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Government Launches New Tool to Support Trucking Industry – Ontario 511 app

The Ontario government is offering a new free 511 app which will provide truck drivers immediate access to the information they need to stay safe, fed and rested while delivering essential goods across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak. “This app represents yet another important step that our government is taking to support truck drivers in their efforts to keep ...

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C’est aujourd’hui la Journée nationale des médecins au Canada

En cette Journée nationale des médecins au Canada, cette année peut-être plus que jamais, nous pensons au dévouement des médecins et de tous les professionnels de la santé qui luttent de concert avec les responsables des orientations politiques et le grand public contre la COVID-19. Cette pandémie nous rappelle avec force l’engagement des médecins aux quatre coins du pays. Face à ...

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Today is National Physicians’ Day in Canada

May 1st is National Physicians’ Day in Canada. This year, perhaps more than ever, we are reminded of the dedication of physicians and all health professionals who are fighting COVID-19 alongside policy makers and the public. This pandemic has been a stark reminder of the commitment of physicians from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Facing unprecedented circumstances and anxiety, physicians are leading the public ...

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Déclaration commune au sujet du protocole d’entente sur les droits et le titre des Wet’suwet’en

Les chefs héréditaires des Wet’suwet’en, le ministre des Relations avec les Autochtones et de la Réconciliation de la Colombie-Britannique, Scott Fraser, et la ministre fédérale de Relations Couronne-Autochtones, Carolyn Bennett, ont fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante : Nous nous félicitons de la confirmation que les clans Wet’suwet’en aient terminé leur examen du protocole d’entente visant à affirmer et mettre en ...

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Joint statement on Memorandum of Understanding on Wet’suwet’en rights and title

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, B.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett issued the following statement today: “We welcome the confirmation that the Wet’suwet’en clans have completed their review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) we reached together on February 29, 2020 to affirm and implement Wet’suwet’en title and rights and have ...

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Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. The government safety guidelines released today will provide direction to those working in manufacturing, food manufacturing and processing, restaurant and food service, and the agricultural sector. These ...

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Address health and safety enforcement problems before reopening economy: NDP

The NDP is calling on the Ford Government’s Labour Minister to strengthen protections for workers to refuse unsafe work, especially while they consider the steps necessary to re-open the economy. The Toronto Star has reported that 213 workers have exercised their legislated right to refuse unsafe work and demand an inspection from the Ministry of Labour. In every case, the ...

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The Future of Jobs – Continuation

Following the release of Assessing Labour Market Shortages in the City of Thunder Bay, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is releasing four more briefing notes to provide insight into current and potential future labour market shortages in the Northeast cities of Greater Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.   “Northern Ontario is ageing,” said author Alex Ross, former Senior ...

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Le gouvernement du Canada dépose un projet de loi pour aider les étudiants dans le besoin

Le gouvernement du Canada continue de prendre des mesures concrètes pour soutenir les travailleurs canadiens pendant la pandémie de COVID‑19 en fournissant de l’aide à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Aujourd’hui, la ministre de l’Emploi, du Développement de la main‑d’œuvre et de l’Inclusion des personnes handicapées, l’honorable Carla Qualtrough, a annoncé que le gouvernement a déposé un projet de ...

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Government of Canada introduces legislation to support students in need

The Government of Canada continues to take direct action to support Canadian workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing support to those who need it most. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, introduced legislation to establish the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), which would provide income support to post-secondary students who lost work opportunities ...

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Only one in ten commercial tenants who need help qualify for CECRA and believe landlord will participate

With May rent due tomorrow, small business owners are very concerned about whether landlords will take up the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program, according to new survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). “In theory the program is good as it covers a substantial fraction of the rent and the costs are shared, but in practice ...

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East Algoma OPP – Impaired Driver collides with Transport

On April 28, 2020 at approximately 11:58 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) involving a pick-up truck and a tractor trailer. The MVC occurred when the pick-up truck entered the westbound lane colliding with the tractor trailer on Highway 17 near Wagoosh Lake Road in the ...

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Canada Post honours the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Canada Post unveiled two stamps honouring every Canadian who served overseas and on the home front to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 8, 1945), when Nazi Germany surrendered to Allied forces, ending the Second World War in Europe. The stamps tell the stories of Private Léo Major, who fought to liberate the Netherlands, and factory ...

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L’Ontario aide les entreprises à surmonter les défis sans précédent de la COVID-19

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario lance le site Web Surmonter les obstacles dus à la COVID-19 pour aider les entreprises à relever les défis sans précédent suscités par la pandémie. Les entreprises qui s’efforcent de réorganiser leurs activités dans le but de fabriquer du matériel médical ainsi que celles qui tentent de rester opérationnelles tout en maintenant l’écart sanitaire peuvent utiliser le site ...

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Ontario Helping Businesses Overcome the Unique Challenges Created by COVID-19

The Ontario government is launching the COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers website to help businesses overcome the unique challenges created by the global pandemic. Businesses working to retool their operations to produce health-related products, or those that want to continue their operations in this new environment of physical distancing, can submit any potential roadblocks to the website. The province is prepared to allow ...

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