Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Mark Holmgren writes that there’s no reason why we should allow poverty to continue in a country which has plenty of wealth to reduce it, while Patrick Butler notes that the conservative view of poverty as being solely the result of personal (lack of) merit is oblivious ...

The Disaffected Lib: Harper’s Threat to Canada’s High Tech Crown Jewel

Ask most Canadians to name Canada’s biggest technology success story and they’ll probably be hard pressed to come up with an answer.  Blackberry? No, that’s out. Hmmm. The answer, for the time being at least, is Bombardier, the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer.  Sure, when you board WestJet or Air Canada you’ll probably be ...

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Greenest Companies Consistently Outperform Markets

Apple, BMW, LG, HP, Coca-Cola, and Walmart are among the 187 companies cited by non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project for doing the most to combat climate change. These green warriors also outperform the Bloomberg World Index. Five Canadian companies made this elite group. I find out how their stock prices compare to the S&P/TSX Index. The recently ...

Things Are Good: Wirelessly Charging Electric Buses to be Tested

The city of Mannheim will be testing a new kind of electric bus which can be charged wirelessly. Bombardier, who makes the buses, is hoping to prove that using electric buses can be cheaper and more efficient than current models. Every time the bus stops to pickup or drop off passengers a device beneath the ...