Saturday, October 23, 2021

With hours before deadline, Liberals reshape pandemic aid to businesses, workers

October 21, 2021 3:41 pm OTTAWA — The federal government has unveiled a $7-billion redesign of pandemic aid for businesses and individuals that kicks in Sunday, which would cut support...

Ontario to make it easier for immigrants to work in their professions

October 21, 2021 4:01 am TORONTO — Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would make it easier for immigrants to get licensed to work in professions that match their...

RBC report says $2 trillion needed to reach 2050 target of net-zero economy

October 20, 2021 7:36 am OTTAWA — A new report says the country will need roughly $2 trillion to put the economy on a path to net-zero emissions in 30...

Businesses see higher inflation, wages and job changes, Bank of Canada reports

October 18, 2021 11:01 am OTTAWA — Consumers and businesses expect increases in the cost of living to stay hot over the next year, the Bank of Canada says as...

Ontario proposes legislation that would license temp agencies and recruiters

October 18, 2021 9:41 am TORONTO — Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would require temp agencies and recruiters to be licensed. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton said there are more...

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

October 15, 2021 12:31 pm EDMONTON — A human rights commission has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to a former instructor who was fired because she...

Canadian Instacart workers to walk off job in bid to secure better working conditions

October 13, 2021 3:16 pm Canadian and American Instacart workers plan to walk off the job this weekend in a bid to secure better pay and more benefits. Non-profit labour group...

Ontario health sector braces for worse staff shortages as vaccine mandates come due

October 10, 2021 9:06 am TORONTO — Hundreds of Ontario workers in hospitals and long-term care could be off the job in the coming weeks because they did not get...

B.C. teachers urged to get vaccinated as union calls for provincial mandate

October 8, 2021 5:01 pm VANCOUVER — The B.C. Teachers Federation is urging members to get vaccinated as it calls for a government mandate to ensure an equitable policy across...

September jobs gain gets labour market to pre-pandemic levels, but not full recovery

October 8, 2021 2:01 pm OTTAWA — Canada's economy marked a milestone last month as employment returned to pre-pandemic levels for the first time, recouping the remainder of three millions...

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Virus surge persists in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia

October 23, 2021 9:36 am BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday is set to launch partial COVID-19 passes while Croatia and Slovenia reported high...

1st big New Orleans parade since pandemic a go: Krewe of Boo

October 23, 2021 9:31 am NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Parade-loving New Orleans is about to get its groove back. ...

Hungary: Thousands of Orban supporters march across Budapest

October 23, 2021 9:16 am BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched in Budapest...