True multiculturalism requires multiple languages

Providing services in other languages embraces true diversity

True multiculturalism requires multiple languagesPrime Minister Trudeau has “trademarked” the line “diversity is our strength,” but his idea of diversity seems to be related to only skin colour, costumes (for which he is fond), and food. It definitely does not include more fundamental elements found in a diversity of languages or thought. Canada is targeting 400,000 immigrants per year.…

Interviewing via videoconference? Think Hollywood

Follow our guide to avoiding making these common mistakes

Interviewing via videoconference? Think HollywoodEven after the pandemic is declared over, interviewing candidates via Zoom, Skype, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, et al., will remain popular because of its convenience. You should expect your first interview to take place via video teleconferencing. Therefore, mastering, or at least becoming comfortable with, “Zoom meetings” and appearing interesting and professional on camera…

All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS is the drive of the future

The first Mercedes-Benz created as an all-electric vehicle

All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS is the drive of the futureIf you want to check out the future, drive a Mercedes-Benz EQS. Here’s a vehicle with all of the possible luxury touches and newest technologies – along with an all-electric drivetrain that has a range of an amazing 547 km. I recently test-drove an EQS. It’s the first Mercedes-Benz created as an all-electric vehicle, rather…

Want to save the world? Pick up a needle and thread

Awash in a world of “fast fashion,” it’s all too easy for consumers to toss and replace garments that only need minor repairs

Want to save the world? Pick up a needle and threadOne of the best ways to keep your garments in the closet – and out of the landfill – is to pick up a needle and thread or pay someone else to do it when a button pops or a hem drops. More people, especially men and the younger generation, need to take up that…

Why so many people are considering quitting their jobs

What’s behind this predicted mass exodus of talent?

Why so many people are considering quitting their jobsIt’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation” by organizational psychologist Dr. Anthony Klotz, and for good reason. As with the other ‘Greats’ we’ve witnessed across history, take “The Great Recession” or “The Great Depression,” for instance, the implications of a large number of people deciding to quit their jobs could be monumental. If you’re a business…

Inflation eating away at our Thanksgiving Day dinner

Some families are struggling due to sticker shock at the grocery store

Inflation eating away at our Thanksgiving Day dinnerThanksgiving is this weekend. With the price of food these days, we’re all wondering how most of us will cope. In partnership with Angus Reid, Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab investigated what Canadian consumers plan to do with their menu over the weekend. In total, 1,503 Canadians were consulted on September 30, 2022, for this…

Net zero has been a boon to dictators

Worshipping at the net-zero altar has led to two dictators controlling both energy security and the supply of manufactured goods

Net zero has been a boon to dictatorsMark Twain famously said that “Truth is stranger than fiction.” Seldom have those words been more clearly illustrated than by the West’s attempt to rid the world of fossil fuels. In a supreme irony, the location of the first gathering aimed at that goal took place in the country now suffering the worst consequences of…

Could Chapel Hart change the face of country music?

The trio received a golden buzzer from all four judges and the host, only the second time in America’s Got Talent's history it has happened

Could Chapel Hart change the face of country music?While I don’t watch America’s Got Talent, the occasional video clip has caught my eye on social media. One that went viral on the recently-completed Season 17 involving Chapel Hart, a country music vocal group, has led to a national audience, unexpected stardom and a bright future. Chapel Hart, consisting of sisters Danica and Devynn…

Ottawa gets first taste of the Alberta Sovereignty Act

The history of Western Canada is tainted by Ottawa overreach

Ottawa gets first taste of the Alberta Sovereignty ActIn mid-September, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney openly disagreed with UCP leadership hopeful Danielle Smith over her proposed Alberta Sovereignty Act (ASA), calling the legislation destabilizing, unconstitutional, and a disaster for Alberta. Kenney’s former principal secretary, Howard Anglin, in fact, said ASA should stand for “the Alberta suicide act.” Accused of meddling in the selection of…

Profanity can make product reviews more persuasive

Product website gatekeepers might be better off allowing some profanity on their platforms

Profanity can make product reviews more persuasiveProfanity in online reviews can pack a powerful punch, says a University of Alberta business researcher. According to Katherine Lafreniere, an expletive or two in a review can enhance an evaluation of a service or product, especially when qualifying descriptions of a given attribute. That means a dishwasher described as “damn quiet,” for example, is…
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