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Meet the Refugee Family Whose Business Trudeau Mentioned at the UN

Assam Hadhad, a Syrian refugee who arrived in Canada last year, displays a tray of chocolates at his shop, Peace by Chocolate, in Antigonish, N.S. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared the story of the Hadhad family as he addressed a refugee summit at the UN on Tuesday. Just a year ago, members of the Hadhad family were refugees in Lebanon, but now they're running a business called Peace by Chocolate, which is hiring local employees.

The prime minister name-dropped Peace by Chocolate, an Antagonish firm started by the Hadhad family, in his speech

What Would Make Most Workers Reject a Job

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A new survey suggests that 61% of Canadian employees wouldn't accept a position that didn't offer this benefit

The Growing Business of Commercial Cannabis

Growing cannabis plants intended for the medical marijuana market at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B. Photo: Ron Ward/CP

A recent Vancouver expo shows the breadth and growth of the Canadian marijuana industry

The Cure for Canada’s Mid-Sized Businesses

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BDC head Michael Denham on what the country's medium-sized firms must do to scale up

Why You Should Let Staff Do What They Want

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Autonomy is a key factor in improving job satisfaction AND performance, according to recent research

How Will CPP Expansion Affect the Economy?

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The federal government says expanding the national retirement plan will hurt the economy and jobs in the short term, but boost growth post-2025

Lessons in Motivating People Under Pressure From Curt Harnett

Team Canada chef de mission Curt Harnett. Photo: Bernard Weil/Toronto Star/Getty

How Canada’s chef de mission for the Rio Olympics led his team to peak performance

Why You Need to Hire More Joiners

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Employees who volunteer or participate in community activities have one very important trait, a recent study finds

Introducing Canada’s Top New Growth Companies: The 2016 STARTUP 50

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Meet the country's hottest new businesses

PROFIT 500 2016: Industry Rankings

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See which parts of the economy Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies operate in

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