No child should die a preventable death. It’s time Canada had a national vaccine framework “As an infectious disease specialist, there is nothing sadder than standing at the bedside of a parent in an ICU with a child who’s got a vaccine preventable disease who is dying.” That’s what Dr. Noni MacDonald, professor of pediatrics [...]
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Will consumers respond to our grocers’ environmental ambitions? For now, the jury is out. We’re seeing some movement with Canadian grocers on the food packaging front. Over a month ago, Metro opted to allow consumers to come to stores with their own containers to shop for food. Metro was first but it’s not a national…
The Senate has delayed for eight months its final vote on restrictions to food marketing to children “Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.” Miguel de Cervantes put this astute observation in the mouth of his most famous literary character, Don Quixote. Though written more than 400…
Lower tax rates, with more capital investment, are crucial to increasing productivity, wages and living standards – and boosting the loonie Canadians’ standard of living isn’t growing as quickly as per capita gross domestic product (GDP). The reason: our dollar has been declining against the currency of our biggest trading partner, the United States. While…
The fundamental problem causing Canada’s health-care scarcity is a lack of private spending Without serious government course correction, Canada is headed for a health-care squeeze. The senior dependency ratio in Canada – the ratio of people 65 years and older relative to the working-age population (15 to 64 years old) – is projected to rise…
The IABC World Conference is coming to Vancouver. It will take place Sunday, 9 June, through Wednesday, 12 June, at the following two hotels: Hyatt Vancouver and Fairmont Vancouver. You’ll get the latest trends, solutions and answers to critical questions facing the communication profession. Along the way, you’ll also make valuable connections that will support…