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Employees affected by the coronavirus in British Columbia will qualify for up to three days of paid sick leave under proposed legislation that Premier John Horgan expects will plug holes in a federal plan and lay the groundwork for a permanent program. Horgan says the program will bridge the gap for workers between the time they first feel […]

  • May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
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The majority (86 per cent) of Imperial Oil Ltd. investors voted to defeat a shareholder resolution that the organization adopt a target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, the vote held during the Calgary-based company’s virtual annual meeting exposes a rift between its parent U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Corp. — which owns 69.6 […]

  • May 5, 2021 May 6, 2021
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is in talks with Ontario as the province looks to provide paid sick days to employees, but stressed that such leave should be delivered directly through employers. The prime minister says Ontario should work through provincially-regulated businesses to implement a sick-leave program, as his government did with federally regulated […]

  • April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021
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The federal labour minister says the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to give employees the ability to avoid work emails and text messages as the lines between home and work lives blur. The idea, known as the right to disconnect, first came up as a proposed addition to the federal labour code almost three years ago. Read: How can employers manage work-from-home burnout? […]

  • April 26, 2021 April 26, 2021
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Federal opposition leaders are criticizing the Liberal government’s first budget in two years for omitting pharmacare, while suggesting alternatives to a proposed $30-billion national childcare system. Debate began in the House of Commons Tuesday with leaders pushing to shape the economic blueprint more to their liking. Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he knows where […]

  • April 21, 2021 April 26, 2021
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When Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. made its Toronto Stock Exchange debut this week, there was no traditional market opening with staff packing a room cheering and hugging amid a shower of confetti. The Montreal telemedicine company’s first day of trading was instead marked with a pre-recorded video of workers applauding from their home — a subdued […]

  • March 31, 2021 April 16, 2021
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An International Monetary Fund report recently released advises the Canadian government to do a broader review of its employment insurance system to address gaps in eligibility after the Canada Emergency Response Benefit ended. “The crisis exposed gaps in Canada’s social safety net that should be addressed,” said the report. “The lessons from the crisis represent an excellent opportunity to review the EI system.” According to the […]

  • March 22, 2021 March 22, 2021
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Amazon.com Inc. is making its first foray into providing health-care services, announcing Wednesday it’ll expand its internal telemedicine program to all U.S. employers who want it. The technology company’s app, Amazon Care, is currently available to its employees in Washington state and connects users with on-demand access to doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses who can […]

  • March 19, 2021 March 22, 2021
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An Amazon warehouse that was ordered to shut down last week due to a major coronavirus outbreak is also being investigated for potential labour violations, the Ontario government said Monday. A spokesman for the Ministry of Labour said the investigation was already underway when the local public health unit ordered thousands of workers at the Brampton, Ont., […]

  • March 16, 2021 March 16, 2021
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will make a decision this spring on whether to pursue pulling Alberta out of the Canada Pension Plan. But Kenney says even if the United Conservative government proceeds, Albertans will have the final say through a referendum on whether to create an Alberta Pension Plan. Treasury Department officials […]

  • March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021
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