Police in two Canadian cities have been caught on camera denying unhoused people sources of shelter and heat during freezing weather last weekend.
Gary Hill and Murray Innes sound happy to be back on the job at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat.
Both recently returned from time off, Hill for a repetitive strain injury caused by the heavy workload and Innes due to safety concerns as COVID-19 outbreaks sickened dozens of employees at the facility, including some of his co-workers.
The federal government has once again proven that legislative initiatives tend to be effective deflections from their ongoing failures to address human rights abuses against Indigenous peoples. Bill C-92: An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families (2019) was heralded by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the federal government as the solution to the "humanitarian crisis" of First Nations children in foster care. The AFN in particular pushed hard for the legislation to pass in Parliament, despite widespread opposition and protests from First Nations from all over Canada. First Nations legal and child welfare experts also warned Parliament that C-92 did not align with Canada's political promises and could in fact make things worse. They were right.
The first time Mark Farrant experienced a debilitating anxiety attack, he tried to push it aside. The 48-year-old had recently served as a jury foreperson for the murder trial of a Toronto woman — a service he explains as “the last mandatory civic duty left in our country” — and he couldn't understand why these fits of fear kept interrupting his life. Rather than fade, as other memories had, the horrific flashbacks of the trial grew in strength. Farrant startled easily and began avoiding social interactions, eventually isolating himself entirely. He soon fell into suicide ideation; life had become too painful. He believed his new son would be better off with no father than a tormented one.
At any time, but particularly during a pandemic, imposing limits on workers' ability to bargain for fair wages and better benefits is "unconstitutional," say union leaders.
Ontario's Bill 124, passed into law in November 2019, is the subject of an ongoing constitutional challenge brought forward by a coalition of 40 unions and labour associations. The "Coalition to Defend Collective Bargaining" announced in a press conference last week that it had filed evidence to support its legal challenge of the provincial legislation.
Revera Inc., the long-term care home company owned by the Canadian Public Sector Pension (PSP) Investment Board that has seen hundreds of resident deaths during the pandemic, appears to shift taxable profits out of the United Kingdom into subsidiaries in countries with more favourable tax laws, according to a new analysis.
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board cut support for a frontline health worker who say she’s still struggling with “ongoing symptoms” of COVID-19.
The “Canadian dream” ― the ideal of improving your material well-being and giving your children a shot at a better life than you had ― is becoming harder to achieve, and the COVID-19 economic crisis could make things worse, new research suggests.
If this was supposed to be a joke, no one told Frieda Weinstein.