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Economy, Society

Half of Canadians would support 30-hour work week: poll

Support for the idea of a shorter work week is growing in popularity in Canada as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend the working lives of Canadians, according to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute. More than half »

Economy

COVID-19: Almost 10K businesses apply for wage subsidy as applications open

Nearly 10,000 Canadians businesses have applied for the federal wage subsidy program to help companies retain workers amid the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19, pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. The emergency measure will cover 75 per cent of »

Economy, Health

Canadian organization calls COVID-19 outbreak disaster for small businesses

A survey released this morning from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), found that 60 per cent of small businesses have reported a significant drop in sales due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The CFIB, which is an organization that »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

As leaders make plays for workers’ votes, new Labour rules sow confusion

As Canadians celebrated Labour Day on Monday, Canada’s political leaders headed to Hamilton, Ontario, one of the birthplaces of Canada’s union movement and long the centre of the country’s steel industry. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh »