Category Archives: Labour

Canadian workers will be forced to compete with jobseekers from across the globe for jobs in Canada as Trudeau opens Canada’s job market to the whole world

Canadian workers will soon be forced to compete with jobseekers around the world for employment opportunities in Canada, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government announced plans to open the country’s job market to global competition. High-skilled workers will be

Bid bon voyage to ArriveCan travel requirement mayors of border cities urge Ottawa

WASHINGTON — Border-city mayors, tourism industry leaders and an opposition MP say it's time to bid a less-than-fond farewell to the ArriveCan app. The mayors of Niagara Falls and Sarnia, Ont., say requiring visitors to Canada to submit their health in...

Press to join U.S.-led Indo-Pacific economic framework, business leaders urge Ottawa

WASHINGTON — There's a four-letter F-word American leaders don't much use these days when they talk about international trade: "free." Instead, President Joe Biden's newest economic relationships in the Americas and the Indo-Pacific are described as "p...

N.S. court overturns 2017 law that imposed labour contract on school teachers

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has ruled that a provincial law that imposed a labour contract on teachers was unconstitutional, five years after it was passed by the former Liberal government. Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice John Keith says in

Doug Ford facing key issue for new government as education workers gear up to bargain

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has not even named a new cabinet, fresh off his majority election victory, and one of the biggest challenges his new government will face is already staring him down. Four of the five major education

Canada’s SOA commitment: $27M on irregular migration, 4,000 more migrants by 2028

LOS ANGELES — Leaders from across the Americas, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, signed on Friday to what U.S. President Joe Biden called a "historic commitment" to ease the pressure of northward migration.  The agreement, the central accomplis...

Unemployment rate falls to new record low as wages ramp up: StatCan

OTTAWA — The Canadian job market continued to tighten in May as the unemployment rate hit another record low and wages continued to push higher, maintaining the pressure on the Bank of Canada to keep raising interest rates. Statistics Canada said

Island nations facing ‘triple crisis,’ Barbados PM says during meeting with Trudeau

LOS ANGELES — The prime minister of Barbados evoked a Jamaican reggae legend Wednesday as she described in stark terms the "triple crisis" in her region that's threatening the health and welfare of the entire Western Hemisphere.  "Bob Marley would say,...

Federal Court says it lacks jurisdiction to hear CSIS employee’s discrimination claim

OTTAWA — A federal judge has tossed out a Canadian Security Intelligence Service employee's discrimination lawsuit against the spy service, saying Sameer Ebadi should have followed the internal grievance procedures available to him.  In his newly relea...

Trudeau, Anand meet with Norad commanders, U.S. defense secretary en route to L.A.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Anita Anand got a first-hand look Tuesday at North America's first line of continental defence, a system experts and political leaders agree is badly in need of an upgrade.  B...