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Economy, Society

David vs Goliath: anger grows over business vs low wage employees

Ontario minimum wage increase: Protests grow over business cutting employee benefits Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, has raised the minimum wage paid to workers to $14/hour as of January 1, an increase of $2.40 over the previous minimum hourly wage» 

Economy, Environment

Ice Storm remembered 20 years later

Ice Storm memories from the winter of 1998 might be revived for many during this challenging winter in southern Quebec. But so far, most of the electrical grid has held steady, and coping with frequent snowfalls is the biggest challenge.» 

Economy, International

Pilot shortage may soon affect regional carriers

Pilots are in short supply around the world these days, and the problem is expected to get worse. The cause is a combination of factors converging internationally, such as mandatory retirement for many current pilots, more air routes, and more» 

Economy

Darker clouds gather over Canada’s auto industry: report

Declining demand from U.S. consumers and uncertainty over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are raising questions about the future prospects of Canada’s auto industry, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada.» 

Economy

Canada’s unemployment falls to lowest in 40 years

The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 40 years as the Canadian economy closed out a calendar year by pumping out 78,600 jobs, including 23,700 full-time jobs. That brought Canada’s unemployment rate to 5.7 per cent» 

Economy, Politics

Minimum wage increase: fallout continues, controversy grows

Workers say businesses are penalising them for the minimum wage increase Across Canada, there are vast number of full time employees who are earning the “minimum wage” as set by provincial legislations. The amount varies from province to province and» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Booze warning label experiment abruptly ends

Industry pushes back against warning labels The idea was to test the effects of warning labels on the habits of excessive alcohol consumption. The experiment, a Canadian first, and in some senses a world first, was to have large bright» 

Economy, International

Ottawa slams ‘troubling’ softwood lumber duties

The federal government on Wednesday criticized the United States for a decision to impose duties on certain softwood lumber exports and vowed to fight the move. “The Government of Canada will continue to vigorously defend our industry and its workers» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Global warming, drier world

More drought, more wildfires coming with global warming The news stories of severe and unusual drought and of massive wildfires around the world have been increasing in recent years. Canada, Australia, Greece, South Africa, the U.S southwest and California, and» 

Economy, Society

Top CEO’s make more in hours than you all year

New statistics show that there are many business executives in Canada who-in this first few days of the new year, have already earned far more than most Canadians do in the whole year. In fact, by lunch time on Monday,»