Category Archives: Labour

Suspect arrested after Quebec teacher on picket line struck by car

MONTREAL — A Quebec teachers strike was marred on Wednesday after a teacher picketing with her colleagues in Sherbrooke, Que., was struck by a car in what police described as a deliberate gesture. Sherbrooke police spokesman Martin Carrier said the wom...

Suspect arrested after Quebec teacher on picket line struck by car

MONTREAL — A Quebec teachers strike was marred on Wednesday after a teacher picketing with her colleagues in Sherbrooke, Que., was struck by a car in what police described as a deliberate gesture. Sherbrooke police spokesman Martin Carrier said the wom...

U.S. oil comprised 77 per cent of Canada’s foreign oil imports last year: regulator

WASHINGTON — Canada is growing ever more reliant on imported American oil, a new report from the country's energy regulator suggests, putting a counter-intuitive spin on the fierce debate about cross-border pipelines and energy independence.  The Unite...

U.S. oil comprised 77 per cent of Canada’s foreign oil imports last year: regulator

WASHINGTON — Canada is growing ever more reliant on imported American oil, a new report from the country's energy regulator suggests, putting a counter-intuitive spin on the fierce debate about cross-border pipelines and energy independence.  The Unite...

Migrant farm worker vaccine pilot begins as Ontario reports 3,813 new COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — An Ontario pilot project offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farm workers got underway on Saturday at Toronto's international airport. Avi Yufest, spokesman for the Ontario agriculture ministry, told The Canadian Press the program "went wel...

Migrant farm worker airport COVID-19 vaccine pilot starts today in Toronto

Ontario will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farm workers arriving at Toronto's international airport through a pilot project today. The government says the pilot will offer shots to 200 workers arriving on a flight from Mexico. Officials f...

Federal prison chaplains ratify first contract agreement, union says

OTTAWA — Unionized federal prison chaplains have ratified a contract that includes wage increases and improved working conditions. The United Steelworkers union says the contract — the chaplains' first collective agreement — provides significant wage h...

Migrant farm worker vaccine pilot to run at Toronto airport this weekend

TORONTO — Ontario will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farm workers arriving at Toronto's international airport through a pilot project this weekend, The Canadian Press has learned. A spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rura...

Migrant farm worker vaccine pilot to run at Toronto airport this weekend

TORONTO — Ontario will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farm workers arriving at Toronto's international airport through a pilot project this weekend, The Canadian Press has learned. A spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rura...

B.C. liquor servers to get pay boost on par with general minimum wage increase

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says the province's lowest-paid workers, liquor servers, are getting a pay boost to match the general minimum wage that's also set to increase in June. Labour Minister Harry Bains says he's proud to put an