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11 april 2019

18:22
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) issued the following statement regarding the 2019 Ontario Budget: The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association welcomes the 2019 Budget provisions to continue focus on the "open for business"...

18:20
Healthcare is not a real priority in the 2019 Ontario budget. The challenges our system face will only grow as the demand for services far outstrips expenditures in this budget. This budget confirms the coming years will be harder for frontline...

18:19
With the release of Premier Doug Ford's first provincial budget, Ontario nurses are questioning how the government intends to build more capacity in the health-care system to bring down lengthy patient wait lists and to deliver on its promise to end...

18:06
The investments in health care outlined in Thursday's provincial budget provide a compass for RNs, NPs and other key health providers to help the government steer the necessary system changes to benefit Ontarians, say members of the Registered...

17:58
FP Canada welcomes the Ontario's government's commitment to introduce legislation to protect titles for financial planners and financial advisors in Ontario, as outlined in today's 2019 provincial Budget. This represents a significant step towards...

17:43
Advocis applauds the Government of Ontario for taking long overdue action to protect titles for financial advisors and financial planners through proposed legislation that would require that individuals using those titles have an appropriate...

17:42
The Canadian Payroll Association commends the Ontario Government for its commitment to working with the Canadian Payroll Association, as identified in today's provincial Budget, and other employer groups to reduce red tape for Ontario businesses and...

17:38
"Protecting What Matters Most," the provincial government's 2019 budget, includes welcome investments in front-line community care.  In total, $267 million in new funding was announced, including $124 million to expand home and community care, $20...

17:33
Ford's first budget threatens future growth and prosperity with dramatic tightening of public service spending and lack of leadership on manufacturing.  Conservatives have failed to reflect the priorities of working families in Ontario," said Naureen...

17:28
The Doug Ford Conservatives have truly revealed the hollowness of their 'for the people' slogan today with a budget that makes life harder for people by cutting jobs and public services, and threatening to reduce the already declining real incomes of...

17:25
The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes today's announcement by the Ontario government to establish a regulatory system for online gambling in Ontario to give consumers access to "safe and legal gambling options". Ontarians are spending in...

17:13
The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) is encouraged that the updating and expanding of municipal infrastructure to improve the delivery of core government services remains a key priority for the Ford Government. The...

17:05
The 2019 Ontario Budget commitment to create a one-window digital portal for apprentices will produce a more highly qualified workforce, Ontario's colleges said today. "The one-window application process will ensure more people enrol in...

17:01
Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) partook in the Ontario Budget 2019 Lock-up. The budget, tabled by the Ontario Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli, lacked the necessary funding to...

16:45
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are collaborating with Habitat for Humanity in Moose Jaw to help support another Saskatchewan family in need of a safe and affordable place to call home. The Honourable Ralph...

11:00
Greg Lawrence, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Moose Jaw Wakamow, on behalf of the Honourable Paul Merriman, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), His Worship Fraser Tolmie, Mayor of...

10:37
Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director, will be available to comment on the 2019 Ontario Budget following its release. Rizvi will attend the budget speech and media scrum at the Ontario Legislative Building on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at...

10:00
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will talk about tourism as a key driver of Canada's economy at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. She will also discuss Canada's upcoming federal tourism...

08:39
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs Sylvie D'Amours took advantage of her visit to Nunavik to announce the renewal of the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik between the Québec government, the...

06:00
Unifor members are organizing events at union halls across the province to watch the provincial budget announcement and discuss the effects of Budget 2019. "We will not let the Conservatives get away with diversions and distractions while they cut...


10 april 2019

17:00
Greg Lawrence, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Moose Jaw Wakamow, on behalf of the Honourable Paul Merriman, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), His Worship Fraser Tolmie, Mayor of...

14:53
After the National Assembly passed a motion on the territorial integrity of Quebec, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Mr. Ghislain Picard, reminds us that Indigenous Peoples have the right to self-determination. "The...

13:37
Bill 197, against planned obsolescence and the right to compensation was tabled at the National Assembly today by the Member for Chomedey, Mr. Guy Ouellette. Bill 197 seeks to amend the Consumer Protection Act to ensure greater sustainability of...


9 april 2019

13:00
Conference Board of Canada economists Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard, Daniel Fields and Matthew Stewart will be available to provide independent analysis after the release of the Ontario Budget on April 11 (approximately 4 p.m. ET). Our...

12:33
Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, highlighted plans to eliminate the only remaining federal barrier to trade in alcoholic beverages within Canada, taking the first step to...

11:52
The following Open Letter to Ontarians from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was published today in newspaper outlets across the province.   An Open Letter to Ontarians: we can afford to do better and we must demand it The winter has gone, but...

