Vincenzo Morello
Vincenzo Morello

Society

Saskatchewan requires criminal record checks before name change

Criminal record checks will be required for people who want to change their name in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.  According to a press release, Saskatchewan becomes the first province that can reject a name change due to certain criminal» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy

Founder of Cirque du Soleil sells remaining shares

The founder of the Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté has sold his last remaining shares of the entertainment company to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), according to a press release. “I am happy that my share» 

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Via Rail partially resumes service in parts of eastern Canada

Via Rail, Canada’s national passenger rail service, has decided to partially resume service between Quebec City and Ottawa, according to a release on their website. Trains that serve full trips will resume service between the provincial capitals on Feb. 20. » 

Economy, Society

The city of Montreal explores new tool to create affordable housing

In an effort to build social and affordable housing, Montreal Mayor, Valerie Plante announced at a news conference, that it will be exercising its rights of first refusal to buy properties. “We know the housing shortage has hit Montreal hard» 

Economy, Environment

Quebec and Cree Nation governments sign long-term economic deal

The Québec and Cree Nation governments have signed and agreed to a Memorandium of Understanding to ensure economic and social development and stability in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region, according to a press release from the premier’s cabinet. The» 

Health, International, Society

Canadians quarantined on Diamond Princess cruise ship will come back to Canada

The Canadian federal government has announced plants to bring the Canadian citizens on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship back to Canada, according to a press release from Global Affairs Canada.  Canadians will be checked for symptoms of the coronavirus» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Half of immigrants leaving New Brunswick after five years

A significant effort from the government of New Brunswick has attracted immigrants to the province to boost up their population to over 700,000 people. However, the province seemingly has a problem retaining immigrants.  Data out of the New Brunswick Institute» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees

Canadian organization says immigration system needs to better serve business’

According to a report by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the immigration system is not meeting the needs of small and mid-sized businesses in the country.  The CFIB is an organization that promotes the interests of small businesses in» 

Health

Canadian government releases framework on PTSD

The Canadian government has released a framework for helping Canadians who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  The purpose of the framework is to strengthen and share knowledge with the goal of creating programs and policies that reduce the» 

Arts and Entertainment

StubHub to pay $1.3 million penalty for misleading ticket prices

The ticket reseller, StubHub has agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty after an investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau found that the company had been advertising misleading ticket prices to entertainment and sporting events. Across StubHub’s mobile and app and»