recycling waste. The company either reuses, up-cycles or recycles wastes that otherwise will not be recycled. Source: CBC Date: June 19 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2392511395/ Questions for Discussion: Do you feel consumers will spend time to ship wastes that can not be recycled? What… Read more »

Canadian CEOs among top bank earners

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Description: The top earning banker earns nearly $26 million. CEOs of several Canadian banks are ranked among the top bank earners in North America with salaries ranging between $7 million to $15 million. Source: CBC Date: May 29 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2388467779/ Questions for Discussion: Do you agree that no one except shareholders have a… Read more »

Barrick Gold Corp’s continuing problems with their Chile project

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Description: Chile files serious violations against Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation (world’s largest gold miner) dealing a blow to their Pascua-Lama mine project. The Pascua-Lama mine is believed to house nearly 18 million ounces of gold reserves. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 24 2013 Text link:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/chile-freezes-barricks-pascua-lama-orders-urgent-measures/article12129034/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of… Read more »