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Event: International Workshop on Middle East (Regional) Dust Sources and Their Impacts

As part of the Ankara Initiative adopted during the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs of Turkey will organize this workshop. Meeting participants will exchange information and... Read More

Ontario sued over power prices

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Guest Article: Promoting Climate-Smart and Climate-Ambitious National SDG Reporting: Global Goals Week

CARE and WWF regard the SDGs and the Paris Agreement as “twin tracks” for developing sustainably and equitably in a carbon-constrained world. We assessed the 2016 Voluntary National Reviews and the findings suggest that there is much more that countries... Read More

Morneau must clarify his definition of a ‘fair share’ of taxes

More than 55 per cent of all federal, provincial, and local taxes are paid by the top 20 per cent of income earning families. Read more about Morneau must clarify his de... Read More

British Columbia Economic Outlook: A New Era?

Due to a cooldown in the housing market and a blow from U.S. softwood lumber duties, British Columbia is forecast to see its economic growth ease from the strong performance of recent years, but it will still have steady growth... Read More

Still Moving: Implementing Mindful Change

During this 60-minute live webinar, the second in a series, Deborah Rowland, author of recently published Still Moving; How to Lead Mindful Change, will share compelling insights into how to implement successful change in today’s world. She will draw on... Read More

UN Leaders Report Progress on Global Compacts on Migration, Refugees

A UN General Assembly side event in New York highlighted current progress toward two global compacts: one on refugees and the other on safe, orderly and regular migration. The discussions are an outcome of commitments made in the New York... Read More

Investors Worth US$1.8 Trillion Urge Banks to Disclose Climate Risk

In their letter, the investors demand the disclosure of banks’ climate-related risks and details of their plans to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The letter calls for investors to be provided with more robust and relevant climate-related disclosure... Read More

Facts belie misguided perceptions about public school spending in Canada

Average per student spending up 22.3 per cent in a decade. Read more about Facts belie misguided perceptions about public school spending in Canada... Read More

Canadian Industrial Outlook: Air Transportation—Summer 2017

This report examines the short-and medium-term economic and profitability outlook for Canada’s air transportation industry. ... Read More

Businesses Owned by Women and Minority Groups Are a Dynamic Component of the Canadian Economy

Ottawa, September 21, 2017 – Despite the benefits of greater competitiveness, not enough Canadian businesses and government organizations are adopting supplier diversity practices that help women and minority-owned businesses gain access to larger organizational supply chains, according to a new... Read More

The Business Case for Supplier Diversity in Canada

This briefing aims to advance supplier diversity in Canada by developing an evidence-based business case that can be used to raise awareness about the benefits of diverse, well-developed supply chains for businesses and the economy. ... Read More

Guest Article: Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Cities: Achieving SDGs 7 and 11

The number of people living in cities is expected to increase rapidly by 2030. To ensure that cities grow sustainably (SDG 11), they must become more energy efficient (SDG 7). City governments are uniquely positioned to encourage energy efficiency measures.... Read More

Canada to Have One of the Fastest Growing Developed Economies this Year

Ottawa, September 21, 2017—With strong economic growth in the first half of the year, the Canadian economy is expected to grow by an impressive 3.1 per cent in 2017, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Outlook Bulletin: Autumn... Read More

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017

Authors: Bacchus BaruaSazid HasanIngrid Timmermans Comparing the performance of different countries’ health-care systems provides an opportunity for policy makers and the general public to determine how well Canada’s health-care system is performing relative to its international peers. Overall, the data... Read More

Canadian Outlook Bulletin: Autumn 2017

This briefing provides highlights of our quarterly Canadian Outlook Economic Forecast report, which presents the short-term national outlook. ... Read More

New Brunswick—lowest real GDP and employment growth rates in Canada

Author: Livio Di Matteo ... Read More

Metropolitan Housing Starts: September 2017

The monthly Metropolitan Housing Starts publication provides the recent trends in housing starts for 28 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term. ... Read More

With a $15 minimum wage, Ontario enters dangerous and uncharted waters

Higher minimum wages tend to reduce employment opportunities for younger and less-skilled workers. Read more about With a $15 minimum wage, Ontario enters da... Read More

The Global Talent Stream: What Is It, And How Can You Benefit?

Launched by the federal government in June 2017, the Global Talent Stream is a ground-breaking new program aimed to help Canadian employers while also helping to grow the economy. The Global Talent Stream provides innovative Canadian firms with the opportunity... Read More