Amazon has just announced that it will add 5,000 jobs at 17 fulfillment centers across the US, along with 2,000 customer service positions. The news comes just ahead of a visit tomorrow by President Obama to the retail giant’s Chattanooga, Tenness…
OTTAWA – The opposition is pouncing on the Conservative government’s insistence that the Canadian…
A company called Career Builder recently released a list of what it called the ten hottest jobs in Toronto, based on data about the occupations with the fastest increases in employment between 2010 and 2013.
That made me wonder: how does Toronto…
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper departs Wednesday for the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia that will see leaders of the world’s largest economies look for consensus on how to spur a sluggish global economic recovery, increase trade, and […]
President Obama acknowledges that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline’s ability to create jobs is exaggerated, but won’t publicly acknowledge the pipeline’s climate impact.
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OTTAWA — A $2.5-million government ad campaign to promote the not-yet-existent Canada Job Grant appears to have resonated with few outside the office of the country’s advertising watchdog. Eighty-five per cent of Canadians who participated in a public opinion survey […]
Ontario will launch a new tool this fall to match employers and young people looking for jobs. Through its Youth Employment Fund, the government will provide up to $7,800 to employers who offer job placements and training for a period … Continue Reading
The Canada Job Grant stays, but what are the needs of the unemployed compared to the provincial interest in money, turf, and credit?
Selon les nouvelles données de Statistique Canada, le Québec a perdu 49800 emplois à temps plein depuis 1 an. — François Legault (@francoislegault) March 7, 2014 For this tweet, CAQ Leader François Legault was cherry-picking one of the worst data points for Quebec in today’s monthly jobs report from Statistics Canada but he had lots […]
Worthwhile article from Chantal Hebert here.
She’s not the first to link Harper’s gutting of environmental regulations, skeptical attitude towards climate change and attacks on the environmental movement to other countries (particularly our major trading partner south of the border) reluctance to embrace Canada’s natural resources, but in just two sentences, Hebert does a good job of exposing the box that the Conservative government has painted Canada’s economy into:
“Harper has made it impossible to have a national conversation on the economy without talking about pipelines, but just as impossible to debate those without addressing his climate change record. (Read more…)
OTTAWA — As Canada Post cautions Canadians about fundamental changes coming to its services, the official Opposition NDP and postal workers’ union are raising concerns about continued closings of post offices across the country. Canada Post has closed nearly 300 […]
Yesterday, I gave a pretty harsh critique on the self contradicting core conservative talking point of cutting debt and taxes to create jobs. What I argued was that if your vision is a dramatic reduction in the size and scope of government, then be honest about it and run on that. People will approve or they won’t, but don’t dress this up as being able to magically reduce the debt, cut taxation, and increase jobs simultaneously as if there are not contradictory trade offs to each of these.
So what about the left? Is the left similarly about a (Read more…)
It’s not as if Toshiba’s TV division has been totally silent recently, but it apparently hasn’t been making enough noise to justify the continued employment of its full, 6,000-strong workforce. Although it’s not quite ready to give up, the Japanes…
It’s about training people for where the jobs are
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will join leaders from the world’s largest economies at next week’s G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia for a meeting dedicated to the global economy, but it’s the crisis in Syria and the host […]
OTTAWA – The NDP has called for an emergency House of Commons committee meeting to review Canada Post’s decision to eliminate door-to-door delivery, slash up to 8,000 jobs and jack up the price of stamps. While the House of Commons […]
Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It’s an interesting hypothesis, and one that’s been gaining momentum in recent years.Read more…
London city staff are calling for a rejection of federal government plans to change skills training grants. The government is trying to renegotiate Labour Market Agreements — which cost $500 million a year — with each province, and is proposing … Continue Reading
OTTAWA — The Conservative government has launched a new attack against NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on taxes, part of an ongoing effort to assail the official Opposition’s economic credentials heading into the next election. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty sent a […]
There is a deeper reason for the war on drugs, which is the central reason for the policy, even outweighing profits from private prisons and seizure of property by law enforcement officers, both of which no doubt are also significant and strong motivations for keeping the “war on drugs” going. Nearly thirty years ago, Chomsky […]
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Tonight is Friday and while I sit here occupying my time with readings, movies and Youtube, many of you are probably outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather with the company of friends. While outside, I hope you get a chance to look up at the amazing moon, while it isn’t a full moon tonight, it is still clear enough to give you a sense of awe at first glance.
A few weeks ago, major news outlets introduced many Canadians to the Hyperloop, a sky train that essentially utilizes magnets and air flow to travel fast, safe and comfortably. Thought of by (Read more…)
The most recent Jobs Vacancy statistics are out, and the trend for 2013 so far has been a reduction in the number of job vacancies reported by businesses compared to 2012. The number of job vacancies reported by businesses fell by…
A graduate’s call for policies to discourage studying arts
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Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has a new jobs plan to create a million new jobs over the next eight years.
ONE MILLION (cue Austin Powers r…
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A TD Economics Special Report released on October 22 debunked the popular economic myth spread by Minister Kenney that there are too many jobs without people. The report looks at changes in employment, unemployment, job vacancy rates, and wages….
OTTAWA — What’s old may be new again in the Conservative government’s refreshed agenda and upcoming October throne speech — one that’s expected to focus heavily on the economy and middle-class families, and chart a roadmap heading into the 2015 […]
A just society should provide everyone with access to a job yet nearly 2 million Canadians can’t find work.
Officially 6.9 per cent of the Canadian workforce is unemployed. But this number rises to 10.3 per cent when those who’ve given up search…
CWA Canada is urging Sun Media to reverse its “self-destructive plan” to nuke 360 jobs and 11 publications, and to instead focus on quality local jobs and journalism to boost profits.
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OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will deliver the federal budget on Feb. 11, when many Canadians will be more focused on athletes competing for gold than on how their federal government is spending taxpayer dollars. Flaherty announced the date […]
For most university students across Canada, this week marks the end of summer and the first full week of fall classes. As CCPA noted on Wednesday, most students celebrated ‘back-to-school’ with tuition increases and higher student debt. However,…
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OTTAWA — A federal government television commercial touting a not yet existent Canada Job Grant was misleading and a breach of the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, Canada’s advertising watchdog has ruled. In a letter to James Gilbert, assistant deputy […]
OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is planning to cut auditors at the same time it acknowledges difficulty in tracking and collecting billions of dollars in unreported income from domestic and international tax evasion. Briefing books prepared for new Revenue […]
The penguin has been getting awfully cozy with game developers lately. This time it’s with the company known to make GPUs melt at the faintest whisper of its name: Crytek. According to a recent job listing, the German shooter shop is looking for a…