Business and Economy - 2010
December 6, 2010
 

Irish Bailout & Eurozone:
Merkel Position on Bondholder Responsibility Endorsed;
Panel’s Support for IMF Bailout Weaker than for Greece;
Bailout of Spain Seen as Likely, German Withdrawal Possible

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
November 29, 2010
 

Booze and Business - Sharp decline in use and tolerance of alcohol - Mainly for legal reasons

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
November 22, 2010
 

Pensions and Bill C-501, Weak Support for Passing Bill C-501 - Governments Should Reduce the Generosity of Public Sector Pensions

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
November 15, 2010
 

Potash Decision: Strong Support for Harper Decision among Normally Free Trade-Oriented Business Panel

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
November 8, 2010
 

Foreign Airline Access - Open Skies Policy Wins, Emirates Lose

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
November 1, 2010
 

Governments Get Poor Grades for Consulting Business on Disability Laws and Regulations

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
October 25, 2010
 

Foreign Ownership of Canadian Telecoms
Business Panel Divided on Whether to Loosen Regulations;
Increased Competition Would Improve Prices and Options;
Intense Panel Opposition to Ownership Stakes from Foreign Governments and Companies Operating from Overseas Dictatorship

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
October 18, 2010
 

Advice to a Young Person Contemplating an MBA
Get Job Experience First, Then Decide
An MBA Provides Better Financial Skills than MA/MSc’s But MBA Holders May Have Inferior People Skills

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
October 11, 2010
 

Early Preparation for Business Success

The Most Efficient Route to Business Success - Strong Undergraduate Engineering Degree and C.A., Probably Experience Overseas and Chinese Language

The Single Most Important Skillset - Excellent Oral and Written Communications

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
October 4, 2010
  Potash Corporation: Overwhelming Support for Government to Block Sale to Chinese Buyer, Less Concern about Australian Buyer

Top Reasons to Oppose Sale - China a Dictatorship, Suitor a State Corporation, Profits Would Be Directed Overseas, and Especially Because China Does Not Observe Patent and Commercial Laws
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
September 27, 2010
 

Money, Guns, Jets, and Agenda for Parliament

Money - Control Spending and Priorize Debt Repayment; Arctic Sovereignty More Important than U.N. Prominence
Guns - Government and Opposition Earn Failing Grades for their Debate Performance, Only Slightly Better than the Performance of the Registry Itself
Fighter Jet Purchase - the Right Decision

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
September 20, 2010
 

Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Agreements - Most Companies Have Some Form of Non-Compete Clauses for Some Employees and They Ought to, Say Business Panelists, But Non-Compete Clauses Are Difficult to Enforce

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:      
Business and Finance
September 13, 2010
 

Obama: Almost Entirely Blameless for the Recession But Confidence in White House Economic Management Is Moderate and Falling

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
September 6, 2010
 

Foreign Workers in Canada: Government Programs Desirable But Verifying Credentials Can Be Problematic

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
August 30, 2010
 

Battle over Potash Corporation - Ideal Solution is for Our Tax Climate to Favour Our Own Company Becoming a Larger Global Player

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
August 23, 2010
 

CEOs/Business Leaders Tend to Favour Companies’ Legal Rights to Dual-Class Share Structures; Beleive That Voting Shares Should Be Worth Many Times more than Non-Voting Shares

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
August 16, 2010
 

Business Leaders Divided about Whether to Extend Infrastructure Spending Deadline Beyond March 31st;
Great Doubt that Any Federal Government Can Do Much for Canada in Light of the Global Economy;
Federal Politicians Much More Capable of Harming than Helping our Economy—Ignatieff More Capable of Causing Harm than Harper by 4:1

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
August 2, 2010
 

Gulf Oil Spill - Third in a Series
BP and U.S. Government Both to Blame;
BP Won’t Gain Much from Replacing CEO

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
July 19, 2010
 

New Securities Regulator Vital for Canada’s National Interest, Efficient Markets, and Investor Confidence
Regulator Will Have Head Office Despite Claims to the Contrary
Business Leaders Divided about Toronto for Head Office
Harper/Flaherty Earn Good Scores for Their Performance

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:      
Business and Finance
July 12, 2010
 

Nobel Prize Economist Paul Krugman on Long Depression Rather than Great Depression—Neither, Says Business Panel; We’re in a Severe Recession

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
July 5, 2010
 

Provincial Deficits and Debt Loads: Cut Spending Across the Board, Privatize Some Healthcare Functions, Say CEOs and Business Leaders

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
June 28, 2010
 

G8 and G20 Hosting Gets Mixed Response
Goals of Stronger World Economy, Isolating Iran, Better Bank Regulation, More Government Transparency, and Fighting Protectionism Are All Desirable, Says Business Panel. If Summit Goals Were Actually Achieved, the Price Tag Might Be Justified

