Why Canadians Need More Vacation

Shannon Brooks  On the day after Halloween, the city of Paris buzzed with the air of school holidays and a national holiday (All Saints’ Day) for workers. There’s a clear divide between North American countries and European countries like France in terms of the emphasis they place on leisure, and their investment in social well-being….

Could the TPP be the answer to Canada’s productivity problem?

Creig Lamb It is no secret that Canada has a productivity problem. There is also no denying that if the election candidates continue to sweep this issue under the rug, our collective well-being as Canadians will suffer. Despite this looming issue, there has been disturbingly little mention of productivity on the campaign trail. However, with…

The High Price of Higher Education

Cayla Baarda Governments around the world are increasingly recognizing the payoffs of an educated population, not least of which include greater labour productivity and higher earning potential. Still, not all politicians can agree on precisely how much public money should be spent on assisting individuals’ pursuit of higher education. In 2014, Germany made headlines when the…