The American Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) has compiled a list of CEO compensation in 19 developed countries and the results are of considerable interest to Canadians. It turns out that the ratio of our CEO’s pay to that of the average worker is second highest of the group, behind only—no surprise—the U.S.A. The average Canadian . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: CEO pay—how much is too much?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Last week Nobel Peace Prize winner, and one of the spiritual leaders of our time, Archbishop Desmond Tutu called on governments to make fossil fuel companies pay for the climate damages that their product is causing. Although international negotiations are beginning to look at this issue, the possibility . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Desmond Tutu raises climate compensation ahead of UN Climate Summit
It goes like this:
“If we had had more ambition [on emissions cuts from rich countries], we would not have to ask for so much [money] for adaptation. If there had been more money for adaptation [to climate change], we would not be looking for money for loss and damage. What’s next? Loss of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: We’ll All Be Singing This Tune Before Long
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
How’s this for a business model: You bring together thousands of fish, stick them in an open net in the ocean, despite warnings that the conditions invite infectious disease, and then, when they all get sick, you receive compensation from the Canadian taxpayer. Both Grieg Seafood and Cermaq . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Will your tax dollars subsidize BC’s unsustainable fish farms?