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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How well is Canada really doing? (Brighter Life)

By Kevin Press

CBC News reported yesterday on a confidential document that says the federal government has done too little to open up emerging economic markets for Canadian businesses. According to the CBC, the draft report reads: “The situation is stark: Canada’s trade and investment relations with new economies, leading with Asia, must deepen, and as a country we must become more relevant to our new partners.”

Monday, November 5, 2012

Young people stressed by uncertain economy, survey finds (The Star)

Economic uncertainty, underemployment and other financial concerns are taking a toll on young Canadians’ mental health, a survey for Sun Life Financial Canada found.

A surprising 90 per cent of people between 18 and 24 years of age feel excessive stress compared to 72 per cent of all adult Canadians, according to the Sun Life Canadian health Index study.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Economic growth no longer delivering the goods (FFWD Calgary News)

Well-being is being left behind in quest for more.

“Growth for the sake of growth doesn’t interest me.” Well, what’s this, another wacky environmentalist spouting nonsense? No, it’s actually Steve Williams, the CEO of Suncor, quoted on the cover of the September edition of Alberta Oil. While Mr. Williams was not really taking on the idea of growth, he does suggest that growth must have a purpose.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Times are tough: how is Canada doing? (The Hill Times)

This year, our findings uncover some troubling truths about the connection between our economy and our well-being.

By The Honourables Roy Romanow and Monique Bégin, Co-Chairs, Canadian Index of Wellbeing Advisory Board

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Canadians' well-being down as economy grows: study (Tengri News)

Quality of life for Canadians has dropped significantly since the last recession in 2008, even though indicators show a rebound in the economy, AFP citing a study published Tuesday.

Canadians' well-being, according to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing composite report, dropped by 24 percent between 2008 and 2010 and the decline continues despite an economic recovery.

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