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2014-03-31 16:23:27

OTTAWA, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Pro sports are much more than just a game--they are big business. In Power Play: The Business Economics of Pro Sports, economists (and passionate sports fans) Glen Hodgson and Mario Lefebvre look behind the public spectacle to address the underlying business economic issues. Which pro sports league most embraces the free market, and which is the most socialist? (The answer may be surprising.) Could southern Ontario support another National Hockey...

2014-03-19 08:31:17

TORONTO, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada could move from being one of the top 20 net food exporting countries in the world to being one of the top five within the next few years-- while addressing the legitimate needs of Canadians for safe, healthy and affordable food. The Canadian Food Strategy, unveiled by The Conference Board of Canada at the 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014, is a blueprint for change in the food sector. "The food sector already contributes more than 8 per cent of...

2014-03-17 12:28:09

TORONTO, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada is the only G8 country without a national school nutrition program. At the 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014, a panel of expert speakers will discuss the implementation of a Pan-Canadian Student Nutrition Program as one of the ways to take action on childhood obesity, physical inactivity and hunger. Presenters will discuss key components of student nutrition programs, highlight successful examples, and share insights on how Canadian...

2014-03-06 04:23:46

Reform means ending price setting, opening export markets, and compensating farmers fairly for milk production quota OTTAWA, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Consumers would enjoy a long-term reduction in dairy prices and the industry could be even more profitable than it is under the existing supply management system, under a reform proposal released today by The Conference Board of Canada. The report, Reforming Dairy Supply Management: The Case for Growth, proposes a three-part reform...

2014-03-03 12:27:17

Global markets offer dairy producers enormous growth potential OTTAWA, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Reform to Canada's outdated dairy supply management policy must be accompanied by a push to expand into global markets with rapidly-growing demand, according to The Conference Board of Canada's second release of findings from its analysis of dairy supply management. "Dairy supply management is an old solution to an old problem. When the current system came into effect, international...

2014-02-27 12:28:33

System prevents efficient Canadian dairy producers from expanding into world markets OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's dairy supply management policy is costly to millions of Canadians -- consumers pay higher prices for dairy products to support a small number of farms, and the most efficient farmers are limited to the small Canadian market, according to the first release of findings from The Conference Board of Canada analysis of supply management. "All Canadians have a...

2013-12-17 08:20:44

Taxicab service remains tightly-controlled even at times of high demand, such as the holiday season Link to publication: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=5897 News release 14-58 OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The trucking and taxicab industries have travelled two different roads in recent decades, reveals a Conference Board of Canada study, We Have Been Here Before: Supply Management in Transportation. Deregulated in the 1980s, for-hire trucking has...

2013-12-02 12:20:36

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ -- Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada, is available to comment on the news that a Canadian naval engineer is accused of trying to send classified information on Canada's shipbuilding strategy and marine sovereignty to the Chinese government. The Conference Board's recent report, Preventing, Mitigating, and Managing Insider Threats, outlines employee behaviours that should raise red...

2013-10-16 12:22:24

Stronger growth expected in 2014 and beyond WHITEHORSE, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Lower commodity prices will hold back mineral exploration in Canada's territories, cooling previously-robust economic growth in the territories this year. Real gross domestic product (GDP) in the territories is forecast to grow by a tepid 0.5 per cent in 2013, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Territorial Outlook: Autumn 2013, released today at Canada's North Summit 2013 in Whitehorse....

2013-09-30 12:20:46

Link to publication: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=5729 OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Streamlined visa processes to make Canada friendlier to foreign visitors could lead to major benefits for the Canadian air transportation industry and the broader economy. This recommendation is one of several outlined in a new Conference Board of Canada report, Growing Canada's Economy: A New National Air Transportation Policy. "Visa requirements for travel to...