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SSQ Financial Group
SSQ FINANCIAL GROUP is a mutual diversified financial institution founded in 1944 in Quebec, Canada, which offers insurance and investment products. SSQ Financial Group
SSQ Financial Group
is headquartered in Quebec City
Quebec City
, with offices in Longueuil
Longueuil
, Calgary
Calgary
, Halifax , Vancouver
Vancouver
and Toronto
Toronto
. The Group, which serves over three million customers and employs 2,000 employees, is one of the major insurance companies in Canada according to the Insurance
Insurance
Bureau of Canada. SSQ Financial Group
SSQ Financial Group
is also one of the 500 largest companies in Quebec
Quebec
, ranking 83rd in 2015
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Egalitarianism
EGALITARIANISM (from French égal, meaning 'equal') – or EQUALITARIANISM – is a school of thought that prioritizes equality for all people. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status , according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy . According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary , the term has two distinct definitions in modern English: either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political , economic , social , and civil rights ; or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people , economic egalitarianism , or the decentralization of power . Some sources define egalitarianism as the point of view that equality reflects the natural state of humanity
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Quebec City Marathon
The SSQ QUEBEC CITY MARATHON (French : Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec), is an annual point-to-point Boston Marathon qualifying marathon (42.195 km/26.219 mi) race between Lévis and Quebec City , Quebec , Canada . It has been held in August every year since 1998 and currently can reach up to 12,700 participants in all of the events combined. Along with the full marathon, a half marathon , a 10 km, a 5 km and children's events are arranged as well. The course distinguishes itself from other races in that kilometer markers are posted in reverse order, indicating the remaining distance to the finish line. Among other things, this allows all events to start at the same time and on the same course, from the appropriate distance away from the finish line. The race is part of a series of races that go on around Quebec City each year called "Run Quebec City", with the SSQ Quebec City Marathon being the most well known event
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United Way Of Canada
UNITED WAY OF CANADA (French : Centraide Canada) is the national organization for the 117 autonomous, volunteer-based United Ways across Canada
Canada
. United Way campaigns raise money for local groups that address community issues and problems, and the national organization provides leadership, services and coordination to the members. In Canada, United Ways and Centraides are led and supported by more than 200,000 volunteers all dedicated to improving the lives of individuals in their community. Volunteers sit on United Way-Centraide boards, work on local fundraising campaigns, and help out in other capacities. Each United Way-Centraide is responsible to its own community, raising the resources and distributing it back to their community. Each year, United Ways and Centraides raise upwards of $480 million, the majority of which is reinvested in local communities to support programs and services
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Corporate Social Responsibility
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR, also called CORPORATE CONSCIENCE, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP or RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model . CSR policy functions as a self-regulatory mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and national or international norms . With some models, a firm's implementation of CSR goes beyond compliance and statutory requirements, which engages in "actions that appear to further some social good, beyond the interests of the firm and that which is required by law". The binary choice between 'complying' with the law and 'going beyond' the law must be qualified with some nuance
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Equity (economics)
EQUITY or ECONOMIC EQUALITY is the concept or idea of fairness in economics , particularly in regard to taxation or welfare economics. More specifically, it may refer to equal life chances regardless of identity, to provide all citizens with a basic and equal minimum of income, goods, and services or to increase funds and commitment for redistribution. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Taxation * 3 Health care * 4 Fair division * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References OVERVIEWInequality and inequities have significantly increased in recent decades, possibly driven by the worldwide economic processes of globalisation, economic liberalisation and integration. This has led to states ‘lagging behind’ on headline goals such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and different levels of inequity between states have been argued to have played a role in the impact of the global economic crisis of 2008–2009 . Equity is based on the idea of moral equality
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Individual Pension Plan
An INDIVIDUAL PENSION PLAN or IPP is a Canadian retirement savings vehicle. An IPP is a one-person maximum Defined Benefit Pension Plan (DB Plan) which allows the plan member to accrue retirement income on a tax-deferred basis. As such, an IPP must conform to the Canadian Income Tax Act (ITA) and regulations (ITR) as well as the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with respect to defined benefit pension plans
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Registered Retirement Income Fund
