Profitably Sustainable – By Michael

Profitably Sustainable – By Michael

Sustainability or going green is economically beneficial.  It is not just about saving whales and polar bears. There exists huge business opportunities.  Jim Harris, former leader of the federal Green party, thinks going green can be economically beneficial.  For him it’s not just about saving the planet it can save businesses.  Energy efficiency creates many times more jobs than the existing ways of doing business.  Typically, those companies that realize and implement sustainability programs first are those that survive and thrive.  When the price of …

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Pension Discussion Summary

Pension Discussion Summary

Money. We love it. We hate it. We need it. Planning on growing old? You’re definitely going to need it. How much? Some say about $2 million.

No matter what your take on the issue, our governments are trying to encourage us to save on our own for retirement rather than expecting our employer, or future governments to pick up the tab. The federal government has been floating the idea of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs).

At WSIC’s November 19th meeting at the Duke of York, pension …

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Food Labelling – Summary by Chris E

Last Monday’s WSIC meeting focused on something near and dear to all our hearts—and even nearer to our stomachs:

Food.

What’s really in the food we eat? And why do Canadians, living in one of the most well regulated countries in the world, still feel the need to ask this? WSIC’s guest speaker, Ken Whitehurst, executive director of the Consumer Council of Canada, had some opinions about that, and so did our audience.

“Do you see any positive movement toward better labeling of genetically modified foods?” asked one …

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