Alex Bishop

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Opinion: Two for one: Justice and profit

“This blog was taken from financialpost.com” A new year can inspire us to adopt fresh perspectives. With successive governments having dragged their feet for decades on investment in First Nations communities, it may be time for Canada’s private sector to seize the initiative in achieving reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous peoples. We Canadians love …

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For Mental Illness, Moving From Fear to Empathy to Action

Recent incidents such as the Locke Street Violence and two other recent situations involving people with mental health illnesses have made me think a lot about how intense the feelings of fear can be. On the one hand, we want to be supportive and brave in ways like the #LetsTalk campaign. But I am realizing that many …

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We must work together to make this city inclusive and safe for all of us

“This blog was taken from thespec.com” I have been asked several times to say something about the current climate in Hamilton. I’ve written several drafts outlining my position and my personal feelings and connection to the discrimination and oppression of our own LGBTQ+ community. I ended up saying nothing because my words felt hollow as …

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Executives better get used to handling political risk no matter who wins the U.S. election

“This blog was taken from financialpost.com” Much of the Canadian analysis of the Nov. 3 vote in the United States would have made a former editor-in-chief crazy. He had banned the use of the word “but” in all stories, yet for Canada’s pundits, it’s the “yes, but” election. Yes, American voters seem “tantalizingly close” to …

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Hudson’s Bay has stopped paying its rent at malls across the country. Is it in trouble?

Is Hudson’s Bay in trouble? There are certainly signs that it could be. The 350-year-old retailer, whose parent company was taken private on March 3, just a week before COVID-19 hit Canada with its full force, has been hit hard by the pandemic lockdown, as have many retailers. But unlike most other retailers, the Hudson’s …

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