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Economy, International, Politics

Unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 21 years

Unemployment in Canada was a problem for fewer people in April this year, according to figures released by Statistics Canada. The federal agency said the rate was the lowest it’s been in 21 years. 453,100 people were receiving the wage» 

Economy, Health, International

Canadians: Longer work days, shorter work week

Undoubtedly if you asked, people would like to work fewer hours, and have more time off. In times past, people thought that by our present time a shorter work week was bound to happen. In spite even of relatively recent» 

Economy, Environment, International

World’s biggest environmental crime investigation

Environmental crime estimated at $150 billion/yr Wildlife and forestry crime is the fourth largest crime area internationally after illegal drugs, counterfeiting, and human trafficking. Things like killing elephonts and rhinos for tusks and horns has long captured world media news,» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Boycott of American and Trump products underway

Boycotts of American products have been encouraged across Canada over the last week. On Twitter it has taken shape with the hashtag #BoycottUSProducts. Many Canadians became incensed by the treatment of Prime Minister Trudeau in the wake of the recent» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Cannabis law approved: legal October 17, 2018

Cannabis consumption will be legal in Canada on October 17th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this afternoon. Canada’s upper chamber, the Senate, approved Bill C-45, last night by a vote of 52-29 vote with two abstentions. The proposed bill had gone» 

Economy, International

U.S./China tariff dispute could lead to world economic slowdown

The financial world is waiting and watching the escalating tariff dispute between China and the United States amid fears an all-out trade war would hurt economies around the world. Together, China and the U.S. represent about half the world economy.» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Digital divide in Canada, reason for concern

Digital literacy is an increasing priority these days as the economies of the future depend on a basic level of skills and comfort in the digital realm. Canada has a very digitally savy population in those over 30, according to» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Iceberg ice for sale roadside in Labrador

Iceberg ice, at four dollars (Cdn) a bag, is the means to a new motorbike for an enterprising young boy. Jax Ryland, age 6, of L’Anse Amour, Labrador is the boy behind ‘Below Zero Iceberg Ice’. This Newfoundland and Labrador equivalent» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Politics: Looming environmental tax trouble for Trudeau

An election concern in 2019 As part of his environmental platform Canada’s Prime Minister said he would impose a federal carbon tax on any province that didn’t institute their own tax. Alberta already has a carbon scheme of about $30» 

Economy, Health, International

Cannabis legalization stalled in the Senate

Cannabis legalization was to be a landmark change in Canadian society on this upcoming Canada Day. It was one of the policies of the now-ruling Liberal government during the 2015 federal election campaign. The holiday will come and go, however,»