A REGISTERED RETIREMENT INCOME FUND (RRIF) is a tax-deferred retirement plan under Canadian tax law . Individuals use an RRIF to generate income from the savings accumulated under their Registered Retirement Savings Plan . As with an RRSP, an RRIF account is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency . CONTENTS * 1 Converting from RRSP * 2 Functionality * 3 References * 4 See also * 5 External links CONVERTING FROM RRSPThe option exists to convert a RRSP into a RRIF anytime on or before an individual reaches their 71st year. Before the end of the year in which an individual turns 71, it is mandatory to either withdraw all funds from a RRSP plan or convert the RRSP to a RRIF or life annuity. If funds are simply withdrawn from a RRSP, the entire amount is fully taxable as ordinary income; one defers this taxation by transferring investments in a RRSP into a RRIF. FUNCTIONALITYInvestments held inside a RRIF grow in a tax-deferred manner just as with a RRSP
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Solidarity
SOLIDARITY is unity (as of a group or class) which produces or is based on unities of interests, objectives, standards, and sympathies. It refers to the ties in a society that bind people together as one. The term is generally employed in sociology and the other social sciences as well as in philosophy or in Catholic social teaching
Catholic social teaching
. What forms the basis of solidarity varies between societies. In simple societies it may be mainly based on kinship and shared values. In more complex societies there are various theories as to what contributes to a sense of social solidarity. Solidarity
Solidarity
is also one of six principles of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and December 20 of each year is International Human Solidarity
Solidarity
Day recognized as an international observance
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine
The CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE SAINTE-JUSTINE (CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE) is a pediatric and obstetric university health centre affiliated with the Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal
, located in Montreal
Montreal
, Quebec
Quebec
, Canada
Canada
. Child and a nun at the hospital, 1945. 1945 Fundraising Founded in 1907 by Justine Lacoste-Beaubien , the CHU Sainte-Justine is one of the largest pediatric health centres in Canada. With its 450 beds, among which 30 are from the intensive care unit, it receives 19,000 inpatients yearly. Sainte-Justine officially became a university health centre in 1995 and it has, since then, welcomed around 2500 medical students each year
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire De Québec
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE QUéBEC (CHUQ) is a network of three teaching hospitals affiliated with the medical school of Université Laval and several specialized institutions in Quebec City
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Edmonton Journal
The EDMONTON JOURNAL is a daily newspaper in Edmonton
Edmonton
, Alberta
Alberta
. It is part of the Postmedia Network . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Present day * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe Journal was founded in 1903 by three local businessmen — John Macpherson, Arthur Moore and J.W. Cunningham — as a rival to Alberta 's first newspaper, the 23-year-old Edmonton
Edmonton
Bulletin . Within a week, the Journal took over another newspaper, The Edmonton
Edmonton
Post, and established an editorial policy supporting the Conservative party against the Bulletin's pro-Liberal stance. In 1912, the Journal was sold to the Southam family . It remained under Southam ownership until 1996, when it was acquired by Hollinger International
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Financial Post
The FINANCIAL POST was an English Canadian business newspaper, which published from 1907 to 1998. In 1998, the publication was folded into the new National Post
National Post
, although the name Financial Post has been retained as the banner for that paper's business section and also lives on in the Post’s monthly business magazine, Financial Post Business. The Financial Post was first published in 1907 by John Bayne Maclean . It was a weekly publication, and one of the core assets of Maclean's media business, which eventually became Maclean-Hunter . The paper was purchased by Sun Media in 1987, and expanded into a daily tabloid and home delivery newspaper in 1990 with a reformatted Financial Post Magazine following shortly after
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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The Globe And Mail
THE GLOBE AND MAIL is a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper owned by The Woodbridge Company , based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. With a weekly readership of 2,018,923 in 2015, it is Canada's most widely read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays, although it falls slightly behind the Toronto Star in overall weekly circulation because the Star publishes a Sunday edition while the Globe does not. The Globe and Mail is regarded by some as Canada's "newspaper of record "
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La Presse (Canadian Newspaper)
LA PRESSE, founded in 1884, is a French-language daily newspaper published Mondays through Saturdays in Montreal
Montreal
, Quebec
Quebec
, Canada
Canada
. It is owned today by Groupe Gesca , a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada
Canada
. A Sunday edition was discontinued in 2009. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 History * 3 Editorial line * 4 Television * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links DESCRIPTIONLa Presse is a broadsheet newspaper, aimed at an educated, middle-class readership. Its main competitor is the daily tabloid Le Journal de Montréal , which aims at a more populist audience. La Presse comprises several sections, dealing individually with arts, sports, and other themes. Its Saturday edition can contain over 10 sections
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