Ontario job market remains on pause

Employment in Canada hit the pause button in April, with job losses in Alberta offset by gains in British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick. The unemployment rate remained at 7.1 per cent unchanged from March. Ontario employment remained virtually unchanged, with a loss of about 3,000 jobs. However,…
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Why Should Alberta Implement Pay Equity Legislation? Because it’s 2016.

When newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled Canada’s first gender-balanced cabinet last fall, the concept of gender parity at the highest levels of government still mystified some. “Why 50/50?” they asked. Trudeau’s response resonated across the Twitterverse: “Because it’s 2015”. “Because it’s 2015” implies an incredulity that the question still…
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The fickle mantle of innovation

Innovation™ has become both a rebranding exercise and an apology for a host of regressive corporate practices that look suspiciously like business as usual. But let’s be clear: there is nothing unconventional or remotely innovative about corporations that rationalize exploitation—of a workforce, of political connections, of rules that exist to…
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Bill 70: stepping outside the law

Slyly making dire changes to social assistance legislation “to allow a better match between training and jobs and to facilitate labour market entry,” Bill 70 is set to be the worst infringement upon the Act to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion since it was passed with unanimous support from Quebec’s National…
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