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Outsourcing

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I’m delighted Canadians are outraged over the Royal Bank’s outsourcing of Canadian jobs to foreign workers! So they should be. There are 1000’s of qualified workers currently unemployed who could easily do these jobs. But the problem of outsourcing is far more pervasive. As a small Canadian business employing local sewers, graphic artists, photographers, bookkeepers, accountants, translators, web programmers, and marketing firms as well as buying from Canadian suppliers of fabrics and vinyl packaging, I am acutely aware of the pressure to send production overseas. Many of you may already know that the Dragons from the hit CBC TV show,...

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Corporate Greed

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I received notice today of yet another fee increase by Moneris; the company I have a contract with for online payment processing and the wireless terminal I use during marketplace events. The Royal Bank has also raised banking fees for all business and personal accounts. In fact, booth fees, fabric costs, electricity rates, and gas prices (just to name a few) have been skyrocketing for the past several years! Needless to say, the majority of workers in Canada have not received a pay increase during the economic downturn. Some of the price increases seem justified but several of the fee...

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