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Economy, Society

Canadian economy adds 378,000 jobs in September

Canada’s economy added 378,000 new jobs in September as public health restrictions eased across the country and many businesses and workplaces re-opened following massive shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early spring, Statistics Canada reported Friday. September’s job numbers »

Economy, Society

July economic figures bring fears economic recovery could run out of steam

Canada’s economy continues to recover but at a slower pace than it first showed coming out of this spring’s COVID-19 onslaught. Statistics Canada reports that real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.0 per cent in July. That was down from »

Society

Jobs in Canada’s natural resources industry suffer ‘deepest decline ever’

There’s more bad news for Canadians–and their politicians–as they try to find their way through the COVID-19 pandemic employment crisis: Canada’s natural resources industry–long battered by falling world oil prices–continued to spiral downward in this year’s second quarter, costing close »

Health, Politics

Shocking statistics released about assaults against LGBTQ people in Canada

A new report from Statistics Canada paints a bleak picture of how gay, lesbian, bisexual and other minority people are treated in Canada. The report shows that members of LGBTQ communities are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to »

Society

Job numbers rise for fourth month in a row

Canada’s economy added 246,000 jobs in August–the fourth consecutive month of gains following COVID-19 related lockdowns this spring. It brought the four-month total of new jobs to almost 2 million since May, but because of the plunge in March and »

Health, Indigenous

Unwanted sexual behaviour in North echoes the rest of Canada: study

A survey from Statistics Canada has found that more than one-third of women (35%) in Canada’s northern territories–Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut–have been subjected to unwanted sexual behaviour in a public place–roughly double what it was for men (16%). »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Tam warns of vaccine disinformation as many Canadians remain wary

Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says authorities need more information about those who are worried about or opposed to a vaccine to ensure they have the proper information about how vaccines are approved. And she says she’s »

Economy, Society

Retail sales in Canada jump 23.7%, reach pre-pandemic levels

Retail sales in Canada soared 23.7 per cent in June to $53 billion, climbing above February levels for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic walloped the country’s economy, the national statistics agency reported Friday. Statistics Canada says sales were »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Recent immigrants more likely to lose jobs during pandemic lockdown: report

Recent immigrants were more likely than Canadian-born workers and longer-term immigrants to lose their jobs during the pandemic-related lockdowns that shuttered much of Canada’s economy in March and April, according to a study published by the national statistics agency. The »

Economy, Society

Canada added 419,000 jobs in July, unemployment dropped to 10.9%

Mostly freed from its lockdown shackles, Canada’s economy continued its robust recovery in July pumping out 419,000 jobs, the national statistics agency reported Friday. Statistics Canada said the country’s unemployment rate in July dropped to 10.9 per cent from the »