Business & Economic Development in Canada

This collection presents some of the great moments that have marked the history of business in Canada and highlights some of the issues that have had a significant impact on the country's economic development. Covered topics include "nation-builders", women in business, free trade, pipelines, northern development, resource revenue sharing with Indigenous groups, as well as the integration of new Canadians to the labour market.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 55 Titles

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The Hour The Hour Does Business

BlackBerry, lululemon, Roots. George Stroumboulopoulos sits down with the founders of these Canadian companies and business success stories. Plus incisive conversations with the sharpest minds in business writing, Malcolm Gladwell and David Chilton, make this a must for marketing, entrepreneurial and business courses! Featuring interviews with Nouriel Roubini, Harry Dent, David Chilton, Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Bronfman, Michael Budman (Roots), Jim ...
  • 2009
  • 01:50:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The New Conquistadors

Five hundred years later, there are some – particularly in the indigenous communities of Latin America – who are seeing this as new era of economic conquest, one with significant environmental and social consequences. This time, the new "conquerors" are Canadian mining companies. These "new conquistadors" have generated enormous wealth for Canada and the countries in which they do business. Canadian mining ...
  • 2013
  • 00:25:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The National The Sharing Economy

Taxis and hotels are two businesses being disrupted by a new business model based on an old idea: sharing. Airbnb, Uber and other online services help connect people willing to offer their underused apartment, automobile passenger space or other assets to those who want access to them. The sharing (or peer-to-peer) economy is worth billions of dollars and growing. But ...
  • 2014
  • 00:10:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

News in Review - September 2007 The Trial of Conrad Black

In mid-July former media baron Conrad Black was found guilty of obstruction of justice and three counts of mail fraud. The verdict came after a 15-week trial in a Chicago courtroom. Black, who will be sentenced in November, could be sent to prison for many years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Black trial and the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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Venture The Wal-Martization of Canada / Vietnam Economic Boom

The Wal-Martization of Canada: Run with slogan-driven military precision, Wal-Mart is the world's most successful retailer. The company, however, has found their move into the Canadian market to be more difficult than expected. Wal-Mart's primary task is to build trust. This is difficult when you are an ultra-secretive American company with a troubling reputation. Venture addresses specific concerns and takes a rare look ...
  • 1994
  • 00:21:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Would You Live Here?

With housing prices in the stratosphere and the typical salary stagnating, Canadians are finding ever more diverse living spaces, particularly in dense urban areas. The National takes a tour of the new housing frontier, going inside the “village in a box” concept of many condo developments, ultra-small apartments, co-housing, shipping-container dwellings and retail-to-residential conversions. Are these viable alternatives to the typical ...
  • 2010
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Exchange Young Canadians: Funding the Future

Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze, is a UBC professor and leading thinker on generational inequality in Canada. He talks with CBC's Peter Armstrong about how Canada Pension Plan reforms will affect young people and their future plans for retirement.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016