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One Degree Friday July 30 2021

Digital Innovation Surprised Many Last Year, But Can It Be Sustained?

The resilience of the economy — supported by technology and innovative thinking — over the past year and a half astounded many economists, investors and journalists. Yes, there are issues to be resolved, such as supply chain issues with crucial items such as microchips, but things could have been worse. Now, it’s time for innovators and entrepreneurs to leverage these amazing lessons of resilience and apply them to the emerging economy ahead, blending the power of technology with the spirit of human passion.


Technical Paper – Online Harm

The aim of this discussion paper is to present a proposed framework for an Act of Parliament. It reflects one of several possible approaches. The paper does not imply approval by any party of the approaches or concepts in it. Any eventual Act may be supplemented by regulations made under the Act.

Government of Canada

1 in 3 cancer articles on social media contain harmful misinformation

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 72% of adults in the United States use social media. Another survey suggests that 73% of people in the U.S. obtain health-related information from the internet.


Canadian Consumers Demand a Balanced Experience of Physical and Digital Retail Offerings

In the last 16 months, we’ve witnessed forward-thinking retailers reinvent their business models and unearth new opportunities in response to the rapidly changing behaviours of Canadian consumers. In November 2020, Canadian findings from PwC’s Global Consumer Insights Survey (Pulse 1) showed that consumers are continuing to shop online in greater numbers than ever before. They cite price, convenience, and health and safety concerns as the predominant reasons. Of those surveyed in the first Pulse, 52 per cent agree they’re making less frequent but bigger basket shops, putting a pause on the previously popular micro trips. When we shift to Pulse 2 (March 2021), half of the respondents (50 per cent) continue to make less frequent but bigger basket shops, and 42 per cent are shopping more with discount retailers. The data also highlights shopping preferences, 69 per cent of respondents prefer in-store shopping experiences and 56 per cent shop online through a personal computer (PC) at least monthly.




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