December 16, 2016
Google. Apple. Shopify. 3M. These companies tend to come to mind when we talk about ‘innovation’. We picture it as something that takes place in a computer lab, usually in the science or tech field. But, for most of Canada’s independent businesses, innovation does not necessarily mean developing a new app or wearable technology.
July 7, 2016
With Canada's economy still stuck in what is best described as neutral, you would think Canadian workers would be clamoring to scoop up what are reported to be scarce jobs across the country.
June 15, 2016
Countless Calgarians felt the sting of property tax increases this month. But the tax burden could grow much larger for city residents — before they get a chance to have their say.
The Alberta government recently released its updated Municipal Government Act, the framework managing the relationship between the province and municipalities. Now, Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee is touring Alberta to hear what the public thinks.
March 7, 2016
Sometimes bad choices seem almost impossible to avoid. But they always catch up with you. This lesson is just as applicable to budget-making. What starts out as a commitment to three deficits no greater than $10 billion can quickly become $18 billion.
February 22, 2016
Alberta farmers worry that this “one-size-fits-all” legislation will hurt the province’s already fragile economy and there has been little opportunity for input. Farmers care about their employees - most of them are family and friends.