Description: Last Monday Nike Inc. announced it was suing Lululemon Athletica for an unspecified amount of damages. Nike’s claims allege four articles in Lululemon’s footwear lineup – Blissfeel, Chargefeel Low, Chargefeel Mid and Strongfeel – infringe on Nike patents. Last year Lululemon was on the other end of the legal argument when it settled a… Read more »
Posts By: Brent White
Retired – With a Mortgage?
Description: High home prices have been bad news for many younger Canadians starting on the home ownership and career journey. But these increased costs have also created stress for older Canadians as they enter the uncharted territory of carrying a mortgage into retirement. Dan Hallett, a financial planner, says “It’s certainly not ideal,” to enter… Read more »
What’s Going on With Quiet Quitting These Days?
Description: Last year we started to hear a lot about the phenomenon of quiet quitting: the notion of employees kind of signing-out mentally even if they were still present in the workplace, all as a means of dealing with various discontents in the workplace. A new Gallup survey shows that the rate of highly-engaged employees… Read more »
MUN at Fogo Raises Eyebrows
Description: Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN), is drawing some heat for spending close to $60,000 of its funds on a conference at the luxury hotel on Fogo Island. MUN defends the move, noting that it booked the rooms at $350 a night, versus the $2,875 cheapest listed rate the hotel normally offers. MUN’s… Read more »
Description: We’ve heard some good news and some bad news on inflation in Canada in recent days. While the Bank of Canada’s strategy of raising interest rates to help check inflation appears to be working overall, food inflation continues to soar with an annual increase measured at 11 percent in December. The price on every… Read more »
Bot Rejects Your Resume?
Description: The bot is ready to see you now. Or maybe not. That is, you may not even get in the door of a company you are interested in joining because the resume-reading bot has already declared you ineligible for the position. It’s hard to get to the short-list when you can’t even make it… Read more »
Rich Get Richer
Description: Development organization Oxfam has reported that the “1%” – the richest people in the world – have acquired 2/3 of the new wealth created since the pandemic. While the upper echelon is adding $2.7 billion to its wealth total each day – yes that does say billion with a “b” – people in less… Read more »
Shape Up Your Finances in 2023
Description: With a new year underway, here is an opportunity to take steps to improve your personal finances. Sandra Fry of the Credit Counseling Society offers six tips to help guide your financial behaviours, starting with the need to understand where you are spending your money right now. In other words, where does your money… Read more »
Morneau Speaks Out
Description: After over two years out of politics, former Finance Minister Bill Morneau has spoken out on a number of public-policy matters in his book Where To From Here. One of the big take-aways is that the health care crisis cannot be fixed simply by dumping in more cash. Mr. Morneau’s credibility is enhanced by… Read more »
The Trains Too!
Description: After all the horror stories about airline travel delays and cancellations over the holidays, maybe it’s a bit too much to stop and realize the trains had similar issues. Via Canada’s CEO, Martin R. Landry, released a statement of apology this week for leaving passengers in Quebec and Ontario in the lurch in the… Read more »