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Workplace Violence in Canadian Organizations

Dr. Nicole Cvenkel, President and CEO, My Work & Well-Being Consulting Inc. Research investigating employees’ experiences of workplace violence in diverse occupations have shown the dangers at work in some Canadian workplaces (CareerBuilder Canada, 2014; Chechak & Csiernik, 2014). Researchers have also shown that health care, hospitality, and social service workers experience the highest rates of workplace violence and injury among Canadian workers (Boyd, 1995; Pizzino, 2000; Statistics Canada, 2009). Despite research conducted on workplace […]

Malaysia’s Petronas threatening to abandon LNG project over new climate change rules

From the Financial Post Claudia Cattaneo | March 7, 2016 6:00 PM ET Malaysia’s Petronas is frustrated that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate-change priorities are introducing new uncertainty for its proposed $36 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project in northern British Columbia and has threatened to walk away if it doesn’t get federal approval by March 31, according to a source close to the project. The project, to be located on federal lands on Lelu Island […]

Workplace Stress and Employee Well-Being in Northern Workplaces

Dr. Nicole Cvenkel, CEO of My Work & Well-Being Consulting Inc. Some literature uses the terms ‘stress’ and ‘well-being’ synonymously, inferring that the two terms describe the same state. To avoid confusion, it is important to note briefly the difference between them. The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) defines workplace stress as the harmful physical and emotional responses that can happen when there is conflict between job demands on the employee and […]

B.C. and Petronas reach LNG agreement paving way for energy giant’s proposed $36-billion investment

By Yahdullah Hussain in the Financial Post British Columbia is sweetening its offering with iron-clad “cost certainty” assurances to the Petronas-led consortium in a final push to establish a liquefied natural gas project and set the stage for a “new era of economic activity” in the province, Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday. Canada is a world leader in democratic freedom, transparency, environmental protection and worker rights. So why is it not also a world leader—the […]

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