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Thursday, August 30, 2018

What's the problem? Prof. Larry Smith wants you to find out

Larry Smith lecturing

Economics Professor Larry Smith says it’s a problem that’s endemic around the world: the failure of entrepreneurs to identify important problems.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Multinationals more likely to comply with employment law when unions involved

Manhattan skyline

Unless unions are involved, foreign multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Canada are less likely than their domestic counterparts to comply with employment law. Researchers found that MNCs from nearly every country complied better with Canadian labour laws if their operations in Canada were unionized.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bank customers’ financial activities being heavily policed

Men in suits reviewing financial information

Government surveillance of Canadians’ financial transactions are often based on activities that do not warrant suspicion, according to a study at the University of Waterloo. Bank employees heavily police customers to not only guard against fraud but also to generate information the government wants to see about possible suspicious financial activities.
 

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