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Changing Decades Old Habits Not an Easy Task

In 1981, in Kitchener, ON, the first household recycling pilot was launched. Prior to this time, all waste generated in a household was taken to landfill in plastic garbage bags. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recycling_in_Canada. While it may seem like that was a lifetime ago, and we could not imagine life without recycling today, it took a significant shift in

Graduated Licensing is Brilliant

Over a recent family dinner, I had an interesting conversation with my wife’s parents, her grandfather and my two daughters, both of which have their driver’s license but both of which are subject to the graduated licensing system. My daughters grew up knowing that if you drink, you are not to drive.  Even in the days

Alcohol Consumption Patterns in Canada

Wine is “King” in Canada.  Well, it isn’t yet but it is likely to become King if the current trends continue.  Canada is known as a country that loves our beer.  The funny video from Tim Hicks called “Stronger Beer” speaks to the differences between the U.S. and Canada but focuses on our love of

9/11

I spent many years traveling to New York for work.  I really like the city.  It is vibrant, has some amazing architecture, some of the best theatre productions in the world and a selection of restaurants that are second to none. When the 911 attacks occurred, like many of you, I was without words and

Entrepreneurship and the Role of the Franchise System

Cure the Monday to Friday work blues.  Work for yourself. Being an independent business operator is not for everyone. But it certainly is for a lot of people in Canada, as an estimated 2.6 million people are self employed.  That is 7.5% of the total population!  Suffice it to say that this number is drastically