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TheOntario Municipal Employees Retirement System says its portfolio lost 2.7 per cent, net of expenses, last year as the coronavirus pandemic hammered its investments. The pension-fund manager says widespread lockdowns in investments that included retail properties, and the transportation and entertainment sectors explained more than half of its shortfall to its benchmark for the year. It […]

  • February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 22:48

The federal government is adding extra weeks of income support for employees who are feeling ill or have to isolate, unemployed workers and parents at home with children due to the pandemic. The government plans to add 12 weeks of eligibility to the $500-per-week Canada Recovery Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, raising the maximum number […]

  • February 22, 2021 February 23, 2021
  • 15:00

One year ago, hosting a pizza party with co-workers or showing up to work with stomach-bug symptoms were unthinkable in terms of fireable offences. But legal suits based on such incidents are now before the courts as the coronavirus pandemic upends the way managers enforce health mandates and discipline employees. Like politicians and other high-profile […]

  • January 28, 2021 January 28, 2021
  • 15:00