Author Archives: Brandon Martinez

Peer mentors stress mental, physical health

I covered Sheridan’s peer mentor program for the Sun and was surprised at the effort being put into raising awareness about mental and physical health issues. Many people, especially busy college students, neglect their physical health and mental health does … Continue reading

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Canadians more indebted, but able to pay it off: study

A study released by Equifax Canada, a credit monitoring firm, shows that Canadians’ consumer debt “rose 3.7 per cent in the third quarter to $507.1 billion from $489 billion a year earlier.” However, the overall delinquency rate (bills more than … Continue reading

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Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement

On Friday Oct. 18 Canadian PM Harper announced a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) at a press conference in Brussels. It is called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which promises to “eliminate thousands of tariffs, … Continue reading

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Canada-US price gap

BMO Capital Markets released a report which suggests that although the price gap between Canadian and US products has narrowed, Canadians are still paying 10 percent more. That is a 4 percent drop from the price gap in May of … Continue reading

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Sick Days Drain Canadian Economy

In 2011 Canadian workers took off an average of 9.3 sick days, which cost the Canadian economy $16.6 billion, according to a report from the Conference Board of Canada. Experts say that this trend is expected to get worse as … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum Rankings

On September 4, 2013, Tavia Grant of The Globe and Mail detailed the World Economic Forum’s annual list of the most competitive nations in the world economy. This year Canada ranked fourteen on the list, the same place as last … Continue reading

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