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Global Risks Report 2021- COVID, environment, social upheaval

Fractured Future: That’s the title of the latest annual World Economic Forum report on the global risks. The 16th annual Global Risk Report is not a positive one–citing climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity loss, and social upheaval. The report, »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Some millionaires ask World Economic Forum to tax them more

While many average earners complain of taxes, a group of the world’s wealthiest is saying they should be taxed more. The disparity in earnings between the wealthiest and the middle and lower classes is such that some of those uber-rich »

Economy, International, Society

Major gender wage gap continues in Canada

The Globe and Mail reported Monday that the wage gap between men and women in Canada remains “significant” and “persistent.” Citing updated figures from Statistics Canada, The Globe said a woman working full time in Canada makes 73.5 cents for »

International, Society

Trudeau discusses gender gap at Davos

Canada’s federal cabinet might be the most gender balanced government in its history, but Canada is a long way off from full gender parity, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was reminded Friday on his final day in Davos, Switzerland. Trudeau took »

Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau’s Davos speed dating game

The World Economic Forum in Davos might be the world’s biggest schmoozing fest for the rich and powerful but it’s not a cakewalk. Just looking at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Thursday Twitter feed will make you dizzy. First, a meeting »

International, Politics

PM Trudeau to attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Davos, Switzerland, next week to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, the prime minister’s office (PMO) announced Monday. Trudeau will be at the WEF from January 20 to 23, 2016, »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s Equality-gender gap: slow but steady improvement

It’s called the Global Gender Gap Report.  It’s an annual report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) – the body behind the high-powered annual Davos summit – first issued in 2006. The report looks at gender issues in 142 countries »

Economy, Highlights, Society

Mixed performance behind Canada’s 20th place on gender equality index

A recent report by the World Economic Forum places Canada in 20th position among 136 countries on gender equality. The Global Gender Gap Report has been released since 2006 and looks at four measures to determine national gender gaps: economic participation »