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Health, Politics, Society

Union ramps up pressure for universal long-term health-care coverage

The union that represents workers at long-term health-care facilities across the country says it is launching a nationwide effort to make long-term care universal and publicly funded. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents about 65,000 long-term care nurses, »

Economy, International, Society

WestJet suspending international flights as of Sunday

Canada’s second-largest airline, WestJet Airways, is suspending all international flights for 30 days, beginning this Sunday. The suspension includes flights to the U.S. The news comes as Air Canada, the country’s largest carrier, is embroiled in a dispute with employees »

Economy, International, Society

Air Canada flight attendants rebel over working conditions

Flight attendants at Air Canada and its subsidiary Rouge want major changes to their working conditions. They allege “discrimination and harassment” and they want the elimination of the onboard services manager program and an end to company policies they say »