QuickList: Inflation rates for selected Canadian cities during February

Published: 2012-03-24 12:29:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's national annual inflation rate was 2.6 per cent in February, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples (Previous month in brackets):...'

Ontario drops rates for wind and solar power but consumer bills keep rising

Published: 2012-03-24 12:27:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario's Liberal government announced Thursday it would lower the premiums it pays for future wind and solar energy projects, but electricity bills will keep rising...'

Canadian economy still moving ahead slowly but recovery remains fragile

Published: 2012-03-24 12:24:00 PM - Author: none
'The Canadian economy showed signs of life Thursday amid reports that both consumer confidence and retail sales crept higher in recent months, however economists warned there are still challenges ahead.

BMO Capital Markets senior economist Benjamin Reitzes said it will be up to the improving U.S. economy to drag Canada along this year as domestic demand remains weak.

"It is tough to see where we are going to get significant growth in Canada," Reitzes said...'

Ontario Selling Eight Government Buildings

Published: 2012-03-24 12:21:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Focused On Eliminating The Deficit While Protecting Health Care and Education

Ontario is selling eight government-owned buildings across the province, freeing up valuable taxpayers' dollars to be invested in health care and education...'

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

Published: 2012-03-24 12:18:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario has chosen to take a new approach to regional transportation in northeastern Ontario by winding down the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC).

This decision will allow the government to protect investments in northerners' health and education systems while balancing the budget by 2017-18...'

Moving Clean Energy Forward, Creating Jobs

Published: 2012-03-24 12:16:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Takes Steps to Ensure Successful Renewable Energy Program

Ontario is moving ahead with its clean energy program, taking immediate steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of renewable energy while creating more jobs, lowering prices and giving communities a greater say...'

5 Kinds of Innovators: Which One Are You?

Published: 2012-03-24 12:13:00 PM - Author: none
'When Forbes surveyed over 1,200 European business executives about their attitudes, beliefs, priorities and behaviors, five general personality types emerged, all showing strong innovative qualities. Do you see yourself in one?...'

How to Get an Idea for a New Business

Published: 2012-03-24 12:11:00 PM - Author: none
'When entrepreneur Jason Nazar wanted a new idea for his business, he turned to the method which produced the idea for Twitter, a website you may have heard of. But before there was Twitter, there was Odeo. And when its founder, Evan Williams, decided the company needed a fresh start, he broke his employees into small groups and gave them a week to generate a fresh idea. Jack Dorsey came back with Twitter and the rest, as they say, is history. When Nazar implemented the same strategy, his employees returned with a similarly unique idea which is now under development...'

Why Working for a Corporation Is Better than a Start Up

Published: 2012-03-24 12:09:00 PM - Author: none
'Who wouldn't like to, at least in principle, strike out on their own and control their own destiny? That is the dream of the start up, and while the small, agile business may have more cultural caché at the moment, having a job at a corporation can teach you about leadership and innovation in ways that start ups cannot. At a start up, you must learn to disrupt others' business plans. At a corporation, you must learn to disrupt your own business plans, which emphasizes the important skill of self-examination and self-criticism...'

Studies Say Women Make Start Ups Successful

Published: 2012-03-24 12:06:00 PM - Author: none
'Diversity will prove a good investment for your start up, say a string of new studies, particularly if you are a small group of people that includes at least one woman. While you might assume that having a crack team of super-intelligent workers is the best path to success, a study recently published in Science shows that team performance correlates rather weakly with the average intelligence of its members. Much more predictive of success was a group's 'social sensitivity', something at odds with autocratic authority in the workplace...'
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