Budget 2014: Economy Lab's wish list

Andrew Jackson, Packer Professor of Social Justice, told The Globe and Mail the new federal budget should include actions to help young people transition into the work force. “We can’t run the risk of wasting talent in the period of transition,” he says.

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Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation revises crowdfunding ad

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has revised a fundraising ad following criticism that an initial version went too far. “They have modified the extreme message of, ‘Save a patient — they can’t have an operation unless you give money,'” said Schulich School of Business Professor Alan Middleton in the Toronto Star.

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Job cuts at Sears, Best Buy target managers

“We’re undergoing a change in the structure of how Canadians shop for things that the US went through earlier and more gradually,” said Schulich School of Business Professor Alan Middleton in the Toronto Star. “I think we’ve finally begun to shift to online buying in a significant way.”

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Justin Trudeau keeps the promise of John A. Macdonald

“Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surprised everyone by announcing his idea for Senate reform,” wrote Bruce Hicks, BMO Visiting Fellow at the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, in the Ottawa Citizen. “From this point forward, the Senate would be non-partisan and, effective immediately, Trudeau was expelling all Liberal senators from his caucus, and thus freeing them to serve as independents.”

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