“The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone, in any role, is to learn how to influence people to change their behavior. I took some conflict resolution courses as part of my Masters, and it taught me that the secret to solving issues was to ensure that you are truly listening to what someone’s concerns or issues are before you try and come up with solutions. It’s something I try and teach my kids as well. The pandemic is really bringing that into focus.”
Two troubling questions lurk behind the results of the Fraser Institute’s 2020 Economic Freedom of the World report, released Sept. 10.
This year’s report is based on 2018 data (the most recent available). By 2018, global economic freedom had recovered from the 2008 financial crisis and was at its highest level ever, albeit by just a bit. Canada was among the top 10 economically-free countries. Hong Kong was number one—where it’s been since the first ranking was released in 1970.
It’s easy to fall in love with Victoria (or rediscover why you fell so hard in the first place). Though our province’s capital has a sophisticated vibe to it, with its historic buildings and elegant gardens, the city has an easygoing feel—as breezy as the ocean air that whispers through the Inner Harbour. And, after a rather tense first half of 2020, doesn’t a laid-back escape to an old favorite sound enticing?
Canadians across the country are feeling the impacts of COVID-19, and the Government of Canada will continue to be there to offer support for those who need it. As we work toward our economic recovery from the pandemic and begin to build back better, the government will continue to make investments in infrastructure that will create good jobs for Canadians, build stronger communities, and make our economy more sustainable and resilient for everyone.
In August Delta Police ‘launched’ its new drone program, as part of its overall public safety mandate. The drones can fly day or night, in a wide variety of weather. The pilots are police officers who have completed ground school training and hold a Transport Canada Advanced Remotely Piloted Aircraft System license.