One year after the historic ruling in Ontario that Foodora couriers are dependent contractors, organizers in the Greater Toronto Area are setting their sights on legislative change to improve gig workers’ working conditions.
Canada’s federal and provincial governments could save lives and money by mandating performance standards for the cloth masks that people have been wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but frustratingly they’ve failed to act.
On Feb. 17, Brandon Kirk was jogging with his small running group on the seawall of Vancouver’s Stanley Park when he felt a sharp pain in his leg. He turned around and there was the perpetrator, a coyote.
On Wednesday afternoon, the House of Commons voted down a New Democratic motion to take a first step toward national pharmacare. The vote went 32 for the measure to 295 against.
All 24 New Democrats and all three Greens voted for the motion. Two Liberals supported the bill, Nathan Erskine-Smith, who represents the Toronto riding for which Jack Layton was once the MP, and Wayne Long, a New Brunswick MP.
They're making the same mistakes made during the HIV epidemic by hoarding doses and blocking global initiatives that encourage open and equitable access to vaccine technology.
Canada tripled its federal subsidies to the oil and gas industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, a sign the country could find itself at odds with the Biden administration on fossil fuels, a climate think tank is warning.
Right-wing social media influencer Aaron Gunn is telling his supporters he thinks the BC Liberals need a “total overhaul” and a “new name,” as he publicly mulls a run to be the party’s next leader.
On the face of it, Canada Goose is a rare example of Canadian business success in turbulent economic times. Appealing to Canadian sensibilities of nationalist goodwill—touting that “the place of manufacturing matters as much as the product itself” in its 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report—the winter apparel manufacturer has mostly withstood the COVID-19 pandemic, posting its biggest sales increase this past year.
Since the pandemic began, we've spent late nights and early mornings with a list of worries familiar to people the world over: which of our colleagues will end up in an ICU with COVID-19? Whose patient's or family member's or friend's life will be cut short by this pandemic? Whose grandparent will suffer neglect in long-term care?
Nearly one-in-ten federal inmates who are placed in the “structured intervention units” designed by the Trudeau government to replace solitary confinement cells are actually being tortured, a new report says.