Why The United States And Canada Should Merge: Foreign Policy Opinion

Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News projected a 10,000 job increase and an unchanged jobless rate, according to median forecasts. Its nice to see at least moderate job creation, but the pace has cooled, David Watt, chief economist at the Canadian unit of HSBC Holdings Plc, said. I dont expect a burst of job creation like we saw late last year. Its disappointing at this stage of the economy to see such weak labor force growth. Slowing job creation and signs of discouraged workers come a week after the Bank of Canada cut its economic growth forecast for the rest of the year with Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem citing an elusive pickup in exports and investment. Employment growth has slowed after domestic spending and employment gains pulled Canada out of a recession triggered by the 2008 global financial crisis. The unemployment rate declined as fewer youths searched for work, Statistics Canada said in its report today. Currency, Bonds Canadas dollar strengthened 0.1 percent to C$1.0386 versus its U.S. counterpart at 12:03 p.m. in Toronto. One Canadian dollar buys 96.28 U.S. cents. Government benchmark two-year bond yields were unchanged at 1.20 percent. The participation rate fell to 66.4 percent from 66.6 percent, reaching the lowest since February, 2002. That development is very disappointing, Watt said in an e-mail. I would have thought that more would have been getting drawn back into the labor force, he said.

“It’s protectiveness,” she stresses. “I think that investing should only be done with one test in mind, and that’s reciprocity. If the Chinese can buy Smithfield Foods, then the Americans can buy the Chinese company that wants to buy Smithfield — but we can’t. It’s all one-way, and that’s what they’re doing and they’re doing that everywhere. It’s like, ‘Heads, I win. Tails, you lose.'” In the book, she describes a “new cold war . . . being fought on economic grounds.” Francis imagines a half-dozen ways a merger could take place — how the United States might buy out Canada, Louisiana Purchase-style, or set up resource funds to pay dividends to Canadian citizens. Politically, Canada’s provinces might seek entry as U.S. states — or perhaps as a commonwealth if Quebec wished to preserve a government of its own. They could form a federal union, a la unified Germany, create an overarching council (the Swiss model), or establish a coordinating government (the European Union model).

BlissDom Canada: Influencers and Brands Take Over Twitterverse for Successful Sold-Out Conference

The feedback so far has been amazingly positive,” says Jennifer Powell , principal of BlissDom Canada. Featuring keynotes from entrepreneur and fundraising expert Drew Dudley , Kirstine Stewart of Twitter Canada, and panels featuring the likes of Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery.com and Glen Canning , whose daughter Rehtaeh Parsons was a victim of internet bullying-the Twitterverse, Facebook and Instagram were on fire about all things #BlissDomCA throughout the weekend. With more than 24,000 tweets going out to share the BlissDom Canada buzz, the sold-out conference was also trending in Canada through the weekend, surpassing the 87 million impressions achieved in the month leading up to the conference. Lead sponsor Chevrolet Canada was once again thrilled to be participating in another successful BlissDom Canada event. “BlissDom Canada is one of the conferences we always look forward to! For the past 4 years Chevrolet Canada has been a supporter of BlissDom Canada and each year it only gets better,” shares Natalie Nankil, media relations manager of General Motors of Canada. “Being able to support a conference that allows bloggers from across Canada to connect and learn from each other is one of the reasons we return to BlissDom Canada each year. It also gives us an opportunity to connect with bloggers and share what’s happening at Chevrolet-whether it be new our products or community programs.” Sponsor activations went far beyond traditional tradeshow and event marketing efforts. Attendees were invited to lounge and create signature donuts in the #Timspiration suite by Tim Hortons . A glamping (glamour + camping) night hosted by Maple Leaf Foods , Wine Country Ontario , PayPal Canada , and Sunlight featured dining under the stars with a performances by Canadian country sensation Teneille and R & B songstress Jully Black . McDonald’s Canada evoked childhood memories with a retro-styled suite decked in the famous red and yellow colour palette where attendees were treated to McDonald’s new signature wraps and salads. And Cottonelle got cheeky with their clever #LetsTalkAboutBums activation that took over the conference floor bathrooms. With the epic speaker line-up and leading sponsors like Chevrolet Canada, Maple Leaf Foods, Tim Hortons, McDonald’s Canada, Microsoft Canada, Lentils Canada , Cottonelle, Philosophy , YummyMummyClub , UNICEF , and so many more, BlissDom Canada 2013 was a showcase of the leading brands and influencers on social media in Canada.