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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians, particularly women, caught in time crunch (Toronto Star)

By Laurie Monsebraaten, Social Justice Reporter

Every evening after bedtime stories with her 3- and 6-year-old girls, Toronto mother Monique Ganon returns to her home office to begin her second shift.

It's hectic,

says the self-employed bookkeeper and consummate "multi-tasker" who visits clients two days a week when her children are in daycare.

Her husband, Tim McGregor, works two jobs. During the day he is the office courier for NOW magazine and in the pre-dawn hours, he writes movie scripts.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Under pressure: more Canadians feeling time crunch (Canadian Press)

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press

Toronto - More Canadians are feeling crunched for time as they try to balance the demands of home and work, according to a new report. The report released Tuesday by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) explored the use of time, leisure and culture in Canada. It relies largely on data collected in Statistics Canada surveys over the course of nearly two decades, and offers a summary and highlights of various research studies examining quality of life.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians caught in a worsening "time crunch," study suggests (CHBC News)

Norma Greenaway, Canwest News Service June 15, 2010

Ottawa - Canadians are caught in an unhealthy and worsening "time crunch" that is being fuelled in large part by email, BlackBerrys, iPhones and other new technologies that erase the boundaries between workplace and home, a new study suggests.

The study by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) found women face more time pressures then men — the split was 23 per cent versus 17 per cent — while single parents with young children are the "most time-crunched group.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Living in state of discontent (Calgary Sun)

If you don't trust government, join the club.

A new report that assesses Canadians' "democratic engagement" finds we're not a happy crew.

Our trust in our governments and public institutions is "on a steep decline," according to the report by the Institute of Wellbeing.

Almost half those surveyed aren't satisfied with how democracy works in Canada and almost 90% say federal government policies have not made their lives better.

Read the full article at Calgary Sun.

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