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
June 14, 2010
 

China's Foxconn Scores Poorly with Business Leaders But Apple Won’t Suffer Fallout from Poor Conduct of Its Supplier; Foxconn’s Wage Hike - Forerunner of Wage Inflation

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:    
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 31, 2010
 

G-8 and G-20 Agendas - Business Leaders Priorize Government Spending Prudence, Bank Transparency, and Stopping Iran Getting the Bomb

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 24, 2010
 

Oil Exploration Policy after the BP Disaster - Governments Caught between Environmental Pressure for Tougher Regulation and against Development vs. Ever Increasing World Demand and Unreliable Supply

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 17, 2010
 

The Economic Crisis in Greece: Part 2 of 2 - European Bailout Right Thing to Do But Greece Will Not Recover, Portugal and Spain Probably Next, and Canada’s Economy Stronger than U.K. or U.S.

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 10, 2010
 

The Economic Crisis in Greece: Part 1 of 2
Greece Unlikely to Recover
Urban Turmoil and Violence Not the Main Economic Problem

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 3, 2010
 

Harper and Flaherty Score with their Opposition to a Special Bank Levy

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 26, 2010
 

Goldman Sachs Very Likely Guilty of Fraud, Say CEOs/Business Leaders on COMPAS Business Panel

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 19, 2010
 

Business Panel Concurs with Fraser Institute Report Saying Infrastructure Spending Did Little for the Economy; Panelists Reject Heavy Spending as Cure for Economy’s Ills, Attribute Harper Budget to Pressure from Public, G8, and Opposition Parties

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 12, 2010
 

Business Panel Agrees with White House Concern about Chinese Currency Manipulation, But This Is Perceived as Lesser among Beijing’s Sins

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 5, 2010
 

Housing Prices Expected to Continue Rising Because of Inflation Expectations with Hiccups Because of the HST

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:    
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
March 22, 2010
 

Mining Ethics Bill (C-300) Should Come from Government, Not Backbencher; Good Idea Should Apply to All Sectors, Not Just Mining; Some Concern about Imposing Our Moral Standards on Others and about Exodus of Mining Companies from Canada

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
March 16, 2010
 

Harper-Flaherty Budget Earns Strong Scores
Very Strong Praise for Canada’s Leadership in Lower Taxes and Abolition on Tariffs for Manufacturing Inputs; Concern about Longterm Debt; Division of Opinion about Whether Harper - Flaherty and Chretien - Martin Budgets Are Significantly Different

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
March 8, 2010
 

Financial Literacy for Canadians - Schools Should Teach the Value of Avoiding High Cost Debt, Higher Education, RSPs, and Owning a Family Home

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
March 1, 2010
 

NL Premier Danny Williams Gets Business Panel Support; Williams’ Surgery in U.S. Seen as Less Hypocritical than Prime Minister Martin’s Use of Private Medicine in Canada; Support for Private Medicine Now Outpolls Government Healthcare Monopoly More than 3:1

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
February 22, 2010
 

Pre-Budget Advice to Flaherty: Less Worry about Deflation and Less Support for Spending, Top Spending Recommendations - Pensions/RSPs and National Debt Paydown; Top Cut Recommendation—the Environment

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
February 15, 2010
 

Globalive Controversy and Foreign Ownership: Strong Support for Opening Up Opportunities for Foreign Players along with Mixed Opinion about National Security Aspects

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:      
Business and Finance
February 8, 2010
 

Charitable Giving: Divided Opinion about Corporate vs. Shareholder Responsibility and Proper Corporate Practices; Priority Should Go to Audited, Local, Child-oriented Charities

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
February 1, 2010
 

Bank Reform and Volcker Rule: Consensus Support to Prohibit Banks from Investing (Hedge Funds) But No Consensus on Bank Size in Canada or U.S.

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
January 25, 2010
 

China: Google Controversy a Turning Point
Large Majority of Business Panelists Perceive China as Mistreating Tibetan, Uyghur, and Falun Gong Minorities;
Large Majority See Western Investments as Vulnerable to Arbitrary Chinese Legal System

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 18, 2010
 

Armed Forces: Widespread Support for C.D. Howe Recommendation That Employers Be Compensated for Disruption of Reservist Employees Leaving for Active Duty

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 11, 2010
 

Air Travel, Terrorism, and Inconvenience:
Inconvenience to Rise, Especially in Cross-Border Flights;
More than 80% Support Profiling of Passengers;
79% Support Bonded Travel Certificates;
Increased Inconvenience May Be Less of a Threat to Air Travel in 2010 than Desire to Cut Costs

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 4, 2010
 

Chinese/Indians to Outperform Global Economy, U.S./Russians/Arabs to Underperform, Japan and W. Europe in Between

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance