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Kudos to innovative TD Summer Reading Club programs for kids

May 31, 2018 @ 22:19 Library and Archives Canada, along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group, is proud to announce the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award winners. Since 2007, these awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in each official language in public libraries across Canada! Here are ...

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U.S. imposes tariffs on Canadian aluminium – Anticipated negative effects on the North American value chain

May 31, 2018 @ 15:40 The U.S. administration announced today that Canada’s exemption from the 10% aluminium tariff was lifted. Consequently, as of June 1st, 2018, the Canadian aluminium products imported into the U.S. will be subject to a 10% tariff. “This decision by the U.S. administration will have negative impacts on the North American integrated aluminium value chain. The ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath regarding devastating aluminum and steel tariffs being imposed by the United States

May 31, 2018 @ 13:25 Today the United States government announced it will immediately impose devastating tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium – putting many thousands of good jobs in Ontario at risk. As a life-long Hamiltonian, I know the impact President Donald Trump’s protectionist actions will have on families who count on good steel jobs.   ALCAN workers in ...

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Canada Celebrates Viola Desmond’s defiance

Mar 8, 2018 @ 16:16 Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz today unveiled the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library. Once issued into circulation in late 2018, it will mark the first time that an iconic Canadian woman is portrayed on a regularly circulating Bank ...

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Budget 2018 fails to address health inequities faced by Canadian heart patients

Mar 5, 2018 @ 17:28 The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is encouraged by investments made into some areas of health in this week’s 2018 budget, but is disappointed in the federal government’s failure to address the critical inequities in care faced by Canadian heart patients. Across the country, quality of cardiac care can vary substantially, depending on what province, city ...

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Terry Sheehan Comments on proposed tariff of 25 per cent on Canadian steel exports

Mar 2, 2018 @ 14:14 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement today on Canada’s position on possible U.S. steel tariff. Terry Sheehan has been working diligently for the Steel Industry and expressed that the proposed tariff of 25 per cent on Canadian steel exports to the U.S. is not being taken lightly by the federal Government. ...

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SSM Mayor Mayor Provenzano – potential steel tariffs

Mar 2, 2018 @ 12:26 President Trump publicly advised on Thursday that he intends to levy a 25 per cent tariff on all steel entering the United States. Canada and the United States have integrated economic relationships and a balanced trade relationship in steel. In 2016, over 10 million tonnes of steel with a market value of $8.8 billion (USD) ...

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Carol Hughes – Michipicoten Island Caribou

Jan 19, 2018 @ 10:22 Anyone familiar with the plight of woodland caribou on Michipicoten Island will know that the animals have been threatened to the point that their future is very much in doubt.  While there have been opportunities to preserve the herd in its place, the province chose to pursue another solution that has those closest to the ...

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Molson Coors Canada recalls Limited Edition NHL Beer Glass

Molson Coors Canada has recalled the 20 oz (568 ml) limited edition clear beer glasses with Molson Canadian logo, NHL 100 year (1917-2017) logo, and NHL hockey team logos on the front that were part of a promotional item in or with select cases of Molson Canadian beer. The tems were: Boston Bruins Chicago Blackhawks Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Montreal ...

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Conflict of Interest Guidelines Need to be Tightened

Oct 28, 2017 @ 09:42 If we listen to corporate Canada we might believe the only possible future for pensions is to move away from the defined benefit model in favour of a defined contribution system, also known as targeted benefit plans. Under that system there is no guarantee of what pensioners will eventually receive, only how much they will ...

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Hughes – Service Canada relents on discriminatory measure but senior’s poverty is a growing concern

Oct 16, 2017 @ 22:47 Census results are proving what many Canadians already understood, poverty rates among seniors have been climbing in Canada and fewer people are prepared to retire.  With those statistics readily available one has to wonder why the government would pursue a penny-pinching exercise that punished a select group of seniors, but that is exactly what happened ...

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Premier Wynne on NAFTA

Oct 16, 2017 @ 16:30 Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today on NAFTA, the auto sector, and Ontario manufacturing: “Today I had the chance to visit Weber Manufacturing Technologies, one of hundreds of Ontario businesses that play an integral role in North America’s automotive supply chain. The auto sector is a critically important part of Ontario’s economy. Today’s visit ...

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Wynne Liberals keep refusing to make changes to help Sears workers

Oct 11, 2017 @ 23:27 Oshawa NDP MPP Jennifer French released the following statement in response to the Sears Canada proposal to close all Canadian stores and lay off approximately 12,000 employees: “The news of Sears Canada’s closure is the latest in a series of blows to workers and pensioners at Sears Canada. Thousands of families find themselves out of ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Thanksgiving

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Thanksgiving: “Today, Canadians across the country will celebrate Thanksgiving – a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in our lives. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest, and a chance to appreciate the many people who contribute every ...

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This is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)

  In 1992, the Canadian Psychiatric Association established the first Mental Illness Awareness Week. It became an annual national public education campaign designed to help open eyes to the reality of mental illness. The week is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, ...

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