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Economy, Health, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Were you a miner? McIntyre powder update

Ontario gov’t pledges $1 million for research After years of effort by a miner’s daughter, it’s starting to have an effect. Janice Martell was the daughter of a miner in northern Ontario. He was one of thousands of miners in» 

Health, Politics, Work & Labour

Marijuana legalisation: Construction industry worried

With the legalization of cannabis to be announced on or near July 1, next year, many industries are very concerned about impairment on the job. It is well-known that the construction industy is fraught with dangers requiring workers to be» 

Work & Labour

Younger workers more likely to be late

Only two per cent of Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) accept worker being late only if productivity doesn’t suffer, according for a survey for Accountemps, a specialized staffing service. Sixty-five per cent of respondents said coming in late is okay» 

Economy, Politics, Work & Labour

Guess who’s paying more taxes

If you’re Canadian, and in the middle class, and feel like you have less and less spending money (disposable income) you’re probably right. A new report out by the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute says the majority what is termed the Canadian» 

Economy, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society, Work & Labour

Migrante protests backlog of 27,000 Permanent Residence applications for Live-in caregivers

Migrante held the first in a series of rallies today in Toronto, in front of an Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship office, to demand action on the backlog of Permanent Residence applications. Migrante will hold rallies such as this one in» 

Economy, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Theresa May coming to Ottawa

Theresa May the British Prime Minister, will be in Ottawa on Monday September 18th to talk with Prime Minister Trudeau about the trade challenges facing Bombardier. May is joining forces with Canada to confront a major trade dispute brought about by U.S.» 

Lifestyle, Military, Work & Labour

Pilot project gives a chance for women to experience a military career

Being a soldier, sailor, or in the air force, has seldom been thought of as a career for women. But the military is so much more than carrying a gun and facing the enemy, (although now that too is a» 

Economy, International, Work & Labour

Unions want better worker protection in trade deal

Unions in Canada want current trade negotiations with the U.S. and Mexico to result in the creation of a mechanism to enforce the minimum labour standards agreed to by all three countries.  Talks have begun on the renegotiation of the» 

Work & Labour

Canada celebrates labour, seeks to protect it

Most people have the day off work today thanks to the statutory holiday, Labour Day. Many Canadians will not give a thought to the union movement but the prime minister issued a statement reminding them that “For more than a» 

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

TPP free trade: opposition from Canadians?

TPP talks continue this week in Australia As the Canadian government continued it’s process of free trade talks known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it had embarked on a public consultation process.   Part of that involved an ability for citizens»