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Fame produces ethical blind spots we must be aware of: Chris MacDonald — Canadians were caught off-guard recently when Jian Ghomeshi, the popular host of Canadian Broadcast Corporation's radio show "Q" was fired by the public broadcaster. This was not the traditional "he's moving on to other projects" kind of departure, but a clear and abrupt severing of ties.

Know what’s really scary? Canadian businesses don’t get the Internet — Each year, Vancouver social media software maker Hootsuite shoots a series of photos to mark Halloween-and promote their services in an appropriately viral way. Last year it was dogs in costumes. This year's dress-up recasts classic characters from scary movies as the personification of different social networks.
Oct 31, 2014

Know what's really scary? Canadian businesses are terrible at the Internet…

Vice Media will launch a 24-hour TV channel in Canada in 2015 — Digital powerhouse Vice Media and cable provider Rogers Communications Inc. will team up to launch a Canadian production studio and TV channel aimed at millennials, the companies announced this morning. Rogers CEO Guy Laurence held a press event to announce $100 million joint venture between the companies, which will include a Toronto-based Vice Canada Studio and Vice TV Network will begin operations in 2015.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @BSSchwartz: Go get 'em Shane! Vice Media will launch a 24-hour TV channel in Canada in 2015… via @cdnbiz

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MichelleZilio: Big #cdnmedia news: Vice Media will launch a 24-hour TV channel in Canada in 2015 with Rogers Communications

Oct 30, 2014

This will be a game changer: Vice Media will launch a 24-hour TV channel in Canada in 2015… via @cdnbiz

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Egg freezing is a nice perk-that won’t truly address workplace sexism — Three point two percentage points. It's a small number, but it constitutes a success story in the battle for workplace gender parity. Between 2008 and 2012, aluminum producer Alcoa went from having women as 15.8% of its executives to 19%. To accomplish this minor leap, it introduced mentorship programs and set clear benchmarks.
Oct 30, 2014

The hard slog to workplace equity, and why egg freezing won't fix much. My latest @cdnbiz ed note, now online:…

H+K Strategies’ Mike Coates on how business should talk to government — In July, Mike Coates was named president and CEO of global communications firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies Americas region. Here's how a kid from Dartmouth, N.S., came to oversee 29 offices in Canada, the U.S.