Issues

 
Written by Think Forward Staff   
Friday, 29 January 2016

The notion that working longer and harder is essential to achieving success in your career is so ingrained in the North American psyche that it can fairly be considered a quasi-religious belief among workers and employers alike. This idea persists even though longer working hours are linked to heart disease, stroke, and depression, and despite the fact that overworking has been shown to reduce productivity.

 
 
Written by Think Forward Staff   
Monday, 25 January 2016

Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, reports that job quality fell last year, news that won't surprise any Canadian who is either working or looking for a job in today's labour market. The decline was due to an increase in self-employed jobs, coupled with rising unemployment among adults between the ages of 25 and 54. 

 
 
Written by Think Forward Staff   
Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Two years ago, a groundbreaking study revealed that more than half of all workers in Hamilton and Toronto – two of Canada's most populous cities – are precariously employed, meaning they work in temporary, contract, or part-time jobs that are poorly paid, insecure, and cannot support a household. 

 
 
Written by Think Forward Staff   
Thursday, 10 December 2015

It's been a month since the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released, and it's clear that this sweeping and historic trade pact between Canada, the United States, and ten other countries will not serve Canadians' interest, and must be stopped dead in its tracks.

 
 

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