Will Canada thrive as a global leader in international trade?

Caroline Grover

A new initiative, The Partnership for Resource Trade (PRT) is a public advocacy campaign to champion natural resources in Canada.

The initiative also promotes the communities in which they operate, and the businesses they support. This initiative is being carried out by chambers of commerce across Canada.

Over the next two years, Canada will consider numerous proposals to build new infrastructure to get Canada’s natural resources to market.

Canada must build the trade routes of the 21st century.

The natural resource sectors support directly and indirectly 1.8 million jobs across the country. They provide $30 billion a year to government revenues.

So what is holding Canada back from more robust resource sector growth? A lack of adequate transportation infrastructure that is needed to ship our goods to new, high growth markets.

Jeopardy!

After China, which country is the top source of recalled products in the United States?

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Answer to last week’s “Jeopardy!”: What percentage of expatriates are women? A total of 20 percent are female (historic average is 15 percent).

Jeopardy!

What percentage of expatriates are women?

 

Answer in the comment section below. The answer will be revealed at next week’s “Jeopardy!”

Answer to last week’s “Jeopardy!”: Which elements of an employment deal matter most to US employees when choosing their workplace? According to a 2011 study conducted by Mercer, a leading human resources consulting firm, employees in the US ranked the most important elements of an employment deal as: 1) Base pay; 2) Retirement savings or pension plan; 3) Type of work; 4) Low health care costs; 5) Bonus or other incentives; 6) Working for a respectable organization.