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Economy, Society

Women remain underrepresented in Canadian boardrooms: study

Efforts by Canadian security regulators to accelerate the representation of women in corporate boardrooms have failed to produce noticeable results with only one quarter of boardroom vacancies being filled by women, according to new research from the Conference Board of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Four provinces set to move forward on path towards modular nuclear reactors

The premiers of four provinces are set to sign a memorandum today to explore the feasibility of using small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, as a clean energy option. All four of the provinces–Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick–oppose the »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Air Canada sign massive financial deal to try to salve 2020 wounds

After a year that saw it shoulder staggering financial losses and lay off more than half of its workers, Air Canada, battered and bruised by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the federal government are charting a new course. At a news »

Economy

Survey finds more than half of Canadians say they are on brink of insolvency

A new survey suggests that more than half of Canadians are on the brink of insolvency. The survey, taken by Ipsos for MNP Ltd., found that 53 per cent of respondents said they were $200 or less away from not »

Economy, Society

Canada’s economy continues its comeback as tens of thousands return to work

Canada’s economy continues to come back from the depths it hit last spring when the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic first began to make its presence felt. Statistics Canada’s released its latest Labor Force Survey today, and for the »

Economy, Politics, Society

Think tank calls on Ottawa to raise sales tax, slash $100B stimulus spending

A new report by an independent Canadian think-tank is calling on the Liberal government to raise the federal sales tax and drastically cut its proposed $100-billion stimulus package to get a handle on Canada’s ballooning deficit. The C.D. Howe Institute’s »

Economy, Society

Calls for banks to help during and after pandemic

The government and all national political parties are urged to do more to help Canadians and small businesses and to pay “their fair share of taxes.” The call is launched by the advocacy group Democracy Watch and more than 100,000 »

Economy, Society

Canadians divided on housing prices

The average price of a home in Canada has jumped by 25 per cent between February 2020 and February 2021. Calling it a “housing market on steroids,” the Angus Reid Institute found that 40 per cent of people surveyed are »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Move to clean energy to cause huge job losses in Canada

As many as 450,000 oil and gas workers could be displaced by 2050 as Canada transitions to clean energy, according to new research. The TD Economics think tank is urging policy makers to take three steps to support those workers »

Economy, Society

Many employees don’t want a return to office full-time

A new survey suggests that about one in three professionals now working from home would rather look for a new job than go back to the office full time. The proportion of Canadians working from home increased from 17 per »