Rules of engagement

If you follow City Hall even a little bit, you probably recognize York alumna Jennifer Keesmaat by now. Eight months into her job as Toronto’s chief planner, she’s the closest thing the city bureaucracy has to a rock star, reported The Grid.

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Five sources of objective drug information suggested

“Physicians were rarely informed about serious adverse events, raising questions about whether current approaches to regulation of sales representatives adequately protect patient health,” concluded York Professor Joel Lexchin and his co-authors in their Journal of General Internal Medicine study, reported CBC News.

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Canada out of step on say on pay

“The effect of say on pay has been more shareholder engagement as opposed to voting down pay packages,” said York corporate governance specialist Richard Leblanc in the Financial Post, adding that regulators everywhere are grappling with compensation regimes, including questions like the proper ratio of executive pay to that of the average worker.

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Tiger Woods: Winning doesn’t fix everything, but it sure does sell

The photos Woods and his current girlfriend released to the media last month were a thoroughly planned and well-timed public relations ploy. “It’s also a chance to show other sponsors [Woods] is on the rise and they should align themselves with him. It’s an effort to portray a reformed image,” said Schulich School of Business sports marketing instructor Vijay Setlur in the Toronto Star.

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Canadians furious over temporary foreign worker cases

Canada has tripled the number of temporary foreign workers allowed into the country in the last decade….”It could very well be that in an effort to satisfy employer demands, the federal government has failed to maintain adequate scrutiny of these applications and is approving them far too readily,” said Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Eric Tucker on Radio Canada International.

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