King Edward’s sorry path to abdication

Scandalous episode that rocked U.K. seems unbelievable today

King Edward’s sorry path to abdicationTORONTO, Ont. Dec. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The details seem quaint now, but in December 1936 – just 80 years ago – the big news concerned the abdication of King Edward VIII. And what makes the affair incomprehensible to modern sensibilities is that it was driven by his choice of a bride. Neither of…

Why feet don’t lie in communications

Feet close together, you're timid or hesitant; feet wide apart, you look more solid and sure of yourself

Why feet don’t lie in communicationsTwo of your colleagues are talking in the hallway. You'd like to join the conversation, but you don't know if you'll be seen as a rude interruption or a welcome addition. Want to find out? Just watch their feet. When you approach the twosome, you will be acknowledged in one of two ways. If the…

It’s high time to hold social media platforms accountable

A U.S. law basically provides social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter de facto worldwide immunity from litigation

It’s high time to hold social media platforms accountableMany of us have probably regretted something we posted on Facebook – or had posted about us – but how many of us have ever thought about suing this powerful social media company? A 14-year-old Northern Ireland girl is doing just that. She is suing after a nude photo of her was posted on a…

The dirty little secret behind electric cars

Don't be fooled by the claims of the pro-electric car camp – our best bet for low-emissions vehicles is still natural gas

The dirty little secret behind electric carsDoes the car of the future really need to be electric to be environmentally responsible? On a recent trip to Hawaii, the car service sent a beautiful Tesla to pick us up at the airport. The driver told us how proud he was to be driving a “zero-emissions” vehicle. This prompted me to ask him…

Dear Earls: your beef dilemma is already solved

Canadian cattle producers are justifiably proud of their humane treatment of their animals

Dear Earls: your beef dilemma is already solvedDear Earls, Congratulations on your renewed commitment to sourcing beef from here at home. Canada’s beef-eaters and producers applaud you. The good news is that there is already plenty of beef in Canada to meet your humane treatment requirements. (It’s actually illegal to raise cattle any other way.) The challenge, as you’ve discovered, is in…

Premier Notley right to reconsider $15 minimum wage

Too much at stake for Alberta workers to enter the “uncharted waters” of a $15 minimum wage without assessing the potential dangers

Premier Notley right to reconsider $15 minimum wageBy Steve Lafleur and Hugh McIntyre The Fraser Institute In a recent interview, Premier Rachel Notley seemed to hint that the Government of Alberta could slow its plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 if the economy remains weak. The premier’s comments came one day after it was reported that an internal government briefing…

What signing the climate change targets will mean for you

A heart-to-heart conversation with Canadians

What signing the climate change targets will mean for youBy Robert Lyman Contributor Troy Media I think someone should have a heart-to-heart conversation with Canadians about what the recently announced climate change emissions reduction goals would really mean to their everyday lives. The G7 Industrialized countries committed themselves in principle to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2100 and to aim at reducing greenhouse gas…

Caregivers are Canada’s unsung healthcare heroes

Unpaid, overworked, stressed out and ignored by governments

Caregivers are Canada’s unsung healthcare heroesWe all know one. The person who spends their waking – and working – hours dispensing medicine, providing personal care, doing laundry, preparing meals, arranging schedules and getting their loved one to their medical appointments. They are called caregivers, and their life is no longer their own. So a care aide called in by a…

15 year old caregiver battles stress, financial worries

Mom suffered spinal injury and now fights with the Ontario’s Workplace Safety Insurance Bureau for compensation

15 year old caregiver battles stress, financial worriesSix days before Natasha Davidson turned 11 years old her mother suffered an accident to her spine. Natasha has been her mother’s caregiver ever since. Now, at age 15, she feels guilt, stress, but also a sense of pride in her mother’s fight to be well again. On September 13, 2009, her mother, Dawn-Anne, 46,…

12 businesses you could start right now

The key to success is finding something you are good at, and then figuring out how you can be different

12 businesses you could start right nowMore people than ever are using the internet to start their own businesses. All you need is a good web host (check out bestwebhosting.co.uk for some ideas), a CMS or e-commerce platform, and an internet connection. But what kind of business should you start? Keep reading for a few ideas. Consulting: If you’ve got the…
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