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Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Lumber wars: Duties and penalties as tactics

The cards are stacked- H Nelson Late Monday, the United States announced it would impose immediate countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports of up to 24 percent.  It also said the duties were retroactive to imports of 90 days» 

Economy, Education, Society

Students say tuition discriminates, fuels family debt

The Canadian Federation of Students says that government underfunding of post-secondary education is fueling the crisis of household debt in Canada. Canadian families have debts that average 171 per cent of their disposable income and amount to more than the» 

Economy, Health, Society

Expanding pharmacy services could help save nearly $26B: study

Expanding medical services offered at local pharmacies to help Canadians quit smoking, manage heart disease and offer flu shots could save Canada’s health care system billions of dollars, according to a new report released today by The Conference Board of Canada. The report, entitled» 

Economy, International

Government warns of job losses in lumber trade war with U.S.

The federal government warned forestry workers and lumber producers Tuesday to brace for another bruising trade war with the United States, as President Donald Trump’s administration announced that it is imposing duties of up 24 per cent on Canadian lumber» 

Economy, History, International, Military

With continued reductions in military spending, Canada faces NATO partners in May

Canada’s Prime Minister will be heading to Sicily in May for a meeting of the NATO allies. U.S. President Trump has made strong calls for NATO partners to fulfil their NATO defence spending obligations. Canada is among those falling behind.» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Quebec plans for caribou shock environmental groups

A number of environmental and conservation groups are expressing a mixture of shock and surprise at a Quebec announcement concerning a small herd of caribou. Woodland caribou (boreal caribou) herd populations are in decline across the entire country and listed» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Society

Toronto subway air quality: as bad as Beijing

A study of the three metropolitan subway systems in Canada’s three major cities shows some surprising results. The systems were tested in Vancouver on the west coast, and in Toronto and Montreal in central Canada. The findings were published in» 

Economy, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Ontario tries to cool superheated housing costs: Toronto and region

In the face of skyrocketing housing and rental costs, the Ontario government has followed the lead of the west coast city of Vancouver. In the face of many claims that foreign investors are artificially inflating housing prices, Ontario has put» 

Economy, Society

Pilot project will test guaranteed minimum income

The province of Ontario is launching a pilot project that will provide a minimum income for a test group of people. The stated aim is to “better support vulnerable workers and to improve health and education outcomes for people on» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

The Antarctic too is under stress and threat

We are hearing more and more about stress, and threats to the Arctic, but not so much about Antarctica. Most people would tend to think because the Antarctic is so distant and cold, that it’s a pristine environment and relatively safe»