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Federal government reintroduces legislation on medical assistance in dying

Federal government reintroduces legislation on medical assistance in dying

The federal government has reintroduced its proposed changes to the medical assistance in dying legislation to address a Quebec ruling against the original bill first introduced in 2016.

The bill, numbered as Bill C-7, matches that which was introduced in February, long before Parliament was prorogued, clearing progress of all legislation before the House.

Why does Canada's agricultural industry erase migrant farmworkers from advertising campaigns?

Why does Canada's agricultural industry erase migrant farmworkers from advertising campaigns?

Throughout the pandemic we have consistently heard stories about brave front-line heroes. Those who have kept the essential sectors of our economy and society operational in these most uncertain of times. Whether it is health care, construction, public transportation or grocery stores -- we rightfully see these workers represented, acknowledged and thanked in public service announcements and advertisements.

‘There needs to be real honesty from our leaders’: feds can’t falter on ‘once-in-a-decade’ investment opportunity in reshaping economy, say top experts

‘There needs to be real honesty from our leaders’: feds can’t falter on ‘once-in-a-decade’ investment opportunity in reshaping economy, say top experts

Confronting the immediate economic fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be the primary focus of the federal government in the weeks and months to come, according to experts and economists, especially as the ‘second wave’ is likely to flatten any economic growth Canada has seen following the reopening of major parts of the economy in the summer.

Lobby Wrap: Lyft registers to talk electric vehicles, gig workers with federal government

Lobby Wrap: Lyft registers to talk electric vehicles, gig workers with federal government

Lyft Canada Inc. is looking to the federal government for clarity around several issues concerning its ride-share app.

According to its latest log in the federal Registry of Lobbyists, Lyft wants to get in touch with staff in Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s office about it’s commitment to having only electric vehicles drive for the company. It’s also interested in talking to Labour Minister Filomena Tassi about the status of gig workers in Canada.