Daily Archives: December 7, 2010

They might hurt us if they know how much we make

Another feature of Bill C-470  (see previous post) is that it contains compensation disclosure provisions –with a floor of $100,000– that are aimed at improving the accountability and transparency of charities. The AUCC finds the following problem with this provision:

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The hidden value of the CERC program

Bill C-470 drafted by Liberal MP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, Albina Guarnieri, passed first reading in Parliament in October. It was supposed to be a call to arms against charities whose salary structures make “a mockery of the concept of a … Continue reading

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Looking for a ‘Sputnik’ moment – Not in Canada

Practicing for his upcoming state of the union speech in front of teachers and students at a community college in Winston-Salem, Virginia, U.S. President Obama called Monday for more spending on education, innovation and infrastructure to ensure a future where … Continue reading

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Be merry and solve problems

Researchers at Northwestern University found that people were more likely to solve word puzzles with sudden insight when they were amused, having just seen a short comedy routine by Robin Williams. Not so when they’d seen a scary or boring … Continue reading

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We made the top 10 of Charbonneau!

Ten higher-ed bloggers worth checking out 6 December 2010 It’s hard to keep up with all that’s being written about postsecondary education in Canada, but there are at least 10 bloggers that I do try to read regularly. Here they … Continue reading

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