Tourism and its Many Benefits

In Canada and the U.S., many cities are suffering economic hardships and increasing unemployment due to business downsizing and closure, declining populations, and a depleted tax base which could ultimately lead to community deterioration on a social, economic and aesthetic level. Although tourism remains strong in the Rocky Mountains and in major cosmopolitan centres, tourism offers a wealth of opportunities for smaller communities to realize economic development, offsetting job losses in traditional sectors.

Tourism and its Many Benefits

The 2013 United States Government Shutdown

Once again, the world finds itself watching the United States, interested in how it will proceed, knowing that the country’s decisions could have an astounding impact on world markets in the days to come.

The 2013 United States Government Shutdown

Programs for Immigrant Investors

With 1.8 percent GDP growth, Canada was one of the ten best countries in which to do business in 2013, according to a recent issue of Forbes Magazine. Doing business in a globally competitive world requires a constant refinement of strategies, initiatives and programs to ensure that we remain in the forefront as a nation – and that we’re on the leading edge of continued economic growth and prosperity.

Programs for Immigrant Investors

The National Federation of Independent Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has its hands full. The member driven association represents over 350,000 small business owners across the United States, promoting their interests at the state and national level.

The National Federation of Independent Business

The Impacts of Flooding

Massive flooding can often have a devastating impact on the economy of a region and the livelihood of its people. Loss of human life, property damage, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, non-functioning infrastructure facilities, and the possibility of waterborne diseases are just some of the ways a flood can impact upon a community.

The Impacts of Flooding

Better Drilling in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

In the 2013 federal budget, as well as the 2013 Economic Action Plan, the Canadian government placed a large emphasis on the skilled trades and efficiency in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin to ensure the sustainability of the industry and maintain the many economic and social benefits of a strong economy.

Increased Efficiency for Sustainable Growth

The State of Labour Unions in Canada

While approximately 70 percent of employees in the public sector are unionized, recent figures show that union density in the private sector is at an all-time low of 15.9 percent. With these declining numbers, the possibility of a post-union workforce in Canada may become a reality and the question may arise: are labour unions still relevant in today’s workforce?

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Cultivating Success

While financial success is vital to the survival of any business, it is the culture of a company that makes survival and longevity viable.

The Importance of Workplace CultureThe Importance of Workplace Culture

Bilateral Trade with China

Bilateral trade, simply explained, is the exchange of goods between two countries under an established framework aimed at minimizing trade deficits faced by countries in our globalized market economy. These agreements are treaties, established to facilitate trade and maintain and support these commercial relationships.

What FIPA Means for Canada

Australian Beverages Council

Representing the interests of the non-alcoholic beverages industry throughout the country, the Australian Beverages Council Ltd (ABCL) has been making strides to ensure that the interests of its members are maintained in regards to the important issues while also promoting healthy lifestyle choices to the broader community. With members comprising of ninety five per cent of the industry’s production volume, ranging from the very large manufacturers and distributers through to the small family owned manufacturers, the Council coordinates with a broad range of stakeholders, including government departments, senior bureaucrats, regulators, the media, non-government organisations, consumer advocacy groups and, on occasion, members of the general public.

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