Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jan 26 2009 | 12:00am ET
Canada's Green Party is urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to follow U.S. President Barack Obama's lead and make investment in green technology the cornerstone of its economic stimulus plan.
Speaking on Thursday in Ottawa, Green Party leader Elizabeth May said Canada needs “a green, new deal.” Her comments come just days before the government presents its federal budget, which Harper says includes massive spending to support the economy.
May called for investment in alternative energy sources like wind and solar power, along with money for municipal infrastructure projects like bridges, transit, and water.
"They are both investments for the future and they stimulate the economy in the short term," she said.
In a report released last week, Sustainable Prosperity, a think-tank of economic and environmental experts, says a green stimulus package could create more than 160,000 jobs in Canada. The report calls for investment of $15 billion.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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