Category Archives: Labour

Black federal public servants file lawsuit alleging systemic discrimination

OTTAWA — Alain Babineau recalls the discriminatory hurdles he faced trying to join the RCMP in the early 1980s, including a question in his first interview about what he would do if called a word notorious for its overt racism

Childcare adds to strain for working mothers as pace of job gains slows

OTTAWA — Canada's working mothers saw their jobs gains stall in November after months of growth, and those who are working are seeing greater strains on their working hours to care for their children, Statistics Canada says. After six straight months

Days after economic update, Liberals introduce bill for new COVID-19 spending

OTTAWA — The Liberals have officially started the clock toward a key vote that will determine the fate of billions of dollars in new pandemic-related aid — and the minority government. The federal government introduced a bill in the House of

Manitoba signs COVID-19 pay deal with nurses union to shift staff to priority areas

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has signed a pay agreement that will allow nurses to be shifted to priority areas in the fight against COVID-19.  It says the agreement with the Manitoba Nurses Union will allow nurses to be redeployed in

Consumer helps fuel third-quarter economic rebound as households resume spending

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy posted its best three-month stretch on record during the third quarter of the year, growing at an annualized pace of 40.5 per cent on the back of household spending.The previous record for quarterly growth in

Study suggests pandemic-induced recession could impact paternity leave take-up rates

OTTAWA — New research suggests a bump in the number of fathers who planned to take time off with a new baby under a nascent national leave program could be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been just over a

With deficit closing in on $400 billion, Liberals detail more spending to come

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are proposing $25 billion in new spending to help Canadian businesses and workers make it through a COVID-19 winter and vowing tens of billions more to help the country recover once the pandemic passes. The government's

Liberals face pressure for concrete ideas, economic plan in spending update

OTTAWA — Chrystia Freeland's voice perked up as she started to discuss child care during a virtual fundraiser this week. She explained how an issue near to her had become top of mind for corporate executives, who had begun banging on

Provinces push Freeland to delay bump in CPP premiums in economic update

OTTAWA — Provincial finance ministers have quietly prodded Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to pause planned increases in premiums workers and businesses pay into the Canada Pension Plan. The planned increase on Jan. 1 is part of a multi-year plan ap...

Spy watchdog urges justice minister to fix gaps in whistle-blowing regime

OTTAWA — The national spy watchdog is urging Justice Minister David Lametti to close gaps in the federal whistle-blowing framework to protect Canada's deepest secrets and the public servants who keep them.In a letter to Lametti, the National Security a...