Cultivating the Lead: Closing the Gender Gap in the Workforce (March 8, 2018)
On March 8th the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a day introduced by the Suffragette’s and first celebrated in 1911. Since that time, from political and economic to cultural and social, women have experienced many advances coming from decades of incremental change. But there is always more work to be done on the route to gender parity and collectively we all play a role in this.
As 2017 nears its end, Atlantic Canadians have good reason to be proud and optimistic. We have huge, under-exploited potential with our proximity to major markets, top-notch post-secondary institutions, abundant natural resources and energy potential, and vibrant R&D and technology sectors with more innovation taking place each day. But more than anything, Atlantic Canada has an incomparable quality of life—where else can a 20-year-old become rich selling clothes that advertise local pride?
Federal Government Needs to Extend the Tax Consultation Deadline (September 11, 2017)
Businesses across Canada are voicing well-founded concerns about the federal government’s proposed tax changes for privately-held corporations. The proposed legislation is one of the most significant changes to tax regulation in 50 years and the government has provided a mere 75 days (during summer) to provide feedback. The business community needs more time to assess these complex changes to fully understand the wide-spread impact this will have on small- to medium-sized businesses. We need Minister Morneau to extend the deadline beyond October 2nd, 2017 to allow for proper consultation.