The wealth of Canadians: How much, in the hands of how few?

“National wealth is an important yardstick for comparing ourselves with other countries, and we can only judge the real extent of economic inequality when we look at the distribution of wealth among households, and not just annual income flows,” wrote Andrew Jackson, Packer Professor of Social Justice at York University, in The Globe and Mail.

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Toronto Eaton Centre asks shoppers to use its ‘true name’

“There is no real benefit in getting the exact name . . . especially not something as awkward as Toronto Eaton Centre,” said Schulich School of Business Professor Detlev Zwick in the Toronto Star. “If you were really serious about imprinting this name onto all stakeholders and consumers, it would mean a massive [financial] effort.”

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Reasonable accommodation at York is not a slippery slope

It is not unreasonable for a university student to ask a professor to accommodate his or her religious beliefs; it is not a slippery slope for a university to consider that request; and contrary to the suggestion of federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay, it is not akin to siding with the Taliban for the university to entertain the request, reported The Globe and Mail.

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Raptors rebranding: Which colour scheme fits best?

A black and gold jersey could be a big seller, said Schulich sports marketing instructor Vijay Setlur in the Toronto Star. “[Rebranding] is designed to infuse the club with a new vitality and a new energy, but it has to be followed hand-in-hand with performance success,” said Setlur. “It can never be a cure-all.”

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