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The disappointing story of Wab Kinew

By Dorothy Dobbie

I’m pretty sure Wab Kinew is a nice guy. I am pretty sure I would even like him if I met him. He seems charming, articulate and well spoken. We wouldn’t agree on policy, he being a dedicated socialist and me a true blue conservative, but different approaches to public policy are what helps to keep the country on an even and balanced keel – practical and sensible but compassionate and caring – that’s the Canadian way.

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It’s the people, stupid!

The Standard and Poor’s Index was established in 1957 with 500 corporate giants of the day making the list. In 2017, only 60 of the original firms remain on the list. That is an attrition rate of eighty-eight percent. Along the way, 440 of these companies succumbed to bankruptcy, mergers or acquisitions. Some exist today but are now too small to make the list. By 2012, the average tenure of a Fortune 500 company had dropped from 33 years to meagre 18 years. Continue reading It’s the people, stupid!

The beginning pursuit of a hobby turned career

Rylee McOuat

It’s the question every soon-to-be or recent high school grad dreads being asked; What are your plans for after high school?

While the majority of teens will respond with a less than sure reply comprised of muted panic and uncertainty, there is a minority within the teenage population that will present with a sturdy and confident statement about their future plans. Continue reading The beginning pursuit of a hobby turned career

“The key is education for Indigenous youths”

Indspire CEO says it’s time for Canadians to invest in the education of Indigenous youths.

Roberta Jamieson wants to make changes, and is more optimistic than ever that they’re on the right track. Continue reading “The key is education for Indigenous youths”

Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour has a great historic resonance for the people of Winnipeg.

Hello and welcome to the October issue of Smart Biz!

On Sunday September 10, 2017, I participated in a special Canada 150 Candlelight Service of Remembrance at Brookside Cemetery. This remembrance has special power for us today, as we recall that these traditional lands of the First Nations and Métis peoples have sheltered generations of Winnipeggers not only in joy, but also in sorrow. Not only in life, but also when earthly life, is past.  Continue reading Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour has a great historic resonance for the people of Winnipeg.