How Jordan Peterson became the face of an MBA program in Texas

How Jordan Peterson became the face of an MBA program in Texas

To meet Jordan Peterson, a once obscure University of Toronto psychology professor turned bestselling author and free speech warrior, Jeff Sandefer piloted his Cessna Citation through a pea soup fog to Des Moines, Iowa, from Austin, Texas, last fall. Sandefer made a fortune in the oil industry, started a private investment firm, got hooked on…

These are the potential tax measures federal budget watchers are speculating about this year

These are the potential tax measures federal budget watchers are speculating about this year

Speculation is rampant in the tax community as to both when the government will deliver its final federal budget before the October election and, more importantly, what tax measures it might contain. The date While last year’s federal budget dropped on Feb. 27, this year’s budget will likely be tabled somewhat later, given that Minister…

Unemployment in the US is historically low, but wage growth is sluggish — and no one seems to know exactly why

Unemployment in the US is historically low, but wage growth is sluggish — and no one seems to know exactly why

Ten years after the financial crisis, the US unemployment rate has dropped from the crisis peak of 10% to a historically low 3.9% — but overall wage growth is still sluggish. Comparing the last three years to the last similar period of sustained low unemployment, Q1 1998 to Q1 2001, and you’ll see a difference…

What happens when the president declares a national emergency

What happens when the president declares a national emergency

Following is a transcript of the video. President Trump declared a national emergency on February 15, 2019. Trump: “We’re going to be signing… today… and registering… national emergency… and it’s a great thing to do.” This gives Trump special powers, which he says will help him fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. This would…

Hate mail and vitriol: Divisions run deep over bill that could reshape our natural resources economy

Hate mail and vitriol: Divisions run deep over bill that could reshape our natural resources economy

Few pieces of legislation stir up raw emotion within the resources sector as much as those connected to environmental reviews. Gigi Suhanic TORONTO/CALGARY – It’s a Friday afternoon in January and Pierre Gratton, president of the Mining Association of Canada, is tired of responding to angry emails from people he doesn’t know. For the second…

Sidewalk Labs says wider vision for Toronto waterfront – tax revenue, transit – still ‘concepts in progress’

Sidewalk Labs says wider vision for Toronto waterfront – tax revenue, transit – still ‘concepts in progress’

Sidewalk Labs, the Google-affiliated company trying to redevelop a portion of Toronto’s waterfront, scrambled to clarify its plans on Friday after it was revealed the company’s ambitions in the city were more extensive than had been previously announced. For more than a year, Sidewalk has been working on its proposal to redevelop the Quayside neighbourhood…

Facebook is trying to hire someone to work on ‘legged’ robots and robotic hands

Facebook is trying to hire someone to work on ‘legged’ robots and robotic hands

Facebook is quietly thinking about how to build robots with hands and legs. The Silicon Valley tech firm is best-known for its suite of ultra-popular apps, from Facebook to Instagram and WhatsApp. In recent years, however, it has invested heavily in artificial intelligence research, and uses robotics as a key plank of its efforts in…

Here’s the investor deck that helped real-estate startup Divvy raise a $30 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz

Here’s the investor deck that helped real-estate startup Divvy raise a $30 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz

Divvy is one of the many Silicon Valley startups working to change the way people buy homes. For Divvy, it’s specifically interested in providing alternative financing options for potential home buyers who don’t qualify for traditional mortgages. It does so by purchasing homes outright and allowing customers to pay it back in a series of…

BlackBerry gets $40M boost from Ottawa to build primary operating system for connected vehicles

BlackBerry gets $40M boost from Ottawa to build primary operating system for connected vehicles

On Friday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government will be providing a $40 million grant to help BlackBerry Ltd. develop new software for the vehicles of the future. Trudeau was at BlackBerry’s QNX division in Ottawa alongside CEO John Chen for the announcement, touting the 800 jobs expected to be created…

‘Enormous economic harm’: Auto tariffs would add to pain of other trade measures, report says

‘Enormous economic harm’: Auto tariffs would add to pain of other trade measures, report says

U.S. tariffs on auto imports would compound the pain of other recent trade measures, with the impact spilling across borders, even if Canada, Mexico and South Korea are exempted from the levies, says a leading analyst at the Center for Automotive Research. “We make things together, parts cross our borders multiple times using U.S. components…