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Misconceptions About the Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), produced and published by Statistics Canada, is the most widely used measure of inflation and one of the most closely watched national economic indicators. It may [...]

Crude Feud – Why Oil Prices Are Falling, and Will Continue Falling

Oil has moved away from previous stability at a price hovering around $60 a barrel. Oil has dropped more than 7% to flirt with prices in the $50 per barrel range. Material changes in oil prices [...]

Personal Branding is a Must For Success in Today’s Marketplace

Turn on the television, pick up a newspaper or visit the Internet and you will be inundated with messages about brand products. Tide is a brand. Pepsi is a brand. Nike is a brand. And so are you [...]

The Impact Of The 2015 Federal Budget On Your Financial Planning

The 2015 federal budget was tabled by Finance Minister, Joe Oliver on April 21, 2015. The budget forecasted a small surplus of $1.4 billion for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. This surplus was much [...]

My Comfortable Box

A while ago I participated in a workshop called THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – one of the concepts discussed was that we tend to enjoy routines and are often lazy, enjoying being “comfortable”. [...]

Mitacs Globalink Experiences Major Growth In Attracting the World’s Best Students

Toronto, Ontario – Canada’s imports may be on the decline, according to recent Statistics Canada reports, but there’s one area that remains a hot commodity: top-performing students. Through a [...]

Five Social Media Metrics You Must Check Regularly

Are you confused by which social media metrics you need to check regularly? A track and field star needs to measure how long it takes them to complete a track in order to be able to improve upon [...]

The Greek Meltdown From a Canadian Perspective – And and Overall View of Our Economic Outlook

The overwhelming meltdown of Greece’s financial base has by no means come to an end, despite the belief that it seems the Mediterranean country will be in line for yet another bailout, this time [...]

Pre-Sales, Post-Sales and the Bit In-Between

The game of sales can indeed be a complex one. With rampant competition in many sectors, game-changing technologies more commonplace, and shareholders eager for above-market returns, the pressure [...]

Canada’s “Stacked Deck”

A Canadian consultant with only domestic clients adventurously decided to answer a multinational RFQ. Without any experience outside of Canada, he nevertheless thought that telling clients that [...]

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