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27 ways for the financially fortunate to help out

In the News   |   April 3, 2020

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There appears to be a pandemic generosity effect. In the last edition of this newsletter, I asked people who are financially secure in these uncertain times what ideas they had to help others who are struggling. A... read more

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Ontario school closures extended to May, online learning to bridge gap

In the News   |   April 1, 2020

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Ontario students will receive report cards at the end of the academic year even as the government extended school closings until May and hinted that they could be shuttered for longer in a bid to... read more

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With classrooms closed, teachers search for positive ways to connect with isolated students

In the News   |   March 30, 2020

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With her school closed temporarily in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, Melanie Malcomson has come up with a new way to reach out to her students. Ms. Malcolmson, who teaches Grade 4... read more

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‘A crazy time’: NHL stars discuss life in coronavirus limbo and where the league goes from here

In the News   |   March 27, 2020

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A few nights ago, Jordan and Marc Staal played virtual darts. “It’s a weird situation for everyone right now,” Marc, a defenceman with the New York Rangers, said during a teleconference call arranged by the... read more

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'The education world has been turned upside down’: Online learning may reshape the classroom

In the News   |   March 26, 2020

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Online learning is poised to transform public education across the country as provinces and school boards scramble to complete the academic year – a paradigm shift that could reshape education long after the COVID-19 pandemic... read more

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The new reward program reality: Cashback, grocery points beat travel

In the News   |   March 25, 2020

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When the coronavirus outbreak passes and the economy starts to rebound, we can get back to racking up travel rewards through our loyalty programs. “Right now, travel points are worth almost nothing,” says Stephen Weyman,... read more

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How to minimize damage to your credit score through the financial slog to come

In the News   |   March 23, 2020

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What’s best for you and your family in the months ahead may not be good for your credit score. Remember that if you have to do something financially in the months ahead that hurts your... read more

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The great transformation: How to achieve a ‘Green New Deal’ for Canada

In the News   |   March 20, 2020

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The world is running out of time to avert a climate catastrophe, but businesses have the technology to lighten our carbon footprint, and young people have the political will to make that happen. Does Canada... read more

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Canada, here’s how we are going to survive this pandemic together

In the News   |   March 16, 2020

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” – Fred Rogers,... read more

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Russia inches closer to making Putin president for life

In the News   |   March 11, 2020

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Russia looks headed for up to 16 more years of Vladimir Putin’s authoritarianism, after the country’s parliament adopted constitutional changes Tuesday that would reset the clock on his time in the Kremlin and allow him... read more

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Canadian universities plan for video lectures, remote exams if coronavirus epidemic worsens

In the News   |   March 6, 2020

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Two of Canada’s largest universities are developing contingency plans to hold lectures via video conference and administer exams remotely if the spread of the novel coronavirus prompts calls to cancel public gatherings. The University of... read more

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Super Tuesday: Biden has big night, Sanders takes California as Democratic race narrows

In the News   |   March 4, 2020

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Joe Biden was on track for a dramatic comeback on Super Tuesday, sweeping nine states including Texas, while Bernie Sanders captured California in a presidential nomination race that has suddenly shifted momentum, setting up an... read more

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Eight do’s and don’ts to protect your finances in these uncertain times

In the News   |   March 3, 2020

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We learned Monday that the stock market isn’t an elevator headed to the basement level. The worst week for stocks since the 2008 financial crisis was followed by a resounding bounce higher. Enjoy the respite... read more

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‘Milestone’ proposed deal between Wet’suwet’en Nation, Ottawa, B.C. would recognize hereditary system

In the News   |   March 2, 2020

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The federal and B.C. governments have reached a proposed arrangement with the Wet’suwet’en Nation to recognize its hereditary governance system, but a resolution to a pipeline dispute remains elusive. Talks between hereditary chiefs and senior... read more

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Ottawa moving too slow with climate plan, business and environmental groups say

In the News   |   February 27, 2020

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The government has no timeline to finalize its net-zero emissions policies, but it plans to establish a consultation panel for the target before the summer – a pace that is too slow for business and... read more

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