Leaders talk financial relief, but Trudeau still quizzed over blackface scandal

Leaders talk financial relief, but Trudeau still quizzed over blackface scandal

Days after the blackface scandal rocked the election campaign, the federal party leaders on Sunday appeared to be looking to move on, rolling out policies they said would put more money in people’s pockets. But Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, despite two major policy announcements, was again peppered with questions from reporters about the controversial images. Policies dealing with financial relief,  cost-of-living, or […]

Canada lost some jobs in July, but at least 400K positions are still up for grabs

Canada lost some jobs in July, but at least 400K positions are still up for grabs

While Friday’s employment data showed the economy lost 24,000 jobs in July, there are still far more jobs available than there were one year ago. A new report from Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says there were 429,000 job vacancies in the private sector alone in the second quarter, 23,000 more than in the same period in 2018. That’s […]

Pylons are still on the job, even though the work is done

Pylons are still on the job, even though the work is done

Pylons used to cordon off repairs to a North York water leak are still standing guard, even though the job wrapped up months ago. Anyone who reads this column knows we have no love for pylons, a quick-fix for just about any road or sidewalk hazard, at least until the repairs are wrapped up. One […]

Months after launching his People’s Party, Maxime Bernier still has a long way to go

Months after launching his People’s Party, Maxime Bernier still has a long way to go

Maxime Bernier launched his People’s Party of Canada just three months ago, and he’s done a lot since then to build a foundation for it — setting up electoral district associations across the country, building a sizeable membership base and holding well-attended rallies. But despite these signs of early progress, the Quebec MP and former Conservative leadership frontrunner doesn’t […]

A good deal in the States can still cost you more

A good deal in the States can still cost you more

By Lesley-Anne ScorgiePersonal finance columnist Mon., Aug. 20, 2018 If you were thinking of buying a big-ticket item in the U.S., or travelling south of the border for a vacation, be prepared: it’s going to cost more compared to last summer. The value of the Canadian dollar has dropped recently because of the political spat […]

Feds still mulling over making a healthy environment a right in Canada

Feds still mulling over making a healthy environment a right in Canada

By Mia RabsonThe Canadian Press Fri., June 29, 2018 OTTAWA — Any changes to Canada’s laws on pollution and toxic chemicals will likely not be made until after the next federal election. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is responding Friday to 87 recommendations made by the House of Commons environment committee a year ago on how […]

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