09:03
Unifor members are organizing events at union halls across the province to watch the provincial budget announcement and discuss the effects of Budget 2019. "We will not let the Conservatives get away with diversions and distractions while they cut...


8 april 2019

18:00
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to unveil its lineup for the very first edition of "Les Printemps du Palais." Starting April 8, Montréalers are being invited to rediscover their city's iconic convention centre. In the spirit of...

11:00
FACIT, an Ontario First business accelerator and investor for oncology innovations, is pleased to announce recent successes in its mission to help bridge the capital gap often experienced by early-stage entrepreneurs. The newest recipient of FACIT's...


5 april 2019

16:13
The Government of Canada is continuing to work collaboratively with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to help alleviate the pressures they are facing with respect to providing temporary housing to asylum seekers.  The Government of...

14:43
In the face of Doug Ford's government by cuts, chaos, and crisis, OPSEU President  Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the people of Ontario to stand together to defend the values upon which our province was built: caring, compassion, and...

11:32
Co-operatives are a valuable way for Canadians to share ownership in a business, while delivering goods and services to communities. They provide Canadian consumers with a distinct values-based and community-owned alternative. Present in every sector...

09:48
Unifor calls for an end to Ford Conservatives' cruel cuts set to harm students' education, eliminate thousands of full time teachers and steal the province's prosperity. "The Conservatives have taken their ideological pig-headedness too far. It's...

08:30
At the United Steelworkers (USW) National Policy Conference in Vancouver, union leaders from across Quebec, Canada and North America have announced a global campaign to support locked-out workers at the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour, Que. More...

06:30
After the Ford government announced its plans to go after public sector workers' wages, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the union is ready to go to war for hard working Ontarians.  After 25 years of austerity ? from Rae's Social Contract...


4 april 2019

18:11
After the Ford government announced its plans to go after public sector workers' wages, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the union is ready to go to war for hard working Ontarians.  After 25 years of austerity ? from Rae's Social Contract...


3 april 2019

18:58
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) officially launched the Aboriginal Cultures and Languages Initiative today during an event held in Wendake. Several partners and representatives from Québec's Aboriginal communities accepted the...

13:59
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) welcomes the provisions of Bill 16, which was tabled today, aimed at improving the management and maintenance of divided co-ownership buildings. For several years now, the P&C insurance industry has noted a rise in...

13:00
The governments of Canada and Quebec are working together in the North Shore region to improve traffic flow for residents, maintain existing infrastructure, make the road network more efficient and improve safety to meet current and future...

10:05
Today, CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, along with the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and the City of Brossard confirmed the creation of an agricultural social...


2 april 2019

18:38
With so many lives swept up in an opioid epidemic that is killing thousands of Canadians, the Ontario government must continue to fund critical treatment sites that provide life-saving services to those in need, the Registered Nurses' Association of...

14:09
The Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) applauds the passage of Bill 66, with a specific interest in Schedule 9. This Schedule brings fairness back to the municipal construction procurement process by allowing all qualified...


1 april 2019

10:00
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its regulated areas for emerald ash borer (EAB) to include an area in Nova Scotia, in an effort to slow the insect's spread. This change is due to a detection of EAB in the city of Bedford. The...

09:00
Over the generations, Canadians have kept their official languages and culture alive and well. English and French are at the heart of our identity and values. Ensuring their vitality is essential and depends on building strong and vibrant...

09:00
Dozens of Unifor members from across the province are gathering in Victoria for three days of lobbying aimed at improving working conditions for the people of B.C., including children.  "Its 2019 and yet women in B.C. still make significantly less...

07:00
Drug dealers and Ford Nation insiders are the only ones reaping the rewards as the premier's privatized cannabis scheme fails again to deliver on its overblown promises, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "Today is the day Ford promised...


29 march 2019

19:36
In what is expected to be the only leaders' debate during the 2019 Alberta election campaign, a media consortium has partnered to bring voters ALBERTA ELECTION 2019: THE LEADERS DEBATE, Thursday, April 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. MT. The debate will air live...

13:45
Unifor is outraged and disappointed in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) sudden move to eliminate Windsor Assembly Plant jobs. "I'm deeply concerned about the 1,500 workers and additional workers in the parts supply chain that will be impacted by...

12:02
More British Columbians can take part in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball this year thanks to the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), funded equally by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Together,...


28 march 2019

17:01
Thousands of Albertans are going without according to a recent survey from Cashco Financial. As a result of more difficult small loan lending rules put in place in 2016, Alberta families have had to make tough choices in order to make ends meets...

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