Media / Op-ed

MP laughed at for his bus-driving past? Elitist attitudes persist in politics, experts say

February 16, 2017

By Tania Kohut National Online Journalist, Breaking News  Global News A sharp chorus of laughter was heard in the House of Commons on Tuesday as Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi mentioned his past career as a bus driver, while offering condolences for a slain Winnipeg Transit employee. On Wednesday, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan asked that the laughter heard the day before be withdrawn, […]

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New Ratings For A Knowledge Economy

February 7, 2017

FEBRUARY 07, 2017 Author: MARK TOWNSEND Which countries lead the global knowledge economy? At least one academic suggests that current assessments of a country’s knowledge base are too narrow and reliant on averages. Historically, evaluations used a binary measure focusing on quantity of education and average scholastic performance. In research to be presented in April […]

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TRENDS magazine interview: Uncertainty reigns

January 26, 2017

UNCERTAINTY REIGNS Published: Jan 26, 2017 Kai L Chan, economist and distinguished fellow at INSEAD, and advisor to the UAE government on statistics and competitiveness, says the big story in 2017 and beyond will be how China will engage with the international community as it economic power continues to rise. Q: 2016 has been a […]

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Le français troisième

January 9, 2017

Un nouveau classement international place le français au troisième rang 9 janvier 2017 |Jean-Benoît Nadeau | Actualités en société | Selon un nouveau classement publié en décembre et intitulé Power Language Index (Indice des langues influentes), le français se classe troisième parmi les langues les plus influentes, après l’anglais et le chinois, mais devant l’espagnol, […]

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Quelles sont les langues les plus puissantes au monde ?

January 2, 2017

Quelles sont les langues les plus puissantes au monde ? Par Liv Audigane | 02/01/2017 à 15:42, mis à jour le 02/01/2017 Sans surprise, l’anglais reste la langue des affaires, de la culture et de la diplomatie. Mais le français, le mandarin ou l’espagnol ne sont pas en reste. Si un extra-terrestre débarquait sur Terre, […]

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