Recent, long-anticipated changes to Canada’s Labour Code came as a result of increased global competition and rapid technological advancements that have altered the way businesses operate. Here's a summary of the most important changes.
The White House released a statement yesterday announcing the successful negotiation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, intended to replace NAFTA. Here are some of the significant changes people are talking about now.
Canada’s Cannabis Act goes into effect in October and legalizes marijuana. Companies operating in Canada to re-examine their HR policies and set rules governing the use of the drug in the workplace.
America is attempting to renegotiate NAFTA and may withdraw from the pact if its demands aren’t met. Either move would have enormous consequences for US businesses.
Canada recently expanded its parental leave policy to provide better work-life balance for families. We explain why the changes are controversial, and we give an overview of family leave benefits from around the world.
After going back and forth about international expansion for years, Lyft has decided to open its first operation abroad, in Toronto. Here’s a look at some of the challenges Lyft may face in Canada, as well as some regulatory and tax implications.
Last week, the US Trade Representative Office released a summary of objectives for NAFTA renegotiation, which will likely begin next month. We explain the Trump administration's change in strategy and why the renegotiation is so important.
Air pollution caused by industry and global warming has spawned a strange new market in China: the selling of canned "fresh" air.
This week's Global Glance looks at what's really involved in moving to Canada after an election and how a Cape Breton DJ's website went viral.
A recent study found 12 million refugees are living in just 10 of the world’s 193 countries. Those 10 countries have a combined GDP of less than 2.5% of the world’s total, creating a highly unstable situation. We look at why the burden of hosting refugees is unequally distributed, and we explore the real economic effects of hosting refugees.
This week’s Global Glance looks at gay bars around the world, and why some are on the decline and some are emerging and resemble US gay bars of old.
After years of negotiation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive new trade agreement, was signed in February this year by 12 nations. If it is ratified — a big “if” — it will bring important economic benefits to member nations, which include the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru — but not China. At first glance, it may seem surprising that the world’s second-largest economy isn’t participating. But if you take a deeper look at the pact and its requirements, the reasons become clear. They also shed light on China’s ambitions and the other initiatives it is pursuing to support them, even as the future of the TPP itself becomes increasingly cloudy.